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Independent Study Enrollment Options


TCSD Parent/Guardian, you have the option to enroll your child in the Tulare City School District’s Independent Study Program for the 2021-2022 school years.  Our Independent Study guidelines post-COVID-19 have changed a little in order to meet the guidelines set by state statute.  We will no longer be offering Short-term, Mid-term, and Long-term options for Independent Study.  Our options for the 2021-2022 school year is as follows:

Short-Term Independent Study:  For students who will not be able to attend in-person learning from a period of 3 school days to 15 school days.  This Independent Study is overseen by school administration and the work is gathered and corrected by the teacher of record upon the student’s return.

Long-Term Independent Study:  For students who will not be able to attend in-person learning for a period of more than 15 school days.  Students will be referred to Vicki Stewart and/or Ira Porchia to be placed in Long-term Independent Study.  Independent study will have synchronous and asynchronous instruction.  TK-3 grades will have 45 minutes of daily synchronous instruction and approximately 4 hours of asynchronous instruction.  4th-8th grade will have 45 minutes of daily live interaction with a teacher, and weekly synchronous instruction for 45 minutes.  In addition, there will be a minimum of 4 hours per day of asynchronous instruction assigned.  

Please contact your school administrator to schedule a parent conference if you would like to enroll your child into the program or call Ira Porchia at 559-685-7379 if you have questions about the program.