Arkansas Online School Options


Arkansas online public school gives students a safe place to thrive and grow. Your child can start each day excited to learn, with support from caring teachers invested in seeing your student succeed at every step along the K–12 journey. Virtual school in Arkansas gives you a welcoming community, high-quality education, and the chance to be a part of your child’s education.

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Arkansas Connections Academy


Arkansas virtual public school is available to students throughout the state. Working with Connections Education®, which is accredited by Cognia (formerly AdvancED), Arkansas Connections Academy brings a full-time public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in Arkansas. And like in a traditional, brick-and-mortar public school, your student will receive a complete education, with all core courses, electives, online clubs, and activities.

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Students in Arkansas virtual public school attend school through our online learning portal. They access lessons and coursework, complete and turn in assignments, and interact with peers. Students also meet with teachers for live, teacher-led group instruction and one-on-one, individualized attention. Parents or other caregivers play an important role in online school. They support the learning day by keeping their students motivated, accountable, and on track to succeed.
And because lessons are delivered online, students and families have more freedom to set a learning schedule that works best for their family. As long as students finish lessons and coursework on time, they have more room in the day to pursue their individual skills and interests.

As a public school option, Arkansas online school students receive a complete education at no cost. There are no material fees and no tuition charges.

Parents can enroll their students in a full-time online learning program in grades K–12.

Arkansas Connections Academy prepares online high school students for graduation and success in college or the career of their choice. High schoolers can take Advanced Placement® and honors courses, in addition to a variety of online academic clubs. Online school counselors at Arkansas Connections Academy work with high school students to make sure they understand graduation requirements, while providing college and career counseling services to help high school students make a choice that is right for their future.

With Arkansas online school, parents act as Learning Coaches—not as the main teacher. There are certified teachers who work with students, providing instruction and tailoring the curriculum to give each student a personalized learning plan. And Arkansas virtual school gives families a comprehensive, approved, high-quality curriculum for students in grades K–12. Parents don’t have to select and pay for the curriculum and make sure that it meets their student’s needs.

To graduate, students must successfully earn a minimum of 22 credits. However, there are no credit requirements to participate in state tests.
Arkansas Connection Academy students may graduate under the Smart Core or Core curriculum. If a parent or guardian waives a ninth- grade student’s right to take part in Smart Core, the student may graduate under the Core curriculum. Be sure to check your school handbook for updates.

Online school uses a local, Arkansas-approved curriculum. This means that students from the Ozark Mountains to the coastal plains can enroll and take advantage of courses that may not be available at their neighborhood school, including AP® and gifted and talented courses.

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

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