All GGUSD students will begin the school year on August 24th in an online-only distance learning format due to state guidelines that school districts cannot reopen for in-person instruction until their counties remain off of the state’s monitoring list for 14 consecutive days. Additionally, GGUSD has developed a Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) for families who are not ready for their children to return to in-person classes yet.
The Virtual Learning Academy provides a high quality educational experience for grades TK-12 as an alternative option to distance and in-person learning. GGUSD is offering the VLA option for families who are looking for a year-long commitment to online learning and/or who may be concerned about an in-person return to school for the 2020-2021 school year. Parents/Guardians interested in having their student(s) attend the VLA, need to complete an application.
The Virtual Learning Academy offers:
- Latest instructional technologies provided free to eligible students
- Students learn safely from home using GGUSD curriculum
- Live interactive instruction via video and other online platforms
- Instruction provided by highly-qualified GGUSD teachers
- Opportunities for on-campus tutoring and social-emotional supports
Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) teachers teach from classrooms at the district’s Skylark Campus for TK-6th grade and Lincoln Education Center for 7-12th grade with on-site tutoring and support available for students when campuses reopen. VLA students benefit from both GGUSD’s high-quality standards-based curriculum and curriculum learning modules from Edgenuity. Elementary course offerings include: English, Math, Science, History/Social Science, P.E./Health, Art and Music, Coding and Keyboarding. Secondary course offerings include A-G courses/College Prep, NCAA and UC approved courses, English, Math, Science, History/Social Science, P.E. and electives based on student interest. Due to the fact that all schools will begin the school year with distance learning, families will be given a second opportunity to enroll in the Virtual Learning Academy once schools resume in-person classes