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Available Alternative Learning Plan Options

Available Alternative Learning Plan Options

YCUSD understands that there is a percentage of our families who will be unable to attend any in-person classroom instruction while the threat of COVID-19 is still present. 
 
There are currently 2 different options available:
 
Know your Options
 
 
  • Home School:  some parents may opt to homeschool their children this coming school year in a “private home school setting.”  *Please note: this is NOT part of the independent study, home-based study option provided by YCUSD offered at Yuba City Independence Academy, YCIA.  Click here for more information about this program.
 
 
Frequently Asked Questions About

Frequently Asked Questions About

 

Yuba City Independence Academy

YCIA Academy
 

984 B Street, Yuba City

Andy Magenheimer, Principal

 
What is Y.C.I.A?
 
Yuba City Independence Academy is an educational option for YCUSD students who need an at-home learning environment. Students participating in this option will be enrolled in online learning facilitated by highly-qualified, credentialed teachers. The curriculum is rigorous and standards-based, aligned to YCUSD, and provided online.
 
YCIA is a WASC accredited school and high school courses are approved by colleges and universities as a-g aligned.
 
How do I enroll my student?
 
If you are a current YCUSD student, then you simply need to complete the intra-district transfer form available at the bottom of this page or at the school office in August. We will accommodate all requests prior to the start of the school. Any enrollment requests after the start of school will be based on availability. In the event you choose to return your child to their home school, you will need to complete the intra-district transfer process once again.
 
If you are outside of YCUSD, you will need to complete the registration packet in its entirety. Enrollment will be dependent on available space for out of district applicants and will not be notified until after the start of school when all internal, YCUSD students have first been accommodated.
 
Who will be my child’s teacher?
 
Your student’s teacher will be assigned from the staff at YCIA and deliver the instruction online to your student. All teachers are YCUSD teachers and will be providing your student coaching, support, and tutoring as they progress through the online courses.
Is my student able to participate in athletics and/or student activities?
 
Yes.  Your student will remain connected to their home school and be able to attend at-school events and extra-curricular activities at school as desired and available. High school students are able to participate in CIF athletics at their home school per YCUSD Board policy. 
 
What technology will my student need to access their assignments?
 
Your student will be issued a Chromebook on loan to use, or a personal device can be used. You will need access to reliable wifi in order to adequately access the online platform.  
 
What social-emotional and/ or counseling supports are available for my student?
 
A counselor will be available to your student four days a week. She is able to meet in person and/or virtually with your student. Your student has access to all services that would be available on a physical school site as well.
 
Are the courses at Y.C.I.A. campus accredited?
 
Yes. YCIA is accredited and all courses in the Edgenuity platform are standards-based and approved by colleges and universities as a-g and NCAA approved.
 
Will we sign a contract?
 
Yes. There will be expectations of participation and time engaged with the teacher and the program. This participation will be considered attendance and will be monitored. Parents will be receiving communication about progress on a routine basis.
 
How will my child be graded?
 
Grading will be consistent with YCUSD standards at all schools and report cards will be issued.
 

Intra-District Transfer Forms

 
To enroll in YCIA please print and submit an intra-district transfer request.  Please email completed forms to Yuba City Independence Academy at smonaghan@ycusd.org.
 
 
Questions regarding transfers can be directed to the YCIA office 530-822-5244.
Home Study Information

Home Study Information

The District is aware that due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, some parents may opt to homeschool their children this coming school year in a “private home school setting” and not part of the independent study, home-based study option provided through by YCUSD offered at Yuba City Independence Academy, YCIA.
 
A parent offering or providing private school instruction and who meets the requirements of EC Section 33190 shall file an Affidavit and notify YCUSD of their intent to withdraw their student from public education. Parents/guardians planning to file for an exemption to school at home should read the Frequently Asked Questions, “Schooling at Home." https://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/ps/homeschool.asp. Parents who file the private school affidavit, PSA, to privately educate or "home school" their children must select and provide all curricular, instructional, and other materials, in addition to attendance and grade reporting practices. Private School Affidavit to file with the district if you intend to “home school” your child at home privately can be found here http://www3.cde.ca.gov/psa. The District will then verify the paperwork according to EC Section 48222.