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Director's MessageJill Halsey


We are so excited to welcome each of you to Connect Academy, where we are Learner-Centered and Future-Focused.   As we come together from all over our school district, we will create a place for students to thrive in a world-class learning environment.  We recognize the importance of supporting the social/emotional well being of our students.  We want your learners to know that they are valued, appreciated and the most important part of our school.

Our school community values positive academic and social growth, believes in an interest based well-rounded education, values diversity, and will make decisions in the best interest of our children.  We promise to provide the highest quality educational experience we can envision. We value reflection and open communication.  Our team will focus on evidence and indicators of achievement in student learning to make instructional decisions. 

This is a time of great potential and promise for our students.  At Connect Academy we recognize that we have been given a huge responsibility. Our educational platform is designed to allow students to access a rigorous curriculum in a collaborative environment that meets the standards of our district as well as the unique needs of each student.  Connect Academy promotes a shared responsibility of learning and recognizes the value of the role of our families, learners and our Connect Academy school team in the success of each and every learner.

We have an unwavering belief in the amazingness of Connect Academy and each and every one of our students and staff.    Be Here. Be You. Be Connected!  This school belongs to all of us.   

We want to thank you in advance for your support because together we always achieve more! 

Welcome again to the 2022-23 learning year.

In the best interest of each and every learner, 

Jill Halsey

Proud Director

Connect Academy Operational information:


School Meals:
Food & Nutrition Update:

All students will be provided free breakfast and lunch meals each school day at their school of residence until further notice. 

How can the Free and Reduced Priced Meal program support you in additional ways? Learn more about it below:

More Than a Meal

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