Free Public Virtual School in California
Students in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and Stanislaus counties now have the opportunity to thrive at California Connections Academy @ Ripon (CalCAR), a tuition-free public virtual school. California Connections Academy gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards.
of California Connections Academy at Ripon 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.We tailor our approach for students of all abilities—preparing students to succeed in school, and in life. California Connections Academy helps each student maximize his or her potential and meet the highest performance standards through a uniquely individualized learning program featuring:
- A challenging curriculum developed by leading education experts.
- Instruction from state-certified teachers experienced in online instruction.
- Support from trained counselors, principals, and administrative staff.
- Curriculum materials needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment.
- California Connections Academy @ Ripon: Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and Stanislaus counties
- Central California Connections Academy: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties
- Capistrano Connections Academy: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties
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.
California Connections Academy is not just a virtual school. 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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Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.