California Connections Academy @ Central

A Tuition-Free Online School in Central California

California Connections Academy is a network of online charter schools that serves students in grades K–12. As a tuition-free online school, California Connections Academy @ Central brings a fully accredited online public education directly into the homes of students throughout Tulare, Fresno, Kern, Kings, and Inyo Counties.

Authorized by the Alpaugh Unified School District

California Connections Academy @ Central is authorized under state law by the Alpaugh Unified School District. The school is operated by the Alpaugh Academies, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services.

School Board Meetings

The California Online Public Schools school board adopts a regular meeting schedule. The meetings are open to the public and in compliance with California's open meeting laws.

View the 1/22/19 Board Meeting Agenda

Notices and Information for the Public

As a public charter school, California Connections Academy @ Central is committed to meeting the State of California’s rigorous standards for academic achievement and accountability. The school is governed by an independent Board of Directors and all meetings are open to the public. Visit our School Board page page for the scheduled meeting dates, information on how to attend meetings, and further information.

School Administrator Marcus White

Meet Marcus White

School Site Administrator

Marcus White is the school site administrator for California Connections Academy @ Central. He joined the Connections Academy team in 2012. Mr. White began his career in education as a fourth grade teacher for a socio-economically challenged Central Valley California elementary school in the Burton Elementary School District. For the following two years, Mr. White took on an administration role as a vice principal, supporting student safety and promoting academic excellence. He then transitioned to school principal.

For the next three years, Mr. White developed his team by focusing on data to drive student achievement. The school’s and students’ hard work was rewarded with an API score of more than 800. He currently serves as the elementary principal for all four California Connections Academy schools. Mr. White is married and has three wonderful children.


  • BA in social science, Chapman University
  • MA in teaching, Chapman University