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Maine Connections Academy Eligibility Requirements for the 2021-22 School Year

You must meet specific state and program requirements to attend Maine Connections Academy (MCA). Student eligibility requirements in Maine are determined by the state of Maine. While learning how to enroll in online school, review the following eligibility requirements carefully to determine whether your student(s) is eligible to participate in grades 7–12.

Note: Students who are currently suspended or expelled from their local school or district may not be eligible to enroll.

Age Limitations

Maximum Age: Any student who turns twenty (20) years old on or before July 1 will not be eligible to enroll in Maine Connections Academy.

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Required Documents

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided for every student to verify age eligibility. To avoid unnecessary delays, provide a copy of this document along with your enrollment documents:

  • Official birth certificate
  • Passport
  • Hospital certificate
  • Baptismal papers
  • Official custody document with birth date
  • Official school record

Geographical Limitations

You must reside in Maine and provide acceptable proof of residency to be eligible for enrollment in MCA.

Required Documents

A copy of one of the following documents must be provided to verify your legal residence. If you do not have any of these documents, please contact the enrollment team to discuss acceptable alternatives.

  • Gas, electric, water, sewage, cable, home phone, internet, or propane oil delivery bill from the last 60 days that includes your name and service address
  • Mortgage statement from the last 60 days or annual lease agreement
  • Property tax statement
  • Driver's license or State Issued ID
  • Vehicle registration
  • Letter from a government agency from the last 60 days


All MCA students must provide evidence of their immunizations on either a state of Maine official immunization form or the Connections Academy Immunization form. These forms must be signed by a health care provider.

Maine allows for medical, religious, or personal exemptions. However, medical exemptions must be signed by a health care provider.

Required Documents

See the Maine school immunization requirements:

Prior Public Schooling Limitations

All students who have previously attended public school, private school, or homeschool are eligible to enroll.

Other Documentation

You may need to provide additional documentation to enroll in online school if any of the following circumstances apply:

  • Custody order: If your legal guardianship is determined by a court order, please submit a copy of the order.

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