Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to attend California Connections Academy schools?
Students entering grades K–12, residing in the counties listed below are eligible to enroll in California Connections Academy:
- California Connections Academy @ Capistrano: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties
- California Connections Academy @ Central: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties
- California Connections Academy @ North Bay: Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo counties
- California Connections Academy @ Ripon: Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and Stanislaus counties
What kind of technology does my family need to participate?
Families are encouraged to use their own computer and internet connection which meet our minimum system requirements. See the hardware and connectivity page for full details.
What if I do not have a computer and/or Internet access?
During the enrollment process, families may request one desktop computer and monitor per household, along with a subsidy for Internet service. Each household will receive $50.85 while actively enrolled at the time of disbursement. Payments are made three times a year: December, March, and June. Families not enrolled for the entire payment period will receive a pro-rated payment. Subsidies are not available during the summer months.
Does the California Connections Academy program provide special education for students with unique needs?
Here are the most frequently asked questions about the school's special education program.
Does Connections Academy provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?
When a student's IEP team determines independent study is an appropriate placement and setting for a student, Connections Academy provides a continuum of virtual special education services that range from consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, collaboration with learning coaches and general education teachers, to virtual direct instruction. Connections Academy provides students with IEPs with related services, that may include virtual speech language and virtual occupational therapy, as determined by the IEP team. For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, Connections Academy develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations and modifications.
How do California Connections Academy schools support students with disabilities?
Federal law requires California Connections Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. California Connections Academy is committed to providing its students with equal access to its education program. We provide students with accessibility through resources tailored to each student’s individual abilities and needs, including assistive technologies and individualized support. If your student is in need of assistance in order to fully participate in California Connections Academy's education program, please contact the school's special education director and 504 coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also obtain 24-hour technical support by calling the Accessibility Hotline at 888-639-5960.
How do I request a transcript?
Complete this form to request an official school transcript. Fax or mail this form to your California Connections Academy school. If you have any questions, please contact us.
What makes California Connections Academy a quality choice for your child's education?
At our California Connections Academy schools, we believe that a quality education is one that helps each student achieve his or her highest potential. Learn more about exactly what we do to bring that quality education to our students.
Has any educational organization ever evaluated the program and its curriculum?
Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.
For more information about accreditation, please visit the school information pages for @Capistrano, @Central, and @Ripon. Questions regarding accreditation can be directed to the school principal or to the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) at:
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Schools
533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200
Burlingame, CA 94010
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