Apply Now for the 2023-2024 School Year
There are two different programs to choose from: Both programs are UC-approved, WASC-accredited, and NCAA-approved.
In-Person Main Independent Study
We offer a nontraditional educational program that allows students to advance through high school at their own pace. Students choose independent study for credit recovery, acceleration, or a more flexible schedule. The VCIS staff understands the importance of providing assistance for our learners' academic, language, and developmental (ie. emotional and social) levels.
Students enrolled in our online program (9-12) can access their coursework anywhere internet access is available. Each student is assigned a supervising teacher to oversee their educational progress, provide support, and assign courses. Students must attend a face-to-face meeting once a week with their supervising teacher. Additional time is required for students to complete assessments, wet labs, and project reviews while on campus. VCIS provides a student area to work and receive extra support when needed. Typically, online students need to plan to be on campus for a minimum of 2-hours each week.
VCIS is home to the only blended learning program in Tulare County. We offer a full spectrum of independent study courses plus a comprehensive online curriculum.