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Independent Study


During the 2022-2023 School Year Los Nietos School District will be providing an independent study option for TK-12 grade students. This program is available to students whose health would be put at risk by in-person instruction, as determined by the parent or guardian. Independent study programs must meet all of the legal requirements regarding educational progress, grade-level standards, synchronous instruction, student engagement, and transitioning back to in-person instruction within 5 days if the parent/guardian determines that the health risk is no longer a concern.


Independent study programs are an opportunity for students who:

  • Are academically independent, needing little to no instructional support
  • Are motivated and have strong time management skills
  • Are comfortable with less daily social interaction
  • Recognize that they will not have the same access to in-school activities and courses such as athletics, clubs, and certain electives 

Please read through our FAQ, Program Overview, and Sample Schedule pages to determine if this program will be a good fit for your child and your family. If you decide that this program is appropriate for your child, then please register by filling out our Independent Study Program Interest Form