Accredited Online Schools

Connections Academy is ready to help your child build the skills they need for a bright future while completing all the educational state requirements.
The Importance of Accreditation

Finding a Quality Education Experience

When it comes to choosing the right school for your student, there are a lot of factors you should consider: academic excellence, holistic support, and flexibility are just a few. Another essential factor should be accreditation.

Being able to achieve and maintain proper accreditation ensures that a school is providing a quality education that can be reciprocated with other schools. Accreditation also validates the value of our education to other accredited educational institutions.

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Our Accreditation

Connections Academy® is a division of Connections Education®, which is accredited by Cognia, formerly AdvancED. Cognia offers accreditation and certification, assessment, professional learning, and improvement services to institutions and other education providers. As a global nonprofit working in over 80 countries, Cognia serves 36,000 institutions, nearly 25 million students, and 5 million educators every day.

Many of the Connections Academy–supported schools are also accredited by one or more of six regional accrediting organizations for higher-education institutions, recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. New schools typically begin the accreditation process after operating for a full year.

NCAA Approved

Making Sure Students Stay NCAA Eligible

The following courses, organized by subject area, have been approved by the NCAA Eligibility Center for use towards initial eligibility when delivered by Connections Education, Connections Academy, or Pearson Virtual Schools teachers using the Pearson Online Classroom (formerly known as Connexus®) EMS platform. The approved content is the Connections Education version of the course.

Note that not all courses may be available at all locations, and there may be slight variations between your state’s course naming convention and the name of the course listed on the NCAA Eligibility Center High School Portal.


English 9
English 10
English 11
English 12
Honors English 9
Honors English 10
Honors English 11
Honors English 12
Speech and Debate
AP English Language & Composition
AP English Literature & Composition

Courses Available in Limited Locations:

Advanced Composition
American Lit and Comp
British Lit & Comp
Dual Credit Honors English 11
Dual Credit Honors English 12
Honors American Lit and Comp
Honors British Lit & Comp
Honors World Literature
Pre-AP English 1
Pre-AP English 2
Reading and Writing for Purpose
World Literature

American Government (year-long)
Geography and Society
Honors American Government
Honors US History
Honors World History
US History
World Geography
World History
AP Human Geography
AP Macroeconomics
AP Microeconomics
AP Psychology
AP US Government
AP US History

Courses Available in Limited Locations:

Arizona Government
Arizona United States History
Business Law
Criminal Investigation
Cultural Geography
Dual Credit US History
Introduction to Homeland Security
Introduction to Law
Introduction to Psychology
Modern World History
New Mexico History
North Carolina American History I
North Carolina American History II
North Carolina Civics and Economics
Pre-AP World History
Texas World History
US Government (semester long)

Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Honors Algebra 1
Honors Algebra 2
Honors Geometry
Honors Precalculus
AP Calculus AB
AP Calculus BC
AP Statistics

Courses Available in Limited Locations:

Advanced Algebra with Financial Applications
Advanced Quantitative Reasoning
Algebra I with Probability
Algebra II with Statistics
CCGPS Advanced Algebra
CCGPS Analytic Geometry
CCGPS Coordinate Algebra
Dual Credit Honors Algebra 2
Dual Credit Precalculus
Dual Credit Trigonometry
Geometry with Data Analysis
Linear Systems and Statistics
Math 1
Math 2
Math 3
Math IV
North Carolina High School Math I
North Carolina High School Math II
North Carolina High School Math III
Pre-AP Algebra 1
Pre-AP Algebra 2
Pre-AP Geometry
Pre-AP Precalculus
Probability and Statistics
Quantitative Reasoning
Secondary Math I
Secondary Math II
Secondary Math III

An asterisk (*) denotes a course with a lab requirement.
Earth Science*
Earth Space Science*
Environmental Science*
Honors Biology*
Honors Chemistry*
Honors Earth Science*
Honors Earth Space Science*
Honors Marine Science
Honors Physical Science*
Marine Science
Physical Science*
AP Biology*
AP Environmental Science*

Courses Available in Limited Locations:

Anatomy and Physiology
Environmental Systems
Forensics I
Integrated Chemistry and Physics*
Introduction to Astronomy
Pre-AP Biology*
Pre-AP Chemistry*
Texas Biology*
Texas Chemistry*
Texas Honors Biology*
Texas Honors Chemistry*

Chinese I
Chinese II
Chinese III
French I
French II
French III
French IV
German I
German II
German III
Japanese I
Japanese II
Latin I
Latin II
Latin III
Sign Language I
Sign Language II
Spanish I
Spanish II
Spanish III
Spanish IV
AP Spanish Language

Courses Available in Limited Locations:

American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II

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