The Virtual Academy of Elk Grove Unified has been an accredited online academy that offers students in kindergarten through 8th grade a unique learning option to experience teaching and learning from virtually anywhere a computer will take them. The curriculum is provided by Edgenuity, a national online program. Here’s how the program works for many students looking for an online learning opportunity within the fifth largest school district in California and the largest in Northern California.

Students at the Virtual Academy have an individualized plan for their course of study. Each day, they log in and work through assignments scheduled for the day. Typically, math and language arts are assigned everyday, accompanied by social studies, science, enrichment and electives. Student open up the day’s lesson and find interactive online and offline activities that meet an objective. At the end of the lesson, an assessment is given and the student moves on to the next lesson of the day. Ideally, the parent/learning coach has perused the course ahead of time and is ready to clarify and guide their student as necessary. The student’s teacher  is also available via call, text or online if students and/or their parent/learning coach both hit a rough patch.

Each month, work samples are submitted via mail or email and work samples can also be submitted in person. The dedicated teaching staff at the Virtual Academy also enjoy seeing their students’ come in to work with them and the monthly socials on and off campus for those that want to exercise their social muscles are fun events that inspire collaboration and communication between students. Testing days are the only mandated days when students have to come in to the physical building of the Virtual Academy, but teachers are also on-site and ready throughout the school year.


Every child is unique, and the Virtual Academy of Elk Grove Unified celebrates that uniqueness by providing a rich, challenging and individualized learning experience for each of its students. The Virtual Academy school offers flexibility, support and enrichment tailored specifically to each child’s needs. Whether students are homeschoolers, budding athletes or actors, homebound or even just looking for an alternative to the regular classroom experience, the Virtual Academy  has something for everyone.

The academy’s highly trained, dedicated certificated teachers oversee and monitor the progress and curriculum and work closely with the Learning Coach to provide a comprehensive educational experience. In addition to the academic side, the academy hosts exciting field trips to farms, PE days, historical sites, art contests, gingerbread building events and monthly socials to allow families to develop friendships, support groups and just have a lot of fun.

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Company Name: Elk Grove Unified School District
Contact Person: Xanthi Pinkerton
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Phone: Mobile: +1 (916) 261-6219 | Office: (916) 686-7732 | Fax: (916) 686-7787
Address:9510 Elk Grove-Florin Road
City: Elk Grove
State: CA 95624
Country: United States
Website: www.egusd.net