Woodbridge Academy was established in 2020 as a Christian, private online school in Newport Beach, California, USA.
Woodbridge Academy is registered with the California Education Department with the CDS number 30 66597 6138267.
According to the Education Code of the State of California, private schools are not supervised or authorized by the State.
Woodbridge Academy is not accredited by any national or international accrediting agency. Woodbridge Academy is working to obtain accreditation from one of the largest accrediting agencies in the US; we will post any information about this process when available.
The transcripts and diplomas of Woodbridge Academy are valid in other countries by the Hague Apostille, issued by the California Secretary of State.
Woodbridge Academy is a subsidiary of Instituto Superior de Educación Abierta -ISEA- located in Guatemala, Central America, with whom we have a Dual Diploma Program that allows Woodbridge Academy graduates to obtain an accredited diploma from ISEA if needed.
ISEA is accredited by Cognia, one of the largest accrediting bodies in the USA. To obtain a Dual Diploma, any Woodbridge Academy graduate has to earn at least 08 credits out of 24 with ISEA. This program is free of charge for Woodbridge Academy students. You can find more info here.
Remember that as a Woodbridge Academy, you will need to comply with the A to G requirements of the University of California System.
Our methodology is relatively simple; once you enroll at Woodbridge Academy, you will receive an email asking you to create your student user in our LMS Canvas or Schoology, depending on your enrolled grade and academic year.
Inside the LMS, you will find all content to study, delivered in English or Spanish. You study the content and submit assignments or quizzes. For students enrolled in grades seven and below is recommended that parents or guardians help the students. Each week you will need to send in assignments to be graded by your teachers.
Two curriculum options
We offer two curricular options:
- Online. All content is delivered through our LMS. You will not need to buy textbooks, but this method is more time-consuming since students will need to cover the content and research before submitting assessments or assignments. We use content platforms like BrainPOP, Study.com, and Education.com, all of these platforms have mostly English content, and BrainPOP offers its content in English, Spanish and French.
- eBooks. These ebooks are delivered in PDF format; there is only English content. You may purchase the eBooks directly from Spectrum´s webpage. You must submit a study plan to your teacher if you choose to use these eBooks. Please get in touch with your teacher if you have any other books or eBooks and wish to use them. In most cases, we allow the use of foreign texts provided you submit your study plan. Grades 9 and above can not use this method; you will need to cover all content in the LMS to meet the A to G requirements.
4 Units, 32 weeks.
Our school year is divided into four units of eight weeks each. The entire year covers 32 weeks. Students are expected to work between 4 to 5 hours each day from Monday to Friday. This time can be lowered depending on the student´s own competency.
Students who work harder can finish their grades in less time, while those with other priorities or needs can have more time. It really depends on each individual.
Assessments will be submitted at the end of each unit for every subject. There are some elective subjects, but it is up to the student or parents if they wish to take them. In High School, the student has to choose two electives out of four possible.
Once a week, teachers have a group conference, and the video is uploaded to the LMS so other students who did not attend can view them later. These conferences are optional but very helpful.
If a student feels that he or she is prepared to advance units, they can ask their teachers to let them submit assessments earlier. If the student passes those tests, they can pass on to the next unit and finish earlier. If any student finishes a grade and wants to enroll in the following class, they will need to pay the Tutoring and Assessment fee again. You do not need to pay for enrollment a second time.
An open-minded school
As a base, we have developed our own but using the LAUSD as an example.
For grades Eight and below, parents can change any content or assignment, but you will need to contact your teacher to provide them with an equal resource. It is impossible to do the same in grades 9 to 12 except for the elective course of “Religion”.
For Woodbridge Academy, each parent or guardian is their children’s first and most important teacher.
- Method 1: 80/20
- 80% of the grading is taken from assignments and 20% from quizzes or tests.
- Method 2: 20/80
- 20% of the grades are taken from assignments, and 80% from quizzes or tests.
To select any of these grading methods, parents of any student from grades K to K8 need to get in touch with their respective teachers. If no contact about these grades is made, we will use the grading system that better helps the student show competency.
To pass any course or subject, the student must obtain at least 70% of the assigned points. If the grade is not met, the student will be given at least three more opportunities or will need to take that subject all over again.