Central California Student doing work at table
“I like all of my school work. My favorite thing is BrainPop Jr. with Moby.”

Elementary School Student

Central California Student in race
"Connections Academy gives me the ability to work my education around my “need for speed” without sacrificing either."

Rick Nordness
CenCA Graduate

CenCA Student Maggie Heathcote
""What I like most about our school is that I get to stay home with my dogs all day and learn while watching BrainPOP® movies."

CenCA Middle School Student

CenCA student Ian-Johnson
“I love Connections Academy because my teacher is nice. I love to go on the field trips, like to the candy factory.”

Elementary School Student

Free Online School in Central California

Students throughout Central California are thriving at Central California Connections Academy (CenCA), a tuition-free online public school. The mission of Central California Connections Academy is to leverage 21st century education resources on behalf of students who need a more personalized approach to learning to maximize these students’ potential and meet the highest performance standards. This mission is accomplished through a uniquely individualized learning program that combines the best in virtual education with very real connections among students, family, teachers, and the community to promote academic and emotional success for every learner.

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CenCA gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. Authorized as a charter school by Alpaugh Unified School District in 2006, CenCA offers students in Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties:

Four California Schools


CenCA is accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, one of six regional accrediting organizations for higher education institutions recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED. AdvancED is an organization representing 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide.

Welcome to Central California Connections Academy

CenCA is not just a fully-accredited virtual school in Central California. It’s a tight knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:

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Want more information about the Connections Academy program? Here are some ways to get an inside look at our Central California virtual school.


Central California Connections Academy is accredited (grades K–12)  by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Accreditation is for three years for all grades. Questions regarding accreditation can be directed to the school principal or to WASC at:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Schools
533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200
Burlingame, CA 94010

Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.