Home School K-8

Mission Statement

The Orange Unified School District’s Home School staff recognizes that each student is unique and special.  Our goal is to help students develop the skills be become lifelong learners as well as helping them to become respectful, responsible individuals.  Learning at the Home School is a combined effort involving students, family, community, and school.  Together, we strive to provide students with an alternative learning environment that is safe and supportive, and fosters each student’s academic success.


Vision Statement

OUSD Independent Study provides an alternative educational setting to meet the educational needs of students and parents that choose a more personal home education setting, while providing curriculum that aligns with State standards.


Program Information

The Orange Unified School District’s Kindergarten through 8th Grade Home School Program provides a high quality alternative education option for students who need or desire the more personalized and flexible setting of home education. The program builds upon student strengths and assets while identifying and providing support in areas of weakness.

OUSD’s Kindergarten to 8th Grade Home School Program provides an alternative instructional strategy, not an alternative curriculum. Students work independently, according to a written agreement and under the general supervision of a credentialed teacher and a parent. While in the Home School Program, students follow the District-adopted curriculum. The Home School Program offers flexibility to meet individual student needs, interests, and styles of learning.

Communication and partnership with parents and students are central elements of the program. Students and parents are actively involved in forming their educational plan and take responsibility, with the guidance of a credentialed teacher, for attaining their educational goals. The ultimate goal is to provide each student with a rich and challenging educational program that will effectively prepare them for future success.

  • Administrative Approval is necessary to enter the program.

  • Parents and Students meet weekly with a credentialed teacher.

  • Weekly assignments are provided by the credentialed teacher.

  • Weekly Tutoring is available.

  • Field Trips and other activities are encouraged in the program.

  • No Special Educational Services are provided in this program.

  • Attendance credit is based on completed work.