Frequently Asked Questions About Wyoming Connections Academy
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What is Wyoming Connections Academy (WYCA)?
Wyoming Connections Academy is a public online school that serves students in grades K–12.
When was Wyoming Connections Academy established?
The school was established in July 2009, as Jackson Hole Connections Academy. In 2011, the school name changed to Wyoming Connections Academy and is now authorized by Big Horn County School District #1.
Who is eligible to attend Wyoming Connections Academy?
Students residing in Wyoming are eligible to attend the school if they meet applicable enrollment requirements.
What kind of technology does Wyoming Connections Academy provide?
Wyoming Connections Academy provides a loaned laptop computer and an Internet subsidy for each household with a participating full-time student. See the Hardware & Connectivity page for full details
What do parents think about Connections Academy?
96% of Connections Academy families agreed in a recent survey that the curriculum is high quality.
Does Wyoming Connections Academy provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?
For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Wyoming Connections Academy (WYCA) 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. WYCA provides students with IEPs with related services, that may include virtual speech language and virtual occupational therapy, as determined by the IEP team. During the enrollment process, the Directors of Special Education for WYCA and Big Horn County School District #1 will collaborate to review the student’s IEP to determine if appropriate services are available for the transfer student at Big Horn County School District #1. For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, WYCA develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations and modifications.
How does Wyoming Connections Academy support students with disabilities?
Federal law requires Wyoming Connections Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Wyoming 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. If your student is in need of assistance in order to fully participate in Wyoming Connections Academy's education program, please contact the school's special education director at firstname.lastname@example.org or the school’s 504 coordinator at email@example.com. You can also obtain 24-hour technical support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.
How do I request a transcript?
Complete this form to request an official school transcript. Fax or mail this form to Wyoming Connections Academy. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Has any educational organization ever evaluated the program and its curriculum?
Wyoming Connections Academy (WYCA) is a program of Big Horn County School District #1, which is accredited by North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), an accrediting division of AdvancED.
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