California Connections Academy News

  • 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. Learn more about this athlete in the Sentinel Weekly News

  • 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

  • December 3, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Samir Mallya uses the flexibility of online school to pursue competitive figure skating! Hear from Samir, his parents and principal Heather Tamayo in this Culver City Observer feature

  • November 25, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Central parent Erin Mosesian is thankful for online school teachers, like Mrs. Kim, helping her student succeed! Read Erin's letter in the Bakersfield Californian 

  • November 24, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon gives the Wright family flexibility they need for an active 4-H life training and showing animals! Learn more about the family on Inside Bay Area

  • November 2, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ North Bay is profiled as a quality online school available to students throughout the area in the Sonoma County Gazette

  • October 14, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Erin Blair, winner of the World Highland Dancing Championship, is profiled in the Orange County Register

  • August 3, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Central Site Administrator Yolanda Flores' newest blog post in the Daily Independent—"Let’s Move! Summer activities to keep kids physically and mentally active during vacation"

  • July 23, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon site administrator Amy Hunt's guest blog post on TechMamas, "Flipping the Classroom for a New Approach to Learning"

  • July 20, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon graduate Gregory Serapio is named Youth Citizen of the Year by the Ripon community center, reports the Manteca Bulletin

  • July 15, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Andre Saleh advances to the semi-finals in the Costa Mesa Summer Junior Classic tennis tournament, reports the Daily Pilot

  • July 3, 2015 — Gregory Chavez graduates from California Connections Academy @ North Bay, reports the Davis Enterprise

  • July 2, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon graduates 35 seniors! Read a recap of the event in The Independent

  • June 29, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano graduate Julie Recalde finished high school with college credits, a published poem, and lots of community service under her belt! Learn more about this dedicated teen and hear from teacher and NHS advisor Stephanie Steenstra in the Victorville Daily Press

  • June 29, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon celebrates the Class of 2015 at an in-person ceremony. Read a reap of the event in the Manteca Bulletin

  • June 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon Learning Coach Marika Delan details her family's journey discovering her son Julian was autistic, and how the online school helped Julian receive the services he needed to excel at his own pace, in this Autism Bay Area magazine feature story (pg 12-15)

  • June 4, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano Student Nayah Damasen kicks off the NBA Finals, singing the National Anthem for Golden State! Learn more about this talented student on NBC Bay Area

  • June 2015 — Read California Connections Academy @ Ripon 2015 graduate speaker Jack Cordova-McCarthy's commencement address to peers

  • April 22, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student, musician Christopher Salinas lands a role in Opera San Jose's "The Magic Flute"! The family and teacher Brooke Shamhart discuss how the online school's flexibility helps Christopher pursue his musical passions in the Mercury News

  • April 21, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Beamon Parker is saving the Earth one trashcan at a time! The teen discusses his trashcan lid invention and his commitment to the environment in this Daily Press piece

  • April 21, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Central Site Administrator Yolanda Flores' newest blog post in the Daily Independent, "Beyond Earth Day: Cultivating Green Habits Year-Round"

  • February 7, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Joshua Robinson can receive a high-quality education and pursue his soccer dreams thanks to the flexibility of online school! Read more about the family in the Fontana Herald News

  • January 30, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon Student Karen Chen wins bronze at the U.S. figure skating championships! Learn more about this dedicated skater in the San Jose Mercury News

  • January 29, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Central Site Administrator Yolanda Flores' newest blog post in the Daily Independent—"Making Day Trips Educational: Learning Destinations Abound in the Central Valley"

  • January 27, 2015 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano students and tennis players Salma and Mina Ewing are following in mom's footsteps, and using the flexibility of online school to compete nationally! Learn more about the family in the Grunion Gazette