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A CO Online School is Now NCAA Approved, Opening Academic and Athletic Doors for its Digital Learning Students

Destinations Career Academy of Colorado students can take courses needed to be a college athlete

Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (CODCA), a tuition-free Colorado online public school, is excited to announce that the NCAA has approved its core curriculum, benefiting elite student athletes throughout Colorado that have opted for online learning at CODCA.

CODCA prides itself on being a flexible schooling option for students with different types of learning needs and schedules. One of the groups CODCA serves well is elite athletes with demanding practice schedules that would otherwise be too challenging to manage with a brick-and-mortar school environment. At CODCA, student athletes can do their course work from anywhere there is an internet connection and on their own time. With CODCA’s NCAA approval, the Colorado online public school can help set students up for athletic and academic success in college and beyond.

“Ensuring that our students experience a safe and supportive learning environment that helps them thrive is one of our biggest priorities,” said CODCA’s Executive Director, Teri Cady. “Receiving NCAA approval means that our state’s elite athlete students no longer must choose between getting a sound education and pursuing their passions. They can manage their busy training schedules while still getting a Colorado public school education at CODCA that offers them the flexibility and opportunities to pursue their athletic passions.”

Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (Destinations) is a public online school, authorized by Julesburg School District and the CO Department of Education, approved by the NCAA, and serves students living across the entire state of Colorado. Destinations, powered by K12, helps students in grades 4–12 get a jump-start on their college and career dreams by combining dynamic core academics with authentic college and career exploration in over 20 approved Career and Technical pathways. Students can enroll in classes that will introduce them to potential careers in agriculture, business, IT, health and human services, and STEM fields. Students also have the opportunity to earn college credits in high school, online, and tuition-free, potentially saving thousands of dollars in college tuition costs. The school also offers all eligible students access to a Free and Reduced Lunch Program, ensuring nutritious meals are available to them even while learning from home.

Enrollment at CODCA is now open for the 2024-2025 school year. Further requirements for Division I, Division II, and Division III vary and can be found on the NCAA website at: To learn more about CODCA, visit:

About The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

NCAA is an organization dedicated to the well-being and success of college athletes. The NCAA is composed of member schools and these institutions award athletic scholarships every year and provide support to help student athletes pursue their athletic passions and successfully graduate from college.

The NCAA is broken into three divisions—Division I, Division II, and Division III—to create an even playing field for players from similar schools and create more opportunities for college athletes to compete in various championships. Division I schools generally have the largest student body, the largest athletics budgets, and the highest number of athletic scholarships. Division II schools tend to focus more on academic achievement and service to the community. Division III schools maintain the participation in a competitive athletics environment that still pushes academic excellence. Sports such as football, soccer, volleyball, gymnastics, swimming, baseball, lacrosse, and tennis are included in the NCAA and students strive to play at the collegiate level.

About Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (CODCA)

Destinations Career Academy of Colorado (CODCA) is an accredited, full-time public-school program of the Julesburg School District that serves Colorado students in grades 4-12. As part of the Colorado public school system, CODCA is tuition-free and gives parents and families the choice to access the curriculum provided by K12, a Stride Company (NYSE: LRN), the nation’s leading provider of K-12 proprietary curriculum and online education programs. Stride offers learners of all ages a more effective way to learn and build their skills for the future.


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