California Connections Academy News

  • April 18, 2019 – California Connections Academy Ripon teacher Kristin Cable discusses what its like teaching in the online environment and how she can connect with students one-on-one in the Calaveras Enterprise

  • April 18, 2019 – California Connections Academy Ripon Learning Coach Bionca Smith is taking her son's online school on the road! Learn more about the family's #vanlife in this Good Housekeeping feature

  • March 28, 2019 – California Connections Academy Southern California student Samir Mallya discusses his figure skating journey—from new staker to national qualifier—in this Culver City News profile

  • March 12, 2019 – California Connections Academy Monterey Bay is now enrolling students for its inaugural year. Learn more about the program from Executive Director Richard Savage in the Monterey Herald

  • February 28, 2019 – California Connections Academy Central families enjoy a field trip to the Carnegie Museum! Hear from teacher Teresa Chacon and Learning Coach Andrea Kemp in the Hanford Sentinel

  • February 27, 2019 – California Connections Academy Southern California student Chloe Firmin is thriving in the online environment! Chloe shares her journey finding a learning environment to fit her needs, her selective mutism diagnosis, and her plans for the future in this Orange County Register

  • February 14, 2019 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano families enjoy a field trip to Oceanside Art Museum. Learn more from teacher Regina Stehney in the Oside News

  • February 1, 2019 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Charlotte Sabina uses the flexibility of virtual school to balance her surfing, singing and acting passions! Hear from the accomplished teen in LA Parent

  • January 26, 2019 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student Alysa Liu wins first place in the women's Free Skate at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships! Learn more in the San Francisco Chronicle

  • January 24, 2019 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Nolan Rodgers receives the NSSA 2018 Surfer Scholar award! Learn more about the competitive surfer in the San Clemente Times

  • January 24, 2019 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student Alysa Liu becomes the youngest American in history to land a triple axel at the U.S. championships! Learn more in the East Bay Times

  • January 22, 2019 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student Alysa Liu discusses her figure skating journey, upcoming competitions, and balancing schoolwork in the East Bay Times

  • January 2019 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student Angela Lan is 'sewing' her own future! The teen discusses her experience with online school and her journey to a published author and fashion designer in the Bay Area Parent (pg 3)

  • January 4, 2019 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student Zoe Deibel and her mom discuss the family's medical journey, enrolling in online school in this Sacramento Parent piece—"Girl Given 1% Chance to Live is Now Ready to Graduate"

  • January 3, 2019 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Ella Ales needed a change—a way to balance her education with her ice skating career—when the family enrolled in online school! Learn more about her experience in the Los Angeles Times

  • December 11, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon teacher Susan Christensen and student Simi Singh stop by FOX40 to demonstrate how to create eco-friendly Christmas decorations

  • December 4, 2018 – California Connections Academy @ Central is a great education option for the Randolph twins! Seniors Kayla and Sarah and mom Marsha discuss their experience in the Porterville Recorder

  • September 18, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ North Bay welcomes Sonoma, Glen Ellen students back-to-school. Learn more in the Sonoma News

  • September 11, 2018 — California Connections Academy at North Bay students head back to school. Learn more in the Daily Democrat

  • September 5, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Central Students “Take Seats” in Virtual Classroom. Learn more in the Mojave Desert News and Lake County News

  • August 23, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon families meet during back-to-school party. Learn more in the Manteca Bulletin

  • July 24, 2018 — California Connection Academy honors Hannah Hurley as Educator of the Year, student Tatum Osborne named Ripon’s Youth Citizen of the Year. Learn more in the Manteca Bulletin

  • July 13, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon graduates Manteca, Ripon-area students. Learn more in the Manteca Bulletin

  • July 3, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ North Bay graduate Noah Faber used the flexibility of online school to balance education with a list of ag activities! He's headed to UC Davis. Learn mroe in the Davis Enterprise

  • June 26, 2018 — California Connections Academy mom Bionca Smith discusses how virtual school enables her son to join her as they travel the country, live the #vanlife. Learn more in the Hello Giggles

  • June 23, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ North Bay graduates 24 students. Learn more in the Napa Valley Register

  • June 21, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon celebrates the Class of 2018, including graduates Gadai Bulgac, Tatum Osborne, Alexandria YaoCalifornia Connections Academy @ Ripon celebrates the Class of 2018, including graduates Gadai Bulgac, Tatum Osborne, Alexandria Yao. Learn more in the Antioch Herald

  • June 19, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ North Bay celebrates the Class of 2018. Learn more in the Lake County News

  • June 16, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ North Bay graduate Madeline Eger discusses her online education journey and future plans. Learn more in the Petaluma Argus Courier

  • June 15, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ North Bay student Matthew Chen uses the flexibility of online school to graduate one year early! Learn more in the Daily Democrat

  • May 16, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Billy Givens-Jensen commits to Seattle University men’s tennis team. Learn more about this student athlete in the Go Seattle

  • April 20, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano alumna Auburn Schmidt earns her Girl Scout Gold award for work around PTSD resource awareness. Learn more in the KOLD-TV

  • April 13, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano alumna Mirai Nagasu to compete on Dancing with the Stars: Athletes show. Learn more in the WOTV

  • April 13, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Annika Bullock uses the flexibility of online school to advance her roller-skating career. Learn more in the Victorville Daily Press

  • April 12, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student Apoorva Panidapu to compete on NBC show “Genius Junior”. Learn more in the India West

  • March 31, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon enabled student Delaney Bagneschi to work at her own advanced pace! Learn more about the program in the Ledger Dispatch

  • March 30, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano enrollment open for 2018-2019 school year. Learn more in My Valley News

  • March 28, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano alumna Malia Kaleiohi signs with San Diego State University's women's soccer team. Learn more in the Go Aztecs

  • March 22, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano alumnus Colin Apel earns dean's award at Colgate University. Learn more in the Crescent Valley Weekly

  • March 19, 2018 —California Connections Academy @ Ripon is enrolling students for the 2018-19 school year. Hear from student Delaney Bagneschi about her experience in the Manteca Bulletin

  • March 8, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Storm Reid discusses her experience starring in The Wrinkle in Time. Learn more in the AOL Build

  • March 8, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Paul Wittkop won gold at International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Federation tournament. Learn more in The Indy

  • March 1, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student Jasmine Johnson discusses her positive experience with switching to the online school in the Mountain House Matters (Pages 10-11)

  • February 19, 2018 — California Connections Academy alum Nathan Chen is included in a roundup of Salt Lake City-trained Olympians. Learn more in the Standard Examiner

  • February 16, 2018 — California Connections Academy alum Vincent Zhou was able to take advanced classes while training for the Olympics! Learn more in this TIME profile piece

  • February 11, 2018 — California Connections Academy alumna Mirai Nagasu makes history, the first American woman to land a triple axel at the Winter Olympics! Learn more in Hello Giggles

  • February 9, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon graduate and 2018 Olympic figure skater Karen Chen is profiled. Learn more in Heavy.com

  • February 6, 2018 — California Connections Academy grad Nathan Chen included in "Top five American stars to break out in 2018 Winter Olympic Games". Learn more in Yahoo Sports

  • February 5, 2018 — California Connections Academy Learning Coach Bionca Smith reflects on her decision to enroll her son in online school and travel the world together. Learn more in She Explores

  • February 4, 2018 — California Connections Academy alum and Winter Olympic figure skater Mirai Nagasu is profiled by the OC Register

  • January 26, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Ripon student Tatum Osborne explains a day-in-the-life of an online school student, her passion advocating against sexual assault and educating teens. Learn more on KCAT-TV

  • January 22, 2018— Get to Know Team USA's Youngest Olympic Figure Skater, Vincent Zhou in PopSugar

  • January 7, 2018 — Former California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Vincent Zhou is headed to 2018 Olympics, part of U.S. men's singles figure skating team! Learn more about Vincent in the Mountain View Voice

  • January 5, 2018 — California Connections Academy @ Capistrano student Israel Ruiz is thriving in the online school! The family discusses how Israel can now balance medical appointments for his heart defect, passion for automotives, and more. Learn more in the Hi-Desert Star