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How LPA Works




LPA students complete their work independently mostly from home. Teachers in each subject area offer support to students both virtually through Zoom or Google Meets and in-person at the LPA campus by appointment.




It is required that you meet with your Supervising Teacher at least bi-monthly. These meetings can last anywhere from 5-10min. to a half hour. During these meetings the student's camera must be turned on. During these meetings you can expect the following to take place:

  1. How everything is going
  2. Review student's graded work
  3. Check progress in Apex and dual enrollment
  4. Discuss any concerns or questions
  5. Teachers may refer students to other subject specific teachers
  6. Review upcoming course assignments
These meetings are a legal requirement per California Education Code and are mandatory to remain enrolled as a student at LPA.


When you have your first meeting with your Supervising Teacher, you will need to sign a contract, the Independent Study Master Agreement.  This is a required document for all students who are engaged in our program. Items covered in the agreement include:

  • Duration of Agreement
  • Objectives, Methods of Study, Methods of Evaluation & Resources
  • Scheduled Instructor / Student Meeting
  • Equitable provision of resources and services/voluntary statement
  • Conditions of Enrollment
  • Academic Integrity
  • Consequences if violations occur
Every Sunday during the school year, parents and students will be sent an email Coaching Report from Apex. This report gives the current status of all the student's Apex classes. Classes will appear as Green, Yellow or Red marking the level of progress the student has achieved. In addition, the current grade in the class for each subject is displayed.