Independent Study Remote Learning Programs

Enrollment Options for the 2021-22 School Year

On July 9, Assembly Bill (AB) 130 was signed into law by Governor Gavin Newsom, making several changes to independent study requirements that all school districts will need to adhere to for the 2021-22 school year. Under AB 130, all families will have the option to choose an independent study option for their child(ren), regardless of the reason for their choice.

State and federal laws require us to inform you of your option to enroll your student in an independent study program instead of in-person instruction. The District is planning for students to return to full-time, in-person instruction, beginning in the 2021-22 school year. The Board of Trustees and the District leadership team firmly believe that the educational needs of students are best met in-person, in the classroom, with their teacher. However, they also realize that a remote learning option may be the most prudent choice for some students/families given their medical or other extenuating circumstances.

Evergreen School District offers the following options for parents who want to enroll their child in an independent study remote learning program:

Remote Learning Academy

Remote Learning Academy is the District’s new, fully online, and teacher-directed independent study program for students in transitional kindergarten through grade 8.

Students with IEPs must have Independent Study included in their IEP to be enrolled in the Remote Learning Academy independent study program.

Virtual Pathways

Virtual Pathways is a homeschool program for transitional kindergarten (TK) - 8th grade families who are interested in a homeschooling program, where the parents are involved in most aspects of the student’s learning and schooling process, and who also want the support of a credentialed teacher for goal-setting, one on one meeting and guidance. We offer two pathways in this program: 

  • Pods4Learning, a transitional kindergarten and kindergarten virtual homeschooling program
  • Virtual Pathways, a virtual homeschooling program for grades 1-8

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