Independent Study Options 21-22 Update

Independent Study Options Update
Posted on 08/04/2021
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After a year of uncertainty, Santa Cruz City Schools is committed to providing options in the education of our community.

 

Daily Live & Synchronous Instruction for Independent Studies

Independent Study provides instruction based on the state-adopted content standards by certificated teachers. There are specific requirements for instructional time that may include both synchronous and asynchronous work. These expectations will also be outlined in the students’ written Learning Agreement, which must be signed prior to enrollment in an independent study program.

“Live interaction” means interaction between the student and school staff, and may include peers. Live interaction is provided for the purpose of maintaining school connectedness. This interaction may take place in person or in the form of internet or telephonic communication.

“Synchronous instruction” means classroom-style instruction or designated small group or one-on-one instruction delivered in person, or in the form of internet or telephonic communications and involving live, two-way communication between the teacher and student.


K to Grade 3: Daily synchronous instruction for all students throughout the school year

Grade 4 to Grade 8: Both daily live interaction and at least weekly synchronous instruction for all students throughout the school year.

Grade 9 to Grade 12: At least weekly synchronous instruction for all students throughout the school year.


  • To enroll in Independent Studies, please contact the Branciforte Small Schools Campus at 429-3898

  • To return to in-person instruction from Independent Studies, contact the Branciforte Small Schools Campus at 429-3898 to disenroll and the Student Services Department 429-3410 to re-enroll in in-person instruction.
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