North Carolina Connections Academy Opens Enrollment for 2016-17 School Year

Virtual Public School Adds 10th Grade to Serve Students in grades K-10; Offers Info Sessions Across the State


(Durham, NC March 1, 2016) — North Carolina Connections Academy, a tuition-free online public school, is now enrolling students in grades K-10 for the 2016-17 school year. Beginning with the 2016-17 school year, North Carolina Connections Academy will add tenth grade to its high school program, and will continue adding subsequent grade levels each school year.

For families interested in learning more about the high-quality online program, the school will be hosting free information sessions—both online and in-person. Online sessions will begin March 1 and in-person events will begin April 7. A complete schedule of events is available on the school’s website.

North Carolina Connections Academy, currently in its first year, is a virtual public school under the North Carolina Office of Charter Schools, Department of Public Instruction. It brings full-time, public education to students across the state, and enables students to learn from wherever there is an Internet connection. North Carolina-certified teachers work closely with students and Learning Coaches—a parent or other adult—to develop customized study programs that meet student’s individual needs. Currently, North Carolina Connections Academy serves approximately 1500 students and the cap will be increased to 1800 students for the 2016-17 school year.

“North Carolina Connections Academy is excited to be entering our second year,” said Nathan Currie, principal at North Carolina Connections Academy. “Over the past year, we’ve seen our students thrive in our unique learning environment. We look forward to welcoming new students and families into our school and to helping them achieve academic success.”

North Carolina Connections Academy free information sessions will give students and parents an opportunity to explore the online program and curriculum, connect with administrators, teachers and other NCCA families, learn about the individualized approach to education and get an understanding of the enrollment process, among other topics.

To learn about the eligibility requirements for enrollment in North Carolina Connections Academy, visit the school’s website. For a complete schedule of dates, locations and events, please visit www.NorthCarolinaConnectionsAcademy.com/Events.

About North Carolina Connections Academy
North Carolina Connections Academy is a tuition-free, virtual public charter school for students in grades K-10. The school was approved in February 2015 by the North Carolina State Board of Education and NCCA provides students with the flexibility to learn from anywhere there is an Internet connection and with an innovative online curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. The combination of certified North Carolina-based teachers, an award-winning curriculum, engaging electives, technology tools, and social experiences provides a supportive online learning opportunity for students who want an individualized approach to education. With the 2016-17 school year, NCCA can enroll up to1800 students across North Carolina in grades K-10. Additional grade levels will be added each school year until it serves K-12. For more information, call 919-224-4040 or visit http://www.NorthCarolinaConnectionsAcademy.com.