The Franklin-McKinley School District in partnership with East Side Union High School District and Evergreen Valley College opened a Partnership School, grades 7 – 12/13 in the fall of 2008. College Connection Academy has the same autonomy and freedom to deal with curriculum, teaching and learning that students at a Charter School receive. The Partners (the three districts) have combined and integrated their resources to make the Academy successful.
The College Connection Academy is an unprecedented award-winning collaborative effort between the Franklin-McKinley School, East Side Union High School District, Evergreen Valley College, and San Jose State University. Our goal is to elevate, inspire and support students to become highly successful in college. The result of the collaborative undertaking was the opening of the College Connection Academy (CCA), a 7-12 program housed on the Yerba Buena High School site and at Evergreen Community College. The four academic partners have combined and integrated their resources to make the Academy successful.