Independent Study Learning Program
The West Sacramento Learning Center is a K-12 small, family-focused program that has a “library like” look and feel. The setting is safe and conducive to learning in our program which has students working in very small classes, groups, and/or 1:1.
Independent study learning students meet with a highly qualified credentialed teacher at least once per week. These meetings are a touchstone for the student. Weekly meetings allow the student the flexibility that accommodates for a variety of learning styles, while also providing extra support from our staff
Most of our students attend classes two days per week. Elementary and Middle School students have classes in English, Math, Science, Engineering as well as a class dedicated to providing extra support (intervention) for all learners.
High School students attend their core classes (English and Math) on campus. They also take virtual classes, on-line courses and/or take courses via their independent study teacher. Students are provided a Microsoft Surface Pro to ensure they have access to all programs.
Each high school student will have access to our academic counselor to ensure they are on-track to meet their educational and post high school goals. A-G approved college prep courses are available in all core classes as well as A-G electives. Students can earn college credits; we partner with Sacramento City College – West Sacramento Center.
In addition to our Independent Study Learning Program, Heritage Peak West Sacramento also offers a credit recovery program from struggling students. Our aim is to have ALL students succeed!
Headways Credit Recovery Program
12th and 11th grade credit deficient students can work in this fast paced program which allows them to earn their high school diploma.
How the Headways Program works:
- 11th grade students who have 80 credits or less, and 12th grade students who have 120 credits or less are eligible.
- Students attend the West Sacramento Resource Center twice a week for three hours each time.
- Student/teacher meetings are scheduled and are the same days and times each week.
- The school year is broken up into six 6-week sessions. Each session is a HEX.
- Students take a maximum of four courses ( a total of 20 credits) during each HEX.
- Teachers work with students and monitor their progress to help ensure success.
- On- site free tutoring is available daily on a drop-in basis.
- The curriculum consists of a hybrid of textbook and online classes.
- The expedited course work allows students to graduate on time, with their peers.
- Students participate in a full graduation ceremony in May.