Frequently Asked Questions

What is DREAM Academy? 

DREAM Academy runs as an independent student school where students can learn at home, online and with the option of coming on campus three days a week with smaller class sizes. By enrolling in DREAM Academy, we will support your child’s learning. Students in grades K – 8th grade will be provided the online learning platform Edgenuity with all course work, assignments, interactive videos, and assessments pre-loaded and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. DREAM Academy requires availability and commitment by the parent to support the completion of the coursework under the guidance and support of a credentialed Academy teacher.

What curriculum will I use?

The curriculum offered provides the foundation for student learning, yet students in DREAM Academy can learn outside the walls of a school and home. In addition to the daily curriculum, DREAM Academy families have the flexibility and time to learn with first-hand experiences at museums, parks, and family outings.

  • Students in grades K – 8th grade will be provided the online learning platform Edgenuity with all course work, assignments, interactive videos, and assessments pre-loaded and accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • All students will be provided with the Imagine Learning apps in Language and Literature, Reading, and Math.
  • DREAM Academy Teachers also provide Project Based Learning opportunities as well as a variety of other learning activities, assignments, and assessments.
  • TK Students will be provided with Learning apps and coursework.

What are the Pathway Options

Students have the option to pick a learning pathway. They can learn online 100% of their curriculum, or they may be on campus three days a week for Project Based Learning activities and extra support.

How does my child earn attendance?  

Students in DREAM Academy earn attendance based on the work they complete as opposed to a traditional school where students earn attendance by going to school/class each day. At meetings with DREAM Academy teachers, completed assignments are reviewed. Every four weeks, a work sample is collected in English, history, science, mathematics, and physical education.

Can my student enroll in DREAM academy if they have an IEP? 

If your student has an IEP and is currently enrolled in the Lakeside Union School District, we would hold an IEP meeting prior to enrollment to discuss the possibility of choosing DREAM Academy. We advise that you discuss with your case manager/special education teacher as well. If your student is not in our district, then we would first review the IEP with you to determine if DREAM Academy is the right fit for your student.

Will my students be able to be in immersion classes? 

No. Immersion classes are not offered, however, middle school students may take 1-2 classes at the middle school sites, and this can include language classes.

  • DREAM Academy is a Partnership Between the Family and School, where Coursework takes Place at Home with Learning Options at School
  • The flexibility Offered Allows Students to Investigate Further on Topics of Interest through Personalized Learning and Year-Long Projects while Slowing Down and Getting Support on Subjects they find more Difficult
  • Students can Access their Online Courses 24 Hours a Day and 7 Days a Week
  • Our Students’ Education is Personalized Based on Abilities, Passions, Interests, Strengths, and Weaknesses while Considering Health Restrictions, Mental Health, and Life-Changing Events
  • Middle School Students Can Participate in the Vast Array of Activities Offered by our 2 Lakeside Middle Schools

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