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. In online Independent Study, 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 from home.
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 a 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 take free classes from local community colleges like American River College or participate in our Medical Careers and Gaming Career Technical Education (CTE) pathways. 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.
“If you are struggling or aren’t happy because you feel lost or bullied in public school and if you are willing to do the work to be successful, then you should definitely give [Visions] a try.”
“What drove me to switch to Visions In Education was the flexibility. I can better flex with my other commitments and create a balanced routine to be able to achieve my goals. I love the school and the many ways I can get involved.”
“Just graduated last year from Visions. I had an amazing experience and don’t think I could’ve done it without Visions! If you’re thinking about joining this school, DO IT!”
“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 was amazing at being accommodating and helping me succeed in spite of obstacles. They really created an environment where I could thrive.”
“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.
“Two of my girls graduated from here. Their teacher is still in their lives as adults. Great school and great staff!”
“It has been a great experience being a student at Visions, and I would have enrolled as soon as I discovered them if I had known about them earlier. I was particularly impressed with how welcoming and helpful they were, which was vital to my success as a recent immigrant.”
“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.”
“It was a really cool experience. The teachers here really help and support you to get you where you want to be.”
“This school becomes family, with excellent teachers and staff always willing to help in anyway needed. We love this school.”
“This is an awesome school my daughter is self motivated and completed her high school with Visions. She loved Visions because she was focused and she was able to go to junior college at the same time.”
“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 [traditional] public school.” Read more reviews on Niche.
“I greatly enjoyed my self-directed education with so many resources available to me. The budget money that students receive helps make education fun by allowing us to participate in many enrichment classes, and Visions’ reputation of academic rigor made it a great choice!”
“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.
“For me, doing independent study is super beneficial. I love getting to do schoolwork around my schedule so that I can do the things that I enjoy but also still get school done.”
“I was a student with Visions and graduated in 2003. Now I want to put my son in Independent Study at Visions, because I really liked the program.”