Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango

At Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango, our goal is to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango is a tuition-free, public, online school that students statewide can attend from home. The school brings a fully accredited public education directly to families throughout the state, with the freedom and flexibility to experience the online learning community from anywhere. Our mission is to help each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program.


Colorado Connections Academy uses advanced virtual school technology, complete with proprietary interactive web tools, online lesson plans and instruction, internal email, secure community message boards, and more, to create a comprehensive virtual classroom experience. Teachers are the foundation of the online school experience, and are certified and specially trained to excel in online classroom instruction. Each student at Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango receives a Personalized Performance Learning® plan, which enables teachers to understand fully the learning style, skills, and interests of each online student. Parental involvement is also very important to the online school program. As Learning Coaches, parents or other designated guardians, are closely involved in their student’s daily education, and can see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep students on track. Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango, in partnership with Connections Education, is accredited by AdvancED. The combination of certified teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools, and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education.


Distinguishing Characteristics

Tuition-free statewide online public school

Personalized learning plans

Flexible schedule and pace

Award-winning curriculum

Colorado-certified teachers

Parent-teacher interaction and support


Executive Director: Shannon Cox

School Site Administrator: Amy Davis

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Colorado Connections Academy @ Durango

150 Tech Center Drive, Suite C
Durango, CO 81301

Unified Improvement Plan