Monday, 20 September 2021

California Connections Academy welcomes new and returning students for 2021-22 school year

California Connections Academy, a tuition free-online public school serving students in grades TK-12 across 32 counties in California, began its 2021-2022 school year today with students logging on to attend their first day of classes.

The school serves more than 8,000 new and returning students across California.

Many families across the state adopted online learning amid the ongoing pandemic during the past two school years. California Connections Academy has seen interest in enrollment increase as more families opt to pursue a permanent virtual education path.

The school, now in its 17th year of serving students across the state, has a demonstrated history of expertise in the learning-from-home model.

“We look forward to welcoming students, both new and existing, back to their virtual classrooms this fall,” said Dr. Richard Savage, California Connections Academy executive director. “While the past two school years have been impacted by the ongoing pandemic, our program has continued to thrive without interruption, ensuring a consistent, quality virtual education for our students.”

California Connections Academy is equipped with teachers who receive vigorous specialty training in teaching in a virtual environment to bring the curriculum to life in an engaging and well-rounded way.

The virtual school offers students a complete school experience through opportunities to develop social and emotional skills in addition to critical thinking, problem-solving and collaboration abilities to prepare them for current and future success as they progress through college, their career and life.

As an independent study school, California Connections Academy is supported by outstanding teachers who work tirelessly to support their students, build strong, professional relationships, and prepare them with life-long skills in the classroom and beyond.

Students head back to school on the heels of the school’s recently released 2020-2021 Parent Satisfaction Survey, an annual third-party survey that provides families with the opportunity to review their experience with California Connections Academy.

According to the survey results:

96% of parents agree their children are satisfied with the program;
94% of parents agree their children are making good progress;
96% of parents agree that our technology tools improve their child’s learning experience;
96% of parents agree that the curriculum is high quality.

“California Connections Academy has been an incredible experience for our family,” said Nichole Gould, mother of upcoming California Connections Academy junior Griffin Gould. “My son has been enrolled in Connections Academy for five years and the independent study allows him to learn at his own pace but also teaches him important life skills such as accountability and time management.”

At California Connections Academy, students have access to advanced courses and flexible scheduling that helps them to take ownership of their own unique educational journey. California Connections Academy’s high school curriculum offers NCAA core courses, career-oriented electives, and University of California “A-G” courses to inspire students to be their best.

Students who enroll in the school join a gifted and committed community of their fellow students and educators that provides a welcoming, distraction-free learning environment.

Beyond their rigorous curriculum, California Connections Academy offers numerous safe socialization opportunities for their students.

This upcoming semester, California Connections Academy students can take advantage of the school’s free online clubs and activities, where they can network with others interested in art, science, sports and more.

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09.20.2021 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Lake County 29'ers Cribbage Club Meeting
21Sep
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Lake County Farmers’ Finest Tuesday market
22Sep
22Sep
09.22.2021 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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22Sep
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23Sep
09.23.2021 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Savings Bank drive-up shred event
23Sep
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24Sep
09.24.2021 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clear Lake State Park Visitor Center tour
25Sep
09.25.2021 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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