Is iQ Academy California – Los Angeles (IQLA) a private school?
No. IQLA is an online public charter school, authorized by the Rowland Unified School District, serving grades TK–12.
My child has been homeschooled up until now and will be in 11th grade next year. Can they graduate on time? How will IQLA count their homeschool work?
What characteristics do successful online students have?
Some of the characteristics we have seen in our most successful students include:
- The ability to work independently.
- A willingness to seek out answers to their questions, or to move on to a different subject until the necessary help is available.
- The willingness to ask for help when needed. There are many opportunities to get help from teachers, from other students, or from technical support. Students have to be willing to make use of those resources and let someone know if they don’t understand something.
- Some personal motivation to succeed in the program. Students who are forced into an online learning environment are less likely to be successful.
To help your child succeed at IQLA:
- Set up a school schedule for your child to follow every day. Students should plan on spending approximately one hour per day for every class, plus some extra time for outside reading or writing papers. Bear in mind, children in grades TK–5 can expect to spend less than half of their school day online with the rest of their time working in workbooks, on printed lessons, and other activities. Middle and high school students spend an increasing amount of their time online.
- Create a student work area with limited distractions that has all materials easily available.
- Encourage your student to discuss their work with you. Discussions can give you clues as to whether your student understands the materials and assignments. Early detection can help you catch potential problems before they grow into large difficulties.
What if my family is homeless?
IQLA provides McKinney-Vento/Homeless assistance and supports for eligible families who meet the definition as defined below.
According to section 725(2) of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 11434a(2)), the term “homeless children and youths”—
(A) means individuals who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence…; and
(i) children and youths who are sharing the housing of other persons due to loss of housing, economic hardship, or a similar reason; are living in motels, hotels, trailer parks, or camping grounds due to the lack of alternative accommodations; are living in emergency or transitional shelters; are abandoned in hospitals; or are awaiting foster care placement;
(ii) children and youths who have a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings;
(iii) children and youths who are living in cars, parks, public spaces, abandoned buildings, substandard housing, bus or train stations, or similar settings; and
(iv) migratory children who qualify as homeless for the purposes of this subtitle because the children are living in circumstances described in clauses (i) through (iii).
Children and youth are considered homeless if they fit both part A and any one of the subparts of part B of the definition above.
If you feel you may be eligible for assistance through the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, please contact
*Course materials vary by course and school.