My daughter attended this school for the last two years of high school after much frustration with the ability of a public school to provide support for her medical condition. She always was an excellent student but her grades were dropping due to missed classes.
Our experience with Connections Capistrano could not have been better. My daughter loved the curriculum, the freedom, and the independent study. She was able to take additional classes of her interest like psychology. Teachers and counselors are extremely responsive and always provided the support we needed - and more. The teacher contact via phone were pleasant, motivating and fun.
The experience for me as learning coach was very pleasant. The online platform is easy to navigate and provides a high level of involvement if desired.
If your student is capable of handling the high level of self-management and can work independently, I can highly recommend this school. On the downside, the social interaction with other students is limited as always in online platforms. An alternative social environment for your student is necessary.
To Mrs. Denise Frampton,
I just want to say one thank you. Thank you for being a good teacher, and helping my child get off to a good start at Capistrano Connections Academy, and teaching her all she needs to know for to get to her next grade level. Thank You, Mrs. Frampton, and thank you Connections Academy, I just love this school.
Mrs. LaSarge is a wonderful, supportive teacher to my daughter. She understands my daughter's learning style and gives us leeway on nurturing that. She isn't a stickler on nonessential rubbish and encourages my daughter with positive and constructive feedback. Amongst all the teachers my three children have encountered at Connections, Mrs. Lisa LaSarge has left the greatest impact.
My experience at this school was truly amazing ! I was able to put 100% of my effort on learning instead of constant distractions and interruptions at traditional schools . You still have access to contact with your teachers and staff by Web Mails , Live Lessons , or by calling . I finish school quicker than i normally did at a traditional school and I'm taking 4 honors . Now i have more time to do the hobbies i wasn't able to do before. Enrolling was stress free for me and my parents and quicker than what i expected . Time is very flexible and you have the option to start what time of the day each day . I usually wake up at 7:40 and start at 8 and i work on a couple of classes then i go for a morning jog to complete my PE log and finish the rest . I also have the freedom of using my own comfortable restroom and eating a snack when i want :) I highly recommend this over any other online school out there including k12 they're systems are very complicated and teacher-student communication is poor . If your in a traditional school with a low API score and your highly focused on your future and getting your work done , switch to connections , you won't regret it !