Commonwealth Connections Academy
The Commonwealth Connections Academy (CCA) is a public online charter school located in the US state of Pennsylvania. CCA is partnered with the private Connections Academy to provide a full K-12 curriculum. As needed, students receive free textbooks and computer equipment (including a subsidy for Internet service). A designated learning coach (e.g. parent or guardian) oversees home-based learning.
In 2009, there were 3,500 students in attendance. 365 seniors graduated from Commonwealth Connections Academy in 2011.
The Commonwealth Connections Academy web site is at http://www.connectionsacademy.com/pennsylvania-cyber-school/home.aspx
CCA offers a "Mobile Classroom" (coach or bus) which allows CCA students to enjoy hands-on educational activities when it is nearby.
Teaching centres are also available in several cities/towns.
- Commonwealth Connections Academyweb site, http://www.connectionsacademy.com/pennsylvania-cyber-school/home.aspx
- "A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning", iNACOL, October 2010, http://www.inacol.org/research/docs/national_report.pdf
- "Keeping Pace With Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice", Evergreen Education Group, 2010, http://kpk12.com/reports/