***Please note that current students interested in re-enrolling at DLA must complete the application form below to reserve a spot for the 2022-2023 school year. We do not roll over enrollments for current students who are interested in staying at DLA as we are a "School of Choice"***
DLA's Independent Learning Model
Desert Learning Academy is a School of Choice that provides an alternative for parents who do not wish to send their children to the assigned local public schools. Desert Learning Academy offers hybrid and all-online programs for learning, providing students with flexibility in scheduling so that they can focus on work. Online courses require students to complete licensed coursework and get help from their teacher during weekly appointments. In addition to their weekly appointment, students may work on their courses at the DLA campus for as much or as little time as they choose, although teachers may encourage students who need extra help to spend more time on campus and utilize tutoring support through subject-specific teachers. All students come to the campus for state- and district-required assessments. There is also an opportunity for dual enrollment credit through College of the Desert.
For an overview of DLA click here.
If you are interested in considering DLA and our online learning model, check out this Online Readiness Assessment.
The enrollment process entails:
- An orientation of DLA and program of choice (Elementary, Middle, or High School)
- Enrollment paperwork
- Master Agreement
- Then the student receives their assigned classes and materials from their teacher/counselor
1.) Enrollment Paperwork: Paperwork packet differs if first time enrolling with PSUSD or currently attending the District.
- Families should review registration & Enrollment information then complete the Application form: https://www.psusd.us/Page/6433
2.) Orientation: This comes after an Application Form is submitted. The orientation differs depending on the program of choice for Elementary, Middle, and High School.
3.) Master Agreement: Received after Orientation & credit form are complete & approved for this step. Every student must complete the Master agreement (an independent study contract) and have it signed by a parent or guardian.
4.) Start Day: Once everything is completed, students receive their classes, Lead Teacher, start their first day, and receive their materials.
***Ready to register? Click the link below!***
***Please note that the registration below is for the 2022-2023 school year***
***If your student is BRAND NEW to the PSUSD district please fill out the registration with the district first here: https://www.psusd.us/Page/6862
We encourage all families to take the time to review our school programs for each grade level.