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About College Connection Academy

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.

One of CCA's biggest highlights is giving students the opportunity to advance in their courses.  Students have the chance to take Math 1 (Combination of high school Algebra and Geometry) starting in the 8th grade.  This allows for further advancement in the summertime when students take the required summer math courses.  This is a math sequence flow chart that shows how taking Math 1 starting 8th grade can jump-start the acceleration of further math courses in high school.  Please reach out to Ms. Mai, our academic counselor, if you have any questions about CCA's accelerated courses.