Live Instruction Curriculum

The below curriculum will be utilized in daily instruction lessons for K-8 students enrolled in the Personalized Learning Academy and for all students in grades 9-12.
Wednesdays
Curriculum Days Offered Grades About Curriculum

Mondays & Wednesdays K-8 Step Up to Writing is a multi-sensory, explicit, and systematic approach to teaching writing and is designed to provide clear strategies, methods, and supports for increased student success. It is compatible with any core curriculum and supports writing instruction across all content areas.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

K-8

Mountain Math is a standards-focused essential daily review of mathematical concepts. This can be used with any core curriculum and is an effective way of mastering concepts through daily spiral reviews.

Wednesdays

9-12

Character Strong curriculum is focused on fostering the whole student with lessons that teach character development with a focus on self-awareness, self-management social awareness, relationship skills, responsible decision-making, and more.

Sage Stage

Live Event Days Offered

Grades

About Sage Stage

Fridays

K-12

Sage Oak invites all students to attend the "Sage Stage" speaker series. A different educational speaker will be featured each week.

About AB-130

On July 9, 2021, Governor Newsom signed and approved the education budget trailer bill AB-130. The final version of this bill includes language specific to independent study programs that impacted Sage Oak in the upcoming 2021-22 school year.

The following summary outlines the actions that all schools like Sage Oak must take before the first day of school. 

  • Offer daily and/or weekly synchronous instruction - The school will be required to offer both daily live interaction/synchronous instruction and/or weekly synchronous instruction for all pupils (depending on grade level) throughout the school year. The student's supervising teacher must complete this, and student attendance is encouraged but not required.
  • New requirements for board policies - Requires local independent study board policies to include new elements related to the quality of the program. This includes updating tiered re-engagement strategies to include students with a lack of attendance due to missed school meetings and lack of work and students not making satisfactory educational progress.
  • New requirements for written agreements (Master Agreements) - Requires written agreements to contain provisions addressing communicating academic progress with parents/guardians, provision of connectivity/devices adequate to participate in the educational program, and a statement detailing academic and other supports for students not performing at grade level.
  • Reporting for daily participation - Requires schools to report student attendance at daily and/or weekly live synchronous instruction and engagement opportunities.