Full-Time vs. Dual-Enrollment
Students who enroll full-time at School for Independent Learners (SIL) graduate with a high school diploma. Based on their instructional needs, students schedule recurring lessons -- meeting for class every day, a few times a week, or once weekly, or they learn as independent study students, scheduling lessons only as needed.
Upon enrollment, Ashley, who leads student guidance at SIL, meets with new full-time students to create a customized plan describing student goals and interests, preferred learning styles, instructional best practices, curriculum modificaitons, and a timeframe for completion. Then in the first lesson, the student and teacher develop a detailed timeline of individualized assignments and due dates. Ashley and the Department Chair(s) together oversee each full-time student's progress, offering support, advocacy, and guidance whenever needed.
92.5% of SIL graduates go on to four-year colleges, and we guide full-time students through the college search and application process, and mentor graduating seniors throughout their transition from high school to college or the workplace. SIL graduates are routinely recruited by University of California and California State University campuses, and have earned academic, athletic, and arts scholarsips from highly selective colleges throughout the United States.
Our students have built a thriving, fun community. They work hard and play hard. Learn more about our school culture, here.
Some students graduate from SIL, while others take only one or two courses at SIL and transfer credit elsewhere. Meet high school graduation and college admissions requirements. Take extra courses to get ahead. Tackle advanced coursework not offered elswehere. Re-take a course, at your own pace, to improve your grade. Get one-to-one attention from teachers who understand that you learn in your own way.
Master the material without the threat of failure. Learn one-to-one and in small groups. Start anytime, and schedule classes year-round, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. Spend time on campus before or after class, and join our supportive study hall -- get extra help from teachers and friends so that you won't have to take your homework home. Our teachers are happy to work with you whenever they can. We like to be here.