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Surfside Academy Middle School

Surfside Academy's Independent Study program at the middle school level (grades 6-8) includes an online curriculum provided by Edgenuity. Students watch video lessons in every subject, learning to take both paper/pencil notes as well as e-notes. While students are in class, they work most often, independently on computers. They will also meet with the teacher one-on-one, weekly, to check progress and receive a weekly progress report for parents to sign. The teacher is available on a daily basis to assist students via phone, email, in person or via video chat platform.

In addition to the online work, students will engage in numerous hands-on and virtual science lab activities as well as digital citizen projects. Students are enrolled in four academic core courses - History/Social Studies, Mathematics, English/Language Arts, and Science.  We offer three schedule options to students.  Students will follow one of the schedules described below:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday students may attend a two-hour block daily (8-10 or 10-12).
  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday students may attend a four-hour block daily (8-12).
  • Pure distance/virtual plan with a weekly check in with the student's teacher via Zoom or other video chat platform. 
  • On Wednesdays all students work from home.

In complement to our individually designed academic program we also provide access to our on-site Palomar Family Counselor for support when & where it is needed. 

We welcome parents to assist & participate in their children's learning.  Additionally, we offer breakfast and lunch for our students. For additional information regarding our middle school program and/or registration information please contact Wendy Kroenke at  

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