Nondiscrimination Policy

Connections Education LLC, dba Pearson Virtual Schools USA, its partner schools, and affiliated entities (collectively, "Pearson") are committed to a policy of educational and workplace equality. Pearson does not exclude, deny benefits to, or otherwise discriminate against any person on the basis of ethnic group identification/ethnicity, marital status, race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex (including sexual orientation and gender identity)1, religion, physical or mental disability, age, and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups, and any other category protected by federal or state law in the admission to, participation in, or receipt of the services under any of Pearson’s educational programs and activities, or in its employment practices.

This statement is in accordance with the provisions of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Educational Amendment of 1972 (Title IX), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Section 504), the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (IDEA), and Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act.

The following individuals are designated to coordinate Connections’ compliance with these laws:

For School Employment-Related Matters



Sarah Savage – School Related Inquiries


Pearson Virtual Schools
10960 Grantchester Way
Columbia, MD 21044

For School Related Matters Other than Employment

Title IX Coordinator


Morgan Champion


Pearson Virtual Schools
10960 Grantchester Way
Columbia, MD 21044

504 and All Other School Related Matters


Connections Academy School Leader

See Connections Academy school specific websites for contact information.

For questions regarding the applicability of Title VII or Title IX, please contact:

U.S. Department of Education
Office of Civil Rights
Lyndon Baines Johnson Dept. of Education Bldg.
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20202

Toll Free Call Center: 800-421-3481
Fax: 202-453-6012

1 Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga., 140 S.Ct. 1731 (2020) (“[I]t is impossible to discriminate against a person for being homosexual or transgender without discriminating against that individual based on sex.”).

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