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9th-12th Grade Independent Study


The Independent Study program provides an educational alternative for secondary students who have the ability, study skills, motivation, and self-discipline to learn independently under the supervision and support of a credentialed secondary education teacher who assigns and evaluates all coursework as their Advisor. 

Independent Study students may desire an accelerated learning program, a flexible schedule to pursue a career goal, or may simply learn better in an independent program with one-to-one interactions with a credentialed teacher. Depending on courses a student is enrolled in, they attend classes in person 2-3 times a week,   as well as meeting weekly with their Advisor to review progress. When students need further assistance they can schedule one on one meetings with their Advisor. 

Full Time Enrollment
Students that are interested in Carlsbad Seaside Academy for the 2023-2024 school year, and are not currently enrolled at CSA, should complete the request form below.  The link is for students that are interested in being a full time student.  Students that enroll full time will take four or more classes through CSA.   These students may continue to take two courses through their home high school. Students may also choose to take other courses at either MiraCosta College or Palomar College. 

Part Time Enrollment

Students interested in enrolling in Carlsbad Seaside Academy part time should complete the request form below. A part time student will be enrolled in two courses at CSA. This form is to be used for students requesting concurrent enrollment in two Carlsbad Unified School District High School Programs. Every incoming student will meet with the principal, Jorge Espinoza, to review the request and make sure that independent study is appropriate.*

*CSA prioritizes enrollment for full time students (4 or more classes); therefore, filling out this form does not guarantee enrollment.