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.

OUR PROGRAM

The Home Education Independent Study Academy offers families that homeschool the best of both worlds. Parents have the assistance of a credentialed teacher and access to standards-based textbooks while retaining the autonomy to design their student's learning based on California standards and their own values and ideals. Our goal is to assist parents with the implementation of a creative, well-rounded, standards-based curriculum that is tailored to the abilities and interests of their children while maintaining and drawing upon the principles of their family.

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.

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.

TRADITIONAL MODEL:

Grades 9-10: Students learn at home five days a week through online courses in science, health, social science, math, world language, and English that meet a-g requirements for UC/CSU admission. Physical Education requirements are completed independently. Assignments are submitted Fridays by 3:00 PM. All tests take place at Las Flores Educational Center.

BLENDED MODEL:

Grades 9-10:Students attend math and English classes three days per week at Las Flores Educational Center. Science, health, social science, and a world language course 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 3:00 PM. All tests take place at Las Flores Educational Center.

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.

USE OF OUR LABS & FACILITIES

Enrolled students and parents have access to our computer, science and mathematics labs and Reading Lounge. Each of these rooms is equipped with a wide variety of content-specific instructional materials.

Enrolled students of homeschool groups have access to fully equipped classrooms and the auditorium for instruction or performances. Call the school for more information.

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

Notice of Non-Discrimination:  Bellflower Unified School District prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Parents/students who have questions or concerns about the policy can contact Tracy McSparren, Assistant Superintendent, Special Education & Student Support, Title IX and Equity Compliance Officer. (562) 866-9011 ext. 2030.

Aviso de no discriminación: El Distrito Escolar Unificado de Bellflower prohíbe discriminiación, hostigamiento, intimidación, y acoso a base de real a percibido antepasado, edad, color, discapacidad, género, identidad de género, expresión de género, nacionalidad, raza o grupo étnico, religión, sexo, orientación sexual, o asociació con una persona o grupo con una o más de estas características reales o percibidas. Padres de familia/estudiantes que tengan preguntas o inquietudes sobre la política pueden comunicarse con Tracy McSparren, Asistente de Superintendente, Educación Especial y Apoyo Estudiantil, Oficial de Titulo IX y Cumplimiento de Equidad (562) 866-9011 Ext. 2030.

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