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These schools and programs are often characterized by responsiveness to learning and instructional style differences and small unit size. The effective use of such instructional strategies as independent study, community-based education, focused or thematic education, and flexible scheduling increases attendance and improves performance.
Districts may seek waivers of any provision of the California Education Code for these schools and programs from the State Superintendent of Public Instruction.