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California Connections Academy graduates 982 students

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO – California Connections Academy, a network of six tuition-free online public schools serving students in grades TK-12 across 32 counties in California, celebrated 982 graduating high school seniors at two in-person commencement ceremonies in June.

The virtual school held a Northern California commencement ceremony at San Joaquin Delta College on June 20 and a Southern California commencement ceremony at the OC Fair & Events Pacific Amphitheater on June 23. School administrators, teachers and families came together to celebrate the Class of 2022 at the school’s first in-person commencement celebrations since 2019.

Local graduates are Brianna White of Bonsall as well as Lillianna Micholson and Savoy Neugebauer, both of Fallbrook.

California Connections Academy’s Class of 2022 consists of graduates from all over California, including Bakersfield, Calimesa, Fremont, Los Angeles, and more. Among the graduating class, 66% plan to attend two or four-year colleges or universities, 12% plan to enter the workforce and 5% plan to attend technical or vocational school.

This year the graduating class earned more than $491,000 in scholarship funds and college acceptances to esteemed institutions including University of California, Los Angeles; University of California, Berkeley; Columbia University, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, New York University, Stanford University, and Yale University, among others.

“We’re beyond proud of our graduating Class of 2022 for their hard work and commitment to their educational journey,” said Dr. Richie Romero, executive director of California Connections Academy. “Our graduating class is full of bright individuals, and I have no doubt that they will make lasting, positive marks on the world using the skills and knowledge they’ve earned while at California Connections Academy.”

Families interested in learning more about California Connections Academy and the enrollment process are welcome to attend an online information session. For more information, call 1(800) 382-6010 or visit

Submitted by Connections Academy.


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