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Independent Study Resources

Helpful 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 Office 
916-322-2175

Adult Education Handbook for California (PDF)
(2005—pre-flex version) 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 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 Division 
916-322-6029

Educational Options Best Practices External link opens in new window or tab.
Best practices in Court, Community, Community Day Schools, Continuation Schools, Independent Study, and other alternative education programs throughout California.

Resources for Educational Options Programs

Standards and Procedures for Audits of California Kindergarten through Grade Twelve Local Educational Agencies External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF)
Education Audit Appeals Panel

Questions: Chiem-Seng Yaangh | CYaangh@cde.ca.gov | 916-319-0943 
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