Palos Verdes Distance Learning Academy

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Palos Verdes Distance Learning Academy (PVDLA) is a district-wide defined alternative 6-12 education program. The goal of this program is to continue academic excellence and to be a desired placement for students who are a “good fit” for the distance learning educational environment. 


Palos Verdes Distance Learning Academy is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). PVDLA has a UC A-G approved course list as well.


Students enrolled in PVDLA are taught by PVPUSD teachers. PVDLA also has a cooperation agreement with PVPUSD 6-12 schools to ensure students can participate in activities of PVPUSD schools that occur beyond the school day.   


Students in grades 6-12 have a PVPUSD mentor teacher and work through APEX Curriculum in assigned courses. Students at the 6-12 level work independently and there is an accredited teacher assigned to each class that they can reach out to for individualized support as needed. In addition, there is online tutor support.  All the lessons are embedded in the online curriculum.  


In athletics PVDLA has an approved “Multi-school” form with CIF that allows high school students in PVDLA to compete on athletic teams at Palos Verdes & Peninsula High School.


PVDLA is a model alternative learning academy and we look forward to working with your student and family to continue their academic career if this setting is an appropriate placement for your child.