Wisconsin Connections Academy

120 East Harris St, Appleton, WI 54911 | (920) 832-4800
  • Grades: KG-8
  • Student Enrollment: 389
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School Description

Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA), Wisconsin's premier virtual charter school, provides a new form of public school that students in grades K–8 can attend from home—tuition free.

This unique program combines

·         the expertise and accountability of publicly funded education,

·         strong parental involvement,

·         and the flexibility of online classes.

Tuition-free Public School for Grades K–8

Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA) serves students in grades K–8 from anywhere in Wisconsin. The school is authorized by the Appleton Area School District (AASD) and offers the complete Connections Academy program. The school facility is provided by AASD, and all teachers and administrative staff are employees of and are managed by AASD.

Parents pay no tuition for students to attend WCA. Students are considered to be enrolled full-time in a public school in the Appleton Area School District, and dual enrollment is not permitted.

Materials Provided by the School

·         Wisconsin-certified teachers,

·         textbooks and other curriculum materials,

·         online resources, such as movies and encyclopedias,

·         and a loaned computer, printer and subsidy for Internet service.


Connections Academy is accredited by The Commission on International and Trans-Regional Accreditation (CITA).

Faculty Details and Student Enrollment

Students and Faculty
  • Total Students Enrolled: 389
  • Total Full Time "Equivalent" Teachers: 10.0
  • Average Student-To-Teacher Ratio: 38.9
Students Gender Breakdown
  • Males: 204 (52.4%)
  • Females: 185 (47.6%)
Free Lunch Student Eligibility Breakdown
  • Eligible for Reduced Lunch: 25 (6.4%)
  • Eligible for Free Lunch: 55 (14.1%)
  • Eligible for Either Reduced or Free Lunch: 80 (20.6%)
Student Enrollment Distribution by Race / Ethnicity
Wisconsin Connections Academy Student Race Distribution
  Number Percent
American Indian71.8%
Number of Students Per Grade
Number of Students Per Grade For Wisconsin Connections Academy
  Number Percent
1st Grade328.2%
2nd Grade369.3%
3rd Grade338.5%
4th Grade369.3%
5th Grade5413.9%
6th Grade6015.4%
7th Grade4110.5%
8th Grade6416.5%
Source: WI Department of Education, Source: NCES 2009-2010

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