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April 2, 2013 > Virtual public school offers innovative choices

Virtual public school offers innovative choices

Submitted By Annie Drury

California Connections Academy, a K-12 tuition-free virtual public school, is now enrolling students for the 2013-2014 school year. The school is hosting free parent information sessions throughout the spring and summer to fulfill the growing number of requests for information. California Connections Academy is authorized under state law by the Ripon Unified School District and currently serves more than 270 students in Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus counties.

"With K-12 online learning growing across the nation, California Connections Academy is constantly providing additional resources to help our students thrive, such as new elective and advanced placement course offerings, social events and clubs," said Don Ogden, principal at California Connections Academy. "Just in our first year, we have added Julliard eLearning music classes to our arts program, held weekly field trips and launched a model aviation club."

Juilliard eLearning is a collaboration between internationally renowned music conservatory The Juilliard School and Connections Education to bring quality K-12 online music education to students everywhere. The dynamic sequence within the courses enhances each student's understanding and enjoyment of music for a lifetime. Lessons provide a strong foundation in musical concept, vocabulary, and notation. Students will also learn how to recognize the sound qualities of orchestral instruments and gain a solid introduction to Western classical music while exploring music from cultures around the world.

Most Connections Academy school students may enroll as part of their virtual school program for free. Juilliard eLearning courses are also available to adult, lifelong learners on a tuition basis. An overview and video can be found at: http://www.nationalconnectionsacademy.com/private-school/curriculum/juilliard-online-music.aspx.

California Connections Academy will host a free information session in Fremont on Thursday, April 11 to give parents and students an opportunity to learn about the school's curriculum, meet with Connections Academy teachers and learn about the enrollment process. Families can enroll in California Connections Academy online or by phone at 800-382-6010. For more information about the enrollment process or to attend an information session, please visit www.connectionsacademy.com.

California Connections Academy Information Session
Thursday, Apr 11
12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Courtyard Fremont Silicon Valley
47000 Lakeview Blvd., Fremont
1-800-382-6010
http://www.connectionsacademy.com/california-online-school-ripon/home.aspx
Free

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