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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    A+
  3. Teachers
    A-
  4. College Prep
    A-
  5. Clubs & Activities
    NG
  6. Health & Safety
    NG
  7. Administration
    A
  8. Sports
    NG
  9. Food
    NG
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C

Applying

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

California Connections Academy Ripon is a tuition-free, high-quality online public school serving TK-12 students in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, and Stanislaus counties. The school 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 Ripon Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
54%
Percent Proficient - Math
26%
Average Graduation Rate
52%
Average SAT
1230
20 responses
Average ACT
28
7 responses
AP Enrollment

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
NG
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
75%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.4 responses
Poll
75%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.4 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 6 responses
Report
  • Field trips
    50%
  • Graduation celebration at Disneyland
    50%

    Students

    Diversity
    A+
    Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
    Students
    1,151
    Free or Reduced Lunch
    43%
    60%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.5 responses
    20%
    of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.5 responses

    Teachers

    Student-Teacher Ratio
    28:1
    National
    17:1
    Average Teacher Salary
    $61,584
    Teachers in First/Second Year
    23.8%
    60%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.5 responses
    80%
    of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.5 responses

    California Connections Academy Ripon Reviews

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    We enrolled our daughter in Connections Academy-Ripon for her sophomore year. She'd been begging for a "home school" situation for 2 years so she could have more freedom to pursue her music. What a great decision. The courses are truly well organized, challenging and integrated well. Teachers were great. The platform is very easy to follow and students know when they are not keeping up. It was more work in the beginning-- it's a challenging school-- but became easier throughout the year, as she acclimated to how the platform works. I checked in online to see her progress and grades. I like that certain assignments/tests can be corrected and grades boosted, as this focuses on learning content. I found that sometimes the best learning happened. Overall, a great program and fantastic teachers and I'm so glad we signed on pre-Covid! Good luck to all families trying to figure out what to do about their children' education!
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    I wanted to write this review for those who are nervous about trying an online curriculum, just like I was before enrolling. Joining this school was truly one of the best decisions I have made. The education is rigorous and the teachers are thoughtful. I can wake up whenever I want (unless I want to join the live lessons), and I am given so much time to dedicate to my passions and hobbies. One of the greatest things about this school is that all assignments are due at the end of the semester, so while there is a daily schedule to keep you on track and help you manage your time, it eliminates the stress of meeting a bunch of strict deadlines. I definitely recommend this school to independent students who do not thrive in the traditional brick-and-mortar school or just want to try something new!
    This school is a great choice if you are looking for a rigorous and engaging curriculum. It truly is school online and students are expected to work as such - it's definitely not a "homeschool".
    Having taught for another "online school" prior to Connections, it is a pleasure to finally be part of such an amazing and valued school. The staff truly cares about each student and works hard to connect with them - hence the name "Connections".