Enrollment and Attendance FAQs

What is the attendance policy?

As California public school students, all IQ students are expected to comply with California’s attendance requirements and complete lessons and attend Class Connect sessions as required on each of the 180 days of instruction according to the official iQ Academy school calendar.

It is expected that students will complete lessons before the end of each day.  When a student completes work offline, the parent/learning coach must submit a school supplied learning log as specifically directed by his/her assigned teacher, for each day without accompanying online work.  All learning logs must be signed and submitted to the assigned teacher at the conclusion of each school day or as requested by the assigned teacher. If a learning log is not submitted, the teacher will not credit the student with attendance for that school day.

Can I take a vacation or travel during the school year?

The school calendar includes school "holidays" or vacation time. Whenever possible, family vacations should align with school vacation days. If a student skips a day during the week, he or she will be marked absent. Vacation is not an approved reason for absence in the state of California.  Should travel be necessary during the school year, Learning Coaches should work with their students’ assigned teachers to create a travel plan that ensures successful completion of work.

Can my child take classes at our local school while attending iQ Academy?

This is an area typically at the discretion of the local school. Some iQ Academy students participate in choir or band at their local school. You will need to check with your local school district about this. Many students find that iQ Academy's flexibility allows them more time to pursue hobbies, sports, or other interests outside of school.

Once we start the school year, can we still change our minds and go back to our home district?

Although we work very hard to make iQ Academy a positive experience for all students, if you feel this is not the best choice for your child, you always have the ability to return to your local school or regular homeschooling. We recommend that you complete a full year or at least a semester to be sure any challenges you perceive are not just related to adjusting to this new way to learn, and to make sure you get the full benefit of transferring credit received from iQ Academy.