Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Pecos Connections Academy

It’s not unusual for families considering online school to ask many questions. To find some of the answers you may be looking for about Pecos Connections Academy, a tuition-free public virtual school, please click on one of the commonly asked questions listed below:

When was Pecos Connections Academy (PCA) fully approved to open?

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal School District approved Pecos Connections Academy in October 2015 to open in the 2016–17 school year. In addition, the Pecos Governing Council selected Connections Academy of New Mexico LLC as its provider for online education.

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

Yes, you can rest assured that our virtual school has been officially evaluated. Our curriculum meets state and national standards. Pecos Connections Academy is also an applicant for accreditation. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.

Who is eligible to attend Pecos Connections Academy?

Students entering grades K-11, residing throughout the state of New Mexico are eligible to enroll in Pecos 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 Pecos Connections Academy support students with disabilities?

Federal law requires Pecos Connections Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Pecos 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. You can obtain 24-hour technical support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.

How do I request a transcript?

To request an official school transcript from Pecos Connections Academy, please complete this online form. Once this form is completed, please fax or mail the form to the school. If you have further questions that our FAQs have failed to answer, feel free to contact us.

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