California Connections Academy News

  • May 23, 2017 — California Connections Academy student Karen Chen discusses her journey to world-class figure skating competitions in The East Bay Times

  • May 22, 2017 — California Connections Academy student Alexandria Yao uses the flexibility of online school to compete internationally in figure skating. Learn more about Alexandria in The East Bay Times

  • April 24, 2017 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Anna Cecilia Meyer earns a ballet scholarship to Princess Grace Academy. Learn more in the OC Register

  • March 30, 2017 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student Apoorva Panidapu wins grand prize in art contest for NASA Langley Research Center. Learn more in the Mercury News

  • March 21, 2017 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student and 2017 U.S. Figure Skating Champion Karen Chen was profiled on Heavy.com

  • March 17, 2017 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano teacher Stephanie Steenstra is featured in the Vocations column of the New York Times

  • March 9, 2017 — California Connections Academy opens enrollment for the 2017-18 school year. Read releases for the Capistrano and Ripon schools in Our Weekly Los Angeles and Manteca Bulletin

  • March 1, 2017 — California Connections Academy @ Central student Maggie Heathcote selected for Intermediate Honor Orchestra, reports The Reedley Exponent

  • February 22, 2017 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Anna Meyer is following her dreams, balancing her education while on a full-ride scholarship to the Princess Grace Ballet Academy in Monaco. Learn more about Anna in the OC Family

  • February 9, 2017 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Leonardo Sepulveda uses online school to balance education and a busy soccer career with the Under 16 L.A. Galaxy Academy team. Learn more about Leonardo in My Valley News

  • February 2, 2017 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon students gather for a service project at the Sacramento Food Bank. Hear from counselor Amber Manko and Site Administrator Amy Hunt in the Carmichael Times

  • January 6, 2017 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano graduate and dancer Noah Miller sits down with the Orange County Register to share his passion for dancing

  • December 27, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Rebekah Hundric is named one of Orange County's 2016 Most Influential game changers for her work fostering animals. Learn more about Rebekah in the Orange County Register

  • December 21, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon teacher Susan Bunnell Christensen and student Lierin Hans demonstrate fun holiday learning activities for families to try over winter break on Fox 40

  • October 31, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon families enjoy a seasonal field trip to Dell’Osso Family Farms, reports the Manteca Bulletin

  • October 26, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano helps busy student Sasha Tolstoff succeed on and off the tennis court. Learn more about Sasha in My Valley News

  • October 20, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Joshua Edwards sits down with The Beach Reporter to discuss how online school helped him achieve a 4.1 GPA

  • September 27, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Susannah Carranza uses the flexibility of online school to manage her cystic fibrosis. Learn more about Susannah's experience in the Pasadena Star-News

  • September 20, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano graduate Joshua Recalde talks with Coast Report Online about his latest political position at Orange Coast College

  • September 8, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon site administrator Amy Hunt comments on the start of the new school year in the Manteca Bulletin

  • September 7, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano graduate Ethan Zubak signs with professional soccer team LA Galaxy II. 

  • August 2016 — In this LA Parent schools profile, California Connections Academy @ Capistrano recent graduate Sonari Chidi discusses the many benefits of attending an online school

  • August 1, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon discusses the school's growth and success to the school board, reports Manteca Bulletin

  • July 15, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Aileen Pham is just 13 years old, but she's already broken eight swimming records! Learn how online school helps her balance her sport and her academics in the OC Register

  • June 29, 2016 — California Connections Academy graduates more than 370 seniors during in-person commencement ceremonies

  • June 28, 2016 — LA Parent profiles California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Noah Bella Michaelis and her work raising funds for Hopeful Hearts Foundation

  • June 28, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano Class of 2016 student speaker Sonari Chidi delivers his commencement speech during the school's in-person graduation ceremony

  • June 13, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Madison Cales collects over 650 books for a local library as part of her NJHS service project! Hear from Madison and teacher Sean Van Bussel about the project in this Victorville Daily Press feature

  • May 13, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Rebekah Hundric is helping out stray animals in her community through her own pet rescue, Rebekah's Foster Farm! Learn more about the teen's organization in the Orange County Register

  • May 3, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano students Paolo Carrillo-Weisenburger and Tristan Weber can pursue professional soccer careers while receiving a high-quality education! Learn more about the Galaxy's full-time school combining online education and soccer training in the Los Angeles Times

  • April 22, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student Bobbi Lyn and teacher Susan Bunnell Christensen demonstrate how to make a portable composting pile on KTXL

  • April 14, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student Abigail Canafe is invited to play piano at the Music Teachers’ Association of California convention, reports the Tracy Press

  • March 9, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Central is a great education option for budding actors and musicians! The Heathcote family and the Ayala family discuss the many benefits of online school in the Visalia Times-Delta

  • January 28, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Ethan Zubak and the LA Galaxy Academy discuss how the online school helps rising soccer players balance schoolwork and training. Learn more in the Daily News

  • January 26, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ North Bay administrator Leslie Dombek expresses her thanks for school choice options in this Napa Valley Register letter to the editor

  • January 21, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student and rising surfer Kade Matson is profiled in the Dana Point Times

  • January 13, 2016 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano students Sonari Chidi and Ashley Reynolds use the flexibility of online school to pursue careers in acting and dancing! Hear from both students about the benefits of online education and their plans for the future in this Peninsula News feature