About Us

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Shasta County Independent Study (SCIS) is an alternative to conventional educational settings, allowing 6-12gth grade students to complete coursework independently under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. Students meet individually with an assigned teacher a minimum of one time per week. SCIS is voluntary and provides the flexibility to meet students’ specific needs, interests, and learning styles. Our Independent Study teachers utilize State and district-adopted curriculum to ensure students meet or exceed California graduation requirements. Instruction is offered at two locations in Redding—one at 3711 Oasis Road, and the other on the Shasta College campus.

Our Mission

To develop educated, socially responsible citizens.

Our Vision

Shasta County Independent Study offers flexible options for personalized/diverse learning to prepare students for college and career readiness.

Our Beliefs

  • We believe that all students in our community school will graduate from high school prepared to obtain a high-skilled, high wage career.

  • We believe that students need to be prepared for real world occupations and careers, including having the opportunity to earn certifications and college credits while in high school.

  • We believe that students in an alternative program benefit from individualized instruction that allows for a program designed for their individual needs and one-on-one or small group interaction with an instructor.

  • We believe that making learning relevant to students will results in greater engagement in the educational process.

  • We believe that using instructional technology to provide access to course materials enhances student’s ability to be self-directed and to assume responsibility for their progress towards graduation.