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Principal's Message

Dear College Connection Academy Community,

My name is Juan M. Alcántar and I’m thrilled to introduce myself and the Principal of College Connection Academy. From what I have observed, at CCA we have a dedicated learning community that is innovative, inclusive and committed to providing our students a nurturing and  intellectually challenging learning experience. With the goal to help all students to reach their full potential. As we embark on this exciting journey together, I wanted to take a moment to share a bit about myself.

I was born in Salinas, CA, and was raised in Watsonville, CA. I obtained my B.A. from California State University, Sacramento and received my Masters in Educational leadership from San Jose State University. I started my educational career in the Pajaro Valley Unified School District as an elementary teacher in a Spanish/English dual language immersion school for 8 years. After that I moved onto the Migrant Education Program, where I served as a high school academic advisor for 9 years. Then I moved into administration 8 years ago, 7 as an assistant principal and 1 as principal. All my administrative experience has been serving middle students. With 25 years of experience in education, I am eager to bring my experiences and passion for working with students  to College Connection Academy and to work alongside our community to continue to move our school forward.

I am also a husband, a father of 4 grown children, and have a granddaughter that is 3. I enjoy spending time with family and friends, making memories. I simply enjoy living life and feel blessed to do the work that I am able to do on a daily basis. 

I am eager to meet each one of you and get to know your families. I know that working together we can create a vibrant and caring community where every student feels valued and encouraged to reach their full potential. Please feel free to reach out to me at or call our office at (408) 347-4827 if you have any questions or would like to schedule a meeting.

I look forward to an incredible year filled with lots of personal and academic growth for our College Connection Academy Ravens.

Warmest regards,

Juan M. Alcántar

College Connection Academy, Principal

CCA Principal