Special Education at

California Connections Academy

Offering a safe, supportive learning environment for TK–12 students.
Individualized Education Programs

Designed to Help Each Student Thrive

We believe that no two educational journeys should be the same. For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), California Connections Academy provides a range of special education services, including:

  • consultation
  • curriculum accommodation and modification
  • collaboration with Learning Coaches and teachers
  • direct instruction

As a public school, California Connections Academy enrolls students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs). After enrollment in Connections Academy, the school will hold an Interim IEP meeting to review the student’s previous IEP and determine appropriateness of a parent-led Independent Study placement. The IEP team will develop an IEP appropriate to the Independent Study environment, considering a continuum of special education services. The parent remains the primary implementer of instruction for the child, with the IEP team providing support in the Independent Study setting.

For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, California Connections Academy develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate supports.

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Tanya Gustin

Director Student Support Services


Harold Roney

Assistant Director, Student Services: High School 9th - 12th grade


Ashley Silver

Assistant Director, Student Services: Middle School 6th - 8th grade


Ali Gott

Assistant Director, Student Services: Elementary TK - 5th grade