Colorado Connections Academy

Public, Virtual, Alternative K-12

 8 Inverness Drive E Suite 240
       Englewood, CO  80112-5656


(303) 794-2302

District: Mapleton School District No. 1

SchoolDigger Rank:
699th of 921 Colorado Alternative Schools

Per Pupil Expenditures:  $11,903 Help

Student/teacher ratio:  28.0
Number of students:  2,532

Racial breakdown:

White:
62.8%
Hispanic:
24.0%
Two or more races:
6.6%
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Free/discounted lunch recipients:  33.8%

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Compare Details Colorado Connections Academy ranks worse than 75.9% of elementary schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 21.9. (See more...)
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Compare Details Colorado Connections Academy ranks worse than 59.6% of middle schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 34.87. (See more...)
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Compare Details Colorado Connections Academy ranks better than 50.2% of high schools in Colorado. (See more...)
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Compare Details In 2022 the calculated Average Standard Score was 47.19. (See more...)
Student Body
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Compare Details Racial makeup is: White (62.8%), Hispanic (24%), two or more races (6.6%). (See more...)
Teachers
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Compare Details The student/teacher ratio at Colorado Connections Academy is 28. (See more...)
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Compare Details The average total spent per student at Colorado Connections Academy is $11,903.
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Schooldigger 2022 Rankings:

Colorado Connections Academy:

SchoolDigger ranks Colorado Connections Academy 699th of 921 Colorado public elementary schools. (See Colorado Connections Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Colorado Connections Academy 267th of 448 Colorado public middle schools. (See Colorado Connections Academy in the ranking list.)
SchoolDigger ranks Colorado Connections Academy 110th of 221 Colorado public high schools. (See Colorado Connections Academy in the ranking list.)

Mapleton School District No. 1:

SchoolDigger ranks Mapleton School District No. 1 97th of 102 Colorado school districts. (See district ranking list.)


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Rank History for Colorado Connections Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Elementary Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
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2013 40.51 605th 954 36.6%
2014 32.87 674th 962 29.9%
2015 31.80 602nd 938 35.8%
2016 25.85 653rd 914 28.6%
2017 25.67 677th 929 27.1%
2018 33.73 586th 917 36.1%
2019 35.54 592nd 965 38.7%
2021 n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
2022 21.90 699th 921 24.1%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Colorado Connections Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked Middle Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
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2013 36.48 313th 454 31.1%
2014 43.78 260th 461 43.6%
2015 32.09 290th 436 33.5%
2016 31.58 264th 400 34.0%
2017 32.23 277th 424 34.7%
2018 31.73 273rd 418 34.7%
2019 36.55 276th 458 39.7%
2021 43.72 187th 369 49.3%
2022 34.87 267th 448 40.4%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

Rank History for Colorado Connections Academy

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Year Avg Standard Score Statewide Rank Total # Ranked High Schools CO State Percentile SchoolDigger Rating
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2013 50.20 188th 349 46.1%
2014 41.47 229th 369 37.9%
2015 45.01 126th 292 56.8%
2016 37.15 131st 255 48.6%
2017 34.00 143rd 256 44.1%
2018 48.87 183rd 388 52.8%
2019 48.63 195th 411 52.6%
2021 47.87 106th 210 49.5%
2022 47.19 110th 221 50.2%

Data source: test scores: Colorado Department of Education, rankings: SchoolDigger.com

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by a parent
Saturday, May 31, 2014

Open Quote Colorado Connections Academy is a Public Online School that offers a challenging curriculum. It isn't easy and the students have required classes and tests that are above the normal Core classes. The Staff and Teachers go out of their way to give the help that their students need. The success of each student really lays within themselves. Parents guide their children through the program with the assistance of computer programs, books and Live Lessons. The one thing I enjoyed about Connections is we can go to competitions, vacations or family time and we have everything we need. No need for preparing books, extra schoolwork etc... it is all on the computer. Teachers are only a call or text away. There will be those that are disappointed with the online learning. It really comes to how much time you and your child are willing to give to learning an excellent education. A diploma any graduate would be proud of! Not a good fit if you do not get involved. Unlike the traditional schools you need to be your child's motivator. Close Quote


by a parent
Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Open Quote If you have multiple children enrolled it may be a challenge to get school done. You will need more than one computer for sure.
In my opinion, the school work load is a lot for grades 4th-6th. The are required to complete lessons, complete portfolios and attend Live Lessons.
I school is not that flexible with how or when the students can complete school. You are not able to move around from completing units they must be done in order.
The teachers are overall great in the 2 years we were with CO Connections. We only encountered two bad apples. Close Quote


by a parent
Friday, March 14, 2014

Open Quote My child attended this school for almost a full year and had a very horrible experience through attending Connections Academy. There are a lot of things very wrong with this school. The facility we encountered treated us very ill and rudely. They do not truly care for your child's education. If your child falls behind, they will not be understanding and willing to help you. They say on their ads that your child can "work at their own pace" but this statement is false. They have a daily planner on how much work your child needs to complete everyday and if your child falls behind they will be very condemning, and unwilling to be understanding. Even if your child is trying to catch up and is willing to try their best, they will not care, they care more about their school ratings and school stats. If your child is not getting good grades and good attendance they are not willing to help you, work with you, or help your child get on the right path. They will turn their backs on you and drop you without hesitation. Their 1-800 help line is an unorganized mess. Their connexus website for online courses has a lot of bugs and problems. My child was experiencing constant crashes, tests unable to submit, and you aren't even able to save your progress on how much work you got done. It needs a lot of work and the teachers are totally clueless on how to help you with all the bugs their system has. On their website it says above 90% of parents approve this curriculum, that is because they only ask the very few select parents with kids who aren't struggling in school to write reviews. If your kid struggles in school, stay as far away as possible from this school, they are not looking to help you. If you have a perfect A+ student then maybe this school could be a good option for you but don't expect understanding and help from them if your child isn't performing their best. Close Quote



Enrollment information for Colorado Connections Academy

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Year White African American Asian Hispanic American Indian Pacific Islander Two or More Races Not Specified Total
2011 1052 90 6 171 26 5 22 0 1372
2012 1123 79 10 226 53 17 35 0 1543
2013 1052 53 17 301 12 5 94 0 1534
2014 1429 75 25 476 17 3 136 0 2161
2015 1634 60 35 465 24 8 149 0 2375
2016 1621 68 43 508 20 7 153 0 2420
2017 1589 97 35 496 18 19 172 0 2426
2018 1545 84 32 504 15 13 164 0 2357
2019 1477 84 34 491 17 11 156 0 2270
2020 1432 102 27 528 17 8 160 0 2274
2021 1589 109 36 607 19 6 166 0 2532

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Enrollment/Ethnicity
For more information about how the Department of Education defines ethnicity, see Defining Race and Ethnicity Data, National Center for Education Statistics

Students eligible for free or discounted lunch at Colorado Connections Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 1372 29.0 47.3 40.4
2012 1543 35.1 43.9 42
2013 1534 42.7 35.8 39.8
2014 2161 55.3 39.0 39.4
2015 2375 53.0 44.8 37.7
2016 2420 48.0 50.4 41.1
2017 2426 n/a n/a 31.3
2018 2357 56.1 41.9 24.2
2019 2270 62.6 36.2 24.4
2020 2274 61.4 36.9 33.8
2021 2532 90.2 28.0 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Students eligible for discounted/free lunch
For information about the National School Lunch Program, see the USDA Website

Student/Teacher Ratio Colorado Connections Academy

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Year # Students Full-time Teachers Student/Teacher ratio % Free/Discounted Lunch
2011 1372 29.0 47.3 40.4
2012 1543 35.1 43.9 42
2013 1534 42.7 35.8 39.8
2014 2161 55.3 39.0 39.4
2015 2375 53.0 44.8 37.7
2016 2420 48.0 50.4 41.1
2017 2426 n/a n/a 31.3
2018 2357 56.1 41.9 24.2
2019 2270 62.6 36.2 24.4
2020 2274 61.4 36.9 33.8
2021 2532 90.2 28.0 n/a

Data source: National Center for Education Statistics, U.S. Dept of Education.

About Student-Teacher Ratio
Student/teacher ratio is calculated by dividing the total number of students by the total number of full-time equivalent teachers. Please note that a smaller student/teacher ratio does not necessarily translate to smaller class size. In some instances, schools hire teachers part time, and some teachers are hired for specialized instruction with very small class sizes. These and other factors contribute to the student/teacher ratio. Note: For private schools, Student/teacher ratio may not include Pre-Kindergarten.
Finances

Per Pupil Expenditures for Colorado Connections Academy

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YearExpenditures from Federal FundsExpenditures from State and Local FundsTotal Expenditures Per Pupil (All Funds)
2019 $369 (3.1%) $11,533 (96.9%) $11,903

Data source: Colorado Department of Education
Pre and Post Pandemic Data

Impact of COVID-19 on Colorado Connections Academy

The coronavirus has had a profound impact on education in America. Learning shifted online overnight, attendance numbers dwindled, and enrollment decreased. SchoolDigger.com is making it easier for you to better assess how COVID-19 has impacted your school. Through the collection of pre-pandemic (2019) and current data, SchoolDigger.com is sharing test scores, enrollment numbers and school demographics from schools across the country – and we make it easy to see how impacted schools compare locally and statewide.

Rankings

Rank
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Rank
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
Ranks 592nd of 965 Elementary schoolsRanks 699th of 921 Elementary schools
 14.5%
Ranks 276th of 458 Middle schoolsRanks 267th of 448 Middle schools
 0.7%
Ranks 195th of 411 High schoolsRanks 110th of 221 High schools
 2.3%

Test Scores

% proficient
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
% proficient
Pandemic (2021-2022)
Change (%)
3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado Connections Academy)34.527.6
 6.9%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Mapleton School District No. 1)28.117.6
 10.5%
   3rd Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)41.340.7
 0.6%
4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado Connections Academy)35.320.6
 14.7%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Mapleton School District No. 1)32.219.4
 12.8%
   4th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)4844.1
 3.9%
5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado Connections Academy)41.227
 14.2%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Mapleton School District No. 1)27.520.4
 7.1%
   5th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)48.445.4
 3%
5th Grade Math (Colorado Connections Academy)2516.2
 8.8%
   5th Grade Math (Mapleton School District No. 1)14.811
 3.8%
   5th Grade Math (Colorado)35.734.9
 0.8%
6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado Connections Academy)40.835.9
 4.9%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Mapleton School District No. 1)24.527.8
 3.3%
   6th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)43.643
 0.6%
6th Grade Math (Colorado Connections Academy)28.217.9
 10.3%
   6th Grade Math (Mapleton School District No. 1)16.512.7
 3.8%
   6th Grade Math (Colorado)29.526.3
 3.2%
7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado Connections Academy)48.535.5
 13%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Mapleton School District No. 1)24.722.2
 2.5%
   7th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.541.8
 4.7%
7th Grade Math (Colorado Connections Academy)24.335.5
 11.2%
   7th Grade Math (Mapleton School District No. 1)13.98.1
 5.8%
   7th Grade Math (Colorado)31.625.1
 6.5%
8th Grade Science (Colorado Connections Academy)18.222.9
 4.7%
   8th Grade Science (Mapleton School District No. 1)11.86.8
 5%
   8th Grade Science (Colorado)31.526.4
 5.1%
8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado Connections Academy)44.440
 4.4%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Mapleton School District No. 1)28.918
 10.9%
   8th Grade English Language Arts (Colorado)46.943.9
 3%
8th Grade Math (Colorado Connections Academy)2514.5
 10.5%
   8th Grade Math (Mapleton School District No. 1)15.28.5
 6.7%
   8th Grade Math (Colorado)36.932.4
 4.5%
All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado Connections Academy)42.932
 10.9%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Mapleton School District No. 1)27.621
 6.6%
   All Grades English Language Arts (Colorado)45.843.2
 2.6%
All Grades Math (Colorado Connections Academy)25.417.8
 7.6%
   All Grades Math (Mapleton School District No. 1)18.611.5
 7.1%
   All Grades Math (Colorado)34.731.5
 3.2%

Student Body

Number of students
Pre-pandemic (2018-2019)
Number of students
Pandemic (2020-2021)
Change (%)
Total Students22702532
 11.5%
African American84109
 29.8%
American Indian1719
 11.8%
Asian3436
 5.9%
Hispanic491607
 23.6%
Pacific Islander116
 45.5%
Two or More Races156166
 6.4%




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