How Independent Study Works

CalPac offers a tuition free independent study personalized learning model for students in grades TK-8. High School students can explore our online program.  Our independent study program allows parents to select a wide variety of educational resources and materials from approved vendors using instructional funds provided by the charter school. Using these educational resources, families have the freedom to build a customized learning experience for their children, tailored to fit their child’s needs and in partnership with a highly qualified California-credentialed teacher.

Teacher Facilitator

All students enrolled in CalPac will be assigned a Teacher Facilitator (TF), who are credentialed teachers who work alongside each family to identify and implement a personalized learning plan for each student.  The TF meets once at least every 20 school days with each student and family to support them through their homeschool journey. The meeting lasts approximately 60 minutes during which the TF will review the body of student work and select work samples to collect for state audit.  The TF’s role is to help students meet or exceed grade level standards and follow a course of study that is determined by the TF and family together. TF’s are highly qualified, experienced, and California credentialed teachers who are committed to personalized learning for every student.

Instructional Funds

$2700 (2019/2020 School Year)

Students in grades TK to 8th will be allotted $2700 to each student, with which families can select approved educational materials and services. Funds may only be used during the school year in which they were allotted, and do not carry over from year to year. Use of instructional funds is up to the discretion of the TF; please consult with your TF to determine the eligible use of instructional funds. For more information, please refer to these helpful guides. Funds are prorated after the first day of the school year. Students enrolled in the CalPac online program will not receive instructional funds since all of their teacher supported online curriculum with weekly instruction is included.

Instructional Funds FAQ