How It Works
Curious how online learning works?
With online learning, your child can learn at home, or wherever there's an internet connection, while enjoying the benefits and support of a school program. They'll complete a mix of online lessons and offline activities, using Stride K12-provided books and materials.* State- credentialed teachers provide instruction in virtual sessions called "Class Connects."
What to Expect
What's my role as a parent?
You'll play an active and important role as your child's Learning Coach. You'll spend time each day to:
- Provide academic support, motivation, and guidance throughout the school year
- Ensure your child is on track with assignments and coursework
- Communicate with teachers
- Report daily attendance
If you or your child's legal guardian are unable to fill this role, you can choose a family member, friend, or another trusted adult to be the Learning Coach.
New to online learning?
To introduce IQLA families to online learning and help ensure their success, we provide orientation training that includes Q&A sessions, practical advice, tips, and more.
Support is also available for parents and students throughout the school year. A variety of online student clubs and parent workshops, as well as virtual and in-person events enable the entire school community to network and build friendships.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is eligible to attend iQ Academy California – Los Angeles (IQLA)?
Any student in grades TK–12 who resides in one of these California counties is eligible for full-time enrollment:
Los Angeles County
San Bernardino County
How many of my children can I enroll in IQLA?
Because IQLA provides the lesson plans and materials needed for grades TK–12, many parents find it easy to enroll multiple children in the program.
What does it cost to attend IQLA?
IQLA is a public school, so there is no tuition. We provide California-credentialed teachers and instructional materials. Eligible families receive a loaner computer and printer. Students and families will be responsible for providing some common household materials (such as printer ink and paper). Our enrollment consultants can help address your technological and computer questions and needs.
What is the attendance policy?
As California public school students, all IQLA students must comply with the state-required minimum number of 180 instructional days.
We expect that students will attend Class Connect sessions as required on each of the 180 days of instruction according to the official IQLA school calendar and complete lessons before the end of each school day. When a student completes work offline, the parent/Learning Coach must submit a school-supplied offline work log as directed by their assigned teacher for each day without accompanying online work. All offline work logs must be submitted at the conclusion of each school day or as requested by the assigned teacher. If an offline work log is not submitted, the teacher will not credit the student with attendance for that school day.
Can our family take a vacation during the school year?
The school calendar includes school holidays or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. In California, vacation is not an approved reason for absence. If a student skips a day during the week, they will be marked absent.
How much time will my child spend online?
In the younger grades, many of the online lessons include offline work. Students in grades TK–2 spend about 30–40 percent of their time on the computer, while students in grades 3–5 spend about 50–60 percent of their time online. Screen time increases in middle school, and by high school, most of the school day is online. Half-credit courses generally require half as much time as full-credit courses.
How do students interact socially?
Students spend time with classmates online and through school outings, field trips, and other activities. IQLA students can participate in a variety of teacher-led online clubs, such as Story Time, Music Club, Children’s Theater, Book Buddies, Math Club, and Volunteer Club. Additional clubs are added throughout the school year. Students can also participate in Stride K12 online national clubs to connect with peers of like interests.
*Course materials vary by course and school.