What is Independent Study?

Shasta County Independent Study Charter School (SCISCS) is an alternative to conventional educational settings, allowing students to complete coursework independently under the supervision of a credentialed teacher. Students meet individually with an assigned teacher a minimum of one time per week. SCISCS is voluntary and provides the flexibility to meet students’ specific needs, interests and learning styles. Our Independent Study teachers utilize State and district-adopted curriculum to insure students meet or exceed California graduation requirements. Instruction is offered at two locations in Redding—one on the Shasta College campus, the other at 1524 Magnolia Ave.

Independent Study Charter Mission

To develop educated, socially responsible citizens.

Our Vision

Shasta County Independent Study Charter School offers flexible options for personalized/diverse learning to prepare students for college and career readiness.

The capacity to learn is a GIFT; the ability to learn is a SKILL; the willingness to learn is a CHOICE. Brian Herbert


Photograph of Mary Lord
Mary Lord - Principal

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Carie Webb - Assistant Principal
Phone: 530.225.0163
Fax: 530.688.0008


What We Believe

  • We believe that all students in our community school will graduate from high school prepared to obtain a high-skilled, high wage career.
  • We believe that students need to be prepared for to real world occupations and careers, including having the opportunity to earn certifications and college credits while in high school.
  • We believe that students in an alternative program benefit from individualized instruction that allows for a program designed for their individual needs and one-on-one or small group interaction with an instructor.
  • We believe that making learning relevant to students will results in greater engagement in the educational process.
  • We believe that using instructional technology to provide access to course materials enhances student’s ability to be self-directed and to assume responsibility for their progress towards graduation.


Call 225-0163 or stop by our school office:
  • Complete an enrollment packet and permission to release school records (parent/guardian signature required). The school office is located at 1644 Magnolia Avenue, in the Shasta County Office of Education.
  • Complete academic assessment for placement in English and Math
  • Schedule weekly dates and times for Independent Study sessions
  • View our Parent/Student Handbook here for English, or here for Spanish. If resources in another language are requested, please contact our office at 530-225-0163.

Our Locations

Magnolia Independent Study Classroom
MILC is conveniently located in the downtown area, next door to Shasta County Office of Education at 1644 Magnolia. RABA transportation is within 100 yards and ample parking is available.

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Shasta Independent Study Classroom
Shasta Independent Learning Center (SILC) is located on the beautiful Shasta College campus. RABA buses offer transportation to Shasta College.

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