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Cal Prep Academy

About Cal Prep

California Preparatory Academy (Cal Prep) is a WASC-accredited, independent study high school established through the Capistrano Unified School District (CUSD). Cal Prep has the benefits and flexibility of a virtual curriculum blended with face-to-face instruction and highly qualified CUSD teachers. The advantages to a blended educational program through Cal Prep include the following:

  • Cal Prep students have access to UC/CSU approved coursework.
  • Cal Prep students have individualized instruction by CUSD teachers.
  • Cal Prep students can participate in CIF sanctioned sports at their home high school.
  • Cal Prep students have more flexibility when it comes to completing school work.
  • Cal Prep students can dual-enroll at their home high school. Students may take one or two classes at their home high school while they are enrolled at Cal Prep.
  • Cal Prep students can participate in co-curricular activities at their home high school. Some of these co-curricular events may include drama, band, newspaper, and yearbook. Audition and try-out requirements apply.
  • Cal Prep students will learn essential 21st Century Skills.
  • Cal Prep students have different pacing options that include Advanced Placement (AP), honors and accelerated courses, as well as credit recovery.