Frequently Asked Questions about New Mexico Connections Academy

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When was New Mexico Connections Academy (NMCA) fully approved to open?

In an announcement on Thursday, June 6, 2013, the New Mexico Public Education Commission officially approved New Mexico Connections Academy (NMCA) to open. In addition, the New Mexico Governing Council selected Connections Academy of New Mexico, LLC, as its provider for online education.

Who is eligible to attend New Mexico Connections Academy (NMCA)?

Students entering grades 4–12, residing throughout the state of New Mexico are eligible to enroll in New Mexico Connections Academy. See the Enroll section to learn more.

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

When a student's IEP team determines virtual learning is an appropriate placement and setting for a student, 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 New Mexico Connections Academy support students with disabilities?

Federal law requires New Mexico Connections Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. New Mexico 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 New Mexico Connections Academy's education program, please contact the school's special education director at rarguello@nmca.connectionsacademy.org or the school’s 504 coordinator at clockwood@nmca.connectionsacademy.org. You can also obtain 24-hour technical support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.

How do I request a transcript?

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

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

Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.

NMCA is also accredited by North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement.

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