What is Independent Study?

Shasta County Independent Study  (SCIS) 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. SCIS 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 3711 Oasis Road.

Independent Study


To develop educated, socially responsible citizens.

Our Vision

Shasta County Independent Study 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

Our Locations

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

View the Shasta College Website
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Shasta County Independent Study 
SCIS is conveniently located at 3711 Oasis Road.

View directions to SCIS

Photograph of Mary Lord
Mary Lord - Principal

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Carie Webb - Assistant Principal
Phone: 530.225.0163
Fax: 530.688.0008



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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 3711 Oasis Road, Redding, CA
  • 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.