Arizona Connections Academy

Arizona Connections Academy is a tuition-free, K–12 online public school that students attend from home. The Connections program combines strong parental involvement in homeschooling with the expertise and accountability of public funded education. Each enrolling parent or guardian serves as a “Learning Coach” to their student, and works closely with the teacher to ensure that assignments are completed, schedules are met, and that learners are engaged and motivated. Any student in Arizona is eligible for the program.

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Fee Structure: Tuition-free for residents of Arizona
Student Type: Only teens
Program Type: Semester-based
Offers Diploma: Yes
Year Founded: 2001
Accredited: Yes
Accreditation: Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA)

About Arizona Connections Academy

Arizona Connections operates under the umbrella of the nation-wide Connections Academy online educational network. Since Connections Academy’s founding in 2001, it has provided an integrated form of free public school that students attend from home.

Arizona Connections Academy puts a particular focus on connecting its students: not just to academics, but to other students and families. Family members are encouraged to take an active role in the dynamic learning community where students interact with teachers and classmates in real-time, online classrooms. Online students have the opportunity to meet classmates face-to-face at school-sponsored clubs, activities, and field trips throughout Arizona, and engage in lively discussions and project collaborations with other students online. Teachers are always available to provide support through telephone sessions and individualized online sessions.

Arizona Connections Academy Accreditation

Arizona Connections Academy is accredited by the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement (NCA CASI), one of six regional accrediting organizations for higher education institutions recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Connections Academy is also accredited by AdvancED, an organization representing 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide.

Arizona Connections Academy Programs

Students are required to take core classes in math, science, language arts, and social studies, and have the option of extensive electives, including foreign languages, digital technology, and journalism. Much like a brick and mortar high school, Connections Academy offers its students field trips and interactive clubs, Honors and AP courses, SAT preparation courses, and personalized support for students who need extra help. Connections Academy places an emphasis on college preparatory material, and gives students the option of supplementing the high school course with college-credit classes.

Arizona Connections Academy Admissions

Enrollment at Arizona Connections Academy takes place on a yearly basis, and prospective students must be able to pass rigorous eligibility screening. Once all application materials are submitted, the enrollment process may take several weeks. For more information on the school’s admission requirements, contact Arizona Connections directly.

Contact Person: Linda Harless
Toll-free Number: 800-382-6010
Phone: 480-782-5842 Ext. 301
Fax: 480-782-5845

Arizona Connections Academy Tuition Cost

Arizona Connections Academy is tuition-free for residents of Arizona.

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