Secondary Learning Options 2021-22

SMUSD will offer three learning models for students in grades 6 - 12.

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

Option 2: Foothills 6-12 Independent Study Program
In compliance with Assembly Bill 130, SMUSD will offer an Independent Study option utilizing an online platform in which students follow a self-paced curriculum from home.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • If you are interested in enrolling your student in the Independent Study Program, please complete this online Independent Study Interest Form. An informational webinar was held on August 3, 2021. Click here to watch the video recording of the webinar

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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