Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible to attend Capistrano Connections Academy (CapoCA)?

Students entering grades K–12, residing throughout San Diego, Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino counties, are eligible to enroll in Capistrano Connections Academy.

What kind of technology does my family need to participate?

Families enrolling in CapoCA must provide their own computer and Internet connection that 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?

The school offers a limited number of Technology Scholarships for students who do not have a computer, and/or Internet access and who meet federal poverty guidelines as defined by eligibility for free lunch. For more information, contact your school Principal, or, if you are currently enrolled, obtain an application form from the school's virtual library and submit it to your school.

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 does Capistrano Connections Academy support students with disabilities?

Federal law requires Capistrano Connections Academy to provide its students, regardless of disability, with an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the school’s education program. Capistrano 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 Capistrano Connections Academy's education program, please contact the school's special education director at shollman@connectionseducation.com or the school’s 504 coordinator at agott@connectionseducation.com. 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 Capistrano Connections Academy. If you have any questions, please contact us.

What makes CapoCA a quality choice for your child's education?

At CapoCA, 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?

Capistrano Connections Academy is fully accredited (grades K–12) by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). WASC accreditation is for six years for all grades. Questions regarding accreditation can be directed to the school principal or to WASC at:

Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Schools
533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200
Burlingame, CA 94010
650-696-1060

Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.


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