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Links to additional resources for independent study.

A-G Guide, University of California (UC) Nonclassroom based/independent study 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.

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.

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:   Independent Study Staff | INDEPENDENTSTUDY@cde.ca.gov
Last Reviewed: Thursday, October 8, 2020
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