Online High School atConnections Academy

Connections Academy’s online high school curriculum engages students’ minds and encourages them to embrace resiliency and adaptability.
Curriculum Designed to Make an Impact

Online High School Curriculum

For over 20 years, Connections Academy has delivered a highly engaging online school curriculum for grades 9–12. Designed by experts in online learning, our online high school courses ignite curiosity and expand our students’ understanding of the world and their place in it. From learning about core concepts to using their new knowledge to fuel creativity, our students build the essential skills and adaptability they need to go further in the classroom and wherever life takes them.

Building Real-World Skills

Online High School Course Benefits

Whether it’s through our general courses like math, science, and language, or our numerous electives, Connections Academy’s online education for high school prepares students with real-world skills they’ll need for whatever comes next after high school. Beyond meeting the state requirements for graduation, your child will have enhanced their social skills, emotional strength, and critical thinking. Regardless of their post-graduation journey, students will be inspired and ready to make the most of the many opportunities ahead. Accredited online high school courses from Connections Academy deliver:

  • An engaging, accredited curriculum that is designed to lay the foundation to a successful future for both college and career
  • A learning environment designed to help students discover their passions and prepare them for the future with college prep and career-readiness skills
  • Dedicated and specially-trained certified teachers and support staff to ensure each student is on track
  • Rich lesson content designed by experts that features dynamic text, audio, and video
  • Dozens of electives and academic clubs, which allow students to broaden their skills and pursue their passions
  • Innovative virtual school technology, which makes learning easily accessible and flexible
High School Courses Designed to Inspire

Online High School Courses

Specifically designed for online learning, high school classes online for grades 9–12 help students develop a lifelong passion for learning and thrive. Course highlights include:

  • Core and Elective Courses: Our inclusive set of core high school courses, which students are required to complete in order to receive a high school diploma, covers subjects in math, science, English, and social studies. We also offer many electives in areas such as foreign languages, digital technology, journalism, and art history
  • Honors and Advanced Placement® (AP®)* Courses: Our honors/AP courses are particularly beneficial for college-bound students or any ambitious student who wishes to excel in a specific subject area
  • Dedicated and specially-trained certified teachers and support staff to ensure each student is on track
  • College Courses: Students in certain states may be able to take college courses while still in high school, simultaneously earning high school and college credit
  • NCAA-Approved Courses: Many Connections Academy core high school courses are approved by the NCAA Eligibility Center. View a list of currently approved courses
Supporting Success

Dedicated Support and Guidance for High School Students

It’s important to us that both students and parents feel prepared and supported throughout the educational journey. Our dedicated and passionate community of teachers, counselors, and support staff provide the attention and resources that learning families need to succeed. Connections Academy virtual high school students work collaboratively with their counselors and Learning Coaches to develop a personal learning plan for academic progress and postsecondary planning after receiving a high school diploma. Every core subject is taught by highly qualified and certified teachers with expertise in their relevant content areas.

Ready for Whatever’s Next

Preparing Students for Graduation and Beyond

To make sure that the graduating class of seniors is well prepared for the transition out of virtual high school, Connections Academy provides:

  • A College Planning Club to help students develop a portfolio that focuses on elements sought by college admissions committees
  • Access to a full-time, certified school counselor
  • Assistance in creating a four-year academic plan
  • College and career planning, including:
    • Guidance in finding appropriate college or career opportunities
    • College application process LiveLesson® online workshops, including information on local colleges/universities
    • College application process LiveLesson® online workshops, including information on local colleges/universities
    • College tuition, financial aid, and scholarship LiveLesson® online workshops
    • Free access to college admissions test preparation online courses and information about test dates, locations, etc
  • Additional extracurricular activities, such as Career Club and Debate Club

We offer in-depth support to ensure that students understand the Connections Academy and state-specific graduation requirements and are well prepared to excel in life beyond high school.

Virtual Classroom Success

Interacting in the Online Classroom

Student interaction and participation in the virtual classroom is critical to success in the overall education process. While most of the instruction supports anytime, anywhere learning, students also participate in a live online classroom environment through the Pearson Online Classroom. The Pearson Online Classroom delivers everything a student needs in one place, from accessing their lessons and assessments, to communicating with teachers and tracking progress.


During live instruction, teachers reinforce challenging concepts and motivate students to become active learners—engaging and participating in activities, asking questions, and collaborating with peers through microphone and chat. These interactions foster collaboration and bring the curriculum to life while allowing teachers to build meaningful relationships and gain an understanding of lesson comprehension.


*AP® and Advanced Placement® are registered trademarks of the College Board. Used with permission.

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