ResourcesLinks to additional resources for independent study.
A-G Guide, University of California (UC) Nonclassroom based/independent study schools
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 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)
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
Article 30—School Regulations, Section 306—Independent Study Program. Rules governing independent study programs/schools—Section 306.
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.