Grades 6-12

A premier education offering virtual and in-person independent study programs for students who need flexibility and support to succeed.

A big thumbs up to our Flex students that entered into the BeElite Challenge and found the letters to “Be Elite” using items they found in their household.

Elite Flex Academy (EFA) students enjoy a flexible and creative environment in which they can customize their learning. EFA is a blend of both virtual and in-person independent study programs for students who need more hands-on support to ensure success in school. The Flex Academy offers a combination of online and offline materials to engage students in learning and discovery.

Elite Flex Academy is for all students, grades K-12!

School Structure

Students participate in core and elective classes through both online and offiline options in this independent study model. They meet with their California Credentialed Elite Educator in a mutually agreed upon public location or virtually 1-3 times per week. The public locations provide a place to work collaboratively with Elite educators who know and understand student needs, as well as tutors and other students.

EFA educators are available to encourage, support and guide Elite students and parents on their flexible education journey.

Now Available: K-5 online option

Our Flex Program is now available to our K-5 students. The program is a blended learning option. Students are given virtual access to the classes.  K-3 students can print assignments, or they are given a workbook to complete assignments. Students in 4th and 5th grade are given the option to complete their school work online or on paper in a workbook. Parents can scan and upload assignments to the computer or they can turn it in directly to their teacher. The teacher would then grade the school work and put the student’s score in the program’s grade book.


EFA offers a variety of top quality virtual and traditional curriculum options to ensure an enjoyable and successful academic experience for each student. In addition to core courses, students can participate in hands-on electives like yoga, film studies, book clubs, art appreciation, career exploration and physical fitness.

Virtual Curriculum

Elite partners with StrongMind to deliver the highest quality digital curriculum available. Its award-winning coursework is rigorous, engaging and packed with exciting and relevant multimedia elements designed to engage students for improved learning, mastery and retention.

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StrongMind Curriculum

  • Aligned to California Educational Code
  • A-G Approved
  • Custom designed multimedia elements:
    • Virtual reality (VR) lessons
    • Emmy and Telly award-winning video and animations
    • Interactive illustrations, maps and graphs
    • Infographics
Strongmind Courses
StrongMind Curriculum

Traditional Curriculum

EFA students have access to dozens of traditional and flexible curriculum offered and options that encompass workbooks, project-based assignments, packets and more. Teachers work with their student to determine the most appropriate curriculum to ensure academic success and to develop supplemental coursework to help students who are behind academically catch up to their grade level.

Graduation Requirements

EFA awards five credits per course, per semester. 230 credits are required to graduate. Students are eligible for a diploma when all requirements have been met.

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*High School students are assigned a grade level based on the year of 9th grade entry.


Placement and tracking

EFA assesses each student upon enrollment and once again later in the school year using Scantron Performance Series English Language Arts and Math shortened assessments to determine their current academic level and growth. This allows teachers to determine the best curriculum to ensure each student’s academic success. While these assessments are required at EFA, they are used for placement and tracking and not calculated into individual class grades.

State Mandated

Elite Flex Academy also participates in state mandated Smarter Balance Series annually. The tests sections given are based on the state requirements. CELDT assessments are given to English Learner students.

Assessment Tools

EFA utilizes standardized, authentic and performance-based assessments as guided by the State Frameworks and Performance Standards. While the standard, on-demand assessments enables us to monitor both the individual student’s and the school’s performance, these assessments might not fully meet the needs of students or their instructors. EFA requires students, teachers, and staff to measure their performance, thereby empowering them to recognize and be responsible for their own learning. EFA will therefore supplement standardized assessments with alternative assessments including projects, exhibitions and other tasks that students complete during the year.

All assessments are given in person by your Elite Educator or members of Elite’s Flex Academy team.

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Our Elite Flex Students showing off their Elite Swag Hats they received to kick off the 2020/21 school year!

A day in the life of an EFA student

An Elite Flex Academy student enjoys flexibility and keeping a healthy balance between learning and pursuing extra curricular activities, working or preparing for college. The sky’s the limit with Elite Flex Academy! Here are two examples of a daily schedule:


Monique Waithe – Director

Karen Calleja – Lead Educator

Amberlee Potrero

Amberlee Potrero – Lead Educator

Judalon Manes

Judalon Manes – Educator

Sara Zitney

Sara Zitney – Educator

Susan Clark – Lead Teacher

Ashly Steele – Teacher of Record

Danielle Gregus – Teacher of Record

Edwin Colon – Teacher of Record

Aimee Moore – Teacher of Record


What is Flexible Learning?

Flexible learning is a principle of practice in formal education, concerned with increasing flexibility in the time and location of study, teaching, assessment and certification.

What is the Elite Flex Academy?

EFA is a flexible educational method that can combine online curriculum with traditional classroom methods of tutoring, personalized instruction, and small group work. It requires the physical presence of both teacher and student, with some element of student control over time, place, path or pace. This means that students can work at their own pace rather than the pace of their peers.

How often will I meet with my Elite Educator?

You will meet with your Elite Educator at least once a week. However, we have California Credentialed teachers and tutors available to meet with you as often as three times a week to help with any of your classes. You are not alone, and we will offer you the support you may need.

Do all of my classes need to be online?

No, your courses do not have to be online. One of the many great benefits of EFA is the flexibility and variety of curriculum that we offer.  We offer textbooks, packets, projects, virtual learning and hands on experiences to complete your courses.

How do I choose what curriculum will work best for me?

At EFA we believe all students learn differently.  The Elite educator, student and parents are a team and work together to determine what curriculum will work best for each student and their class.

Will EFA help me find a career?

Many of our courses involve considering career choices.  Your assigned Elite educator and support teachers will have many discussions about career options.  When in high school you will also have the opportunity to participate in Career Technical Courses, College and Career Readiness Courses, and WIOA centers to help develop a career path that suits you. You may also participate in workshops to prepare for job interviews, create resumes, practice phone and email etiquette, and develop presentation skills.

Can I have a job and attend school at EFA?

Absolutely, many of our high school students work while attending school.  You can complete your class work at your own pace.  The student and Elite educator work together to determine a schedule that best suits your needs.

Does Elite Flex Academy charge for tuition?

EFA is 100% tuition FREE! We even offer instructional funds. K-12 students can enroll in the following counties:

  • Los Angeles
  • San Bernardino
  • Orange County
  • Riverside County
  • Inyo
  • Kern County
  • Imperial County
  • San Diego

Does Elite Flex Academy offer Instructional Funds?

Yes, EFA does offer instructional funds for students who are making progress in their courses. The funds are to be used to enrich an EFA students educational experience. A student and Elite educator will work together in choosing the right high quality Elite vendors that work best for the students’ needs.

Can Elite Flex Students recover credits while enrolled?

Yes, a student is able to recover credits for courses he/she has previously withdrawn from or earned a D/F.

Are English Language Learners Supported at EFA?

Of course! We celebrate diversity at EFA and provide an enormous amount of support for our students. Our teachers are highly-qualified California credentialed teachers with English Language support authorizations.

Does Elite Flex Academy hold a graduation ceremony for students who meet the graduation requirements?

Yes! Elite Flex Academy students deserve to be celebrated for their accomplishments. Graduations are held at the end of each school year at various venues. We encourage our students and their families to attend the graduation ceremony to celebrate hard work of each Elite student.

What documents are required for enrollment in Elite Flex Academy?

The documentation needed to enroll in EFA are the same requirements as any other school. EFA registrar will need the following documents to enroll a student.

  • Birth Certificate
  • Immunization Records
  • Proof of Residency
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • IEP or 504 documents (if applicable)

Does Elite Flex Academy support students with an IEP or 504 plan?

Absolutely! EFA has Special Education credentialed teachers to ensure the IEP and 504 plan is being followed or revised for student success. Elite Educators are well versed in working with students who have 504 plans.  They know that all students learn differently and are able to help Elite students meet their full potential.

Can an Elite Flex Academy student enroll in Community College while being enrolled in high school.

Concurrent Enrollment in community college and EFA offer dual credit. For example, a 3-credit course at the community college level (100 or above) equates to college credit as well as 10 credits towards Elite Academic High School Graduation Credits.

What is EFA view of the Common Core Standards?

The Common Core standards are not based upon specific curriculum, but more so centralized around higher level understanding and critical thinking. Our educational philosophy aligns directly with the four C’s of Common Core that are currently being implemented: Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking and Communication. For more information about the Common Core Standards please contact your Elite Educator.

Does EFA offer field trips for enrolled students?

We offer a wide variety of field trips throughout the year in order to enrich the educational experience. Some of our official field trips include science centers, theatre, farms, museums, gems & minerals exhibits, hikes, historical reenactments, and so much more!

What community partnerships do you offer at Elite Flex Academy?

Offering our students access to high-quality materials and services is a top priority at Elite.  To that end, we strive to offer common core aligned quality materials and services in all geographic areas that we serve. Parents can easily search and view our options here.

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