Berkeley Independent Study is located at 2701 Martin Luther King Jr Way and Derby, a small campus, sharing the campus with Berkeley Technology Academy, and next to King Child Development Center.Â
In the BIS K-8 school parents/guardians accompany students to weekly 90-minute meetings with teachers. Assignments adhere to state curriculum standards while accommodating studentsâ€™ interests and abilities. BIS provides instructional materials, and tutoring is available.
Parents/guardians act as home teachers for all of the K-8 lessons. They need to be available to educate and supervise their children’s studies at home for 20-25 hours of coursework per week.
9-12 Berkeley Independent Study (BIS)
Berkeley Independent Study 9-12 is a program of Berkeley High School, and offers an academically rigorous alternative to the typical classroom environment. Students must be self-motivated and organized to succeed at BIS. Students fulfill the same course requirements as at Berkeley High School and earn the same high school diploma by meeting in small group classes with their instructors weekly. Students at BIS complete ten hours of homework per course every week. They earn five semester credits for each quarter course they complete (typically 3 courses each quarter). Courses not offered on the Berkeley Independent Study campus may be taken concurrently at the high school. Most Berkeley High School courses are offered at BIS.
Many different kinds of students attend BIS: those who excel academically, or are taking college courses, students who have jobs, students with children, students with major athletic or artistic pursuits, students with emotional or health-related issues who need mentoring, or students who for some other reason are seeking an alternative educational environment. Many have found that BIS has been fine preparation for college and life.
Berkeley, CA 94703
Fax: 510.486.8803Heidi Weber, Principal
firstname.lastname@example.orgErica L. Johnson, Admin Assistant III
Independent Study Website
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School Site Plans
- Superintendent’s State Testing Letter (3/2/20)
- Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments:
- California Science Test:
- California Alternate Assessments:
- English Language Proficiency Assessments for California: