High Quality, Free Online Public Schools in California

Many California students now have the opportunity to thrive at California Connections Academy, a network of tuition-free public online schools for grades TK–12. California Connections Academy gives students who need an alternative to the traditional classroom the flexibility to learn from home and enjoy a well-rounded student experience, including:

  • A challenging TK–12 curriculum developed by leading education experts
  • Instruction from state-credentialed teachers experienced in online instruction
  • Support from trained counselors, principals, and administrative staff
  • Numerous University of California “a–g” approved courses and curriculum materials needed to participate in a dynamic online learning environment
  • Chapters of the National Honor Society, National Junior Honor Society, NCAA    approved courses, and classes for gifted and talented
  • Support for students with 504 plans and special needs, as well as English Language Learners  
  • Field trips and social events that help students connect to one another, their communities, and their lessons
  • Dozens of clubs and activities that foster social development and academic growth
  • In-person senior commencement ceremonies, as well as kindergarten and eighth grade promotion ceremonies
  • An involved online community of students and their families

The Network of California Connections Academy Online Schools

Learn more about California Connections Academy’s network of online schools by selecting the school serving your area below:

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@ Capistrano

Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego counties

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@ Central

Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Kings, and Tulare counties

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@ Ripon

Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara, Stanislaus counties

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@ North Bay

Colusa, Glenn, Lake, Mendocino, Napa, Sonoma, and Yolo counties

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Our Mission

The mission of California Connections Academy is to leverage 21st century education resources on behalf of students who need a more personalized approach to learning to maximize these students’ potential and meet the highest performance standards. 

This mission is accomplished through a uniquely individualized learning program that combines the best in virtual education with real connections among students, family, teachers, and the community to promote academic and emotional success for every learner. Every California Connections Academy student has a Personalized Learning Plan and an entire team of experts committed to the student’s successful fulfillment of that plan. California Connections Academy is a high-quality, high-tech, high-interaction virtual “school without walls” that brings out the best in every student through Personalized Performance Learning.

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Want more information about California Connections Academy?

Download the School Profile for California Connections Academy