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

Elite Flex Academy (EFA) uses a hybrid learning model so students can enjoy a flexible and creative environment. Hybrid learning at 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. Elite Flex students can customize their education and learn online and in-person at a designated public location that’s approved by their educator. The Flex Academy’s blended learning approach also offers a combination of online and offline materials to engage students in learning and discovery.

  • Students are able to choose between offline, online or a combination of curriculum.
  • They are given a pacing guide to support them in organizing and creating their school work routines.
  • They are required to complete work daily and submit work weekly to their Elite Educator.
  • They are required to connect with their Elite educator at least twice a week and are encouraged to participate in group conversations, Elite virtual webinars, field trips, and workshops.
  • Students participate in online curriculum, with some optional offline workbooks or supplements.
  • Students in our high school program are assigned to one teacher of record (TOR), who is the main point of contact for families. They meet weekly with students and parents and communicate student progress in all classes. They also support students in making connections with their classes, curriculum, and content teacher. The TOR is also responsible for collecting and submitting all compliance documents.
  • Students will also have access to an English, Math, Science, and Social Science content teacher. Their content teacher is responsible for grading assignments and assessments as well as supporting students in their content classes.

Acceleration/Support Tools

  • Online Support: Students use Fast ForWord and/or Freckle ELA online supplemental supports if they are below grade level in reading and ALEKS online supplemental supports if they are below grade level in Math.
  • Tutoring: Students receive tutoring for one hour a week if they are below grade level in reading and/or Math. Tutors will support students using their i-Ready learning objectives. Students will use educational funds for tutoring before other enrichment if they are below grade level in reading and/or Math.

The Daily Schedule of an Elite Flex Academy Student

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


Our Curriculum

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, art appreciation, career exploration and physical fitness.

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.

Canvas Curriculum (K-12) 

  • Elite partners with Accelerate Education to provide online Language Arts and Math options for K-5. Students are given workbooks in addition to their online coursework to provide a blended learning experience.
  • Elite content teachers create high school courses that are specifically designed to support Flex students in the blended learning model. Students complete and submit work online. Some courses offer a workbook supplement and hands on learning opportunities for students that need a blend of offline and online support. Students participate in weekly instructional meetings with their content teacher where they have the opportunity to ask questions, participate in discussions and collaborate with their peers in a safe academic environment.

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.


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With blended learning, Elite Flex students enjoy a superior level of flexibility, choice and support.

The Elite Educator is the primary person responsible for a Flex student’s education. The Elite Educator:

  • Chooses an appropriate curriculum based on the individual needs of the student.
  • Suggests various resources to help meet a student’s needs or learning style.
  • Oversee student progress and engagement in virtual courses to support academic and success of all students, and coordinate academic interventions if needed
  • Document student learning through assessment data and compliance portfolios
  • Provide assistance or training as needed for families regarding educational online resources offered by the school.
  • Work together with Elite’s school counselor to ensure academic, emotional, and social progress is being made by each student.

Elite Content Teachers are responsible for overseeing virtual courses and monitoring student progress to ensure academic success. They will:

  • Communicate with students in the course LMS.
  • Provide timely assignment feedback.
  • Hold live instructional hours and weekly lessons
  • Provide opportunities for course collaboration and discussion with their peers.
  • Hold small group support sessions.
  • Grade all assignments, projects, and assessments.

The Parents Primary Role in the Flex Academy is to support the Credentialed Elite Educator. They do this by:

  • Ensure students are working daily on their coursework.
  • Upload student work when applicable (K-8 only)
  • Have students attend and complete all mandated school assessments.
  • Ensure student connects with their Elite Educators weekly to support the student’s success
  • Assist students in creating a comprehensive academic plan and oversee progress towards that plan.
  • Make sure the student attends mandatory tutoring sessions if applicable.

The role of a student at Elite Flex Academy is to:

  • Complete coursework daily.
  • Complete mandated school assessments.
  • Attend weekly meetings with Elite Educator. 
  • Attend tutoring sessions and intervention programs when applicable.
  • Participate in class and group discussions when applicable. 

Enjoy a personalized education with an academy that meets your learning needs and an enrichment program that allows you to pursue your passion.

Monique Waithe
Flex Academy Director 

[email protected]
866-354-8302 ext.720

Flex Teach of Record 
Amberlee Potrero
Lead Flex Elite Educator/Compliance Lead
Ashly Steele
Flex Elite Educator/Compliance Liaison
Tamara Radford
Flex Elite Educator
Diana Parros
Flex Elite Educator
Susan Clark
Flex Elite Educator
Melvin Thomas
Flex Elite Educator
Shirley Alvarez
Flex Elite Educator
Flex Content Teachers 
Danielle Greegus
High School History/Social Science
Aimee Moore
High School Math
Sara Zitney
High School English
Flex Tutor 
Judalon Manes
English/Social Science Tutor

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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)

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.