Colorado Online School Options


Online school gives students a safe place to thrive and grow—excited to start each day with support from caring teachers invested in seeing students succeed at every step along the K–12 journey. Virtual school in Colorado gives you a welcoming community, high-quality education, and the chance to be a part of your child’s education as their Learning Coach.

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Are there online schools near me in Colorado?

Connections Academy® supports online school students in two schools in Colorado. Both schools enroll students from anywhere in the state.

Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango

Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango is authorized by the Durango School District 9-R and serves students in grades K–12.

Offers a complete program, with all core courses in reading, math, science, and social studies.

Caring, certified teachers lead instruction.

Open communication and transparency are provided on curriculum, coursework requirements, and grades.

All core courses and electives are available for every grade level.

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Colorado Connections Academy @ Mapleton

Colorado Connections Academy @ Mapleton is authorized by the Mapleton Public Schools and serves K–12 students throughout Colorado.

There are chapters of the National Honor Society and the National Junior Honor Society (in place since 2010).

Caring, certified teachers lead instruction.

Open communication and transparency are provided on curriculum, coursework requirements, and grades.

All core courses and electives are available for every grade level.

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Frequently Asked Questions


Colorado virtual public school students attend school through our online learning portal. They access lessons and coursework, complete and turn in assignments, and interact with their virtual school peers. Students also meet with teachers for live, teacher-led group instruction and one-on-one, individualized attention. As the parent or caregiver, you’ll play an important role in online school. Parents support their student’s learning by keeping them 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.

Colorado Connections Academy–supported schools are a virtual public school option available to students throughout the state. Both Colorado Connections Academy–supported schools are accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of Cognia (formerly AdvancED).

The big difference between online school and homeschool is that parents in online school aren’t the primary teachers. With Colorado online school, parents act as Learning Coaches. They monitor progress and grades, communicate as needed with teachers, and motivate their students to stay on track.
There are certified teachers who work with students, providing instruction and tailoring the curriculum to give each student a personalized learning plan. And Colorado 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.

A Colorado Connections Academy online high school curriculum helps launch students to a bright future. Our students work on a Colorado state and locally aligned curriculum with a wide selection of online high school courses. We also offer honors and Advanced Placement® courses and give students the opportunity to earn college credits while they’re in online high school. Colorado students who are looking to round out their education can choose to supplement core courses with academic clubs and social activities offered in online school.

Students must successfully earn a minimum of 22 credits to graduate and complete the Senior Capstone project, a yearlong, noncredit course required for graduation. The Senior Capstone project includes a minimum of 60 hours of community service, the SAT, a research paper, and a final presentation. Students in the class of 2021 and beyond must earn 3 math credits and a minimum of 22 credits overall to graduate.

Colorado online school enrolls elementary school students starting in kindergarten. We have found that young students in grades K–5 need a strong start to grow from. That’s why our free online elementary school program helps students learn the basics, acquire study skills, and learn social and emotional skills that will last a lifetime. Colorado Connections Academy’s online elementary curriculum stresses the fundamentals, and students focus on the core subjects of reading, writing, science, math, and social studies.