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Independent Studies

Program Description

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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 the SUHSD Independent Study program  are made through the Welfare and Attendance Advisor and the Director of Student Services at the District Office.
Potential Students

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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. 
Independent Study Questions?

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If you would like to learn more about SUHSD's Independent Study program, please contact your student's counselor at their current home school of enrollment. All applications for Independent Study begin with student Counselors, whom can also answer most questions.

Independent Study Contact Information

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Arner, John
Independent Study Teacher, Cañada College Location
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Independent Study Teacher, Redwood High School Location
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District Office Staff:
Attendance & Welfare Coordinator
Administrative Assistant
Students- Important Links

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