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, while “transparent” walls promote developmental learning as students across grade levels are periodically grouped based on skills. Well-rounded children with strong character and values are also developed through Enrichment Friday events consisting of art, technology, and Mandarin language classes and monthly community outreach opportunities.
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. In addition, all students have study lab opportunities 3 days a week to enable them to collaborate with peers as well as receive support in both online and face-to-face classes from their classroom and/or supervising teacher. 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.