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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    B+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Health & Safety
    NG
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    NG
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B-
Address
33272 Valle Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
Telephone
(949) 461-1667

Applying

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Application Fee
$0
Interview Required
No
Required/Recommended Tests
None
From California Connections Academy at Capistrano

California Connections Academy @ Capistrano is a tuition-free, high-quality online public school serving TK-12 students in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. The school, accredited by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, provides students the flexibility to learn from anywhere with an innovative curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. The combination of state-credentialed teachers, a proven curriculum, diverse electives, and community experiences creates a supportive and successful learning opportunity.

California Connections Academy at Capistrano Rankings

Niche ranks nearly 100,000 schools and districts based on statistics and millions of opinions from students and parents.

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
63%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
62%
Average SAT
1230
78 responses
Average ACT
27
27 responses
AP Enrollment
9%

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.6 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.6 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 11 responses
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  • I enjoy attending live lessons daily.
    36%
  • I enjoy participation calls with my teachers.
    36%
  • Yearly picnics and field trips
    18%
  • Homecoming
    9%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    3,500
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    39%
    48%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.25 responses
    68%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.25 responses
    56%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.25 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    15:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $83,520
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    50.7%
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.22 responses
    91%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.22 responses
    86%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.22 responses

    California Connections Academy at Capistrano Reviews

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    My overall experience at California Connections Academy was wonderful! I had the best teachers and guidance counselors throughout my two years at Connections Academy. I was able to have full one on one conversations regarding grades, study guides, and classes with each one of my teaches and guidance counselors. Although, Connections Academy is an online school system, I was still able to make friends that I really connected with. Overall, California Connections Academy was a great experience for my last years of high school.
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    This school is so amazing because the staff is incredible with helping you prepare for the online school life. The teachers are very compassionate and always willing to do anything to help the students learn. The curriculum is taught in a correct orderly manner that’s easy to understand. The atmosphere of the school isn’t something that scares anyone. It’s very welcoming and warm and it feels like a team or family. You are always able to get into contact with anyone if you are in need of help. Overall this school is excellent!
    California Connections Academy offers a wide range of high school classes to take–there are general, honors, and AP classes. The teachers are generally very helpful. Some are more proactive than others, but overall, most of the teachers are friendly and will do their best to help you with problems/difficulties. Many of the counselors will reach out to students with lessons on college preparation, help concerning Cal Grants and the FAFSA, how to manage stress, etc. There are different activities provided such as School Picnics and field trips that allow students to feel connected and engaged.