Capistrano CA Student - Miah Santiago
“Connections Academy is fun because I get to learn cool stuff and learning is fun!!! My teacher is fun and sweet.”

Miah Santiago
Middle School Student

student Mirai holding a metal
"I like Connections Academy because the online learning system allowed me to take school with me all over the world."

Mirai Nagasu
Graduate of Capistrano Connections Academy
American Figure Skater

  • 2008 U.S. National Champion
  • 2010 U.S. Silver Medalist
  • 2010 Olympic Winter Games–4th place
  • 2011 Four Continents Bronze Medalist
Alfredo Rodriguez, CapoCA student
“Our family feels secure knowing that our children are protected from negative outside influences, including bullying.”

Alfredo Rodriguez
Elementary School Student

Capistrano CA Student - Ashley Argota
“At CapoCA the curriculum is really intense, and even though it takes a lot to finish the work, it's totally worth it because I learn so much!”

Ashley Argota
Graduate of Capistrano Connections Academy

  • Co-Star of “True Jackson, VP”, Nickelodeon’s top rated TV show

Free Online School in Southern California

Students throughout Southern California are thriving at Capistrano Connections Academy (CapoCA), a tuition-free online public school. The mission of Capistrano Connections Academy is to leverage 21st century education resources on behalf of students who need a more personalized approach to learning to maximize these students’ potential and meet the highest performance standards. This mission is accomplished through a uniquely individualized learning program that combines the best in virtual education with very real connections among students, family, teachers, and the community to promote academic and emotional success for every learner.

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CapoCA is accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, one of six regional accrediting organizations for higher education institutions recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the United States Department of Education. Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED. AdvancED is an organization representing 27,000 public and private schools and districts across the United States and in 65 countries worldwide.

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Welcome to Capistrano Connections Academy

CapoCA is not just a fully-accredited virtual school in Southern California. It’s a tight knit school community offering all the services and resources needed to create a well-rounded student experience with:

  • Experienced teachers recognized as Highly Qualified by under the No Child Left Behind Act guidelines.
  • Field trips that give students and families the opportunity to learn together and make new friends.
  • Clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth.
  • An involved community of students and their families.

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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

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