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                         Welcome to Etiwanda's Alternative Studies Education or EASE

The Etiwanda Alternative Studies Education (EASE) program offers parents two options for alternative educational programs.

                                   EASE  Blended Online Home School         
 EASE Independent Study 

EASE Home School is a blended online learning program for district K-8 students who are seeking flexible, individualized education.  The blended online program offers our students a high-quality, tuition-free alternative to the traditional classroom-based learning experience through virtual classroom sessions and interaction with a certificated Etiwanda teacher.

  • Tuition-free public school program offered by the Etiwanda School District
  • Students work flexibly from home
  • Blended online instruction and teacher interaction
  • Online state-approved curriculum provided by K12.com
  • Optional tutoring sessions for students provided throughout the week
  • Progress is monitored through district i-Ready assessments and state SBAC summative assessments 
  • Available for grades K-8

An EASE education is a partnership between a family and teacher.

  • Parent/Guardian is the at home learning coach who supports his/her child by creating a workspace that is free of distraction, establishing a weekly schedule for online course work access, and monitoring attendance and course work completion.
  • Teacher provides the education support through regular meetings and check-ins, progress monitoring, assessment analysis and recommendations, and consultations with families.
  • K12.com provides the online lessons, interactive activities, textbooks and workbooks.

EASE Independent Study program is provided as an optional alternative instructional program for students whose needs may be best met through study outside of the regular classroom setting. Independent study is provided to students for a minimum of five (5) days and up to thirty (30) days.  Independent study agreements may be renewed on a month to month basis, as determined by student progress.  

The independent study option offers students an flexible independent alternative to the traditional classroom-based learning experience through:

  • Instructional units equivalent in quality and quantity as classroom instruction.
  • Course of study on a similar schedule as students in traditional classrooms.
  • Instructional units that utilize district adopted instructional materials.
  • District i-Ready assessments and state SBAC summative assessments for progress monitoring.
  • Support provided by parents/guardians.
  • Available for grades TK-8.


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