Central California Connections Academy is home in Visalia and opened in 2006. The school offers a unique learning experience for students in kindergarten through 12th grades. Students will be working independently at home on their computers. The school provides students with a very different curriculum that is interactive and enjoyable using various methods which creates adventures instead of boring classrooms. The curriculum includes textbooks, maps, compasses, interactive tutorials, and in person during field trips. The curriculum used by Central California Connections Academy will build a strong foundation in math, writing, and reading while developing critical thinking and problem solving skills. The curriculum will adapt easily to each students learning style and pace while encouraging imagination.
Since the school is an online school, it does not provide extra curricular activities, sports, or student clubs. The school does offer teacher led field trips that correspond with the subjects of the class work.
The majority of parents are pleased with the online school that is helping them provide a wonderful home school experience for their children. Some parents expressed that not every teacher is as motivated as they would like to see, but that the curriculum is challenging and exciting. Students expressed they love the school that allows them to work at their own pace while taking breaks when needed without permission from a teacher.
The Academic Performance Index showed a decrease in academic growth from 780 to 739. The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades. The percentage of students that passed the exams was above and below average according to the grade level and the subjects.
The California High School Exit Exam tests 10th graders mastering skills in English language arts and mathematics. Students at Central California Connections Academy were above average in English Language Arts with 95% passing the exam while the state average was 83% and in math, 82% passed the exam with the state average at 84%.
One must remember this is an online school. Student must be able to work on their own and be comfortable setting their own schedule and doing their schoolwork in order to be successful.
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Central California Connections Academy
916 W. Oak Ave., Suite B
Visalia, CA 93291