Connections Academy at Cascades Job Corps

Every student graduates with the knowledge and skills for future learning and success

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    Connections Academy
    Scott McPhee Principal ~ 360-855-3535
    1815 Turning Point Court        
    Sedro Woolley WA 98284
    Phone: 360-855-3553 Fax: 360-855-3554

    Open Doors   ~   Youth Re-Engagement   ~   Dropout Recovery

    Sedro-Woolley School District is partnering with Cascades Job Corps to offer Connections Academy High School for students attending the Cascades Job Corps program. Those student who have not yet earned their high school diploma are eligible to enroll at Connections Academy. We are located on the SWIFT center and housed on the bottom level of Evergreen House on the Cascades Job Corps Campus.

    Connections Academy provides a flexible, customized learning pathway for each and every student who enters the high school.  We are an open doors program that abides by the Washignton State graduation requirements. We have a blended learning environment which includes traditional high school classes, digital online coursework, independent coursework, mastery learning, and/or project based learning. 

    Credit Options:
    • GED Prep & Testing
    • Traditional High School
    • Online Courses
    • Mastery Learning
    • Work Based Learning
    Possible Student Outcomes:
    • GED
    • Sedro-Woolley School District Diploma
    Who is Eligible?
    • Students who are enrolled with Cascades Job Corps
    • Students who have not earned a High School Diploma
    • Students who are between 16 and 21 years of age (by Sept 1)
    • Students who want to earn a SWSD High School Diploma
    • Students who want to take GED prep classes and earn a GED 

    Our District serves the communities of Sedro-Woolley, Big Lake, Clear Lake, Lyman, Hamilton, and Samish.  We are located in the Skagit Valley, 60 miles north of Seattle, just off Interstate 5.  We are a diverse district, with several pre-k schools, seven K-6 elementary schools, one middle school, one traditional high school, one alternative high school and our Connections Academy at Job Corps.  We serve approximately four thousand three hundred eighty-five (4,385) students.

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    Sedro-Woolley School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal, and provides equal access to all youth groups identified in U.S.C., Title 36. The District has designated the following employees to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Civil Rights Compliance Coordinator, Title IX Officer, Affirmative Action Officer and ADA Coordinator (Michael Olson | | 360-855-3500), and Tony Smith, Section 504 Coordinator ( | 360-855-3500). Address: 801 Trail Rd., Sedro-Woolley, WA 98284.