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Redondo Beach Virtual Learning Program (Independent Study)

What is the Redondo Beach Virtual Learning Program (RBVLP)?
In the 22-23 school year, RBUSD is offering two models for instruction:
IN-PERSON - traditional learning model - students go to campus M-F for a full school day and receive daily teacher instruction for each subject/class
RBVLP/ISP - Independent Study Learning Model - the student learns primarily at home through the platforms of either SchoolsPLP (K-5) or APEX (6-12), with limited, live teacher instruction/support depending on their grade level span. Elementary students will be enrolled in core classes; English, Math, Social Studies, Science, and PE. Secondary students (middle/HS) will be enrolled in 6 courses per semester ('a-g' courses at the HS level; AP classes available.)
The RBUSD 22-23 school year will begin on August 17, 2022 for in-person instruction at all school sites. However, per California Assembly Bill 130 (AB 130), this letter serves to inform you that the optional Independent Study Program (ISP), for students/families with unique circumstances, will continue into 22-23.
To express interest in your child’s continuing enrollment in our Independent Study Program, please complete this RBUSD Independent Study Program Interest Form, by August 1, 2022, so we can prepare for the 22-23 school year.

For CURRENT ISP students/families - This is a very important note: If you do not re-apply to RBUSD ISP and receive approval prior to August 17th, 2022, you will be assigned to on-campus teacher(s)/courses at your school of record for the 22-23 school year.
For current and prospective RBUSD ISP students and families, please consider the following questions prior to committing to ISP once again for the 22-23 school year:
  • Were you able to maintain a consistent academic schedule (at home) in order to complete SchoolsPLP/APEX
    assignments and classes?
  • Did you attend Zoom sessions on a regular basis for academic support and social-emotional engagement?
    Were you able to participate in extracurricular, social, and healthy activities throughout the school year?
  • Did your ISP grades, participation, and assessments (MAP, CAASPP, ELPAC) demonstrate academic growth and proficiency?
  • Did you receive any warnings from ISP staff regarding insufficient work completion and/or Zoom attendance?
The two most important aspects of AB 130 and ISP are consistent participation and work completion. As a friendly
reminder, AB 130 states that districts must maintain written agreements that measure the level of satisfactory
educational progress that would trigger an evaluation of whether or not the pupil should be allowed to continue in
ISP. Unsatisfactory attendance and/or progress will result in a return to on-campus instruction.
For continuing ISP students/families, future steps will include a new and completed ISP agreement form (between
students/families and RBUSD) to ensure a full commitment to this unique learning experience. The ISP agreement form will need to be completed prior to enrollment in ISP in 22-23.

We sincerely appreciate your time and attention.