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Brieann Hague


Lauren Bellone


Alternative Education

Harvest Grove Virtual Academy

Harvest Grove Virtual Academy is an alternative school of choice open to all TK-8 students in BUSD who thrive in a virtual learning environment, are independent and self-motivated, would like to accelerate their learning, and/or need a flexible learning option.  Our program promotes student voice and choice, student goal setting and monitoring, critical thinking, community, and collaboration.  Harvest Grove Virtual Academy is an option for students and families who are looking for an alternative to a traditional brick-and-mortar school. Our comprehensive, online curriculum is aligned to grade-level standards. Students are enrolled in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies classes. In addition, our online curriculum offers a wide range of elective courses that students can add to their schedules. Instruction is geared to student needs and can scale up for deeper instruction or fill gaps where students might have challenges. At Harvest Grove, in-person interaction is important to us, so we offer many opportunities for students and families to meet and build friendships. We work hard to bring experiences 

Per AB 130 law, students in grades TK-3 will have daily synchronous instruction with their teacher. Students in grades 4-8 will have daily live interaction and weekly synchronous instruction with their teacher. Our teachers all have office hours for additional support. “Synchronous instruction” means “classroom-style instruction or designated small group or one-on-one instruction.” “Live interaction” is an interaction between the student and educational staff for the purpose of maintaining school connectedness. If your student is enrolled at Harvest Grove, they will no longer be enrolled at a school site. A student may transition back to in-person learning at any point during the year by completing an intra-district transfer form, however, school placement is based on enrollment and availability. BUSD will have a plan to return students to the classroom within five instructional days. To become a Harvest Grove Hedgehog, parents must complete and submit the Harvest Grove Virtual Academy Enrollment Form online.