Independent Study

District Committed to Providing

Alternative Educational Options for

Students and Parents

Vision: The Board of Education believes in providing students and parents with alternative academic options for student learning. The board is committed to supporting and expanding these options through the district's alternative K - 12 Independent Study School.

Board Approval: On June 26, 2006, the Board of Education approved the formation of the district's alternative Independent Study School. The district has submitted an application to the California Department of Education for state approval of the independent study school.

Curricular Offerings: Students and/or parents may voluntarily seek enrollment in the district's K-12 Independent Study School. The school offers two curricular options as described below:

* K-12 Independent Study School - Certified staff members assign work based upon the student's grade level and/or individual need. Students report to the school site at least once a week to meet with his/her independent study teacher. The teacher reviews assignments completed, provides academic support as needed and plans future assignments for the student. Other school sites may refer parents/students to the Independent Study School.

* K-12 Home Independent Study (Home schooling) School - LAS VIRGENES ACADEMY - This option provides a home schooling independent study curriculum, assigned and graded by credentialed LVUSD teachers for interested parents and students. The school supports the home schooling option by assigning a course of study and providing the necessary curricular materials. Parents may also supplement their child's educational experience with additional instructional materials and experiences. Parents and students meet with the home schooling teachers based upon individually assigned schedules. Parents and students will meet minimally at least once every twenty days or more frequently as assigned. The curriculum emphasizes mastering the California Content Standards. Other school sites may refer parents/students to the Independent Study School.


All programs in the Independent Study School will be staffed with NCLB (No Child Left Behind) compliant teachers and staff.

Enrollment Procedures:

Contact your neighborhood school principal or Marcy Heider (818-880-1339), to discuss enrollment.


K – 12 Independent Study School – Arthur E. Wright Middle School, Ron Kaiser

4029 N. Las Virgenes Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302
818-880-4614 x258

K – 12 Home Independent Study School (Las Virgenes Academy) -  Arthur E. Wright Middle School, Mary Schillinger
4029 N. Las Virgenes Rd.
Calabasas, CA 91302