Online Independent Study High School
Flexibility to complete classes online
Flexibility to complete classes online
For 9th through 12th-grade students looking for an alternative path to earn their high school diploma, we offer you the chance to graduate while you work a part-time job, attend community college, or help your family. As with our other programs, our teachers meet with you both virtually and in-person. In-person meetings can take place at nearby locations such as libraries, community centers or coffee shops. Students are provided a free Chromebook while enrolled to complete classes online.
Our individualized approach ensures a secure online learning experience, free from negative distractions and social pressures. With your teacher and counselor’s support, we will help you develop a personalized plan to help you achieve your goals. In addition, we provide a broad range of support services to help each online high school student to succeed and overcome the many challenges that face students today.
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Every student is provided with an Acer Chromebook while enrolled in our online independent studies program. Students complete 4 to 6 hours of schoolwork a day and attend live classes with qualified teachers. We leverage a variety of online tools such as Google Apps, an Online Learning Management System, virtual math labs and other tools to support student success. In addition, teachers and students stay connected by way of face to face, phone, text, video-calls, and email.
Visions students have the opportunity to start earning college credits while still in high school. Students can choose classes from local community colleges or participate in our partnerships with American River College (ARC) and Folsom Lake College (FLC). We offer an Automotive Tech partnership with ARC and two healthcare options at FLC, the Medical Careers Pathway and the Health and Nutrition Pathway. Visions helps cover costs for books and supplies.
Visions uses Learning Assessments to build students a personalized learning plan. Assessments are administered using the Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) MAP for grades 9-11. Visit our FAQs for more info.
We believe that Visions can be the right choice for anyone who is ready to graduate and accomplish their goals. Hear from our students who found success within our program and went on to reach their goals after graduation. Read more success stories here.
“Visions allowed me to finish up my high school courses online, so I could attend college at the same time. It was a great experience and I wouldn’t be a college student at 17 without their help.”
“Visions In Education is an excellent option for those who struggle in the traditional school setting. We never thought that our son would take the initiative that he’s taking to finish his assignments. He also receives more one-on-one time with his teacher than he ever did at his other high school. Considering Visions? It’s worth checking out!” Read more reviews on GreatSchools.
“Visions allowed me to create my own schedule and feel a lot more at ease. Looking back this [choice] improved my mental health.”
“I loved Visions. I took all four years of high school from home because of Visions. They provided me with a laptop so I was able to work easily. I had a great teacher who helped me out by teaching me life skills.” Read more reviews on Niche.
“I couldn’t stand the regular high school setting; the strict class schedules, waking up early for no reason, which many studies show is detrimental to teenagers. There were pointless homework assignments and they taught us ‘on rails’ instead of letting us innovate. There was a complete lack of appreciation for STEM, cliquey drama and almost no free time.”
“Visions is really the best of both worlds because you get the guidance of a credentialed teacher, the funds to tailor your child’s education to their interests, and the flexibility of a home school schedule. Your teacher is just there to bounce off ideas, help with resources, help with curriculum, and make sure your child is on track with CA guidelines for grade level.” Read more reviews on Yelp.
“I enrolled in Visions because of the flexibility. I am so glad I came here, I honestly think it was the best decision for me. I had an amazing teacher, who I hold very dear to my heart. I’m not sure if she will ever realize what it meant to me that she saw more in me than just another pregnant teen.”
“I loved Visions. The teachers were always there to support, teach, and work with students to succeed. My teachers took the time to get to know me and took a real interest in helping me grow; completely different experience from when I was in public school.” Read more reviews on Niche.
“I was really scared of being judged. My teacher would talk to me about what I’ve been through which is something that no one ever did for me. That’s what opened up the gates for me to succeed.”
“Been with them 8 years, each year is better than the last. They give you as much support as you need and want. Both my kids are extremely happy with their education and freedom of learning. Our teacher has had our kids since kinder and knows them so well. Even this many years later we are happy with Visions and all they offer our kids, no other charter compares.” Read more reviews on Google.
“When we came to Visions it was very apparent that the students came first and that I would be able to get personal schooling while moving just as fast, if not faster, than in [traditional] public school.”
“We have been with Visions for just over a year now and can honestly say…we are happy! Our CT (credentialed teacher) is well educated in the homeschooling path and can advise and support us easily on our journey. Every curriculum request is handled quickly and efficiently and monthly enrichment days are enjoyed by our children.”