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Claremont Alternative Learning Model

CUSD's Independent Study Program

This fall, CUSD families have the option to enroll in a voluntary K-12 educational program, Claremont Alternative Learning Model (CALM). This model is for students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction.  For families requiring a remote learning option, the independent study model offers flexibility in scheduling and implementation as students and families work closely together with a certified educator to reach educational goals. 

Enrollment in this program will require a written learning agreement developed and agreed upon by a team that includes the parent, teacher, and administrator. Students may return to in-person instruction within five days.  This return will be where there is space in the district at the student's grade level, which could be a different school.

What does CALM instruction look like?

  • Transitional Kindergarten to grade 6 — daily synchronous instruction (a minimum of 60 minutes a day during the regular school day) for all students throughout the school year with a CUSD or Edgenuity teacher (depending on numbers)

  • Grades 7 to 8 — daily live interaction and at least weekly synchronous instruction (1 x week per class) for all students throughout the school year with a CUSD or Edgenuity teacher (depending on numbers).  Instruction could take place between the hours of 3pm - 7pm.

  • Grades 9 to 12 — weekly synchronous (1 x week per class) instruction for all students throughout the school year with a CUSD or Edgenuity teacher (depending on numbers).  Instruction could take place between the hours of 3pm - 7pm.

Please note:  CALM students will not be permitted to participate in on-campus events such as sports, clubs, etc.  

What is "live interaction" and "synchronous instruction?"

  • “Live interaction” means interaction between the student and CUSD classified or certificated staff, and may include peers, provided for the purpose of maintaining school connectedness, including but not limited to: wellness checks, progress monitoring, provision of services and instruction. This interaction may take place in person or in the form of internet or telephonic communication.

  • “Synchronous instruction” means classroom-style instruction or designated small group or one-on-one instruction delivered in person, or in the form of internet or telephonic communications and involving live, two-way communication between the teacher and student. Synchronous instruction shall be provided by the teacher of record for that student.

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Possible Intermediate School Classes Offered in CALM (limited)

Class offerings may be a CUSD or Edgenuity class depending on the number of students enrolled in CALM.  All classes are independent in nature, with only one hour a week of synchronous instruction.  Therefore, students must be able to learn independently.  CUSD teachers will not be broadcasting as was done last spring.  Recognizing that keeping up independently in six classes is challenging for junior high  students, we have developed a schedule with five classes for seventh and eighth grade students.

Seventh Grade Eighth Grade
English English
History History
Integrated Science 7 Integrated Science 8
Math Math
Physical Education Physical Education
Possible Elective Possible Elective

 

Possible High School Classes Offered in CALM (limited)

Classes offered at the high school level are approved by the University of California or the California State University as creditable under the A-G admissions criteria.  Class offerings may be a CUSD or Edgenuity class depending on the number of students enrolled in CALM.  Please note that all classes are independent in nature, with only one hour a week of synchronous instruction.  Therefore, students must be able to learn independently.  CUSD teachers will not be broadcasting as was done last spring, so there are a limited number of class offerings in the CALM program.  For example, International Baccalaureate, Advance Placement, and performance-based classes are not available, below is anticipated classes that students will take.  

Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
Biology Chemistry Elective Elective
English English English Elective
Integrated Math I Integrated Math 2 Integrated Math 3 English
Physical Education Physical Education Marine Biology/ Anatomy Government/ Economics
Spanish 1 Spanish 2 Spanish 3 Marine Biology/ Anatomy
Visual Art World History US History Spanish 4

 

CALM logo

A-G Approved Courses

Individualized Instruction

Daily Teacher Support

Flexible Scheduling

Program Supports

Prior to enrollment, you may request an optional conference with a CUSD faculty member for more information to determine whether CALM is the best learning model for your family and your child(ren). 

For more information, please contact Mr. Felipe Delvasto, Alternative Education Coordinator at (909) 398-0609 ext. 40002 or fdelvasto@cusd.claremont.edu

Registration

To register for CALM, please fill out the following Google Form and you will be contacted to set up a meeting to develop a written learning agreement to ensure that your child will be successful in the CALM program:  

Please call for registration information at (909) 398-0609 ext. 40002