Cabrillo Point Academy

Welcome to the 2021-2022 School Year!

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Dear Families,


Welcome to Cabrillo Point Academy!


I am so glad that your family has chosen to join our community. I hope this year will be a wonderful journey for your family, full of learning and excitement.


This document provides some helpful information that you will be using throughout the school year. If you have any questions, your first point of contact is your Homeschool Teacher (HST). If you have yet to receive confirmation of your HST, please reach out to our school's Family Liaison with your questions.


Yvonne Kahlen - yvonne.kahlen@cabrillopointacademy.org 657-464-5613


I look forward to meeting you soon!


Sincerely,


Jenna Lorge

Cabrillo Point Academy Principal

Table of Contents

  1. THE BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO HOMESCHOOLING
  2. CALENDAR
  3. VIRTUAL ORIENTATION SLIDES
  4. PARENT STUDENT HANDBOOK
  5. REQUIREMENTS FOR EACH LEARNING PERIOD
  6. "I CAN" STATEMENTS
  7. PLANNING AMOUNTS
  8. CURRICULUM CHOICES
  9. VENDORS
  10. TECHNOLOGY ORDERS
  11. HIGH SCHOOL RESOURCES
  12. ONLINE SUBSCRIPTION PACKAGE
  13. COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS VIRTUAL CLUBS & PARK DAYS
  14. TESTING
  15. COMMUNITY LINKS

The Beginner's Quick Guide to Homeschooling


  • Set your homeschooling goals for each child.

  • Discover your child’s learning style and your homeschooling style.

  • Don't know your child's learning style? Take this easy learning style quiz to find out.

  • Get acquainted with homeschooling lingo.

  • Research homeschooling models and methodologies.

  • Find your support network: friends, family, homeschool community, or create your own co-op!

  • Get to know your city and county, and all they have to offer your homeschooling journey.

  • Create your homeschool, and don't worry about what others are doing.

  • Don't feel comfortable in a subject? That's what vendors are for!

  • Enjoy this time with your children and celebrate the achievements!

  • Most importantly, be kind to yourself. Sometimes things don't work, or days are difficult. Get outside, take a break, and remind yourself of the things that do work!

Calendar

The first day of school is August 16, 2021. You can celebrate it by downloading this free printable and taking a photo!

Orientation Slides

If you are joining Cabrillo Point Academy for the first time for the 2021-2022 school year, please take a look at the Cabrillo Point Academy's Virtual Orientation slides below. They will answer many of your questions!

PRESENTACION DE ORIENTACION VIRTUAL

Si usted se ha unido por primera vez a Cabrillo Point Academy para el Año escolar del 2021-2022, por favor visite nuestra Presentación de Orientación Virtual en Español.Donde se pondrán responder muchas de sus preguntas.

Parent Student Handbook

All school information is conveniently located in the Parent Student Handbook (link below)!

Daily Learning

You are in charge of your student's daily learning!

You will coordinate curriculum and activities that best fit your child's learning style and needs.

Please ask your homeschool teacher for help if needed.

Requirements for Each Learning Period

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I Can Statements are simple sentences based on standards and objectives for the grade level, written in student-friendly language. They tell you what your student needs to know and learn throughout the year, but how you teach them is up to you!


I CAN Statements will help you set goals, lesson plan and choose curriculum. Check them frequently and celebrate the things your student has mastered!

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Planning Amounts can be used to purchase secular curriculum and educational supplies, and pay for educational activities to expand student knowledge and experiences.


Planning Amounts are allocated so that you can plan your school year with secular curriculum, tools, and enrichment opportunities needed for your child.


Products include, but are not limited to... secular curriculum, educational supplies, field trips, educational games, technology, and novels that support student educational learning, and materials necessary to support student learning.


Services include, but are not limited to... academic extension courses, physical education classes, tutoring from an established business, physical education lessons, music lessons or any other service that requires an instructor to student interaction in an in-person setting.


Please note that services are only authorized through Cabrillo Point Academy approved vendors.


Non-Consumable vs. Consumable Items


Non- Consumables: Please be aware that any item paid for using your student Planning Amount, that can be used by another student (such as textbooks, educational board games, and technology) belongs to the school, and will need to be returned once the student withdraws from the school.


Consumables: These are items another student cannot use, such as paper, pens, workbooks that a student writes inside, and service requests. Such items cannot be used by another student and will not be returned to the school when the student withdraws.


Dates orders can be placed for new families:


  • August 2nd - New student orders will begin being fulfilled, so long as the family has signed their Master Agreement. You will receive this from your Homeschool Teacher.
  • August 16th - First day of the 2021-2022 school year, school officially opens.



1st Semester Planning Amounts

TK - 8th $1500

High School $1700


2nd Semester Planning Amounts*

TK - 8th $1100

High School $1100

*2nd semester planning amounts will be available on December 1, 2021.


**Please note that planning amounts are based on average daily attendance. For families who join CPA after September 1, 2021 planning amounts will be prorated.


Please note, these dates and amounts are subject to change.

CPA Homeschool Hub

Click here to place your orders.

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If you are new to homeschool curriculum, we are happy to help navigate the vast choices available and filter resources that would best fit the unique learning style of your student. Your Homeschool Teacher (HST) will be able to help you with your options.


Three options:


  1. Cabrillo Point Academy adopted curriculum: These are the school's suggested curriculum options. They can contain all of your subjects within one curriculum or vendor. Please click here to view our 2021-2022 curriculum suggestions for all grades.

  2. Family-selected secular curriculum can be ordered through the CPA Homeschool Hub. Families may purchase these using their Planning Amount. For secular curriculum ideas, visit http://cathyduffyreviews.com/

  3. Mix both of the above.


Reminder: All items purchased with Planning Amounts are property of Cabrillo Point Academy. Non-consumables or unused consumables will be returned once the educational curriculum is completed or the student withdraws from Cabrillo Point Academy.


Cabrillo Point Academy is a public charter school and by law must remain non-sectarian in all aspects of its operation. State funds may not be used to purchase religious material.

Cabrillo Point Academy's Family Liaison Curriculum Showcases and Webinars

Please take a look at our Cabrillo Point Academy Curriculum Spotlight which highlights many popular curriculum choices for the 2021/2022 school year! Check out webinars, presentations, summaries and links to many different curriculum offerings by clicking on the button below.
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Planning Amounts can also be used to support student learning through services provided by approved Cabrillo Point Academy vendors. Once you enter the CPA Homeschool Hub, please click on the "Vendors" icon on the left-hand side to find an approved vendor near you.

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Tech Center requests are made/accepted year-round and are placed in the CPA Homeschool Hub.


CPA is excited to offer Chromebooks to all 3rd through 8th-grade students without them having to use planning amounts/instructional funds (IFs). As with all school-owned tech, these Chromebooks will be loaned out to students to help them access the curriculum, participate in the Star assessments, and facilitate online virtual classes and meetings. If a student already has a school-owned laptop, they can choose to use the Chromebook, but their current laptop will need to be returned. (A single student cannot have more than one school-owned laptop). You can opt-in for a Chromebook through the Homeschool Hub. Read the FAQs and reach out to me if you have any questions.


Please be aware that all non-consumable items are the property of Cabrillo Point Academy. If you decide to withdraw from Cabrillo Point Academy for any reason, items are due upon the commencement of the checkout process.

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To understand how high school with Cabrillo Point Academy works, please watch this orientation presentation by our High School Success Coordinator and High School Counselor. The slides are available here.


Our High School Curriculum Options are outlined in this recording and you can access the slides here.


For questions, please reach out to your HST. You can also contact our wonderful high school team, and find lots of information on their websites, listed below.


High School Assistant Director

Lara Mulvaney

lara.mulvaney@cabrillopointacademy.org

Cabrillo Point Academy High School Website


High School Counselors

Jonathan Alaniz

jonathan.alaniz@cabrillopointacademy.org

Keri Alexander

keri.alexander@cabrillopointacademy.org

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All students will receive the following subscriptions based on their grade level…


TK-5th grade


6th - 8th grade


9th - 12th grade


MobyMax is an adaptive curriculum that allows you to create an individualized education plan for each student. MobyMax can also be used to supplement an existing curriculum and provide additional learning opportunities and resources for your students.


BrainPOP and BrainPOP Jr. offer more than 1,000 short animated movies, quizzes and other related materials, covering science, social studies, English, math, engineering and technology, health, arts, music, and more!


Shmoop is a comprehensive curriculum option for high school offering a wide variety of core and elective course options.


TutorMe is an online-based, 24/7 live tutoring service that covers multiple subjects such as English, math, science, history, foreign language and more! Students will receive up to 12 hours of live, online tutoring per month. In addition, TutorMe offers a writing lab feature for those needing help with essay writing.


Additional subscriptions will be available via A LA CARTE.


Click on the flyer above to access links for additional details.

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Community Connections CLUB HUB Coming Soon!

Get Connected through our Community Connections two ways:


Virtual Clubs- Our super popular virtual clubs are back again this year. Join CPA teachers and students as you explore your interests. Pick a club (or two) and join in the fun! Clubs will be offered on Tuesdays and Wednesdays 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. Links to the Club schedules and descriptions will be available on August 30th.


Park Days- Ready to get out and meet CPA teachers and friends? Community Connections will be hosting monthly regional park days on the 3rd Friday of the month, 10:30-1 p.m. Come when you can and bring a lunch too if you'd like. Park Day schedule and maps will be available on the Club Hub link in the August 30th newsletter.

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