Florida Connections Academy Approved to Serve Students Across Florida

Florida Connections Academy (FCA) has been authorized by Hillsborough County Public Schools to serve students throughout the state beginning in the 2018-19 school year.

With Florida-certified teachers, ‘best in class’ curriculum, and state-of-the-art technology, Florida Connections Academy will help students forge their own paths to academic success.

Florida Connections Academy (FCA), a full-time statewide online public charter school, has been authorized by Hillsborough County Public Schools to serve students throughout the state beginning in the 2018-19 school year. The Hillsborough County Public School Board unanimously voted yesterday to approve the online school, which will initially serve students in grades K-8, and will add a grade level each year until it serves grades K-12 by its fifth year*. Enrollment will be open to students across Florida, with preference given to Hillsborough County students.

FCA will offer students Florida-certified teachers, an award-winning curriculum, technology tools, engaging electives, and in-person and online social experiences, creating a supportive and successful online learning program for families who want an individualized approach to education. Enrollment for the virtual school’s inaugural year will open in Spring 2018.

The Connections Academy name is known to families across Florida as it has provided online learning to students since 2006. The program’s provider is approved by the Florida Department of Education.

“We are very excited about bringing Florida Connections Academy to Hillsborough County and other Florida students starting in 2018,” commented Star Hudspath, Chair of Florida Connections Academy’s Board of Directors. “Our school will provide all students, regardless of their zip code where they live, with a high quality, highly personalized educational plan. With Florida-certified teachers, ‘best in class’ curriculum, and state-of-the-art technology, Florida Connections Academy will help students forge their own paths to academic success.”

Learning from home, students will work closely with licensed teachers using detailed daily lesson plans that can be personalized to meet individual student needs. Curriculum, from the nationally…

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