Connect Academy

What is Connect Academy?

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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.  

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Core Program / Curriculum Elements

PUSD adopted curriculum and assessments:

  • Elementary: Benchmark Advance, Math Expressions
  • Middle School: CPM (Secondary Math), TCI (6 & 7th Science), CK-12 (8th Science)
  • Adaptive learning programs

Computer science & digital arts curriculum:

  • Coding & computational thinking
  • Digital photography, video production, graphic design

Digital Citizenship integrated into all curriculum

Social-emotional learning and community building


Program Structure


Virtual learning environment, instruction to be delivered:

  • Live online, synchronous via Zoom (daily)
  • Asynchronous via Canvas & integrated tools (daily)
  • Offline learning activities (daily)
  • In-person opportunities on a school campus (weekly), may include:
    • SEL/community building
    • Collaborative group work
    • Science labs 
    • Tutorial/office hours 
    • Electives


Connect Academy

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is an equal opportunity employer/program and is committed to an active Nondiscrimination Program. PUSD prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, nationality, immigration status, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental ability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. For more information, please contact: Title IX/Equity Compliance Officer, James Jimenez, Associate Superintendent of Personnel Support Services, Poway Unified School District, 15250 Avenue of Science, San Diego, CA 92128, 1-858-521-2800, extension 2121, For students, you may contact Title IX Coordinator Jamie Dayhoff, Director of Attendance and Discipline, Poway Unified School District, 1-858-521-2840,

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