Who can attend Verdugo Academy?
Students may enroll in the Verdugo Academy independent study program at any time during the school year. Participation is voluntary and is open to any family that resides in Los Angeles County or any adjacent county. Families living outside of the Glendale District boundaries will need to obtain a transfer permit from their district of residence. Prior to enrollment, students must complete a reading assessment to help determine eligibility for the program.
Transfer from Glendale Schools
Students attending Glendale middle or high schools who are interested in enrolling at Verdugo Academy must consult their school counselor to begin the transfer process.
Families with students attending elementary schools in Glendale may contact Verdugo Academy staff at 818-548-0740, or Verdugo Academy principal, Dr. Rene Valdes, or Assistant Principal, Dr. Lonny Root, at 818-247-4805.
Transferring mid-semester (Grades 9-12)
Students should be advised that transferring to Verdugo Academy mid-semester could sometimes require restarting courses already underway at the regular school. Although every effort is made to give credit for work already completed, Verdugo Academy may not offer an equivalent course in independent study, or work completed to date may not be sufficient to warrant transfer credit (although credit can often be given with quarter grades of ‘C’ or higher). For these reasons, students who are passing all of their courses at the regular school sometimes benefit from completing the semester before transferring to Verdugo Academy.
For More Information
We invite parents and students in the community to consider the Verdugo Academy program as a dynamic individualized option for achieving students’ educational goals. Interested families may contact Verdugo Academy staff at 818-548-0740, or Verdugo Academy principal, Dr. Rene Valdes, or Assistant Principal, Dr. Lonny Root, at 818-247-4805.