List of Programs

  • WASC accredited 1-12 program
  • Small class size ensures optimal support from teachers
  • College-preparatory curriculum, including honors & AP courses
  • Diverse international student body
Diversity. Creativity. Mastery. The mission of Balboa School is to provide a diverse educational environment that promotes high academic standards, cultivates creativity, and builds the skills necessary for college, career and civic life.

COVID-19 Updates

INFORMATION AND UPDATES ABOUT COVID-19

Balboa School campuses plan to reopen for on-site instruction on August 11, 2020. Our team is working with state and local health departments, as well as the San Diego County Office of Education to evaluate the COVID-19 situation and ensure it is safe to do so. If on-site instruction is not possible by that date, the semester will begin with virtual classes until we are cleared to resume on-site.

 

Balboa School is excited to be able to offer middle and high school students three educational plan choices beginning in August 2020:

1.) Concrete: On-site instruction four days/ week, Virtual Fridays

2.) Hybrid: Students take a combined load of on-line/virtual classes with on-site classes

3.) Virtual: Students take all classes online/virtual

 

Our elementary program will remain the traditional five days/week with on-site instruction.

 

Our goals are to provide options to our families, lessen the number of persons physically on-site to promote and maintain social distance measures, and to continue to be in the forefront of educational transitions and improvements in order to better serve our students

COVID-19 Catch Up Program

Helping California Students with a Path to Graduation

As of March 23, 2020, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is present on every continent except for Antarctica. This strain of the virus has infected over 100,000 people worldwide, with growing cases confirmed in the United States. As COVID-19 continues to spread, students across the nation are unable to attend classes due to quarantine, closed schools and campuses, and canceled study abroad programs.

In response, Balboa School has remained open to offer virtual classes to help students stay on track to graduation while protecting the health of our communities during this trying time. California students may transfer to Balboa School to complete their graduation requirements or enroll only to finish the semester. We offer all main content courses, many electives, and are fully accredited by WASC and Cognia.

Once enrolled, students “attend” virtual classes with experienced, professional Balboa School teachers through Zoom for Education. Students are able to receive direct instruction, collaborate with other students, and interact in real-time with their teachers and other classmates. Students are also given access to our techbooks for math, science, English, and Social Sciences.

Students that are able to provide a current semester progress report from an accredited school, may have the opportunity to earn a transcript for the Balboa course, once completed.

To learn more, please call our office at 760-294-4490.

If you are interested in the Covid-19 Catch Up Program, please download and fill-out the application form and submit it to admin@nullbalboaschool.com

School Communications

Balboa School campuses plan to reopen for on-site instruction on August 11, 2020. Our team is working with state and local health departments, as well as the San Diego County Office of Education to evaluate the COVID-19 situation and ensure it is safe to do so. If on-site instruction is not possible by that date, the semester will begin with virtual classes until we are cleared to resume on-site.

Balboa School is excited to be able to offer middle and high school students three educational plan choices beginning in August 2020:

  1. Concrete: On-site instruction four days/ week, Virtual Fridays
  2. Hybrid: Students take a combined load of on-line/virtual classes with on-site classes
  3. Virtual: Students take all classes online/virtual

 

Our elementary program will remain the traditional five days/week with on-site instruction.

 

Our goals are to provide options to our families, lessen the number of persons physically on-site to promote and maintain social distance measures, and to continue to be in the forefront of educational transitions and improvements in order to better serve our students

Dear Parents & Guardians,

We are so thankful for our supportive parents, students, and staff. As we have all never experienced anything like this before, we are working hard to maintain as much structure and consistency in our educational programs as possible.

The administration has been preparing for this unfortunate scenario and has been working to implement Zoom for Education, so that we may conduct “virtual classes” for our students. We understand that some families are still juggling work, childcare, and overall preparations, so we know that not all students will be able to access the virtual classes immediately. We will allow this flexibility for the next two weeks, until Spring Break. If this situation continues after Spring Break, we will require students to log-on daily in order to maintain earning credits toward matriculation and/or graduation.

Please have your child log on-line and join their teacher’s request for a Zoom meeting. Teachers will schedule the classes in real time, according to their schedules. If you need a copy of your child’s schedule, please email Ashley Jones (ajones@nullbalboaschool.com). If your child is not able to attend the virtual classes, or your child needs a Chromebook from the school, please contact Sara Gharagozlou (admin@nullbalboaschool.com) so we may make individual arrangements.

Virtual classes will not be held during the week of Spring Break, and we will use that time to reassess and communicate with you all plans of moving forward. Our goal is to have students return to campus as soon as government officials feel that it is safe to do so.

The administration is available at any time to address any questions, concerns, or feedback. We will be holding a Zoom Parent/Student Meeting on Friday, March 20 at two different times: 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM PST. Please join the meeting at your convenience with the link below. This situation is changing rapidly, and we will update everyone as we receive new information. We know this is a difficult time, but our sense of community is what will help us all persevere.

Thank you again,

Zachary C. Jones

Executive Director

Zoom Meeting link for 12pm PST (below)

Please join the meeting at the time that is best for you.

Topic: Balboa Parent & Student Zoom Meeting
Time: Mar 20, 2020 12:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
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March 12, 2020

Parents & Guardians,

As Balboa School continues to monitor COVID-19, our primary goal is to safeguard the health of our faculty, students and teachers. We do not have any current cases or known exposure, however, we have determined that it is in the best interest of our community to close campus starting on Monday, March 16, 2020. 

Each teacher will create a packet of work for the next two weeks. Tomorrow, we will have all 7 class periods, so that each teacher can review the work/expectations with each class. Teachers will need to get each student’s email address so that they can communicate with them daily, if necessary. Students will be expected to continue their work from home, and they are able to set-up meeting times with teachers, as needed. 

The administration is moving forward with Zoom accounts for each teacher. Beginning on Monday, April 6, 2020, (after Spring Break) we will move to real-time, on-line classes until or unless we are cleared to return to face-to-face classes. An update with more detailed information about using the on-line format will be sent out prior to Spring Break. 

If your child does not have access to a computer at home, please notify the front office, and we will arrange for them to check-out a Chromebook to use at home. 

We understand the difficulties that closing campus presents, and we thank you, in advance, for your continued support. 

Please let us know if you have any concerns and/or questions. 

Best,

Natalie Clark Addleson

Vice Principal

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