Learn AboutMinnesota Connections Academy

All kinds of Minnesota students from the Twin Cities to Duluth, and from Rochester to St. Cloud are finding their way forward thanks to the classes, teachers and unique opportunities of Minnesota Connections Academy.
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Creating Opportunity

A Tuition-Free Online Public School in Minnesota

Minnesota Connections Academy is the largest tuition-free K–12 online public school in the state*, with students attending from as far afield as the North Shore, Iron Range, God's Country, and Southeast MN. As a member of the Minnesota Transitions Charter School (MTCS), Minnesota Connections Academy is state-certified and open to students throughout Minnesota.

A State-Approved Charter School Program

*Based on 2020-2021 enrollment data from the Minnesota Department of Education.

Our History

Helping Minnesota Students Succeed Since 2005

Minnesota Connections Academy opened as a tuition-free online public school in Minnesota in 2005 and has been helping students ignite their passions and find a path to success ever since.

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Minnesota certified
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fully online with no tuition

Our mission

The mission of Minnesota Connections Academy is to maximize academic achievement for students throughout the state of Minnesota who seek an alternative to the traditional classroom.


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The Minnesota Connections Academy Experience

How Online Public School Can Lead Your Child to Success

Passionate Teachers

Minnesota Connections Academy teachers love what they do. Every day, they get to help students explore the world, finding new ways to engage their students’ minds and spark their curiosity. Minnesota-certified and specially trained in online education, our teachers are the guides who lead students toward a bright future.

Meet Our Staff

Empowered Parents

As a Minnesota Connections Academy parent, you’ll have the opportunity to be a part of your child’s learning journey. As their Learning Coach, you’ll be able to help them stay on track. And we’ll be by your side, making sure you have everything you need to give your child the best support.

Discover Our Parents’ Role

Strong Community

Parents, students, teachers and staff are the heart of Minnesota Connections Academy. And, together, we’ve formed a community committed to collaboration in everything we do. This helps every student grow socially and emotionally while expanding their mind.

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