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Model Overview

Program Overview

Year Launched
9 - 12
Blended Grades

Implementation Q & A

What was one of your biggest challenges when going blended, and how did you overcome it?

One of the biggest challenges was getting students to become independent learners. We started out as only requiring students to come into school every other day, but we quickly realized that high schoolers are natural procrastinators and that not all kids work well in a mostly-virtual setting. So we now require students to come into our facilities every day, and we've seen a marked improvement in grades and growth.

What's the one piece of advice you'd give to emerging blended-learning programs?

It's pertinent to get your assessment tools and software in line first. When you want to own the curriculum, it's important to seek out strong assessment tools that will work with what you're trying to teach. Especially if you want to implement competency-based learning, assessment products and their compatibility with the curriculum and integration with your LMS/ SIS are key.

Program Focus

Special Education

Blended Subjects

English Language Arts
Social Studies
World Languages

School Overview

EDUHSD Virtual Academy is part of the Big Picture Learning charter management organization and caters not only to students in El Dorado County, but also to the surrounding counties. Students attend classes every day at the EDUHSD brick-and-mortar location - they also have the option of concurrent enrollment with their local high school and/or Folsom Lake College. As part of the Big Picture Learning philosophy, students can participate in an internship of their choosing in order to prepare them for a career.

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Community Rating

GreatSchools Rating


out of 10

School Contact

Contact: Aaron Palm

EDUHSD Virtual Academy
6540 Koki Ln
El Dorado, California
United States

Telephone: (530)-622-6212

EDUHSD Virtual Academy's Website


Total Students

Student Ethnicity

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Blended Program Launched 2012