CUHSD Virtual Learning Academy
|CUHSD Virtual Learning Academy|
- Personalized learning experience in an alternative learning environment
- Individualized academic support coupled with high-quality, live instruction
- Flexible deadlines and schedule for students with competing priorities
- 24/7 access to high-quality course materials
- Access to engaging, project-based learning opportunities designed to meet the needs of diverse learners, including interactive lessons
- Access to various online tools to collaborate with peers and interact with instructors
|Frequently Asked Questions|
Will students who enroll in the Virtual Learning Academy next year need to unenroll from their home school?
No, students will not need to unenroll from their home school to attend the Virtual Learning Academy program.
Will students in the virtual learning academy still be able to participate in extracurricular activities at their home school site?
Yes, as these students still remain at their home school, but participate in instruction remotely, the can still participate in all school extracurricular activities and events.
Will students in the virtual learning academy have access to guidance counselors and other resources similar to the in-person students?
Yes, Virtual Learning Academy students will have the same access as their peers to guidance counselors, academic support and resources from their home school site.
Are students expected to enroll in the program permanently?
No, but we are asking for students to commit to at least one year in the program.
What funds are being used to support the program and how will the district sustain the program long-term?
The program will be funded through the Extended Learning Opportunity Grant for the first year. The District is currently allocating funding for a one-year program and will then determine the effectiveness and longevity of the program to see if further funds needs to be allocated to support the program moving forward.
May a student enroll part-time?
No, students who enroll into the Virtual Learning Academy will participate in instruction remotely full-time. They will not be able to attend some in-person classes at their home school site and some classes virtually.
How will students access curriculum and support? Will they still have live instruction throughout the week?
Students will receive scheduled live instruction throughout the week and will have the ability to access course materials after the class session. Similar to students current distance learning schedule, there will be embedded time in the schedule for academic support and tutorial.
Can any student apply? What if they have an IEP or 504 plan?
Any student can apply to be in the Virtual Learning Academy, including students with an IEP or 504 plan. However, each student’s application will be evaluated. Students must demonstrate a reasonable level of independence and an ability to be successful in a distance learning program. Prior to enrolling an IEP meeting must be held to determine if the program will be a good fit for the student.
Can students request a transfer to the comprehensive school (or to Virtual Academy from the comprehensive school) at any time?
Students are being asked to commit to at least one year in the Virtual Learning Academy for consistency. However, if a student is not being successful in the program, the student can be evaluated to return to in-person school.
Can students outside of the District boundaries request an inter-district transfer into the program?
At this time, we will not be accommodating new students who are not currently enrolled at one of our high schools.
Where will students go for in-person learning opportunities such as labs?
We are still determining the appropriate space for labs or other in-person learning opportunities. Once we have a better understanding of the final number of students we will need to accommodate, we will be able to determine the appropriate space.
|Archived Information Session|
|Virtual Learning Academy Advisory Committee|