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Missouri Connections Academy Enrollment Checklist for the 2020-21 School Year

Thank you for considering Missouri Connections Academy for your child's education. Many families have found our online school program to be a better fit for their students. The information on this page will help you prepare for enrollment.

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Get Prepared for Enrollment

Do you have everything you need? Because Connections Academy is a public school, parents must submit state-required information and documentation for each student. You will save time and enrollment will go more smoothly if you are prepared!

Use the Enrollment Checklist below to gather the documents you will need. The checklist lists your state's requirements, plus tips to help you find documents you may not have. Once you have your documents ready, it’s easy to create an account and complete the enrollment forms in Connexus®, our online system.

Students who are currently suspended or expelled from their local school or district are not eligible to enroll.

What Documents to Have Ready

Please have the following documents available and ready to upload to Connexus:

Required Documents

The documents below are required for enrollment in Missouri Connections Academy. Please submit or transfer information from the following:

Resident District/Charter School Approval of Attendance:

In accordance with MO Rev Stat § 161.670 (2018), students must be approved for enrollment in Missouri Connections Academy and are subject to the following limitations.

A Missouri school district or charter school will allow and pay for any eligible student who resides in its district to attend Missouri Connections Academy as a full-time student if both of the following conditions are met:

  • The student was enrolled full-time in and attended a public school, for at least one semester immediately prior to attendance at Missouri Connections Academy. (An exception may be made if the student has a documented medical or psychological diagnosis or condition that prevented them from attending a public school during the previous semester.)
  • The student has received approval to attend Missouri Connections Academy from the resident district school or charter school and has provided proof of approval to Missouri Connections Academy. Your school district may have adopted a specific process for obtaining this approval, which may include timelines, consultation with the school’s counselor, and parental notification or authorization, so be sure to ask for a copy of the policy.

The Missouri District Request for Attendance at Missouri Connections Academy form for families is in the registration process but is also available to view here.

  • View our curriculum and course offerings for all grade levels at Missouri Connections Academy.
  • Missouri Connections Academy can offer the accommodations and modifications outlined in this form.

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Proof of Residence (1 form)

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided to verify your address for mailings and potential shipments. If you do not have any of these documents, please contact the enrollment team at 1-855-953-4120 to discuss acceptable alternatives:

Not Sure What is Accepted as Proof?

  • Utility bill (electric, gas, water, or sewage)
  • Mortgage statement (showing property address)
  • Lease agreement (signed, showing terms of lease)
  • Most recent property tax statement
  • Cable bill
  • Phone and/or Internet bill
  • Voter registration card
  • Current driver’s license or state-issued ID
  • Letter from government agency
  • Tribal identification
  • Credit card statement
  • Payroll stub
  • Vehicle registration

Important Documents

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Prior Academic Records

All students who have previously attended public school are eligible to enroll in school online and will be asked to submit academic records.

  • Report Card
    For students applying for grades K–9: Please submit a copy of the report card from the most recent school year.

    The following items should be included on the report card:
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • School Year (example: 2019–20)
    • School Name
    • Grading Scale (example: 90–100%=A)
  • Unofficial Transcript
    For students applying for grades 10–12: Submit an unofficial transcript that includes the complete end-of-year grades from the prior school year and any academic documentation (such as a progress report/interim report, class schedule, or marking period/semester report card) issued for the current school year.

    The following items should be included on the unofficial transcript:
    • Student Name
    • Grade Level
    • School Year (example: 2019–20)
    • School Name
    • Grading Scale (example: 90–100%=A)
    • Credits Earned
Not Sure How to Get Your Child’s Report Card or Transcript?

  • Contact your student's previous school and request the document, providing them with the information outlined above, OR contact your school's district office with the request.

If after attempting these steps you still cannot obtain your student's report card or transcript, please contact the academic placement services team at 1-855-953-4120 to discuss acceptable alternatives.

Other Documents for Special Circumstances

Though not applicable to all families, please submit the documentation requested if the information below is specific to your student.

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Other Documentation

You may be asked to provide additional documentation if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • Special Education Documentation: If your student has had an Individualized Education Program (IEP) within the past three years, please submit the following documents. These documents are being requested in order to assist the school with providing your student with a free appropriate public education (FAPE) in the least restrictive environment. The special education director at Missouri Connections Academy will review the documents to see if Missouri Connections Academy can meet your child’s needs virtually.
    • IEP Documentation: Please submit a copy of the most recent IEP from within the last year.
    • Supporting Evaluation Documentation: Please submit a copy of the most recent evaluation documentation from within the last three years.
  • Additional Special Education Documentation:
    • IEP Exit Documentation: If your student has been formally exited from special education services, please submit a copy of the formal exit documentation.
  • Section 504 Plan: If your student has had a Section 504 plan within the past three years, please submit a copy of this document.

Ready to Enroll in School Online?

Once you have all of the required documentation (outlined above), you are ready to proceed with enrollment in Missouri Connections Academy.

Problems or Questions?

If you have any concerns or questions about K–12 enrollment in Missouri online school, contact our enrollment team for additional help. Please call us at 1-855-953-4120.

Missouri Connections Academy admits students and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected classification.