• School Profile

    The vision of the Bellflower Unified School District’s Home Education Independent Study Academy is to provide a high quality, well rounded educational experience for home education students. The alternative educational program will be one that is rigorous, relevant, and engaging.

     

    CLASSIC MODEL: Grades TK – 8: Parents are the primary teacher five days a week. Students and parents meet at least once a month with a credentialed teacher to review work and set goals. Students may also participate in enrichment learning experiences on Fridays.

     

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    CORE MODEL: Grades TK – 8: Students attend school three full days per week and are taught at home two days. Students and parents meet at least once a month with a credentialed teacher to review work and set goals. Students may also participate in enrichment learning experiences on Fridays.

     

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    BUSD VIRTUAL ACADEMY MODEL: TK- 12: BUSD Virtual Academy is a fully accredited, online Independent Study program. Students will complete most work asynchronously.  Students will be provided the necessary instructional and engagmenment materials required to participate in the program and are expected to attend each school day. Students will receive opportunities for live interaction and synchronous instruction as follows:  

    • TK-3: daily synchronous instruction
    • 4-8: live daily interaction and at least weekly synchronous instruction
    • 9-12: weekly synchronous instruction from online program and support and evaluation from BUSD supervising teacher

    Parents may request a meeting prior to enrollment in this program. All parents and students will complete a written agreement prior to participation which details program details and requirements. 

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    HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM:

     

    TRADITIONAL MODEL: Grades 9-12: Students learn at home five days a week through online courses in science, social science, math, electives—including world language, and English that meet a-g requirements for UC/CSU admission**. Physical Education requirements are completed independently. Assignments are submitted Fridays by 2:00 PM. All tests take place at Las Flores Educational Center.

     

    BLENDED MODEL: Grades 9-12: Students attend math and English classes three days per week at Las Flores Educational Center. Science, social science, and electives— including world language courses that meet a-g requirements for UC/CSU admission** are taken online. Physical Education requirements are completed independently at home. Assignments are submitted Fridays by 2:00 PM. All tests take place at Las Flores Educational Center.

     

     

     

    ENRICHMENT AND SUPPORT:

     

    ENRICHMENT FRIDAYS Each week students in grades TK-8 have the opportunity to come to Las Flores Educational Center for half a day to participate in an engaging, standards based lesson and activity as well as both a music and technology class.

     

    Sample Program Components:

    • Standards Based Curriculum & Lessons
    • Multi-age, Multi-level Classes
    • Partnership with a Credentialed Teacher
    • Academic Interventions
    • ST Math Program
    • CAASPP Testing Grades 3-8
    • CELDT Testing Grades K-10 if student is a second language learner
    • Parent Workshops
    • Parent Resource Room
    • State-of-the-Art Classroom Technology
     
    **pending approval of course list