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Our Mission

Our Mission
Connecting Waters Charter School is a collaborative educational community promoting academic excellence in preparing students for college and career while providing individualized public education through challenging, unique, and varied learning.


Our Vision

Our vision is to enhance life-long educational outcomes by partnering with families to provide stimulating learning opportunities across multiple regions.

For 14 years, we have served thousands of students and families in eight counties!  

Our students have been accepted to these colleges:
UC Berkeley, UC Davis,
Harvard University, Carnegie Mellon University, Cornell University, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Cal Poly SLO, Cal Poly Pomona, UC Merced, Grand Canyon University, Dixie State University, Biola University, Arizona State University, St. Mary’s College Moraga,  SF Academy of Art University, Brigham Young University, CSU Stanislaus, UC Santa Cruz, Liberty University Virginia, CSU Sacramento, Vanguard University, SF State, San Jose State University, CSU Fullerton, CSU Monterey Bay, University of the Pacific, Wichita State University, California Baptist University, and many, many more!!!

To accomplish our goals within the Independent Study setting (Homeschooling) we offer:

  • Tuition free, publicly funded TK-12 education

  • Generous Instructional Funding

  • A team approach with Department Specialists, Guidance Counseling, Special Education, Curriculum, and English Language Learner Departments, along with Advisors, Education Specialists, and Highly Qualified Teachers (HQTs)

  • Parent and Teacher collaboration to meet student needs through parent training and school governance

  • Credentialed teachers who meet with students on a monthly, bi-monthly or weekly basis

  • A focus on academic excellence and career readiness

  • Flexible options for curriculum, scheduling, class and learning choices

Free a-g classes

Mobile science labs (NEW!)

Nearly 1,000 vendors and curriculum options

Additional Education Specialist Services


  • Personalized education plans for all students, at all levels

  • Classes, tutoring and online programs to strengthen K-8 foundational skills and concepts

  • Opportunities for students of all ages to address learning deficits and cultivate special interests or talents

  • Accredited, college approved courses

  • Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation for thirteen years

  • Art, music, foreign languages, technology

  • Career Technical Education (CTE) program offering

    • Certification in Financial Literacy - in the State of California, only Connecting Waters and Los Angeles Unified School District offers this unique certification!

    • Internship type learning experiences in health careers

    • Internship type learning experiences in child development and early childhood education

  • AP courses and concurrent enrollment with community colleges

  • UC Eligibility in the Local Context program - the top tier of our rising Senior class is given guaranteed admission to University of California