Independent Study Updates

March, 2019

General Information

Dear Students and Parents,

There are only 14 more school weeks in the semester. Students, make sure you are adhering to due dates in your Apex classes and keeping up with assigned work so you complete your courses before the end of the school year. If you need a quiet, focused place to work come to our classroom.

Students must complete all Apex courses prior to June 7,2019 in order to receive credit. The option of completing these courses over summer will not be available.

Please read through this newsletter so you are aware of important dates and upcoming events.

Math Tutor

Our math tutor is in the classroom on Thursdays from 9:30- 2:30.

Concurrently Enrolled Students

  • Please seek help from the Learning/STEM Center (Building 9, second floor) if you need help studying for tests or understanding course materials.
  • Talk to me if you are struggling and need assistance communicating with a professor.
  • Note the dates below regarding upcoming Flex Days. No college courses meet on these days.

STEM Center

Tutoring Services

SBAC and CAST Assessments

All Grade 11 students will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment (Math and English Language Arts) after spring break. All Grade 12 students will take the California Science Test (CAST) after spring break.

Students will set up a schedule with me on an individual basis.

These state mandated assessments are computer based and must be taken in our classroom.

Students will receive a score report with individual results in August.

Students and parents can read more about these assessments on this link:

Independent Study Graduation Class of 2019

Save the date!

Friday, May 31st @ 1:00 PM

Students will receive invitations to share with family and friends. I will distribute these to students in the coming weeks. We are in the process of gathering the needed information from students to order our caps and gowns. Caps and gowns are provided at no cost to students.

Upcoming Parent Workshops (Parent Education Series)

Summer School Options

As of right now, there will be no Independent Study summer school offered this summer. Students can enroll in summer school at their home school or take community colleges courses over the summer. If you intend to enroll in summer school at your home school please make an appointment with your home school counselor as soon as possible. Community college summer schedules should be available within the next few weeks. Students will need to complete a Concurrent Enrollment form with me in order to enroll in a community college course.

The district does not offer Apex, but students may be able to complete courses through another online program, Cyber High. Discuss this option with your home school counselor if interested.

Important Dates

March 6 Flex Day No College Classes. The ISP classroom will be open.

March 29 Flex Day No College Classes. The ISP classroom will be open.

April 1-April 5 Spring Break for College and SUHSD. The college and classroom will be closed.

April 25 Last day to withdraw from a community college course with a W on your transcript.

May 18-24 Finals Week for Community College Classes

May 27 Memorial Day No ISP Classes

May 31 ISP Graduation

June 7th Last day of ISP

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