Visalia Charter Independent Study opened in 2005 to provide students in 8th through 12th grades with individual independent study program that is flexible but offers a structured curriculum with a focus on math. The student body is multi cultural including Hispanic, White, Asian, American Indian, and African American.
Along with core subjects, the school offers one extra curricular activity, which is photography. The school does not offer any sports or other activities.
Both parents and students are very pleased that the school offers independent study. Parents explained that teachers are supportive and work with students personally. Students like the school and the way they can work on their one. The only complaint is the lack of sports and extra curricular activities.
The Academic Performance Index increased 50 points to 703. The statewide goal is 800. Parents are very pleased to see such a huge increase.
The California Standards Tests is used to learn if students are mastering core subjects. The various tests are given to 2nd through 11th grades in English, grades 2nd through 7th are given tests in math, and science tests are administered to students in grades 5th, 8th, and 10th, while history tests are given to students in 8th and 11th grades.
The percentage of students passing the exams was mainly below state averages except for 45% of 10th graders passed the biology exam with the state average at 43% and 45% of 11th graders passed the chemistry exam with the state at 34%.
the California High School Exit Exam tests 10th graders mastering skills in English language arts and mathematics. The percentage of students passing the English exam was 75% with the state at 83% and in math 64% with the state at 84%.
The school is providing students with the educational tools to succeed. To ensure the learning environment is the best fit for your family you should speak with other parents that have students enrolled.
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Visalia Charter Independent Study
1821 West Meadow Lane
Visalia, CA 93277