Is Connections Right for Your Child?
Students who thrive in the program are interested in approaching learning in non-traditional ways, furthering their inquisitive nature, learning to evaluate their work, working independently and collaboratively, and developing leadership potential. Students should be willing to reflect on their academic growth, their personal growth and receive feedback from their peers. They should also be willing to present their learning to the community.
What do former students think?
"Connections motivated me to do my work thoroughly and prepared me for High School."
"By being accountable to my peers, Connections taught me to be responsible for my own work."
"I felt accepted as an incoming sixth grader, and it allowed me to find my own identity. I felt there was always someone there for me."
Connections Application Process
6th grade enrollment process
Parents will receive information from the district describing the Choice Programs.
- Feb. 8, 2021 at 6 p.m. - Choice Program Info Night for parents and students.
Zoom ID: 998 9097 1169.
- Feb 24, 2021 - Middle School Choice applications due to the district office no later than 4 p.m.
- March 3, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Middle School Choice Program lottery. Public welcome to observe via Zoom at pausd.zoom.us/j/96402322517.
- Mar 8, 2021 at 4:00 pm - Acceptance decision & Connections agreement form due to Esteban Zacarias in main office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (650) 856-5177.
7th-grade enrollment process
Applications are due to Esteban Zacarias by April 15, 2021