Home Study Instructional Requirements

  • Instructional Time 

    According to AB 130, there are specific requirements for synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Students (TK-8) are required to participate in the daily synchronous check-ins as well as the daily live lessons (Grades TK-3) and weekly live lessons (Grades 4-8) via Google Meet. Students in all grades (TK-8) will need to participate in an in-person conference (may be held virtually) that takes place once an attendance period (between 13-19 school days). 

     

    Instruction Type

    Description

    Requirement

    Synchronous

    Classroom-style instruction/designated small group/one-on-one instruction delivered in-person or using video/phone tools involving live, two-way communication between the teacher and student. Teacher(s) of record for that student will provide the synchronous instruction.

    Kindergarten to Grade 3: Daily synchronous instruction for all students throughout the school year.

    Grades 4 to 8: Daily live interaction and weekly synchronous instruction for all students throughout the school year.

    English Learners in Grades K-8 will be provided with daily Designated English Language Development lessons, including a minimum of three synchronous lessons provided by the teacher each school week. 

    Live Interaction

    Interaction between the student and school classified or certificated staff and may include peers, provided to maintain school connectedness, including but not limited to: wellness checks, progress monitoring, provision of services, and instruction. This interaction may take place in person or using video/phone communication.

    Asynchronous

    Forms of instruction that do not occur in the same place or at the same time. The term is most commonly applied to various forms of digital and online learning. Students learn from instruction - such as prerecorded video lessons or learning tasks that students complete on their own - that are not being delivered in-person or in real-time. Asynchronous learning may also encompass various instructional interactions, including email exchanges between teachers, online discussion boards, and course-management systems that organize instructional materials and correspondence.