The first day for the inaugural cohort is September 6th, 2022. The last day of the Academy is June 1st, 2023.
CLA students will apply to college as a homeschool student. Homeschool students apply to college the same way as other students but there are often additional essay questions to answer during the application process.
This is often a benefit to students because they can explain any special interests, or projects that make them a strong applicant.
The college application process is included in the Academy.
CLA students have two options for applying to UC schools. They can apply by exception or by exam.
Students applying by exception will be asked to write an additional essay describing their educational experience.
Student applying by exam is recommended for strong test takers only. They can take the SAT or ACT and if they earn a qualifying score they will be admitted.
Traditionally, private colleges love homeschool students because the students have special interests or projects that will enhance the private college community. CLA students will apply to private colleges with the same application process as other students but the school may ask for additional information. Make sure to check the private school's admissions information for specifics.
CLA is not accredited by a governing body because it is a private academy that follows a homeschool model. This allows students to co-create the Academy curriculum. A homeschool high school diploma is recognized by all 50 states as a legal diploma.
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