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General Information


Welcome to CIS Academy!

This will be an extraordinary year for our school. Pasadena Unified has asked CIS Academy to expand our offerings, becoming the only TK-12 school in the district.  TK-5th grades will be ONLY virtual.  This means that students will meet with their teacher online to discuss assignments, ask questions, and complete activities.  Please note that the role of the parent/guardian/caregiver is incredibly important for our younger students and will be a vital part of each child’s learning experience.

Students enrolling in 6-12th grades will have a choice to be virtual or in person.  The in-person experience is a weekly one-on-one appointment with the student’s mentor teacher.  We also will have an array of in-person classes and activities that students can participate in if they so choose such as our Seminar Classes, CTE workshops in medical arts and entrepreneurship as well as our college counseling services.

Our program continues to get stronger as we are better able to meet the needs of the ever-increasing diversity within our academic community. We are committed to the individualization of instruction for every student that is admitted to the CIS Academy. 

An important aspect of the CIS Academy is on-site counseling support. In addition, parents, staff, students, and community members are given the opportunity for input as members of the School Site Council (SSC) and the English Language Learner Advisory Council (ELAC).

As we move forward this year, we will continue to provide even better support and opportunities for all our students to accomplish their dreams and aspirations. We are very proud to announce that we are now accredited by the Western Association of School and Colleges (WASC). In addition, our courses are A-G approved and NCAA eligible. This school year, our facility has expanded to include a new computer lab, a biology lab, and a separate front office. CIS Academy now offers services to students TK-12.

Please feel free to call us for further information at 626-396-5800. I hope to see you soon and talk to each of you and your parents about the future here at CIS Academy. 


Larry Torres

CIS Academy Principal