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California Connections Academy @ Capistrano

Preschool | Grades K-12 | Capistrano Unified
33272 Valle Road
San Juan Capistrano, CA 92675
(949) 461-1667

About This School

Our school’s mission is to maximize the potential of our students and prepare them for college, career, and life. We accomplish this by taking a personalized approach to learning and customizing according to each student’s abilities, needs, learning styles, and interests. Our 21st century technology, education resources, and supportive learning community complete the experience and promote academic and emotional success for every learner.
California Connections Academy @ Capistrano is located in San Juan Capistrano, CA and is one of 61 schools in Capistrano Unified School District. It is a charter school that serves 1267 students in grades K-12.

Charter schools are public schools, but differ from traditional public schools in that they are independent and are operated by educators, parents, community leaders, educational entrepreneurs, or others. Funding for charter schools is based on designated local or state educational organizations. Those organizations are responsible for monitoring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of education, but permit the schools to operate outside of the traditional public school education system. See California Connections Academy @ Capistrano's test results to learn more about school performance.

A school's Academic Performance Index (API) is a scale that ranges from 200 to 1000 and is calculated from the school's performance in the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) Program. The state has set 800 as the API target for all schools to meet.

California Connections Academy @ Capistrano had an API growth score of 778 in 2012. California uses the Academic Performance Index (API) to measure annual school performance and year-to-year improvement. California Connections Academy @ Capistrano's 2012 base score was 782 and the school did not meet its 2012 school-wide growth target.

In 2014, California Connections Academy @ Capistrano had 27 students for every full-time equivalent teacher. The California average is 24 students per full-time equivalent teacher.

Student Ethnicity (2011)

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Students Per Teacher (2014)

Female/Male (2011)

51% 49%

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California Connections Academy @ Capistrano Reviews

By a Parent on

Great school, after bad experiences with so many teachers our son is finally getting back on track.  He is happily learning so many things that he missed as the other school/teachers pushed kids through and collected their checks.  No more burned out teachers.  This is a great school full of enthusiastic teachers who love their students and the challenges they present.  What a relief!

By , a Parent on

This is our third year with this school. We love it. The curriculum is challenging and fun, with many wonderful electives available for all grade levels including music and foreign languages. Despite it being a virtual academy, teams of teachers are personally involved with my third grader and dedicated to his academic success.  There are educational field trips available every month. The clubs and activities are amazing. This year they include a design magazine, a cookbook, and a music contest, all in addition to the usual clubs, science, art, school paper, school magazine, pen pals, robotics, quiz bowl etc.

By , a Parent on

We love Capistrano Connections Academy Charter School. The teachers make the classes, even remedial classes, so much fun.

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