Students may now enroll in our remote learning program with Upward International Schools. This program is not a substitution for our in residence schooling; it is an alternative and opportunity to extend our ministry farther.

To apply for K-5 click here: Lighthouse Academy

To apply for 6-12 click here: Pines Academy


Doug Crowder, Head of Schools, discusses our newest remote schooling option.

California State News:

California releases stringent school reopening

The California Department of Public Health has published guidelines for the reopening of the state’s schools. In addition to requirements for physical distancing, the state plans to supply every school and child care center with no-touch thermometers, hand sanitizer, face shields for every teacher, cloth face coverings for staff and students, and tight-fitting N95 masks for health care professionals in schools. The guidance asks schools to try to keep students 6 feet (2 meters) apart at all times, in class, in the hallways and at recess. It also says schools should consider installing “portable hand-washing stations” as part of a rigorous hygiene regime urging students and staff to wash their hands before and after eating, coughing, sneezing, being outside and using the restroom. The state also suggests staggering arrival times to minimize contact between students, staff and families and serving meals in classrooms or outdoors rather than in cafeterias. It calls for intensified cleaning and disinfecting, at least daily, of frequently touched surfaces on school buses and in buildings, such as door handles, light switches, student desks and chairs. School districts and teachers unions have said the checklist will be logistically challenging and costly and could be impossible to complete, given budget cuts. Members of the California Education Coalition, which includes groups representing labor unions, administrators, school boards and parents, have said schools may have to continue distance learning. “Deep budget cuts to public education will stand in the way of preparing our schools for the safe return of students and educators and further prolong the economic recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic,” said E. Toby Boyd, president of California Teachers Association.

San Francisco Chronicle KTLA


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