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Educational Services Independent Study

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Considering Independent Study?

Check out the Escondido Union High School District’s Independent Study program. Students can access Independent Study at either Escondido, Orange Glen High or San Pasqual High Schools.  The Independent Study program is offered out of the Learning Centers located at these high schools. Under the direction of specially trained staff, students enrolled in Independent Study receive the advantages of individualized study and may choose to engage in traditional classes or campus programs within their desired areas of interest.  This flexible program opens the door for advanced learning in areas such as lab sciences and foreign languages or the chance to serve on the school newspaper, explore careers from culinary arts to graphic design, or participate in a wide variety of athletic programs. The Escondido Union High School District Independent Study Program Offers:

  • Flexible Schedules
  • College Prep Curriculum
  • Ability to take On Campus Courses
  • High Standards for Student Performance and Accountability
  • Participation in the Guaranteed College Admissions Program (MAP) to CSUSM
  • Access to School Activities and Sports
  • On Line Learning
  • A Self-Paced Program
  • Individualized Learning
  • Highly Qualified Specially Trained Teachers
  • Extended Hours
  • A Variety of Electives
  • Free or Low Cost Internet Access at Home*
  • Laptop Computer Check Out for Home Use*

Our Learning Centers provide high quality, individually designed credit acceleration and credit recovery opportunities. Learning Centers maintain an environment that is personalized and supportive. With computer-assisted instruction as its foundation, students can choose from over 70 core and elective courses. Students can adjust their pacing within their courses to meet their individual learning needs and goals with the oversight of their specifically trained, qualified teachers.

Independent study is an alternative educational option for students.

  • Before enrolling in our independent study program a pupil-parent-educator conference may be requested.

  • Students have the opportunity for synchronous instruction with their supervising teacher.

    • Synchronous instruction: Small group or one-on-one instruction. Delivered in-person or in the form of internet or telephonic communication & involving live two-way communication between the supervising teacher and pupil.

      • Grades 9th-12th have the opportunity for weekly synchronous instruction.

  • Students participating in Independent Study have the same opportunities as all other students (sports, extracurricular activities, clubs, field trips, etc.)

  • A student with an IEP shall not participate in independent study unless his/her IEP specifically provides for such participation.

  • A student’s participation in independent study shall be voluntary.

  • Student must demonstrate the motivation, commitment, organizational skills, and academic skills necessary to work independently.

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: Damon Blackman, Director of Educational Technology Phone: 760.291.3200 Email: VISIT INDEPENDENT STUDY PROGRAMS

*For Qualifying Students