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Oak Grove Virtual Learning Academy

Applications are now open for the 2021-2022 school year!

 

*NEW for 2021-2022 school year!* Frequently Asked Questions for In-Person vs. Independent Studies via Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) - 

https://docs.google.com/document/d/12rmcPCfGwE_VPowerX0a-149dlKdpS-q3AoU5aF-ZWY/edit 

Preguntas más Frequentes - Aprendizaje en persona día completo vs Estudios Independientes vía Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) (Academia Virtual de Aprendizaje) -

https://docs.google.com/document/d/14oOOY01ZfuWQXIJXGEsj40x8Wv6GjrbKY_vD2VgQ2ik/edit?usp=sharing

 

The Oak Grove Virtual Learning Academy is FREE and open to all students in the Oak Grove School District, Santa Clara County, and adjoining counties: Santa Cruz, San Mateo, San Joaquin, Alameda, Stanislaus, Merced and San Benito with inter-district transfer.

 

Online Program that is rigorous, relevant and focused on high expectations for all students. Year round curriculum is District approved and aligned to the Common Core State Standards.  This is an established, alternative instructional program through which all enrolled pupils in grades K-8 may achieve curriculum objectives in a setting other than the regular classroom. Virtual Learning Academy gives parents the opportunity to teach their children at home with support from a supervising, credentialed teacher.

 

Program includes monthly Class Days and Field Trips to build a vibrant community of learners of all age groups. These are standards based and designed to enrich the curriculum for all students. Includes a Chromebook at no cost. (*Please note that for the 2021-2022 school year there will be no in-person activities and/or field trips due to COVID restrictions.)

Course Schedule:

    5x a week each:

      • 75-90 minutes English Language arts
      • 45 Min Math
      • 45 Min Science
      • 45 Min Social Studies

    3 x a week each:

      • 45 Min Elective 1
      • 45 min Elective 2
 

Steps for Enrollment:

  1. Review the information on this page to understand if the program is for your family.
  2. Request enrollment via the application below.  Please complete the form and send to Denise Cook - dcook@ogsd.net 
  3. If new to OGSD, complete full registration.
  4. Once families are confirmed in the program they will need to attend an orientation and sign the master agreement. 

 

Sheetal Singh

Administrator - ESD

ssingh@ogsd.net

 

Denise Cook

Administrative Support - ESD

dcook@ogsd.net

 

Stacey Sliger

Supervising Teacher

ssliger@ogsd.net

 

Amy Crafford 

Supervising Teacher

acrafford@ogsd.net

 

Sean Breidenthal

Supervising Teacher

sbreidenthal@ogsd.net

 

Tatiana Starets

Supervising Teacher

tstarets@ogsd.net

 

 

Click the links below to download a copy of the application in your preferred language.

What Parents are Saying:

 “My son and I have been doing the Long-term Independent Study for two years and we really love it. Right now we are doing a hybrid of the online program, as well as pieces of the traditional program in Language Arts. This allows us to accommodate my son in areas that he is excelling and meet him at his academic level. The instruction manuals are very helpful to me as his coach, and the diverse learning activities keep things exciting for my son.”

J.R., First Grade Parent

 

“I really appreciate being able to use the online program through the district. My kids are getting high quality academics, support from a teacher, and we have more time for life. As their coach, I am less stressed keeping up with their lessons than with the take home homework from previous classrooms.”

D.W., Parent of three in Independent Study

 

“The program has worked for us. It’s modern, engaging and allows us to explore other means to learn from. It’s interactive and speaks to students in a way they’re more familiar with in today’s world. There are lessons that are optional or you can interject real life experience, knowledge, even stuff you recall from your own education. The online staff and the iREADY staff are very helpful and are available any time you need assistance.”

M.E., Third Grade Learning Coach

 

VLA Handbook

Course Schedule:

5x a week each:

  • 75-90 minutes English Language arts
  • 45 Min Math
  • 45 Min Science
  • 45 Min Social Studies

3 x a week each:

  • 45 Min Elective 1
  • 45 min Elective 2