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Overall Niche Grade
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  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 Southern California

California Connections Academy Southern California, formerly called Capistrano Connections Academy, 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 Southern California Rankings

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

Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
58%
Percent Proficient - Math
28%
Average Graduation Rate
65%
Average SAT
1220
96 responses
Average ACT
28
30 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
    $87,949
    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 Southern California Reviews

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    Connections Academy is different from a traditional school in countless ways. Unlike a traditional school, Connections Academy is more flexible when it comes to your schedule, making it perfect for students who are heavily involved in extracurricular activities and/or struggle with day-to-day health problems. Along with that, I feel that by attending Connections Academy, the stress of social peer pressure and the melodrama of school students is lessened, creating a positive and focused environment for people who want to succeed in their studies.
    The one thing that I would like to see change is improvements in the Special Educations department. The staff in the department are beyond hard working. I feel that they deserve more recognition from the school for their outstanding work ethic and commitment to their students. I also believe an investment into a modified course(s) for severe special need students could be helpful to their overall success in the school.
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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.
    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!