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  • Freedom Academy Promotion and Graduation!

    Please join us for a promotion & graduation ceremony honoring students from Freedom Academy of Imperial Valley.


    Meal Tickets

    Graduates and parents are given one meal ticket each. All other visitors can purchase a ticket for $12.


    Date & Time:

    June 6, 2022 at 6:30 PM

    Location:

    Freedom Academy Lawn

    524 W 8th St.

    Holtville, CA

  • Student Testing

    Dear Parents and Legal Guardians.


    Every year, California students take several statewide tests. When combined with other measures such as grades, class work, and teacher observations, these tests give families and teachers a more complete picture of their child’s learning. You can use the results to identify where your child is doing well and where they might need more support.


    Your child may be taking one or more of the following California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP), English Language Proficiency Assessments for California (ELPAC), and Physical Fitness Test assessments. Pursuant to California Education Code Section 60615, parents/guardians may annually submit to the school a written request to excuse their child from any or all the CAASPP assessments. This exemption does not exist for the ELPAC or Physical Fitness Test.

    CAASPP: Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) and Math


    Who takes these tests? Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11.

    What is the test format? The Smarter Balanced assessments are computer-based.

    Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards.

    CAASPP: California Alternate Assessments (CAAs) for ELA and Math


    Who takes these tests? Students in grades 3–8 and grade 11 whose individualized education program (IEP) identifies the use of alternate assessments.

    What is the test format? The CAAs for ELA and math are computer-based tests that are administered one-on-one by a test examiner who is familiar with the student.

    Which standards are tested? The California Common Core State Standards through the Core Content Connectors.

    CAASPP: California Science Test (CAST)


    Who takes the test? Students take the CAST in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school, either in grade 10, 11, or 12.

    What is the test format? The CAST is computer-based.

    Which standards are tested? The California Next Generation Science Standards (CA NGSS).

    CAASPP: California Alternate Assessment (CAA) for Science


    Who takes the test? Students whose IEP identifies the use of an alternate assessment take the CAA for Science in grades 5 and 8 and once in high school, either in grade 10, 11, or 12.

    What is the test format? The CAA for Science is a series of four performance tasks that can be administered throughout the year as the content is taught.

    Which standards are tested? Alternate achievement standards derived from the CA NGSS.

    ELPAC


    Who takes the test? Students who have a home language survey that lists a language other than English will take the Initial test, which identifies students as an English learner student or as initially fluent in English. Students who are classified as English learner students will take the Summative ELPAC every year until they are reclassified as proficient in English.

    What is the test format? Both the Initial and Summative ELPAC are computer-based.

    Which standards are tested? The 2012 California English Language Development Standards.

    Alternate ELPAC


    Who takes the test? Students whose IEP identifies the use of an alternate assessment and who have a home language survey that lists a language other than English will take the Alternate Initial ELPAC, which identifies students as an English learner student or as initially fluent in English. Students who are classified as English learner students will take the Alternate Summative ELPAC every year until they are reclassified as proficient in English.

    What is the test format? Both the Alternate Initial and Alternate Summative ELPAC are computer-based.

    Which standards are tested? Alternate achievement standards derived from the 2012 California English Language Development Standards.

    Physical Fitness Test


    Who takes the test? Students in grades 5, 7, and 9 will take the FITNESSGRAM®, which is the test used in California.

    What is the test format? The test consists of five performance components: aerobic capacity, abdominal strength, trunk strength, upper body strength, and flexibility.

    Which standards are tested? The Healthy Fitness Zones, which are established through the FITNESSGRAM®.

    If you have any questions about any of these assessments, please contact Ariana Benites or Mitchell Drye at 760-356-2974 Ext. 7239

    Sincerely,

    Mr. Celso Ruiz, Superintendent

Mission & Vision


The Freedom Academy of Imperial Valley, with support from our community and parents, values excellence, individuality, diversity, and creativity. We are committed to the intellectual achievement and emotional and social development of each student in a caring, collaborative environment.


The Freedom Academy of Imperial Valley will prepare students for their futures, which may include college, technical institutions, and/or careers. We will provide an environment that supports quality instructional programs and empowers students to become independent, resourceful citizens and scholars.

Freedom Academy of the Imperial Valley is in the rural, agricultural community of Holtville, which is located 120 miles east of San Diego, 40 miles north of the Arizona/California border and 20 miles northeast of Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico.

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Principal: Mitchell Drye

Phone: 760-791-0105

Email: mdrye@husd.net

Office: 760-356-5718

Principal: Mitchell Drye ~ Phone: 760-791-0105

Email: mdrye@husd.net ~ Office: 760-356-5718

Principal: Mitchell Drye ~ Phone: 760-791-0105 ~ Email: mdrye@husd.net ~ Office: 760-356-5718

Now Enrolling K-12 in a WASC Accredited Independent Studies Program

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Learn more about our programs

Is your child’s education moving in an uncertain direction? Consider enrolling in Freedom Academy’s established independent studies program. Complete the form below to learn more. There’s no obligation to register.

  • Established Local Program
  • Socialization Opportunities
  • Tuition-Free
  • Grades K-12
  • Access to Athletic Programs
  • Open to Students Valley-wide
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Take Control of Your Child’s Education

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Freedom Academy of Imperial Valley, which first opened in August of 2012, is a tuition-free, accredited, K-12 independent studies school in the Holtville Unified School District. As an Alternative School of Choice, it is the only one of its kind in the Imperial Valley. It serves students from throughout the Imperial Valley who are seeking independent study as an alternative to traditional school.


Freedom Academy of Imperial Valley is committed to providing our students with the most comprehensive and meaningful educational experience possible. Our curriculum pathways are developed in collaboration with our parents and students, addressing individual student needs and interests, while providing access to high quality independent instruction, fully aligned with Common Core and California State Standards.

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