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Oak Grove Virtual Learning Academy (replaces Long Term Independent Studies) is currently at capacity. We are only enrolling for the 2020-2021 school year at this time. 3.11.20


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

Two options are available: Online and traditional textbook. Both options are rigorous, relevant and focused on high expectations for all students. Both are district approved and aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Parents who enroll in the Online program will receive a chromebook at no cost.

 "Oak Grove Virtual Learning Academy",  is an established, alternative instructional program through which all enrolled pupils in grades TK-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. This program offers 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.


Parents need to request enrollment to the Virtual Learning Academy at least five days in advance.  This request should be made by calling the Program Office at (408) 578-6032.


Catherine Olson

Supervising Teacher

Anderson Elementary School

5800 Calpine Drive, San Jose, CA 95123

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



Click here to watch our webinar about our K-8th grade Virtual Learning Academy.

Virtual Learning Academy


VLA Handbook