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Join a vibrant online community of students, guides, and coaches. Small group classes, open work periods, and individualized education means that your virtual education serves YOUR needs. Contact us at 714 709 8598.
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Students who love to learn

Students who love to learn

Discover a different kind of virtual school

A carefully constructed curriculum structured around the synthesis of thinking and doing, to support both rigorous study and independent exploration

Union of thought and industry

We have designed a unique curriculum around the practice of both thinking and doing to acquire deep knowledge and understanding

Do meaningful work

Our program inspires, empowers, and connects adolescents to our world so that they can build meaningful lives — now and into adulthood. Work on projects that you are passionate about.

Flexible schedules

Too often, teens experience school as a space that hinders them from reaching their goals. The ATI Virtual program is designed to help students discover and follow the paths they truly want to pursue.
The ATI approach

Experience ATI virtual school

My son has evolved and matured into an incredible young person as a result of his experience here. ATI has created a solid foundation for him during the challenging years of adolescence and we are excited to see where the road takes him next.
Kim S.ATI Parent
I know in my core that his attendance at ATI has put him on a completely different (and much better) trajectory for the rest of his life, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
J. PageATI Parent

A community of work

Students connect and apply the knowledge and skills of our courses to their own passions, interests and ideas to collaborate on projects and produce authentic work. Our students create films and write novels, find internships and start businesses, publish essays and engage in advocacy. All ATI Virtual School students engage in deliberately chosen, scaffolded, personal passion projects.

Choose your own courses

ATI Virtual School offers distinctive core courses that provide the power tools of knowledge that serve as rocket fuel for a full life. Broadly our courses explore the dimensions of human experience, thought, progress and creativity and offer the foundations for a student’s development of their understanding and relationship to the world

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Individual coaching

Each student works with a coach whose role is to help the student identify their unique goals, connect to resources and networks, help students overcome challenges and map their progress. A student’s coach provides ongoing individualized support and is a champion for each student’s educational journey.

Explore coaching

Right from the start, the ATI admissions team wanted to talk to my daughters directly — it had nothing to do with me. They wanted to hear about my girls’ dreams, fears, strengths, weaknesses. The program is built around children. When you think about middle school in general, it tends to assume so much control over children and be adult-led. When my daughters had their first day of school, Sarah said, “Mom, these guides trust us. None of my teachers have ever talked to me like I am capable before.”

Jessie B.

ATI Virtual School parent

We are grateful to have found ATI. We have now realized that Montessori education is how Anthony should have been taught; it would have alleviated years of frustration in our family. We are confident that ATI's model for students to "go confidently in the direction of their dreams and live the life they imagine" is exactly what Anthony needs. We are even more convinced that ATI is the answer to our prayers because [ATI] joins us in reinforcing the opportunity to hold Anthony accountable for his education.

Our Leadership Team and School Guides

Head of School

David Rodriguez

Head of School

David has 13 years teaching experience. He has taught in elementary, middle, and high school. During his career he has focused on development metacognition, assessment innovation, and adolescent pedagogy. He enjoys creative writing, air-horn based music, fantasy novels, video games, and popcorn. He teaches writing and performative storytelling to adults in his spare time. He is a San Francisco MOTH GrandSLAM champion. In sixth grade he was consistently picked last when choosing teams on the playground.

Assistant Head of School

Katrina Dela Cruz

Assistant Head of School

Katrina earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Psychology and Education at the University of California, Irvine. She has 6 years of experience working in data and operations, event production, and business development in both the education non-profit and edtech sectors. Katrina has managed operations for organizations such as the Freedom Writers Foundation, TEDxUCIrvine, and Illuminate Education. Across all that she does, her personal motto has always been: “everything is fascinating”, as she enjoys learning all that she can from both her professional and personal experiences. In her free time, she enjoys reading, writing, and exploring new music.

MS Math Guide (East)

Summer Evans

MS Math Guide (East)

Summer Evans is a graduate of the University of North Carolina and Johns Hopkins University. She holds a B.S. degrees in Mathematics and Political Science, and an M.S. in Secondary Education. Summer joins ATI Virtual School with a wealth of teaching experience. She began her career with Teach for America, and has spent the past decade teaching algebra, geometry, and calculus to adolescents in Baltimore and New York City. Beginning in 2016, Summer piloted initiatives using Chromebooks to support math education. This experience has allowed her to adapt to online environment seamlessly. Most importantly, Summer's ability to instantaneously connect with all students is the foundation of her educational approach. By fostering deep relationships, Summer motivates and supports all learners.

MS Science Guide (East)

Jeremy Beach

MS Science Guide (East)

Jeremy is a fifth generation teacher who can trace his family's teaching history back to a one-room schoolhouse in rural Kansas in the late 1800s. He earned his Bachelors of Science Education in physics in 2009 from Emporia State University and went on to get a second Bachelors of Science in Geology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2013. He completed his Masters of Science in Educational Leadership in May 2015 along with an additional 18 hours towards an Educational Specialist in Educational Administration from Fort Hays State University. Jeremy brings 9 years of experience teaching secondary science and a great enthusiasm for the Montessori educational philosophy. In his free time he is a keyboard player for three bands that pay tribute to three great Rock n' Roll bands: The Cars, REO Speedwagon and Bon Jovi. Jeremy is married with his first child expected to be born in summer 2021.

MS Humanities Guide (East)

Hannah Woznuck

MS Humanities Guide (East)

Hannah has nearly ten years of experience as an educator. She graduated from the University of North Texas and has taught all levels of elementary school. In her spare time she spends time with her Rhodesian ridgeback, Chief, and takes care of her many house plants. Hannah is passionate about reading and social emotional learning.

MSHumanities Guide (West)

Jennifer Albrecht-Ayala

MSHumanities Guide (West)

Jennifer earned a bachelor's degree in Anthropology with a minor in Education Studies from UCLA in 2010. She returned to UCLA to earn a Master of Education degree through the Teacher Education Program in 2012. Jennifer's journey as an educator first became clear when she worked to support middle-school students in an after school program at her local Boys and Girls Club in 2007. That experience inspired her to further her work uplifting youth in the Greater Los Angeles area, which ultimately led her to becoming a teacher. Jennifer is a life-long learner who finds opportunities to grow as an educator so that she can contribute to transforming lives, elevating education, and creating a more just society. She can typically be found in nature observing local wildlife, at home cuddling with her dogs, or in the kitchen trying out new recipes when not working.

MS Science Guide (West) and Learning Specialist (MS & HS)

Barbara Knight

MS Science Guide (West) and Learning Specialist (MS & HS)

Barbara earned a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Pre-medical Studies from The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She is also working towards her master's degree in Instructional Design and Technology. Barbara is passionate about education and making an impact in student lives that go beyond the classroom. She started her teaching career 12 years ago while applying to medical school, and decided to dedicate her life to education. Barbara is a lifelong learner and has dabbled in many hobbies such as writing, painting, rollerblading, hiking, and even toured with a Spanish rock band in her early 20s. In her free time she enjoys being outside with her two children, going on nature walks with her husband, traveling the world, and learning all about her pet guinea pigs.

MS Math Guide (West)

Jumoke Babalola

MS Math Guide (West)

Jumoke earned a bachelor's degree in Education from Texas A&M University. She also holds a master's degree in Education from Texas A&M-Commerce and is currently working on her dissertation on Educational Technology. Jumoke started her teaching career 17 years ago in a traditional public school in Mesquite, Texas but fell in love with ATI's philosophy and child-centered approach. In her free time, Jumoke enjoys watching Netflix, going to the beach, and spending time with her three children.

HS Literature & Liberal Arts Guide

Ann Orsinger

HS Literature & Liberal Arts Guide

Ann is passionate about reading great books, leading great discussions, and clarifying thoughts through writing; she also loves math, science, art, and sports. Ann’s educational inspiration comes from her undergraduate work at St. John’s College, in Santa Fe. After St. John’s, she attended the Logic and Philosophy of Science Department at the University of California, Irvine, receiving her master’s degree in Philosophy. She then received her 2nd master’s degree and her PhD from the Government Department at the University of Texas, Austin, writing her dissertation on developing democratic civic virtues through aesthetic education and design.

HS World & U.S.History Guide

Andrea LejaMeyer

HS World & U.S.History Guide

Andrea’s professional life has been varied and non-traditional. She discovered her love for teaching and connecting with students during an independent study course her senior year of high school, prompting her to attend the University of Idaho to pursue a degree in Elementary Education. On track to complete this, life interrupted a bit just before she was to graduate. She became a mother of four and chose to use her education to homeschool for 12 years before transitioning to a position as an 8th grade teacher at a private school. After 8 years, she began subbing at the local public high school and discovered a love of these students which prompted her to return her attention to finally completing her Bachelor's degree in Education. She added two high school endorsements of History and English, and began full-time at the High School, which expanded to include a Personal Choices course in addition to History and English. In every variation, her motivation and pleasure is a result of building relationships and connection with students of all ages, beginning with her family which now includes two new spouses and two grandsons. In her spare time she loves walking her two dogs, visiting her family members across the country, creating personalized gifts, camping and kayaking, and coffee with her husband.

HS Algebra I & II Guide16

Mary Donovan

HS Algebra I & II Guide16

Mary has a Bachelor’s degree in Mathematics and a Masters degree in secondary mathematics education from the University of Pittsburgh. She has taught mathematics up through AP Calculus for more than ten years.When she’s not in the classroom, she finds joy in running marathons, cooking, and teaching horseback riding lessons. She has been an avid equestrian since she was 4 and currently owns four horses of her own. She loves to teach and finds great joy in helping students discover their passion for mathematics and horses!

ATI College Counselor

Sharon Cravanas

ATI College Counselor

Sharon has been guiding students through the college admissions process for 40 years. Her experiences include serving as Director of College Counseling at Head Royce School; Associate Director of Admissions at Mills College; Consultant for the College Board; Instructor for the UC Berkeley Extension College and Career Certificate Program and other counseling roles. She has read applications for Cal Berkeley and UC Davis, and served on national committee for the National Association of College Admissions Counselors.With all that said, she really considers herself to be a matchmaker. Sharon thinks that there is no bigger thrill than to match a student with the right college.A native of the Bay Area, she is the very proud mom of 2 grown daughters. Her new passion (thanks to the pandemic) is cajun cooking.

World Language Guide (MS & HS)

Michele Widd

World Language Guide (MS & HS)

Michele spent most of her youth living and studying in Mexico, Puerto Rico, and France before returning to the U.S. to attend university. She earned a Bachelor's degree and master's degree in Chemistry from Stevens Institute of Technology and holds a Lower Elementary (6-9) Montessori certificate from the North American Montessori Center. Michele began her teaching career in 2005 when she joined Montessori Community School in Durham, North Carolina. As a guide in their newly established Adolescent Community, she helped to launch and develop that program and went on to teach Spanish, French, and Science there for the next 11 years. Most recently Michele founded GoalSpark Coaching, a life coaching practice serving youth, teens, and young adults.In her free time she enjoys playing guitar, singing, attending theatre performances, SCUBA diving, and spending time with her son.

World Languages Guide (MS & HS)

Sol Morgan

World Languages Guide (MS & HS)

Claudia Sol was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. She completed her bachelor's degree in psychology at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León and did her fellowship as a psychologist at the UANL Clinic in Mexico. Sol also studied contemporary dance at the Conservatory of Music and Dance in Monterrey: ESMDM.Sol moved to Milwaukee, WI in 2012 after being hired as a dance teacher and performer. There, she discovered great enthusiasm for teaching her native language. She taught Spanish in the school system and as a private tutor, working with children, teenagers, and adults. Since moving to the United States, Sol has worked for different schools and tutoring programs such as Futura Language Professionals, Tierra Educational Center, Spanish Blackbelt, Casita de Arte, My Learning Springboard and AltSchool. She joined ATI as a world languages guide and curriculum developer in 2019. As a professional dancer, she has been part of many companies and productions for the last 20 years. Sol won first place at the World Salsa Summit in January 2020.

Accredited and approved

Our virtual school has achieved Cognia and WASC accreditation.

All ATI schools have received accreditation by Cognia™,  nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers. You can read more about it here.

Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the system and all of its domestic and international schools are accredited, and that ATI is recognized across the nation as meeting the Cognia Standards of Quality.


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