Connect  Academy
@Park Village Elementary 
7930 Park Village Road
San Diego, CA 92129
Phone: 1-858-357-8455

Director Jill Halsey


About Us

What is Connect Academy?

Connect Academy is a K-8 virtual school that provides an innovative approach to instruction, blending together the best elements of on-campus schooling and online education to offer families a flexible environment that is student-centered and future-focused.

This unique design encourages students to explore PUSD curriculum with their interests and passions at the forefront, while becoming a community of creative, collaborative, and empowered learners.


Why do families choose Connect Academy? 

‚Äč1. World Class Instruction
Highly qualified credentialed teachers are carefully selected to provide students with a rigorous, student-centered learning experience. 

2. Technology & Learning Tools
Students are issued a District device to access online curriculum. Teachers utilize a consistent learning platform, as well as innovative instructional tools.

3. Flexible Learning Environment  
Connect Academy meets the needs of independent learners who prefer a flexible learning environment while maintaining unique opportunities for collaboration, engagement, and social interactions.

4. Computer Science & Digital Arts 
Computer science and digital arts are integrated into the core curriculum, providing students with opportunities to explore coding, digital photography, graphic design, and video production.


What type of student is a good fit for Connect Academy?

Innovative learners who:
-  Enjoy flexibility in their academic environment
-  Are self-motivated, independent learners
-  Have a collaborative mindset
-  Are interested in being part of a learning community

How much parental involvement is required?

Although the majority of the learning is teacher-led, parent involvement and academic support are essential to student success. 

Parents will:
-  Provide academic support when needed
-  Monitor student schedule, pacing, and work completion
-  Troubleshoot technology issues if necessary

How is Connect Academy different from an on-campus school experience?

The student’s learning at Connect Academy is equivalent in both quality and quantity to traditional classroom instruction. The main difference is that Connect Academy students have increased flexibility, personalization, and access to integrated computer science and digital arts curriculum.
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