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Ripon Unified virtual academy graduates 3rd high school class
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 High school students at Ripon’s virtual California Connections Academy graduated its third consecutive class of high school seniors recently at the University of the Pacific in Stockton. 

The students were joined by their peers from North Bay and California Connections Academy Central.

The Ripon site for the academy serves more than 700 students.  The school combines state credentialed instructors with high quality curriculum that reportedly meets rigorous state education standards.  According to this year’s Parent Satisfaction Survey, 93 percent of parents say they would recommend the school to other parents and 96 percent agree that the curriculum is of high quality.

“We are incredibly proud of the accomplishments of the class of 2015,” said Amy Hunt, site administrator at the Ripon campus.  “These young adults have shown amazing academic dedication and perseverance and we are confident they will continue to build upon this strong educational foundation in the years to come.”

The Ripon site on North Wilma Avenue is a tuition-free, high quality, highly accountable virtual public school serving students in grades kindergarten through high school in the counties of Alameda, Amador, Calaveras, Contra Costa, Sacramento, San Joaquin, Santa Clara and Stanislaus.

The academy opened its doors to students In 2012 and is authorized under state law by the Ripon Unified School District.  In addition to AP and career technical course, California Connections Academy offers core classes in math, science, language arts and social studies.  Available core classes include math, science, language arts and social studies.  Extensive electives include many foreign languages, digital technology and UC “a-g” approved science wet labs.