Secondary Learning Options 2021-22

SMUSD will offer three learning models for students in grades 6 - 12. When selecting a learning model, please keep in mind your student will be required to remain in that learning model for the entire 2021-22 school year (switching from one learning model to another will not be permitted).

Option 1: Full-time, in-person instruction, 5 days a week

Option 2: Foothills 6-12 Independent Study Program
  • SMUSD-aligned middle and high school core and elective courses including advanced placement courses. 
  • Foothills 6-12 is an accredited independent study program; all courses meet SMUSD and college entrance requirements.
  • Flexible scheduling and pacing; students work at their own pace and asynchronously.
  • Students are required to meet with their assigned monitoring teacher once a week.
  • Students will be enrolled in Foothills and not their school of residence.
  • Foothills 6-12 Independent Study Program FAQs can be found here: FAQs in English / FAQs en Español
  • Click here for the Foothills 6-12 Independent Study Program informational video
  • Click here to register for the Foothills 6-12 Independent Study Program

Option 3: Blended Learning (only available to high school students enrolled at MHHS or SMHS)

  • Students have the option to take either their English Language Arts or History class in the Blended Learning program.
  • Blended Learning classes are only available during 0 or 7th period.
  • Students will engage in self-paced, self-directed course work; they will be required to meet weekly with their monitoring teacher.
  • Blended Learning cannot be used to accelerate credit completion.
  • Students will have the opportunity to participate in all site activities including ASB, athletics, and band.
  • Blended Learning FAQs can be found here: FAQs in English / FAQs en Español
  • High school students who would like to enroll in Blended Learning should contact their school counselor directly: MHHS Counseling Office or SMHS Counseling Office
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