Lodi Unified Digital Academy


Students who are motivated to work independently and who have had success in the current Distance Learning Model will thrive in the Lodi Unified Digital Academy.

About the Digital Academy

Commencing with the 2021-22 school year, the Lodi Unified Digital Academy (Digital Academy) will provide families with a unique opportunity for online learning. Similar to the current Distance Learning model in our District, the Digital Academy will offer both synchronous and asynchronous learning. This option will allow students to engage in a learning process similar to an in-person daily schedule but in a remote setting.

The content of the Digital Academy is aligned to grade level standards and will provide instruction that is at a level of quality and intellectual challenge substantially equivalent to in-person instruction. Instruction will be provided to students by Lodi USD teachers and adopted Lodi USD curriculum will be used.

The Digital Academy will be offered under the umbrella of the District's independent study program. Grades K-6 will be offered under the Valley Robotics Academy and grades 7-12 will be offered under the Independence School. However, the Digital Academy will be a separate program.

The Digital Academy will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Interactions, instruction, and check-ins between teachers and students through the use of computer or communications technology.
  • Video or audio instruction in which the primary mode of communication between the student and teacher is online interaction, instructional television, video, telecourses, or other instruction that relies on computer or communications technology.
  • The use of print materials incorporating assignments that are the subject of written or oral feedback.
  • The use of hands on materials, as appropriate.

To learn more about the Digital Academy, please review the below documents:

Frequently Asked Questions


Please email digitalacademy@lodiusd.net or call our elementary or secondary education departments.

  • Elementary Education: 209-331-7257
  • Secondary Education: 209-331-7005

Updated 02/10/2021

How to Apply

Space at the Digital Academy will be limited. Current Lodi USD students will receive priority, if applications are submitted by February 24, 2021. A lottery system will be used for those who sign up by the February 24, 2021 deadline.

After February 24, 2021, there will be a waitlist for all interested students (including both in District and out of District students).

Applications can be submitted until the program reaches capacity. Once students are selected by lottery or waitlist, parents/guardians will be notified.

Current Lodi USD students:

To submit an application for your child, please sign into the Aeries Parent Portal.

Upon signing in, please select Student Info > Application for Digital Academy Enrollment Lottery. Enter your name and the best phone number to reach you during the day and click the box to submit.

This must be done for each student you wish to be included in the lottery.

Non-Lodi USD students:

Please submit your application via the form on our website at http://bit.ly/39ZTinw.



Digital Academy Video

Digital Academy Video (Spanish)