LAUSD Virtual Academy: Pathway to the Future
Welcome to Los Angeles Unified's Virtual Academy! While the Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) believes in-person learning is generally best for most students, some families may want or need other options. LAUSD is excited to announce new Virtual Academy Schools for the 2022 - 2023 school year. The online academies will explore and expand independent study in a broader way using technology and promoting creativity.
LAUSD Virtual Academy Schools
For the 2022-2023 school year and beyond, Los Angeles Unified will pave a new path for TK-12 online learning. By creating six new thematic online Virtual Academy Schools based on college and career pathways, families will have a variety of quality online school options that match their interests and meet their needs.
In the morning, students will join their teachers in the virtual classroom where they will have an opportunity to engage in learning from a standards-based online curriculum.
At the elementary level, individual teachers will provide support for all subject matters. At the secondary level, Personalized Learning Teams (PLTs) of teachers will form a system of support and work closely with students.
Students will collaborate with classmates on interactive, real-world projects and activities aligned to the school’s theme.
Guided Academic Pathways
Each pathway will offer students substantive exposure to career opportunities through clubs, virtual field trips, career speakers, and activities and culminating projects appropriate to age levels.
In the afternoons, students will work independently to complete individual assignments from six different course subjects.
Partnerships will provide materials and resources to students, guidance on project development, mentoring support, and professional development and training for teachers and administrators.