Aliso Viejo, Calif. (Sept. 9, 2013) – Thousands of students in Southern California are heading back to class this fall by logging in from the comfort of their homes, including more than 2,000 K-12 students enrolled in Capistrano Connections Academy. This year, students enrolled in Capistrano Connections Academy, a K-12 tuition-free virtual public school serving students who reside in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, will have access to new online Career Technical Education (CTE) courses for students interested in gaining career-specific knowledge in the 2013-2014 school year.
Connections Academy’s CTE courses offer students a chance to explore careers and fields of study with engaging multimedia content, personalized study guides, interactive exercises, and more. The more than 20 courses currently available to Capistrano Connections Academy students include a diverse range of subjects such as business communication, criminal investigation, astronomy and finance.
“Exploring different types of careers and experiencing firsthand what their futures could hold is a vital and enlightening experience for high school students,” said Dr. Richard Savage, principal at Capistrano Connections Academy. “Our new career technical courses provide students the opportunity to develop real-world skills while nurturing academic and occupational interests.”
In a recent 2012-2013 Parent Satisfaction Survey, 93 percent of parents said they would recommend the school to other parents, 94 percent said they were pleased with the helpfulness of their child’s teachers, and 97 percent agreed that the curriculum is high quality.
In addition to the new CTE course offerings, Capistrano Connections Academy’s personalized learning approach allows teachers to tailor instruction and pace based on each student’s skill level and needs. Students and teachers work together to develop a personalized learning plan and adjust it as needed throughout the course of the year. Teachers deliver Connections Academy’s high-quality and innovative curriculum through LiveLessons® sessions—live instruction conducted online—and work with students one-on-one to provide additional instruction, answer questions and offer any other support the student needs to succeed. The highly accountable online program engages a student’s parent or other adult as their Learning Coach, who works to monitor academic progress in the home.
About Capistrano Connections Academy
Capistrano Connections Academy is a tuition-free, high-quality, highly accountable virtual public school serving students in grades K-12 in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties. Capistrano Connections Academy is fully accredited (grades K-12) by the Schools Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The school opened in 2004 and is authorized under state law by the Capistrano Unified School District. Capistrano Connections Academy provides students with the flexibility to learn from anywhere with an innovative curriculum that meets rigorous state education standards. The combination of state-certified teachers, a proven curriculum, unique electives such as the Juilliard eLearning program, technology tools and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education. For more information, call 800-382-6010 or visit www.CapistranoConnectionsAcademy.com.
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