Program Description

Independent Study is an educational option available to students in the Sequoia Union High School District who may require an alternative setting to the traditional high school.

Independent Study students meet with the Independent Study teacher for approximately one hour each week to receive and review assignments. The curriculum is aligned to district and state standards. Students who are successful in Independent Study School are self-motivated and willing to work with minimal supervision in order to complete the coursework independently.

Referrals to SUHS Independent Study School are made through the Child Welfare and Attendance Advisor and the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services at the District Office.

Potential Students

Students who meet one or more of the criteria below may qualify for an Independent Study placement.

  • Students who are capable of an independent program while pursuing a full time outside-of-school obligation;
  • Students coming to SUHS District from a similar alternative school placement, who are in need of a smaller, more individualized educational setting, but able to work efficiently and independently;
  • Students who need an alternative placement due to specific emotional or health related issues and who are able to complete work and make academic progress independently. Such students do not need instruction focused on acquiring appropriate social skills, which requires exposure to a structured classroom environment. 

Mr. Hector Serrano, SUHSD

If you would like to visit SUHSD Independent Study, please contact one of the teachers below. If you would like to discuss SUHSD educational options, please contact the Welfare and Attendance Advisor, Mr. Hector Serrano via email or phone.

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Additional Information

The Attendance and Welfare Advisor, Hector Serrano, determines whether placement in Independent Study is appropriate for students. Please contact him directly to discuss a potential Independent Study placement. Hector Serrano can be contacted at 650.369.1411 x 22243.

If you would like to visit Independent Study please contact one of the teachers.

Tina Dress 650.369.1411 x2928 Located at Redwood High School

Mary Dunn 650.381.3523 Located at Cañada College

Staff Contact Information

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Dress, Tina
Independent Study Teacher
Ext. 22928 

Dunn, Mary
Independent Study Lead Teacher

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