California Pacific Charter Schools (CPCS) has a home study option available to students in TK-12th grade. Excel Academy is a unique educational program that allows parents to purchase an array of educational resources and materials from approved vendors for their child using Instructional Funds provided by the charter school. Using the educational resources, families have the freedom to build a customized learning experience for their children, benefitting from flexibility of choice and the partnership of a highly qualified California-credentialed teacher who is called an Education Specialist (ES).

Instructional Funds

Depending on the grade level of a student, there will be $2100 - $2700 allotted to request the purchase of approved educational materials and services. Funds must be used during the current school year only, and do not carry over. Use of instructional funds is up to the discretion of the ES. Please consult with your ES to determine eligible use of Instructional Funds. For more information, please refer to these helpful guides.

Preferred Vendor List

Excel Academy has an extensive list of vendors who provide a broad range of materials and services to students and families. Enrolled students can submit a request for a vendor to be added to the list (Excel Academy does not accept direct solicitations from vendors). All approved vendors have completed the extensive vendor application process, which includes fingerprinting and a background check for anyone coming into direct contact with students. For help choosing educational materials and services, please consult with your ES.

Education Specialists (ES)

Every student enrolled in Excel Academy benefits from the educational expertise of the ES. The ES works with the family to identify and implement a personalized learning plan for the student. The most important role of the ES is to work together with the parents to execute an appropriate course of study, help the student meet or exceed grade level requirements, and ultimately work towards graduation from high school.

All Excel Academy ESs are highly qualified, experienced, credentialed teachers who are committed to customized learning for each student and family. Our teachers think creatively about education, and they enjoy supporting the educational needs of each student and each family.


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