gbalogoGreat Books Academy Online Classes and Courses Offered by Some Charter Schools

Most of these charter schools can provide some or, in a few cases, all of the GBA materials to students enrolled through them without cost to the students, sometimes including the enrollment fee for the online Great Books discussion groups, at State expense. Available funding varies state to state. Typically, students enroll with the charter school and follow some basic reporting rules (and sometimes some testing at the school) and do their schooling at home (sometimes called “independent study” or even “homeschooling”). In some cases the students are carried on the charter schools student roles as regular students, but simply study at home. Call or email GBA or the charter schools nearest you for more information.Each of these charter schools (below) added the GBA curriculum at the request of interested parents or students.

Many more would do so if requested by interested parents or students. However, not all charter schools cooperate with “independent study” or homeschoolers students, so one has to inquire and find those that are willing to do so. Some charter schools are supportive of homeschooling on philosophical grounds; other cooperate reluctantly. Most are willing to consider the idea, as it usually results in more revenue for their school from the states, which pay additional administrative fees to the charter schools, based on enrollment numbers. We do not extend credit to charter schools, but most can pay with the order if asked to do so. You may suggest interested charter schools contact us at or by calling 719-930-7549. Some Canadian Provinces also reimburse for homeschooling supplies.

The Great Books Academy conducts online tutoring classes only. Reading the Great Books, which is the great bulk of the study is done entirely independently by students, individually, on their own time. We do not used visual/video except to post related materials, hence the classes are virtual. Great Books courses are conducted using the Socratic method, which is a cooperative discussion between individual students – there is no teacher-led lecture. Our online classes offer online tutoring support only. For that very reason we use the term “tutor” (or the lesser, “moderator,”), not “teacher.” We believe this fully complies with related CA regulations regarding acceptable online tutoring not requiring credentialed teachers in the Great Books courses.

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Craig City School District
Pace Correspondence School
Craig, AK 99921

2157 Van Horn Road
Fairbanks, AK 99701
Phone: 907-374-2200 or 877-582-4332
Fax: 907-374-2271
E-mail: Order Department | Student Records
Office hours: 8:30-5:00 M-F

Galena School District
609 2nd Ave.
Fairbanks, AK 99701

Kenai Peninsula Borough School District
Central Warehouse
139 East Park Ave.
Soldotna, AK 99669

Yukon-Koyukuk School District
4762 Old Airport Way
Fairbanks, AK 99709

California (students may enroll if they live in the same or any adjacent county to the charter school)

Inspire Charter Schools – Northern California (note: We are happy to contact other Inspire Charters on request.)

Winship Community School is a tuition-free, public charter school serving transitional kindergarten through 8th grade students in Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba, Colusa, Sutter and Placer Counties. 4305 South Meridian Road, Meridian, CA 95957-9647 Phone: (916) 568-9959

Clarksville Charter School is a tuition-free, public charter school serving transitional kindergarten through 12th grade students in El Dorado, Amador and Alpine Counties. 5094 Robert J. Mathews Parkway, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762-5752 Phone: (916) 568-9959

Lake View Charter School is a tuition-free, public charter school serving transitional kindergarten through 12th grade students in Glenn, Butte, Lake, Mendocino and Tehama Counties. 4672 County Road N Orland, CA 95963 Phone(916) 568-9959

Feather River Charter School is a tuition-free, public charter school serving transitional kindergarten through 12th grade students in Sacramento, Yolo, Yuba, Sutter, and Placer Counties. 4305 South Meridian Road, Meridian, CA 95957-9647 Phone: (916) 568-9959

The Cottonwood School is a tuition-free, public charter school serving transitional kindergarten through 12th grade students in El Dorado, Amador, Alpine, Placer and Sacramento Counties. 7006 Rossmore Lane, El Dorado Hills, CA 95762 Phone: (916) 568-9959

Bay Area School for Independent Study
A charter out of Sunol School District in Alameda County.
Bayshore Prep
An independent study program, is an alternative to the regular classroom program and is designed to meet the needs of all home schooled children, grades K-12. This charter was approved by the

San Marcos Unified School District in the spring of 2005. Member of the CSAA.

Connecting Waters Academy
Connecting Waters Charter School- since 2002
www.ieminc.orgAn independent study/homeschooling program that maximizes parental choice and offers an individual learning plan for each enrolled student.
We serve students who reside in an eight-county area including Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Alameda. Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, Santa Clara, and Tuolumne counties.

Camptonville Academy
An independent study charter school serving California students in Yuba, Sutter, Placer, Nevada and Butte counties. We offer Educational Resource Centers and individualized learning plans for all our students K-12.

Choice 2000
Online, accredited charter school for grades 7-12.

Circle of Independent Learning Charter School
A resource for home schooling families, in or near Fremont, Alameda County. California’s first Charter School.

Classical Academy
130 B. West Woodward Ave.
Escondido, CA 92025

Dehesa Charter School
A personalized learning program serving homeschooling families in Riverside, Orange, and San Diego Counties.

Eagles Peak Charter School
1855 East Vista Way
Vista, CA 92084

Forest Charter School
10094 Olympia Park Rd.
Grass Valley, CA 95945

Golden Valley Charter School
A public charter school currently serving home schooled students in grades K-12 who reside in Ventura, Kern, Los Angeles, and Santa Barbara counties.

Greater San Diego Academy
A charter home school serving all of San Diego, Imperial and Riverside Counties.

Hart-Ransom Academic Charter School
K-8 charter school based in Modesto and serving those living in Stanislaus County or in those counties adjacent.

Horizon Instructional Systems
A K-12 charter school, it offers a wide variety of instructional options to its students and parents, ranging from distance learning, to site based instruction, to Home Schooling.
3144 Venture Drive Ste. 200
Lincoln, CA 95648

Julian Charter School
1704 Cape Horn
Julian, CA 92036
Phone: (760) 765-3847
Fax: (760) 765-3849

Liberty Family Academy
8050 San Miguel Canyon Road
Prunedale, CA 93907

Mattole Valley Charter School
210 Lindley Road
Honeydew, CA 95545

Merced Scholars Charter School
MSCS will offer high school instruction via individual and group work in laboratory, classroom, virtual, and community settings, as well as in the home.

Mountain Oaks School
A school under the Calaveras County Office of Education. It is a specific instructional strategy designed to assist families who homeschool as a lifestyle.

Natomas Charter School
Serving students from Sacramento and its adjacent counties, Natomas Charter School has four unique programs on its campus in the Natomas Park area.

Ocean Grove Charter School
1166 Broadway, Suite Q
Placerville, CA 95667

PNC Catalog Sales/Connecting Waters Charter School
1151 West Sunset
Rocklin, CA 95765

Pacific View Charter School in Oceanside
The school provides the Oceanside and neighboring communities an educational alternative to the traditional school setting.

Plumas Charter School
Serves Quincy and adjoining counties.

San Lorenzo Valley Unified School District Charter School
The school district runs several homeschool charters and alternative schools linked and described on this website. The newsletters are interesting reading for all.

Shasta Secondary Homeschool Charter School in California

South Sutter Charter School
1166 Broadway, Suite Q
Placerville, CA
800-979-4436 or 530-656-2307
Fax 530-295-3583

Twin Ridges Elementary School District
Att: District Office
PO Box 529
North San Juan, CA 95960

Twin Ridges Home Study Charter School
A family and community centered approach to homeschooling, designed to compliment and enhance your child’s educational program, and based in North San Juan, near Grass Valley and Nevada City.

Visions in Education Charter School
Home Schooling for Grades K-12. Part of the San Juan School District, Citrus Heights, near Sacramento.

Heritage Christian Online School
905 Badke Road, Kelowna, British Columbia, V1X 5Z5, Canada
Toll free number: 1-877-862-2375
Calling from the Kelowna Area: 250-862-2376
Fax us at: 1-250-762-9277
Tech Support: 1-877-630-TECH

Myron Thompson Academy
Att: Elizabeth Blake – One Waterfront Tower
419 South St., Suite 145
Honolulu, HI 95813

Summit Montessori School
283 Pleasant Street
Framingham, MA 01701

Epic One on One Charter Schools
Rt. 1 Box 91 B I
Weleetka, OK 74880
Student Enrollment/Service Center:
11911 N. Pennsylvania Oklahoma City, OK 73120
Local: 405-749-4550
Toll Free: 877-K12-EPIC
Fax: 405-749-4540

Washington State
Methew Valley School District
18 Twin Lakes Road
Wintrop WA 98862

Meridian Parent Partnership Program
162 W. Laurel Road
Bellingham, WA 98226