Dr. Brent Woodard

Dr. Brent Woodard

Chief Executive Officer

Message from our CEO, Brent Woodard, PH.D

Elite Academic Academy exemplifies the spirit of the charter school movement.

As a veteran administrator with over 29 years of traditional TK-12 educational leadership experience, I have seen the school choice movement become the answer for many students and families who are seeking flexible learning or struggling within a traditional school setting.

I am honored to be a founding member of the Elite Academic Academy team and have committed to a student centered focus throughout all aspects of the organization. We will work with academy enrollees to achieve a flexible, rigorous, relevant, individualized, and standards based aligned education.

Our homeschool, virtual, and blended academy options allow for each learner to find an independent study program that meets their unique learning style. We also ensure a workplace that encourages our teaching staff to employ creative solutions for diverse student needs.

Focusing on the core values of Responsibility, Communication, and Teamwork, we work to create an environment where all students can achieve. Aligned with our core values, we will develop Elite Academic Life plans for all learners.

This research based whole child approach helps to ensure students have a clear map for future success after graduation. These plans are unique to each student based on data, student desires, and industry standard needs. Elite Academic Academy cares about what happens after students graduate and will have skilled professionals available to coach students even after they receive their high school diploma.

By attending our Elite Athletic, Visual and Performing Arts, Career Technical and Summer Enrichment Academies, it is our hope students will work to achieve college scholarships and/or advanced certifications to begin successful employment. At Elite Academic Academy, we are committed to providing a superior independent study program and look forward to serving your community.

Mrs. Catherine Heredia

Mrs. Catherine Heredia

Chief Operations Officer

Ms. Meghan Freeman

Ms. Meghan Freeman M. Ed.

Chief Academic Officer

Our Board of Directors

Elite Academic Academy is proud to have a Board of Directors with multifaceted talents to serve our students and community. We have three board members who have collectively served in the public education sector for over 60 years and hold advanced degrees. (Phd. and Ed.D.) Directors also include a Juris Doctorate, Private Business owner and Silicon Valley Technology Executive. We are honored to have these high quality individuals serve on our board of directors.


The Local Control and Accountability Plan or LCAP is a critical part of California’s new Local Control Funding Formula (LCFF). It is a three-year, charter-level plan that is updated annually. The plan describes the school’s key goals for students as well as the specific actions (with expenditures) the charter will take to achieve the goals and the means (metrics) used to measure progress.

The LCAP addresses the needs of all students, including specific student groups, and all charters must specifically address English learners, foster youth, and low-income students. In addition, the LCAP must address the state of California’s eight priority areas that include student academic achievement, school climate, student access to a broad curriculum, and parent engagement. The charter school spending plan aligns to these academic priorities.

Please see the draft LCAP for each school below. We welcome any public comment for change or revision to [email protected] before June 14th, 2019.

LCAP – Mountain Empire 19-20
Mountain Empire – Parent Overview of the Budget
LCAP – Lucerne Empire 19-20
Lucerne Empire – Parent Overview of the Budget
LCAP – Adult Workforce Investment 19-20
Adult Workforce Investment – Parent Overview of the Budget

SARC – Student Accountability Report Card

Mountain Empire – SARC
Lucerne Empire – SARC
Adult Workforce Investment – SARC

Title IX
The legislative intent of Senate Bill 1375 is to clarify Title IX requirements for public schools in California. The new law requires charter schools to post information on the school web site on or before July 1, 2017 identifying the school’s Title IX Coordinator, the rights of students and the responsibilities of schools, and a description of how to file a complaint. Title IX Coordinator: Ms. Meghan Freeman (866) 354-8302 ex 703.


State law requires that our charter school make a specific determination of how Education Protection Account monies are received and spent. These funds may not be expended on administrative costs. Our practice is to expend 100% of all Education Protection Account monies on teacher salaries, to ensure that 100% of spending is instructional-related and is not spent for administrative uses.

Article XIII, Section 36, Subdivision (e), Paragraph (6) of the California Constitution:

(6) A community college district, county office of education, school district, or charter school shall have sole authority to determine how the moneys received from the Education Protection Account are spent in the school or schools within its jurisdiction, provided, however, that the appropriate governing board or body shall make these spending determinations in open session of a public meeting of the governing board or body and shall not use any of the funds from the Education Protection Account for salaries or benefits of administrators or any other administrative costs. Each community college district, county office of education, school districts, and charter school shall annually publish on its Internet Web site an accounting of how much money was received from the Education Protection Account and how that money was spent.

Elite Academic Academy- Lucerne spent 100% of EPA funds ($46,452) on credentialed teacher salaries in FY 18/19
Elite Academic Academy- Mountain Empire spent 100% of EPA funds ($67,042)  on credentialed  teacher salaries FY 18/19
Elite Academic Academy- Adult WorkForce Investment spent 100% of EPA funds ($10,146) on credentialed teacher salaries FY18/19