As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, AUSD will begin Fall 2020 in a distance learning environment. In collaboration with PK-12 teachers, AEA, AUSD School Re-Imagination Team – which included certificated and classified staff, students, parents, community members – and site and District administrators, the AUSD Distance Learning 2.0: Support for Success instructional plan will launch when we begin school. The plan is aligned to SB98 (Education Omnibus Budget Trailer Bill), LCAP Goals, and the School Re-Imagination Team’s Learning Priorities to provide innovative, rigorous, relevant, standards-aligned instruction that:
- provides equity, including culturally responsive teaching and learning based on positive relationships developed between teachers and students
- prioritizes language acquisition of emergent bilinguals
- utilizes evidence-based, data-informed, high-leverage strategies
- maximizes student engagement
In addition, parents/guardians have the option to enroll their student in the AUSD Virtual Academy. AUSD TK-12 Virtual Academy provides students and families with the option to choose a year-long, fully virtual academic schedule. AUSD offers a large range of rigorous courses for students from Transitional Kindergarten through Grade 12. Academic offerings include: grade-level core coursework, University of California approved A-G courses, English Language Development, world language, electives, honors, and AP courses.
AUSD is committed to ensuring that rigor, relevance, flexibility, relationships, and social-emotional support are essential elements of the Virtual Academy online coursework. This is achieved through high-quality, standards-aligned content that includes a multimedia-rich, interactive learning experience.
All AUSD students will need to register and update their information using the Aeries Parent Portal. During registration, parents will be asked to choose either Distance Learning or Virtual Academy: click here to begin the registration process.
Additional details about distance learning and virtual academy are available below.