A-HA! Almond Acres At-Home Academy

If you’re considering alternatives to classroom instruction for fall 2020, check out Almond Acres’ flexible At-Home Academy option. This exciting choice is open to all — not just current Almond Acres Charter Academy (AACA) families.  

Our At-Home Academy is a distance learning option for a limited time.

Our charter and our Almond Acres charter school are not changing. Rather, we are offering an additional option for families this fall. 

Our At-Home Academy offers the consistency and minimal disruption many families crave right now.

Our Covid 19 plans for in-person learning are in flux much like schools everywhere. At-Home Academy offers a reliable, uninterrupted approach that is integrated, prescribed and responsive. 

COVID response plan

Our At-Home Academy is an iteration of AACA’s distance learning.

Being a small school allows us, at AACA , to nimbly adapt to the changing needs of our families. This past spring during the pandemic our AACA distance learning program debuted our strength in designing education that’s outside the box of traditional school programs. 

95% of our survey-responding AACA families felt our distance learning program exceeded or greatly exceeded expectations

Our At-Home Academy is a timely option to traditional classroom instruction.

Our recent distance learning metamorphosis and its success catapulted us to think further about ways to support our families for fall 2020. We feel energized and excited to add a distance learning At-Home Academy for all families who want this comprehensive educational opportunity.  

Our At-Home Academy is more flexible.

Our At-Home Academy allows for flexibility and autonomy in schedules. Parents organize the school day and pacing of school work around household schedules and rhythms.

Parents are the learning coaches for your children.

By choosing our At-Home Academy, you’ll receive comprehensive AACA curriculum guides, training opportunities, and regular school collaboration. 

Parents have more control.

Our AACA At-Home model consists of instruction happening in the home while families absolutely maintain the close family/school connection that is special to AACA. 

We use the same curriculum for A-HA and site-based students.

Students in the At-Home Academy will use the same curriculum as peers in the site-based model. At-Home Academy students will also enjoy curated, self-directed versions of our Service and Project Based Learning units.  These are a core component to our beloved AACA academic program. Additionally, when safety allows, all students will be encouraged to participate in our many field trips and guest speaker presentations.

Our ACCA At-Home Academy families will foster positive behavior and good citizenship lessons together at home.

You can choose to join our daily virtual Shared Start assembly where we enjoy learning from the Habits of Mind or the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People or watch it later when it’s convenient for you. 

No one is missing out.

AACA’s vibrant school culture and climate is still all yours. At-Home Academy parents can participate in events happening on campus virtually or in-person whenever possible.  You can participate in Shared Start, the Program Site Council (AACA’s equivalent to a PTO/PTA) and attend our Growing Great Kids webinars (available on demand) where we share and learn strategies to assist with a variety of parenting scenarios.

At-Home Academy families share in all of the school-wide virtual or in-person – both activities AACA offers.

These include annual events like: 

  • Maker Faire
  • Musical theatre production
  • 8th grade promotion
  • Kinder Celebration
  • Read Run Relay
  • Talent show
  • Back to school night
At-Home families are encouraged to attend our 2x/monthly Friday virtual celebration events.

These include awards assemblies, positive behavior reinforcing events and more. 

Almond Acres Charter Academy is designing this At-Home program to meet the needs of our current families and any future families.

If you’re interested in exploring the At-Home Academy program now available through AACA, please email us: info@almondacres.com or call our school office at 805-467-2095. 

Enrolling for Almond Acres and At-Home Academy is the same.

Since AACA is a charter school, and we are a school of choice, no interdistrict transfer is required to enroll. Enrolling for in-person AACA and At-Home Academy is the same – parents just need to check a box during the enrollment process

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About AACA

Almond Acres Charter Academy is a public, tuition-free K-8 school that employs credentialed teachers and administers state-mandated testing to provide families in northern SLO County an additional choice in public education. The school is located in San Miguel and is open to all students in all communities. AACA’s mission is to help students succeed academically and socially by educating the whole child: heart, mind, body and soul. We grow great kids!