Proven Results

At our Connections Academy schools, success can be measured by our students’ academic achievements, but that is only part of the story. It’s also measured by how students, and their families, thrive in an environment that promotes personal growth and satisfaction.

Our accreditations and proven measures of success include:
  • California Connections Academy @ Capistrano, @ Central, and @ Ripon are fully accredited (grades K-12) by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). California Connections Academy @ North Bay will apply for the accreditation after the first school year.
  • Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.
  • California Connections Academy schools first received membership in the National Honor Society in 2010
  • California Connections Academy @ Capistrano met the Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) target from the California Department of Education in 2013
  • California Connections Academy @ Capistrano met the high standards for No Child Left Behind’s Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) for the 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09 and 2009–10 school years
  • All teachers are fully credentialed and rated compliant under the NCLB.
  • California schools have expanded to serve over 3,000 students.

Parents Give our Program High Ratings

Each year, we survey California Connections Academy parents to get their feedback on our program and help identify what we’re doing well and how we can improve. Our parents evaluate the school on a number of criteria including student progress, teacher support, and quality of the curriculum. Here's what parents had to say about the program.

California Connections Academy
2014 Parent Satisfaction Survey Results

96%
of parents agree
that the curriculum
is high quality.

95%
of parents
agree their 
children are satisfied with the program.

96%
of parents are
satisfied with
teachers' helpfulness.

95%
of parents
are satisfied
with the variety of learning activities.

91%
of parents
would
recommend

Connections Academy to other families.

93%
of parents
agree that our technology
tools improve their child's learning experience.

Based on a survey of families across all of our California Connections Academy schools conducted in February 2014 by Leo J. Shapiro and Associates.

Personal Success Stories

Each week, Connections Academy hears from students, parents, and teachers, sharing powerful stories of daily victories and growing self-confidence. These are highlights of just a few:

  • The military father stationed in the Middle East who is now able to take part in his child’s education through our Learning Management System accessed over the Internet.
  • The fifth-grader who was bullied and underperforming at his former school but is now thriving emotionally and academically as he learns at home.
  • The “I can’t do this” brothers who hated their former school but who now shout “Look at me! I can read!” after enrolling in Connections Academy.
  • The math-hating sixth-grader who completed two years of math in one year with the skilled help of a Connections Academy teacher.
  • The father who gained the tools and confidence to take control of his son’s education when his wife was diagnosed with cancer.
  • The many other families who are thankful to find a high-quality education at their door.