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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

The initial open application period is from March 10-April 11, 2021.

More information will be available regarding next steps after April 11, 2021.

Enrollment cap: enrollment is limited to 8,400 students with each school having its own cap.

Enrollment Information

Enrollment is closed for the 2020-21 school year

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 initial application process will be completed on April 11, 2021. We do not require receipt of student records prior to acceptance into our school. In the event that a lottery is required and a space has been identified for your child, there will be a registration process. The registration process will ask you to upload the following documents to the Enrollment Portal.

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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Frequently Asked Questions

California Connections Academy admits students and conducts all educational programs, activities, and employment practices without discrimination on the basis of sex, race, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, creed, sexual orientation, disability, or any other legally protected classification.

Enrollment for the 2021–22 School Year

Open Application Period

Please note that California Connections Academy has an open application period from March 10, 2021 through April 11, 2021. This is only the first portion of the process — you will not be able to complete the remainder of the process until after April 11, 2021. If a lottery is needed it will be held on April 22, 2021.

Space is Limited

Per the Board of Directors, the school has enrollment limits for the 2021-22 school year at 8,400 students with each school having its own cap. If the number of applications accepted exceeds the limit, we use a lottery-style drawing to select students for all available spaces. This means that your student(s) may still be subject to a lottery once the Open Application Period has ended. To be eligible for the lottery, please click “APPLY NOW” and follow the steps to create an account.

If the school does not exceed its enrollment limits set by the Board of Directors, no lottery is required.

More information will be available regarding next steps after April 11, 2021.