Appleton Area School District contracted with Connections Academy, Inc. and the charter school, Wisconsin Connections Academy (WCA) opened its doors in Fall of 2002.
The program combines the best in virtual education with very real connections among students, families, teachers, and the community. The backbone of the curriculum is delivered with offline materials including lesson manuals, textbooks, workbooks, worksheets, and other supplementary materials.
Although WCA students attend school from a variety of locations, each student has a Wisconsin licensed teacher and a Learning Coach (usually a parent). As a team, the student, Learning Coach, and teacher work together to meet the student's educational needs and the State Curriculum Standards. Each WCA student is also linked, via the internet, with other WCA students.