Tustin Connect

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Tustin Connect Online Center4
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Tustin Connect is an online independent study school providing K-12 students with a highly personalized and flexible learning environment, and allowing students to progress at their own pace at home and work with teachers and peers during collaborative learning days, workshops and lab hours.

In addition to providing students with a highly personalized and flexible learning environment, TCC offers students unique opportunities to collaborate and .work with their peers and teachers.

Tustin Connect is an innovative K-12 school that offers a personalized blend of the best elements of traditional schooling, home schooling, and online education. Tustin Connect is a tuition-free public school and is part of the Tustin Unified School District. The enrollment window is ongoing and available throughout the year for new students.

HOW IT WORKS

Our teachers work closely with students and families to create a personalized learning experience that maximizes student learning and motivation. Parents and students have flexibility in choosing how much of the learning they want to take place at home and how much involvement they want at our campus. 

FLEXIBILITY 

Using a curated blend of the best learning resources available, our teachers create personalized assignments and projects that usually span 1-2 weeks at a time. Students must be up to date on their assignments every week, although there is flexibility to accommodate the demanding and varying schedules of students who are involved in different passions and pursuits that require flexibility. 

PERSONALIZED LEARNING

Students have the option to work independently on their personalized assignments at any location and at any time, or they can come to our campus to work with teachers and peers during our collaborative learning days, workshops, lab hours, and other events. Some of our students prefer to learn independently from home and only check-in with their teacher for feedback and new assignments, although many of our students take advantage of the rich learning experiences and social opportunities that we offer on our campus and through the neighborhood schools. 


STUDENT EXPERIENCE

Students have the option to work independently on their personalized assignments at any location and at any time, or they can come to our campus to work with teachers and peers during our collaborative learning days, workshops, lab hours, and other events (see schedule). Some of our students prefer to learn independently from home and only check-in with their teacher for feedback and new assignments, although many of our students take advantage of the rich learning experiences and social opportunities that we offer on our campus and through the neighborhood schools. 

Student Attendance

Students must check-in with their teacher to submit work and receive new assignments weekly or twice a month. Tustin Connect has open “lab hours” every week where students have the option to come in and work with peers and their teacher. Some students choose to work at the Tustin Connect classroom a couple days a week, while other students only attend the (mandatory) check-in with their teacher. Arrangements can also be made to have video chat or phone check-ins if students are unable to come in. Student attendance is based on completed work, so it is essential that students complete all of their assigned work every week.

Dual Enrollment

Upon administrative approval, students enrolled at Tustin Connect may also be enrolled at their neighborhood school of residence. Middle School students may enroll in 1-2 elective courses and be involved with extracurricular activities, including after-school sports and robotics. Elementary students may also have dual enrollment and may be involved with activities such as PE, art, music, after school enrichment classes, and other special events at their neighborhood elementary school.

Workshops & Collaborative Learning Days

Students have the opportunity to drop in to our campus on a regular basis to work with teachers and peers.  Attendance at workshops are completely optional for students. Below are some examples of the regular workshops and activities we host for all students: 

  • Reading & Writing Workshops 
  • CGI Math & Math Tutoring
  • Science Experiments
  • Chess Lessons & Tournaments
  • Art, Photography, and Video Productions
  • Group Research Projects 
  • Computer Coding