Independent Study Options at Walnutwood
Walnutwood Independent Study Program serves students in 3 ways
100% Virtual Students
These students are able to master the curriculum presented solely through online programs. Classes across the curriculum, which allow students to earn a high school diploma, are now available from the convenience of their home computer. Students interact with teachers on line, and complete assessments via a proctored environment which allows flexibility in schedule, yet assures the fidelity of education.
Blended students participate in both on-line and traditional independent study courses. This category includes full time Virtual Students who may find certain classes where direct face-to-face interaction with a teacher proves valuable. Our traditional independent study students are also eligible to participate in our on-line learning program.
Traditional Independent Study
For students that wish to engage in a traditional independent study that includes meeting with an assigned academic adviser (teacher) a minimum of once each week, Walnutwood provides a traditional Independent Study program. In addition to the weekly meeting with their teacher, students will attend subject specific enrichment seminars) and those who need additional assistance, may be required to attend an Algebra or CAHSEE support class.
Enrichment and Support
Walnutwood offers weekly enrichment opportunities in selected academic areas such as social studies, science and art. These weekly seminars and labs support the California content standards-based curricula and allow for students to learn with their peers and participate in discussions, presentations and labs that are not possible in a traditional independent study setting.
Support for students who need additional help is available via open tutorials as well as workshops on a specific topic such as CAHSEE test prep. Though this support is open to all, if a student is struggling in a given area, their attendance may be required.
The Choice is yours
At Walnutwood we believe we are equipped to offer the best alternative high school experience possible. We offer a student the flexibility to earn a high school education in a variety of different ways. Do you want to attend a complete virtual high school? You can. Do you want to take a course online but still receive the support of one-on-one instruction? You can. Would you like to take some high school courses completely online, but get one-one instruction in others? You can. The choice is yours!