Welcome to Trust Blended Learning

For information about the Trust Blended Learning Independent Study program, please contact the Trust school office at nicole.budnik@lmsvschools.org  or call (619)771-6080

Beginning with the 23-24 school year we will be located on the Loma Elementary School Campus at 10355 Loma Ln, Spring Valley, CA 91978. 

The Trust Blended Learning Independent Study program is available to serve families who want an alternative learning approach to K-8 instruction.  With a focus on personalized achievement and discovery, Trust Blended learning puts children in an environment where they can learn, be successful, and naturally discover their true passions.  We blend a successful combination of independent study and the traditional home school experience. 

We encourage children to explore their strengths, interests, and values.  We help children reach their full potential through creative thinking, exploration, and problem solving. Students are required to meet the expectations of learning, work completion, and instructional minutes that occur at a traditional school. 

Prior to enrolling in the Trust Blended Learning Program: 

  • A transfer request must be submitted through the La Mesa Spring Valley School District Website. 
  • The transfer request must be approved by the La Mesa Spring Valley School District. 
  • A parent/guardian has the right to request an optional pupil-student-educator conference meeting
  • The student and the parent/guardian must review and sign the Master Learning  Agreement 

Upon Enrolling: 

  • The assigned certificated teacher will meet with the child and the parent/guardian to explain program expectations, curriculum resources, weekly due dates of assignments, and to answer questions. 
  • Assignments will be collected electronically
  • Mandatory steps, described as Tiered Reengagement, for when a student is not completing assignments, performing at grade-level, or participating during on-line or in person instruction may be implemented 

If you would like to disenroll from the Trust Blended Learning Independent Study Program, you may contact the Trust school office (email nicole.budnik@lmsvschools.org  or call (619)771-6080) and be granted a transfer to in-person learning within 5 business days. Please note that when you request to re-enroll in in-person learning, your child will be provided a space at your resident school or at a school where enrollment is available.

Mission/Vision

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate all children through an innovative and challenging independent study program, enabling each child to reach and expand their potential while preparing them to become  productive, responsible, ethical, creative, and compassionate members of society. 

Our Core Values Include: 

  • Promoting innovative and creative thinkers for the 21st century. 
  • Providing a quality and rigorous education for all students. 
  • Fostering caring and empathetic relationships with students, families, and the community. 
  • Understanding that every student is a scholar who uses respect, honesty, and understanding to build community.

With a focus on personalization, achievement, and discovery we put students in an environment where they can learn, be successful, and where they can naturally discover their true passions.

Vision

“We create opportunities for learners in a blended educational model to be engaged and excited about learning while exploring the world around them through project based learning.”

About

Flexible Learning Options 

Home Independent Study Grades K-8 

This pathway is for parents/guardians who would like to be the primary educator.  We support families to ensure a successful personalized educational experience at home for every child. Curriculum and lessons are supplied by a certificate teacher to the parent/guardian.  Instruction is a blend of district adopted curriculum and supplemental online programs. 

The Home Independent Study Pathway includes: 

  • Lesson plans
  • Due dates of assignments
  • Instructional supplies and a chromebook (hot spots may be requested upon need) 
  • Required weekly check-ins with the parent/guardian and certificated teacher
  • Required daily check-ins with the student and a certificated teacher
  • Optional in person student workshop on the Trust campus with a certificated teacher each Thursday

Blended Learning Pathway Grades 4-8 

The blended learning pathway is a combination of guided, independent, and in person learning.  Parents are the learning coach at home during online days to support their child’s learning and success. 

The Blended Learning Pathway includes: 

  • 2-3 hours of online learning over Zoom with a certificated teacher on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. 
  • 2-3 hours of asynchronous, independent learning, at home with the support of the parent/guardian on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
  • Required in person learning on the Trust campus with a certificated teacher each Tuesday and Thursday
  • Due dates for assignments
  • Instructional supplies and a chromebook (hot spots may be requested upon need) 
  • Access to district curriculum and supplemental online and/or paper pencil programs 

Students in both pathways have opportunities for: 

  • School wide activities
  • Support for Special Education Students
  • English language development for English Learners
  • Enrichment 
  • Online or in person tutoring
  • Daily learning around school connectedness

Important Change for LMSV Schools

Beginning with the 2024-25 school year, all LMSV elementary schools will serve TK through 5th grade and all academy middle schools will serve 6th through 8th grade. Click here to learn more.

Districtwide Announcements:

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La Mesa-Spring Valley Schools Receive Almost $1 Million in Grant Funding For Safer Schools From CALFIRE

Five schools will receive upgrades to outdoor play areas, water capture capabilities, stormwater pollution reduction, and more

School Staff

Employment Information

Do you have a heart for children? Join our team!

Colored Pencils

Learn About the Upcoming 6th Grade Transition to Middle School Districtwide

We have put together an FAQ page on the grade span changes coming to LMSV. Click here to learn more.

View our promotional videos for all academy middle schools here.

Why You'll Love Trust Blended Learning

  • Promoting innovative and creative thinkers for the 21st century.
  • Providing a quality and rigorous education for all students.
  • Fostering caring and empathetic relationships with students, families, and the community.
  • Understanding that every student is a scholar who uses respect, honesty, and understanding to build community.

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