Kansas Connections Academy

Kansas 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. Most students in Kansas are eligible for the program.

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Fee Structure: Tuition-free for residents of Kansas
Student Type: Only teens
Program Type: Semester-based
Offers Diploma: Yes
Year Founded: 2010
Accredited: Yes
Accreditation: Kansas Department of Education

About Kansas Connections Academy

Kansas Connections Academy opened in 2001 as Elkhart Cyber School, and successfully served students throughout Kansas through the 2009–10 school year. In 2010, the school formed a partnership with the nation-wide Connections Academy online educational network and became Kansas Connections Academy.

Kansas 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 Kansas, 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.

Kansas Connections Academy Accreditation

Kansas Connections Academy is accredited by the Kansas Department of Education.

Kansas 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 Advanced Placement 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.

Kansas Connections Academy Admissions

Enrollment at Kansas Connections Academy takes place on a yearly basis, and prospective students must be able to pass rigorous eligibility screening. For more information on the school’s admission requirements, contact Kansas Connections Academy directly.

Contact Person: Sherri Hurn
Toll-free Number: 866-697-1166
Phone: 620-697-1166
Fax: 620-697-2143
Email: shurn@connectionsacademy.com
Website: www.connectionsacademy.com/kansas-school/

Kansas Connections Academy Tuition Cost

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

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