California Connections Academy Central Coast students log in for inaugural school year

California Connections Academy Central Coast, a tuition-free online public school serving students in grades TK-12 throughout the Central Coast, began its 2019-2020 school year on September 3rd. Students across San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties logged on for the first day of school, joining thousands of students who have found success via the network of California Connections Academy’s high-quality online schools across the state.

As digital literacy and personalized academic programs continue to grow throughout the nation, families across California who meet state residency requirements continue to turn to California Connections Academy for an alternative education program suited to their student’s individual learning needs. The school offers a rigorous curriculum of innovative and diverse courses including foreign languages, digital technology and web design, as well as a variety of honors and Advanced Placement (AP)® courses for students interested in college-level curriculum. The school also provides Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) courses for grades 6-12 to help students prepare for college and careers.

“In Connections Academy’s 15-year school history in California, Connections Academy has helped students maximize their potential, and we’re looking forward to continuing this tradition in the Central Coast,” said Dr. Richard Savage, California Connections Academy Executive Director. “We’ve seen first-hand how various types of students can excel in this model, and it’s an honor to bring that opportunity to more California students.”

Parents across the California Connections Academy network are continually pleased with their students’ academic performance and overall experience, as reinforced by the 2019 Parent Satisfaction Survey.

California Connections Academy Central Coast will serve students in the region for the first time in the 2019-20 school year. The school offers a flexible learning environment for children with a dynamic schedule who learn at different pace from their peers or want a more individualized approach to learning. State-credentialed teachers work with students to excel academically while allowing them time to pursue their dreams and extracurricular interests.

Beyond curriculum and supportive teachers, the school offers numerous socialization opportunities for its students. During the school year, learning-focused field trips are held throughout California for students to enrich their education experience outside of the classroom and meet peers and teachers in-person. California students also have the opportunity to attend a Junior/Senior Prom in Southern California.

Additionally, the school offers chapters of National Junior Honor Society and National Honor Society, as well as free online clubs and activities where students can collaborate with others interested in art, science, sports and more. Some of the clubs include Art Club, Gaming and Technology, Science Sleuths, and more.

For more information, visit the school’s website at



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