About RLC

Rancho Learning Center (Rancho) is home to innovative educational opportunities for students/families interested in tailored learning options for students in grades TK-12. We utilize various forms of the Independent Study model to add flexibility to student learning.

At Rancho, the educators in each of our programs help students reach their goals by providing instruction, monitoring progress, and providing ongoing feedback. A tailored approach to instruction is utilized for every student.

In all of our  programs you will find a learning environment that stimulates the student’s intellectual and social-emotional development as we focus on the ‘whole child’. We offer small academic and learning groups to meet our students’ individual needs. We embrace a Strengths-based model as our students use the Naviance platform to explore their personal post-secondary college/career path. We embrace character education through the Leader in Me program. And we utilize Restorative Practices as a means to build community. 

Students at Rancho are afforded the opportunity to design an educational program to meet their needs. Rancho has a large variety of academic and non-academic offerings for our students. However, if there is something offered at another AUSD school, students are invited to ‘hybrid’ enroll to other AUSD school sites to participate in select classes if it working for the student and the participating school. Also, students can have the opportunity to participate in ‘community classroom’, where students earn elective credit while working side-by-side with a local business mentor. An ongoing guest speaker series gives students a glimpse into career paths of local entrepreneurs.

If Rancho sounds like the right educational fit, please reach out to us and schedule a time to meet with a school representative for more information. We look forward to seeing how we can best meet your student’s needs.
Rancho's Programs:
Independent Study - Grades TK-8 (In-person or On-line Options)
*A voluntary program that provides support to parents teaching their children at home.
*A program that allows students a flexible and personalized learning environment, both at home and at weekly school meetings.
*A program that follows Arcadia Unified School District grade level standards and curriculum guidelines
Independent Study - Rancho High School - Grades 9-12 (In-person ONLY)
Rancho High School provides an educational opportunity through independent study and inspires students to excellence.
Contact Us
150 S. Third Ave., Arcadia CA 91006
626.821.8371 x 7117
Fax 626.574.3806

Teachers: E-mail
Ms. Juarez [email protected]
Mr. Le [email protected]
Mr. Lindahl [email protected]
Ms. Malinowski [email protected]
Ms. Mazzeo [email protected]
Ms. Morales [email protected]
Mr. Policky [email protected]
Ms. Vannasdall [email protected]
Ms. Wu [email protected]
Office Supervisor: Ms. Keepers [email protected]
Counselor:  Ms. Perez [email protected]
Psychologist:  Ms. Brooks [email protected]
Principal: Dr. Tung [email protected]
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