How it Works
Virtual Path / 1st-8th Grade
In this path, students learn in an online classroom with a group of their peers three days a week, receiving instruction for all core subjects by their assigned teacher. On the other two days of the week, the student will check in briefly with their teacher and will work independently on their school subjects.
- 100% virtual learning
- Classrooms split up by grade level
- Excel Teacher is the primary educator
- Regular connection with peers
- Quality, standards aligned curriculum
- Google Classroom & Zoom platforms
The Virtual Path may be a good fit for your family if:
- Student is in 1st-8th grade
- Parent is not able to be the primary teacher
- Student would benefit from direct instruction & collaborative learning
- Desire for increased accountability
- Family would like the schedule, curriculum, classes, and structure set for them by an Excel teacher
Yes. Every student is able to participate in community activities and field trips.
Yes. There will be 2 required virtual Parent-Teacher conferences during the course of the school year.
Yes. Teacher rosters are split up by grade level, so each student you have will be with a separate teacher based on their grade level.
No; students cannot mix and match elements from different paths. However, if the student is wanting more virtual learning options, while still being able to customize their schedule, the Personalized Path offers online curriculum and classes that the student can use, while still being able to fit it within their own schedule.
Yes. Each student will receive a budgeted amount of instructional funds to use on extracurricular activities and class materials. Fund amounts may vary based on grade level and path.
We are a tuition-free public charter school, so the cost is $0!. Additionally, families receive a certain amount of budgeted instructional funds per year from the state to use on approved school materials and extracurricular classes.
Enrollment is based on a first come, first served basis, depending on the date a completed application is received and approved AND the space and availability we have on a Teacher’s roster. A student is officially enrolled when the parent AND student have signed a Master Agreement with a Teacher.
Yes, but only at the semester break. Student cannot switch paths mid-semester.
Yes. We have a Special Education program, and we provide a variety of services based on a student's IEP. Students with IEPs cannot participate in independent study unless it is deemed an appropriate instructional placement. The CDE provides explicit rules regarding the admission of students with IEPs into independent study:
Special education students may not participate in independent study unless it is specified as an instructional method in their individualized education program (IEP). EC Section 51745(c)
For more information, please see our Special Education page.