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 Schools in California

    Many California students now have the opportunity to thrive at California Connections Academy, a network of tuition-free public online schools for grades K–12. California Connections Academy gives students who need an alternative to the traditional classroom the flexibility to learn from home and enjoy a well-rounded student experience, including:

    • High quality curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards
    • Caring, state-credentialed teachers
    • Clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth
    • Opportunities to connect with other students and their families

    Our school’s mission is to maximize the potential of our students and prepare them for college, career, and life. We accomplish this by taking a personalized approach to learning and customizing according to each student’s abilities, needs, learning styles, and interests. Our 21st century technology, education resources, and supportive learning community complete the experience and promote academic and emotional success for every learner.


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    Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and Stanislaus counties

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    Find Out More

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

    • Attend an upcoming information session.
    • Learn about our curriculum and online learning resources.
    • Request a copy of our printed Program Guide or view it online now.
    • Find out how to enroll.