The Portola Resource Center provides a blended model of independent study and small group instruction to TK-12 students. Each student, in collaboration with the teacher and family designs a personalized plan to meet the student's goals and to master the California State Standards with a maximum of student agency and engagement. Courses are aligned with standards and are expressed in student friendly "I CAN" language. Choices of online courses, traditional textbooks, project-based lessons, and other identified opportunities provide the foundation to master standards. Students then provide evidence to document mastery before progressing.