Tuesday, March 12, 2019

California Connections Academy Begins Open Enrollment for 2019-20 School Year


Online and In-person Information Sessions Available to
Families Interested in K-12 Virtual Public School   

Ripon, Calif. (March 11, 2019) – California Connections Academy Ripona high quality tuition-free, virtual public school, announces open enrollment for the 2019-20 school year. The school serves more than 1,500 students in the 2018-19 school year in grades from transitional kindergarten to 12th grade, residing in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties. The flexible learning option accommodates the needs of the modern student.    

"I love the flexibility California Connections Academy gives me, especially being able to manage my own time,” said Angela Lan, high school student at California Connections Academy Ripon. “I am able to find a balance between school and the extra circular activities I want to participate in, and all of my teachers have been very helpful and are truly dedicated to encouraging students’ learning."  

Teachers work closely with students to develop individualized learning plans using advanced technological tools and a rigorous curriculum that nurtures strengths and provides additional support in difficult areas. The school serves a diverse student body, which includes competitive athletes facing challenging schedules, former homeschooled students seeking high caliber teacher support, and other students seeking expanded course offerings, among others.  
  
“Open enrollment season is an exciting time for prospective students and their families to engage with our school as they solidify their education plans,” said Kara Mannix, site administrator at California Connections Academy Ripon. “We’re dedicated to providing our students with a flexible yet challenging learning experience and look forward to serving even more students in the 2019-20 school year.”   
  
Prolific California Connections Academy alums include world champion figure skaters Mirai Nigasu, Vincent Zhou, Karen Chen, and Nathan Chen, who accommodated rigorous training schedules and international championships with the school’s flexibility.    
    
Beyond the flexibility, the benefits of online learning include a high-quality curriculumwhich meets rigorous state education standards, and state-credentialed teachers who lead a variety of courses, including honors and (AP)® classes, digital technology and career technical courses. In addition, the school offers a variety of UC "a-g" courses such as science wet labs, numerous visual performing arts courses and more. California Connections Academy offers students National Honor Society and National Junior Honor Society chapters, and an AVID program to help students in grades 6-12 prepare for college. 
 
California Connections Academy coordinates multiple in-person field trips and special events throughout the year, from college visits to Prom, and school picnics for students to socialize offline with their staff and fellow students.    
   
For additional information about online education and the enrollment process, the school is hosting complimentary online and in-person information sessions. To learn more about California Connections Academy and begin the enrollment process, visit the school’s website.     
   

About California Connections Academy Ripon 
California Connections Academy Ripon is a tuition-free, high-quality, highly accountable virtual public school serving students in grades K-12, including transitional kindergarten, in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties. California Connections Academy is fully accredited (grades K-12) by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school opened in 2012 and is authorized under state law by the Ripon Unified School District. California Connections Academy provides students who meet state residency requirements with the flexibility to learn from anywhere with an internet connection with an innovative curriculum which meets rigorous state education standards. The combination of state-credentialed teachers, a proven curriculum, unique electives, technology tools and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit the school’s website. 

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