California Connections Academy @ Ripon online school student Ryker Craig
“I love Connections Academy because I do activities, and learn my ABC’s—and because my teacher is both fun and funny.”

Ryker Craig
Elementary School Student

California Connections Academy @ Ripon online school student Kenneth Wang
“My favorite part of Connections Academy is that I get to stay home. I get more attention from my Learning Coach than from a teacher with 32 students.”

Kenneth Wang
Elementary School Student

California Connections Academy @ Ripon online school student Duncan Burgess
“I love Connections Academy because I can do my schoolwork whenever I want, wherever I want!”

Duncan Burgess
High School Student

California Connections Academy @ Ripon online school student Cayla Cohen
“I like Connections Academy because the teachers are always willing to help you.”

Cayla Cohen
High School Student

    Free Public Online 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 online school. California Connections Academy gives students the flexibility to learn at home with a curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards.

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    Learn more about California Connections Academy

     

    The mission 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:

    • 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.
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    California Connections Academy @ Ripon is fully accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Welcome to California Connections Academy @ Ripon

    California Connections Academy is not just a online school in California. It’s a tight knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:

    Areas We Serve

    East Bay South Bay Sacramento Area Central Valley Sierra Nevada /
    Gold Country
    Alamenda County
    Contra Costa
    Santa Clara County Sacramento County
    Sacramento Delta
    Sacramento Valley
    San Joaquin County
    Stanislaus County
    Amador County
    Calaveras County

    Find Out More

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

    Accreditation:

    California Connections Academy @ Ripon is fully accredited (grades K-12) by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).