Below are some of our most frequently asked questions. Please click through this short list to find the answers to many of the questions new members of the EPIC family tend to ask.
EPIC is a Free, Public, Online charter school for grades TK-12th.
Curriculum is self-paced within appropriate guidelines.
EPIC offers a choice of curriculum. EPIC provides a California Certified teacher who works with the parent to develop a Personalized Learning Plan. This program also includes access to a Learning Fund allocated to each student to be used in the licensing of curriculum and other educational expenses.
We bring the school to you. Learning takes place in the convenience of your own home as students are able to meet with their EPIC teacher one-on-one.
EPIC serves students in the counties of Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego.
EPIC is new to Southern California.
EPIC Charter Schools originated in Oklahoma in 2011 and now serves more than 24,000 students. EPIC currently employs approximately 1,400 teachers and administrators in the state of Oklahoma.
If you’re interested in teaching for EPIC in the Southern California area, please click here to apply.
Who is Eligible to Enroll?
Any student who is a resident of the California counties of Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, or San Diego
What ages are allowed?
Students ages 5-19.
For the 2019-2020 school year, EPIC’s Transitional Kindergarten is designed for new students who will be turning 5 on or before December 31, 2019. For these students, TK is an excellent stepping stone into EPIC’s kindergarten and elementary school programs.
Through the age of 19 on or before September 1, 2019.
When is the first day of school?
The first day of school is always the first Tuesday after Labor Day. Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019.
How Do I Enroll?
Click here to enroll.
For the One-on-One Program only:
The Programs tab links to the curricula options available for review.
You are not required to choose core curriculum during enrollment.
Once your enrollment is approved, you will be assigned a teacher who will contact you to set up an initial meeting.
From there, you will work with the teacher to create a Personalized Learning Plan (PLP).
The PLP is completed for your student during your initial visit with your teacher. Teachers will identify learning styles, set a schedule for face-to-face meetings, order a curriculum and/or devices needed, and set goals for both long-term and the 2019-2020 school year.
Once the PLP is done, you will begin making curriculum selections in the Learning Fund form with the assistance of your teacher.
The Learning Fund is an allotment set aside for each student enrolled in the EPIC One-on-One Program. These funds may only be used to acquire materials used for educational purposes.
Does the cost of curriculum come out of the Learning Fund?
Do unused funds roll over to the next year?
How much does curriculum cost?
Once you are enrolled for the new school year, you will meet with your EPIC teacher and discuss the various curriculum options available to you.
What can the Learning Fund be used to purchase?
After the price of core curriculum choice is deducted, leftover funds can be used for supplemental curriculum and extracurricular activities. You can see a list of our vendors for activities here.
When can I access the Learning Fund?
Access to Learning Funds (outside of purchasing core and supplemental curriculum for the coming school year) begins the first day of school and ends in March the following year. However, families may place orders through May for activities taking place over the summer. Class invoices that span over the summer need to be submitted by May 31. These invoices would cover June/July/August classes.
When I buy something with the Learning Fund, is it mine to keep?
No. All items purchased with the Learning Fund are the property of EPIC.
All non-consumable items must be returned to EPIC once the student exits the EPIC One-on-One Program.
For obvious reasons, though, music lessons, dance lessons and such cannot be returned.
What is the process for accessing the Learning Fund?
Managing your Learning Fund is done through your teacher or you may access it at any time through the parent portal.
Once an order is made, EPIC will purchase the product or service for the student/family using the funds allocated for the Learning Fund account.
What is the difference between a product and a service?
A product is a learning tool such as a book, chemistry set, software, hardware…
A service would be something like instructional courses/lessons such as music lessons, YMCA classes, and other extracurricular activities.
When wanting extracurricular activities paid for with the Learning Fund:
You must first check your Learning Fund through the parent portal to ensure you have adequate funds to cover the extracurricular activities. Then double-check our Vendor Listing to see your vendor is listed. If you do not see them, you may give the Learning Fund department a call. If they are an approved vendor, you must then make a purchase order through the parent portal to set aside funds for use. The vendor will then submit an invoice to cainvoices@epiccharterschools.
What is the Learning Fund NOT ALLOWED to do?
- Parents CANNOT be reimbursed for any educational expenses.
- EPIC MUST PURCHASE the products or services for the student(s).
- Parents CANNOT be paid directly to purchase educational items.
Who do I speak with about my Learning Fund?
Contact your EPIC teacher or the Learning Fund at learningfund@