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Independent Study Resources

Links to offices, documents, and programs related to independent study.

A-g Guide, University of California (UC) Independent Study Non-Classroom-Based Schools External link opens in new window or tab.
The policy that governs the instructional conditions under which “non-classroom-based Independent study programs/schools” are eligible to establish and maintain a-g course lists for UC and California State University admissions.

Adult Education 
Adult education is a public education program that offers free to low-cost classes for adults age 18 and older.

Adult Education Handbook for California (PDF)
Information on independent study is on pages 22 and 23.

California Consortium for Independent Study (CCIS) External link opens in new window or tab.
Educators in all professional roles involved in the operation of independent study may participate in the CCIS, which offers conferences and workshops to highlight best practices in independent study.

California Directory of Online Schools and Programs

California Interscholastic Federation (CIF), Article 30, School Regulations External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF; 1MB)
Article 30—School Regulations, Section 306—Independent Study Program. Rules governing independent study programs/schools—Section 306.

Charter Schools 
Public schools that provide instruction in any of grades K-12 that are created or organized by a group of teachers, parents, community leaders or a community-based organization.

Resources for Educational Options Programs
Information to support academic and social-emotional development and youth engagement in schools.

Questions:   Educational Options, Student Support, and American Indian Education Office | 916-323-2183
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