Prepare for Enrollment

We're glad you have decided to enroll in California Connections Academy! Before you get started, take a look below about our application process.

Application Information

Applications are now being accepted for a limited time for second semester.

Enrollment is limited, with each school having its own cap. Students applying will be placed on a waiting list and released if space becomes available.

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Step 1

Understand Your Commitment

Learning and growing
per week
Exploring lessons on a computer
of school day
Working independently offline
of school day
Step 2

Check Eligibility

In California, student eligibility requirements are determined by the state, which regulates all public schools including California Connections Academy.

California Connections Academy schools are open to all students who meet the state's age and geographic restrictions for virtual charter schools. While we are required to collect documents that show that the age and residency requirements have been met, we do welcome students who have unusual circumstances, such as homeless and foster youth, immigrants, refugees, migrants, and students who are not U.S. citizens. Contact the school office for assistance if enrolling a student for whom standard documentation is not readily available due to this type of situation.

Note: Students who are currently expelled from their local school or district may not be eligible for California Connections Academy.

Southern California (formerly Capistrano):

  • Los Angeles
  • Orange
  • Riverside
  • San Bernardino
  • San Diego


  • Fresno
  • Inyo
  • Kern
  • Kings
  • Tulare

Central Coast:

  • San Luis Obispo
  • Santa Barbara
  • Ventura

Monterey Bay:

  • Monterey
  • San Benito
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Santa Cruz

North Bay:

  • Colusa
  • Glenn
  • Lake
  • Mendocino
  • Napa
  • Sonoma
  • Yolo


  • Alameda
  • Amador
  • Calaveras
  • Contra Costa
  • Sacramento
  • San Joaquin
  • Stanislaus
Step 3

Prepare Documents - Starting in April 2021

The Open Application Period and public lottery drawings were completed on April 22, 2021. We are still accepting applications at this time, until the schools meet their enrollment caps for 2021-22. After an application has been started, eligibility tasks and documents are collected. We do not require receipt of student records prior to acceptance into our school. In the event that a space becomes available for your child, there will also be a registration process. The registration process will ask you to upload additional documents to the Enrollment Portal. The documents for the various parts of the process are listed in more detail below.

Child's Proof of Age

Proof of Residence

Child’s Proof of Immunization

Child's Proof of Health Examination

Prior Academic Records

Other Documents for Special Circumstances


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