Welcome to Las Flores Home Education Independent Study Academy, "Home of the Leopards". We are an independent study school in the Bellflower Unified School District that serves elementary, middle, and high school students who reside within Los Angeles and adjacent counties. The Home Education Academy offers students a viable alternative to the traditional elementary, middle, and high school learning experience. Through this unique public school setting, parents have the opportunity to fully or partially take on the role of teacher in the elementary and middle school setting and act as a facilitator during the high school setting using curriculum provided by the district at no cost.
The Las Flores Home Education Independent Study Academy provides a small, caring, and academically challenging program that allows students of varying ability levels to flourish through a variety of means. In the elementary and middle school core program, multi-age classrooms provide opportunities for students to accelerate and remediate when necessary. The “One Room School House” feel enables families to easily extend classroom learning at home for siblings in different grade levels. Well-rounded children with strong character and values are also developed through Enrichment Friday events consisting of art, technology, and music classes.
In the high school blended program, students have the opportunity to receive multi-age, project-based, face-to-face instruction from highly qualified teachers three days a week while self-regulating online independent study in their remaining courses utilizing district provided technology. All courses are a-g approved and follow the California Content Standards. Student clubs and activities are available based on students' interests. Parents and teachers have regularly scheduled open communication where they can discuss student progress through the curriculum as well as academic needs.
We also offer a Virtual Academy for students in grades TK through 12th grades. Students in grades TK through 8th grades, use the Accelerate digital platform for all content standards. High School students use the Edmentum and/or Edgenuity digital platforms based on their course needs. Depending on the grade level, students will meet online with a teacher for one hour per week or one hour per day. Students would also have the opportunity to participate in intervention or enrichment with the teacher during the week. English learners would be provided with 30 minutes of daily instruction for English language development. Parents are required to meet with the teacher each week to review work completion and set goals.