Signature Programs

Online Learning

Why Online?

Online learning is no longer the wave of the future. Today, it is a significant part of many students’ educational experience and estimates suggest that, by 2019, 50 percent of all high school courses will be offered online. To accommodate this growing need, deTOP partners with award-winning, UC-approved online providers to deliver content and instruction. Lesson materials are appropriate, flexible, and engaging and include lab activities, written assignments, and discussion questions. Assessments (which range from quizzes to a final exam) test for knowledge at various levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy. Just as in a face-to-face class, regular attendance, active participation, timely completion of assignments, and thorough attention to detail make for a successful online learning experience. Unlike a traditional course, however, students may work at their own pace, review lecture materials as often as needed, and schedule their own assessments.*
To date, we have partnered with the curriculum providers Edgenuity, Virtual High School (VHS), and Edmentum for standard coursework. The Online Jewish Studies Consortium (OJSC) is a primary provider of our Jewish studies requirements, and Language Bird, where students get one-on-one instruction with a native speaker, handles most of our foreign language requests.
*All assessments will be taken in the presence of a deTOP staff member.

Online Learning FAQ

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Am I a good candidate for online learning?

    Successful online learners are mature, independent, self-motivated, and possess of strong time-management skills. These qualities are important in an online course because face-to-face encounters with the instructor are rare.
  • Are online courses easier than on-campus courses?

    Online courses are rigorous. In fact, they often require more discipline, and sometimes even more time, because students must manage the workload on their own.
  • Will classes meet at a specific time?

    Online courses are available to students 24/7. However, students will be required to check in periodically and to take assessments with a deTOP faculty member.
  • What does an online course look like?

    deTOP’s online providers use text and video-based instruction along with meaningful assignments and assessments to help students make real-world connections that support subject mastery. The online teachers proactively reach out to students via e-mail, phone, and web conferencing to clarify difficult concepts, address misunderstandings, and ensure students are on track for success.

Contact Us

Kimberly Callaway
Director, de Toledo Online and Personalized (deTOP)

Located in the San Fernando Valley portion of the City of Los Angeles in Northern Los Angeles County. de Toledo High School is accredited by the California Association of Independent Schools (CAIS), the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Builders of Jewish Education (BJE,) and financially supported by the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles and the Jim Joseph Foundation.