Frequently Asked Questions about California Connections Academy
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Who is eligible to attend California Connections Academy schools?
Students entering grades K–12, residing in the counties listed below are eligible to enroll in California Connections Academy:
- California Connections Academy @ Capistrano: Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties
- California Connections Academy @ Central: Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings and Tulare counties
- California Connections Academy @ Ripon: Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, and Stanislaus counties
- California Connections Academy @ North Bay: Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo counties
What kind of technology does my family need to participate?
Families are encouraged to use their own computer and internet connection which meet our minimum system requirements. See the Hardware and Connectivity page for full details.
What if I do not have a computer and/or Internet access?
During the enrollment process, families may request one computer per household, along with a subsidy for Internet service. Households may request a subsidy towards the cost of Internet service while actively enrolled at the time of disbursement. Payments are made three times a year: December, March, and June. Families not enrolled for the entire payment period will receive a pro-rated payment. Subsidies are not available during the summer months.
Does Connections Academy provide services and accommodations for students with disabilities?
For students with Individualized Education Programs (IEPs), Connections Academy provides a continuum of virtual special education services that range from consultation, curriculum accommodation and modification, collaboration with learning coaches and general education teachers, to virtual direct instruction. Connections Academy provides students with IEPs with related services that may include virtual speech language and virtual occupational therapy, as determined by the IEP team. For eligible students with disabilities who do not require special education, Connections Academy develops (as needed) and implements Section 504 plans that detail appropriate accommodations.
How do I request a transcript or report card?
California Connections Academy has authorized Parchment, Inc. to provide free transcripts and report cards in electronic or paper format. If this is your first time requesting a transcript, you will first have to register by creating a new account. Once you have created your account, you can request to have your transcript sent to any destination and track your transcript order. For any questions regarding obtaining your transcript or report card through Parchment, please feel free to contact Danielle Jespersen via email at DJespersen@calca.connectionsacademy.org or by phone at (925) 290-7925.
Has any educational organization ever evaluated the program and its curriculum?
Connections Academy is a division of Connections Education, which is accredited by AdvancED.
For more information about accreditation for California Connections Academy schools, please visit the program accreditations page. Questions regarding accreditation can be directed to the school principal or to the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) at:
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
Accrediting Commission for Schools
533 Airport Blvd., Suite 200
Burlingame, CA 94010
Does California Connections Academy offer instructional funding?
California Connections Academy schools are independent study programs and provides a wealth of resources for families, such as highly qualified and California credentialed teachers, award winning curriculum, easy to use educational software and more. However, instructional funds are not offered.
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