Program Offerings

5 credits - Grades 12 
Prerequisite: Approval from content area faculty, director of teaching and learning, and director of student life

The Senior Independent Study Project is an independent study course designed for academically motivated seniors who have exhausted the curricular offerings in a particular academic content area.  The students must design a semester course of study (English, Modern Language, Social Studies, VAPA) and outline a written project. A content-area teacher must approve the course of study and the proposed final project.  All projects must be approved by the end of junior year.


5 credits - Grade(s) 11, 12
Does not meet CSU/UC requirement

Description: Teacher assistants may perform a variety of work, such as filing and sorting or preparation of course work. Students may assist teachers with classroom activities. Attendance will be taken - students are expected to report to their assigned teacher each time the block period meets. A student may be a teacher's assistant for only one semester. Teacher assistants are NOT permitted to grade course work for teachers.

Students interested in being a teacher assistant must see their school counselor for placement information.


5 credits - Grade(s) 11, 12

The ARISE intern will support students during study hall by providing academic support, assisting with curating academic resources for the ARISE program, and developing ideas and marketing for workshops for all students.

Main duties and responsibilities include:

  • helping students review new concepts from their classes
  • working one-on-one with students for extra support 
  • re-teaching concepts or leading review sessions
  • assisting the ARISE team with curating resources for students