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    All AESD Schools and AESD District Offices are CLOSED through Friday, May 1, 2020. We will update if there is a change in this date. With the exception of our upcoming Spring Break next week from April 6-10, we will be providing free student meals to all children under the age of 18 during the instructional day closures from 11 - 12:30 pm daily at the following 4 locations: Adelanto Elementary, George, Morgan Kincaid, and Ted Vick. Meals will be “grab and go” using a drive through style hand off. Walk ups are welcomed too. Also, AESD has created weekly resources for your child to maintain their academic skills during our school closure, with the exception of Spring Break (April 6 - 10). You may access the materials by picking up a weekly paper packet at our district office lobby area from 10 - 2 pm or click on the top tab labeled "Education Opportunities on our website". 

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Alternative Education

Program Overview

The Adelanto School District serves families who are seeking educational alternatives for a regular classroom setting. The programs offered are consistent with the school district’s course of study and is not an alternative curriculum.  Students participating in the program are considered enrolled in a public school and are able to make use of district services.

The alternative programs are offered at Adelanto Virtual Academy which provides the options for students who need additional supports to experience success and may consider alternative learning options as a preference to the traditional school setting.

Who do we Serve?

The programs offered at Adelanto Virtual Academy are open to students:

  • Currently in charter schools

  • Homeless & Foster Students

  • Independent Study Students

  • Home Hospital Students

  • Students who will benefit from short term alternative options

  • Special Education Students

What Programs are offered?

Bridge to Success serves students in grade 4-8. This is a full day program and students are referred to this program if alternative options at the traditional school is not meeting student needs. Students attend this program for a quarter or a semester, after which they are referred back to their home school. Highlights of this program are:

  • Digital Blended Learning

  • Teachers with strong technical skills

  • Social Emotional Learning

  • Daily core instruction

  • Individualized counseling

  • Targeted behavior intervention

  • Small class sizes

  • Transition program with Individualized Learning Plans

21st Century Connections serves students in grade K-8. This is the Independent Study Program and students are required to meet with their teacher at least twice per week. Highlights of this program are:

  • Digital Blended Learning

  • Teachers with strong technical skills

  • Independent Study Program

  • Home schooling alternative

  • Advanced courses

  • Broader scope of studies

Enrollment Process

1.      Students may be referred by home school administrator

2.      Parent(s)/Guardian(s) contact the Adelanto Virtual Academy.

3.      An Advisory and Enrollment meeting is scheduled.

4.      If the program is appropriate for the student, then

a.      Enrollment paperwork is completed

b.      The student is assessed academically

c.       Parent(s)/Guardian(s) and student complete the contract

4.      The student begins the program on the scheduled date


California Department of Education Independent Study webpage