Online public school rescues this Redondo Beach student's GPA

In the mornings, Josh Edwards and his freshman sister wake up, and get ready for school.

As their father Jim drives her to Redondo Union, Josh sits in front of his computer, to start his day at California Connections Academy at Capistrano. The academy, which covers students in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties, is an online charter school, which runs through Capistrano Unified School District.

At California Connections, Josh finishes his school day around noon and often doesn't have homework. He's also had the opportunity to take classes such as 3D modeling, Java and AP computer science.

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