Frequently Asked Questions about Nevada Connections Academy

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What is Nevada Connections Academy?

Nevada Connections Academy is a tuition-free virtual public school serving students in grades K–12 throughout Nevada.

What grades does Nevada Connections Academy serve?

Nevada Connections Academy serves students in grades K–12.

Where is Nevada Connections Academy headquartered?

The teaching center and administrative office are located at our facility in Reno, where the principal and teachers work together to serve families throughout Nevada.

Does Connections Academy provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?

For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) Connections Academy provides a continuum of virtual special education services that range from consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, collaboration with learning coaches and general education teachers, to virtual direct instruction. Connections Academy provides students with IEPs with related services, that may include virtual speech language and virtual occupational therapy, as determined by the IEP team. For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, Connections Academy develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations and modifications.

How does Nevada Connections Academy support students with disabilities?

Federal law requires Nevada Connections Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Nevada Connections Academy is committed to providing its students with equal access to its education program. We provide students with accessibility through resources tailored to each student’s individual abilities and needs, including assistive technologies and individualized support. If your student is in need of assistance in order to fully participate in Nevada Connections Academy's education program, please contact the school's special education director at dkarp@nca.connectionsacademy.org or the school’s section 504 coordinator at rhughes@nca.connectionsacademy.org. You can also obtain 24-hour technical support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.

Does Nevada Connections Academy adhere to the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC) requiring reporting for Occupational and Physical Therapists?

Yes. Please see the full report.

How do I request a transcript??

Complete this form to request an official school transcript. Fax or mail this form to Nevada Connections Academy. If you have any questions, please contact us.

Has any educational organization ever evaluated the program and its curriculum?

Nevada Connections Academy school is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), an accrediting division of AdvancED.

Are there any programs for young children who have difficulty hearing, seeing or learning?

In accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEIA), Nevada Connections Academy assists families in accessing their local County Child Find identification office when the family has concerns about the developmental progress of children aged 2.9 to 5 years of age. Such children may be eligible for special education services. Learn how you can get started with a Child Find Evaluation.