FAQs & Enrollment Questions

Does my child need to be vaccinated to attend iLEAD Online? 

Children can attend a public independent study program as long as they are not engaged in classroom-based instruction, regardless of their immunization status. iLEAD Online meets the criteria of an independent study program for purposes of enrollment. While you must submit any vaccine records you have, the record does not need to document all required vaccines for entry.

What makes you different from other online schools?

At iLEAD Online, we value each learner as a whole-person. Social/emotional learning, enrichment opportunities outside of academics, coaching for college/career, and personalized instruction are tools we use to give a comprehensive experience. You are not just a student I.D. number to us, and we work hard to get to know your learning style, your unique strengths, and how we can best serve you. All of our full-time learners are assigned an academic coach to help you navigate your experience. Our facilitators (teachers) are all highly qualified, credentialed teachers and we have a rigorous hiring process that ensures we have passionate and skilled staff well versed in online education. Our courses are full of project-based learning with opportunities for discussion and authentic engagement. Celebrate your unique strengths with us as a part of your high school experience!

Dual Enrollment: May I take courses at a college while enrolled with iLEAD Online full time?

Yes!  We encourage our learners to take college courses when it fits in their learning plan.  Learners may not take more than 11 college credits while enrolled in a high school full time.  Learners may choose to have their college courses count as part of the 4 minimum semester courses required for iLEAD Online enrollment.  It is possible to earn an AA while also enrolled in iLEAD Online. Our academic coaches specialize in customizing an appropriate learning plan for each learner.

Contact us for more information.

How do I enroll in Summer School ?

1. Summer School: Free of charge  for Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Kern county residents.


2. Summer School: Private School Students and/ or students who reside outside of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Kern counties.


3.  Summer School: For Learners enrolled at the following iLEAD sites:  (AV, SCVi,  Innovation Studios, Encino, Empower Generations, Pacoima, Lancaster)

  • Select your courses HERE
  • Select “Full Time iLEAD Learner” at final checkout
  • Courses are free of charge to iLEAD learners at  AV, SCVi, NoHo, Innovation Studios, Encino, Empower Generations, Pacoima, Lancaster
  • Your enrollment will be verified with your iLEAD site
I am a homeschool student. How do I use instructional funds to enroll with iLEAD Online part time classes?

Homeschool families using instructional funds (including iLEAD Exploration)

  1. Select your course
  2. At final checkout choose the ” homeschool instructional funds invoice” option.
  3. Teacher of Record will submit  a purchase order to iLEAD online for lump sum invoiced amount
  4. When course is complete, iLEAD Online teacher will send the Student and Teacher of Record a final grade recommendation

  • Withdraw/drop course : refund in full for course if withdrawal form is submitted within 20 calendar days from enrollment date. *Summer session courses must be dropped within 5 days.
What is your school calendar?

Although iLEAD Online does follow the iLEAD schools calendar,  we do enroll learners year round including summer.  You may choose to work on pace with the school calendar, or on a modified learning plan designed with the help of your learning guide or facilitator. Many learners choose to accelerate their courses, and some focus on one course at a time.

Please contact your course facilitator if you are interested in an alternative pacing calendar option.

We do offer both A and B sections year round (you may take Semester A of a course in Spring for example)

Before you will be added to any course, all learners must complete a one time orientation to master LMS navigation,  netiquette and digital citizenship training. These digital soft skills are essential in a quality online program.

 

 

How do I enroll full time in your school?

Enroll full time with iLEAD Online

Interested in becoming a full time iLEAD Online student?

 

We are a tuition free public charter school currently enrolling learners for the 20178/19 school year in grades 4-12.  Students in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino or Kern counties are invited to apply for enrollment in iLEAD Online for 2018/19.

Intent to Enroll: Please click HERE  

Please contact us for more information about our full time iLEAD Online Charter School.

iLEAD full time students are not enrolled in any other public school, and take all iLEAD Online courses.  If you are enrolled in another public school and wish to take part time iLEAD Online courses, see Part Time Enrollment options.

 

How do I enroll in part time classes at iLEAD Online?

1. For Learners already enrolled at one of our iLEAD sites/programs  (SCVi, Innovation Studios, Empower Generations, Lancaster, Pacoima, Encino, etc)

  1. Go to the course catalog and select your courses.
  2. At final checkout choose the “Full-Time iLEAD Learner” option.
  3. There is no charge for courses for any iLEAD learner at SCVi, Innovation Studios, Lancaster, Pacoima, Encino, or Empower Gernerations.
  4. Your enrollment will be verified with your iLEAD site/program


2. For anyone not currently enrolled full time at an iLEAD Site or Program and meets either of the following criteria:

  •  Attends a private school or any non-iLEAD public school or charter school  and will enroll in a course outside of summer school session
  • Resides outside of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino or Kern counties 

Enroll in iLEAD Online Courses for credit at your home school.

  • iLEAD Online courses are now available for purchase for learners not enrolled full time in an iLEAD site or program.
  • iLEAD Online works in partnership with your school to provide course credit for your student. Please confirm with your school that your selected iLEAD Online course will be approved for credit before purchasing an iLEAD Online course. Click HERE for school approval letter.
  • iLEAD Online does not provide transcripts for part time courses taken outside of summer school or for any students outside of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino or Kern counties. Course credit comes from the student’s school of record, not iLEAD Online.  When your course is complete, your school will add your credit and final grade to the student’s official school transcript.
  • If you are interested in taking courses from iLEAD Online and are enrolled at another school, Please contact us for more information or proceed to the course catalog to enroll in your courses.

 

 

 

 

 

I am not an iLEAD student, can I take your courses?

Yes! We have options for students who are not currently enrolled at one of our iLEAD sites or programs.

1. Enroll in part time iLEAD Online Courses for credit at your home school.

For anyone not currently enrolled full time at an iLEAD Site or Program and meets either of the following criteria:

Students who attend a private school or any non-iLEAD public school or charter school  and will enroll in a course outside of summer school session and/or

Students who reside outside of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino or Kern counties

 

  • iLEAD Online courses are now available for purchase for learners not enrolled full time in an iLEAD site or program.
  • iLEAD Online works in partnership with your school to provide course credit for your student. Please confirm with your school that your selected iLEAD Online course will be approved for credit before purchasing an iLEAD Online course. Click HERE for school approval letter.
  • iLEAD Online does not provide transcripts for part time courses taken outside of summer school or for any students outside of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino or Kern counties. Course credit comes from the student’s school of record, not iLEAD Online.  When your course is complete, your school will add your credit and final grade to the student’s official school transcript.
  • If you are interested in taking courses from iLEAD Online and are enrolled at another school, Please contact us for more information or proceed to the course catalog to enroll in your courses.

 


2. Enroll full time with iLEAD Online

Interested in becoming a full time iLEAD Online learner ?

We are a tuition free public charter school currently enrolling learners for the 2017/18 school year in grades 6-12.

Students in Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino or Kern counties are invited to apply for enrollment in iLEAD Online for 2017/18.

Intent to Enroll: Please click HERE  

Please contact us for more information about our full time iLEAD Online Charter School.


3. Summer Courses 

Summer School: Free of charge  for Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Kern county residents.


Summer School: Private School Students and/ or students who reside outside of Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, San Bernardino and Kern counties.

Are your high school courses UC a-g approved?

Yes,  iLEAD online courses are UC a-g approved courses. See our course catalog for details. Learners in science courses who wish to earn a-g credit must satisfy the lab requirement.

Non-iLEAD Schools may add iLEAD courses to their UC a-g lists as an adopted Online Publisher Course. Contact us for more information.

How do I meet with my facilitators?

Learners can communicate with their course facilitators via email, text, or phone.  You should receive a reply within 24 hours on school days.

Science lab schedules are posted each semester.

iLEAD Online offers a live chat Tutor service M-F. This live chat tutor is available on your home LMS home portal to assist with course technical questions, navigation and academic coaching.
Learners have an opportunity to meet with facilitators at one of our iLEAD school learning studios by appointment. Learners who are unable to meet at a learning studio have the option of meeting via online video/chat meeting with their facilitator by appointment.

For most of our core subject courses, we offer optional synchronous (real time) class meetings.  We do offer on site iLEAD activities, workshops and science labs.

How much iLEAD Online courses cost?
  • All iLEAD online courses are no cost to learners enrolled  full time at the following  iLEAD Online sites: SCVi,  Innovation Studios, Empower Generations, iLEAD Encino, iLEAD Lancaster, iLEAD Pacoima.
  • Homeschool Program learners may use instructional funds to access iLEAD Online courses.
  • Courses may be dropped within the first 20 days calendar days of enrollment (5 days for summer session) with a full refund. Course withdrawal date is the date that iLEAD Online is notified of withdrawal. 

2017-18 Fees for Homeschool Program Learners :

  • Grades 4-8 quarter course (8 weeks): $120. per quarter course
  • Grades 9-12  semester course(16 weeks) $240. per semester course.

2017-18 Fees for non-iLEAD Learners (not enrolled full time at an iLEAD site):

  • Grades 4-8 quarter course (8 weeks): $120. per quarter course
  • Grades 9-12  semester course(16 weeks) $240. per semester course.
What online content provider do you use?

We do not use purchased curriculum. Our courses are all developed and taught by our skilled iLEAD, highly qualified credentialed facilitators as project based, personalized learning courses.

Our facilitators are Project Based Learning experts and place emphasis on tailoring courses to your learner’s needs.  They are happy to modify projects, assignments and courses to best fit the learning plan needed to support success.

Because we focus on project based learning as opposed to computer based testing we ensure deeper, more authentic learning.  Your learner will be held to a higher accountability measure than many online programs and be required to go beyond the typical computer based testing model.

How long are the iLEAD Courses?

Upper School/High School Courses are designated as one semester or 2 semester (full year) courses.

Each semester, we allow for one week of  Mandatory online Orientation and one week of POL (Presentations of Learning) Showcase at our sites and programs.

Our typical high school grades 9-12 semester:

  • mandatory Orientation
  • 16 weeks content course *fall semesters may be shortened depending on calendar
  • 1 week POL (end of semester Presentations of Learning)

Elementary and Middle School Courses are 8 week ( 1 quarter) short courses that are designed to mix and match/ a la carte to complete a full semester of content within a subject area. For example, choose any 2 Language Arts Courses to complete your semester of Language Arts. Math courses are designed to be taken in sequence, but all others may be taken in the order of learner choice.

Our typical 4-8 grades school semester:

  • mandatory Orientation
  • 8 week content course #1 *fall semesters may be shortened depending on calendar
  • 8 week content course  #2 *fall semesters may be shortened depending on calendar
  • 1 week POL (end of semester Presentations of Learning)
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