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Grades 6-12 Independent Study

Foothills Independent Study School provides an alternative educational learning environment which offers individualized education plans for students whose needs may best be met outside of the regular classroom setting.  Independent study is an alternative to classroom instruction and consistent with the SMUSD course of study.  It is not alternative curriculum.

The IS program offers open entry/exit enrollment and participation is voluntary.  Students in grades 9-12 receive high school credit for all coursework completed and can graduate as soon as they have completed the SMUSD Board approved requirements.  With this in mind, acceleration of the academic program is a possibility.  

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School Accountability Report Card (SARC)

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23_24 Annual Notification Info and Forms
23_24 Notificación Anual Info y Documentos

DACA Application
Aplicación de DACA

Income Tax Purposes
Declarición de Impuestos

Foreign Passport Application
Aplicación de Pasaporte

Latest News

Let's Face It. Together. A Mental Health Program.

The program aims to help youth and teens get support from the District to address mental health challenges.

Intradistrict and Interdistrict Transfer Applications 2024-25

Intradistrict and Interdistrict transfer applications for the 2024-25 school year are available now through March 31, 2024.

Our Mission

The San Marcos Unified School District is an innovative and collaborative community providing an unparalleled educational experience. Through an engaging and supportive environment, all our students are challenged, inspired, and poised to excel.
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