About SHIELD Academy

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SHIELD Academy

Supporting Homeschoolers to Innovate, Explore, Learn and Dream.

Shield Academy is a tuition-free, independent study program designed to meet the needs of families interested in homeschooling their children.  With the guidance of caring, credentialed teachers, we offer flexibility in how families educate their students and what curriculum they choose. Our teachers provide support in the form of educational facilitation, relevant field trips, special events and volunteer opportunities.  At Shield, our goal is to partner with our families as they develop leaders who are mentally, emotionally and physically ready to take on life’s journey.

To support our families, each student is allocated instructional funds for curriculum, materials and classes.  Parents, teachers and students work together to make purchasing decisions based on personal goals, learning styles and academic progress, choosing from a wide range of vendors offering educational products and services.

  • Parent-­Selected Curriculum
  • Tuition­ Free Public Charter School
  • Grades TK – 8
  • Instructional Funds to Support Learning
  • Subscription Package Included
  • Fostering Creativity & Leadership Skills
  • Wide range of Vendors
  • Credentialed Teaching Staff
  • Serving Riverside, San Bernardino, Orange, Imperial and San Diego counties

REAL Journey Academies

SHIELD Academy is a program under REAL Journey Academies(RJA).  RJA, a non-profit charter management organization based in Southern California, is recognized by the community as one of the preeminent education agencies in the Inland Empire region. The Inland Empire, one of the fastest growing regions in the United States is comprised of two counties – San Bernardino and Riverside.

RJA currently operates and manages four charter schools spanning grades K-8 in San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. RJA services approximately 1,200 scholars. In the near future, REAL Journey Academies plans on operating charter schools in the surrounding communities of Orange and Los Angeles Counties to provide families with educational opportunities.