On July 9, 2021, Governor Newsom signed into law AB 130 which made some changes to Independent Study. For the 2021-2022 school year, AUSD is required to inform parents of their option to enroll their student in in-person instruction or Independent Study. It is also important for parents to know they can request a student-parent-educator conference meeting prior to enrolling their student to discuss their enrollment options and ask any questions they may have regarding instructional models.
AUSD is thrilled to provide Independent Study to students through the TK-8 Thomas Gaines Virtual Academy and the Prospects Independent Study High School.
For more information on enrollment in the TK-8 Thomas Gaines Virtual Academy and the Prospects Independent Study High School, visit our Virtual Learning webpage here.