By Rick La Plante, New Haven Schools Director of Parent and Community Relations
The Board of Education on Tuesday night approved a plan to designate the Districtís Independent Study Program as its own school, to be located on the campus of the New Haven Adult School.
The Independent Study Program, currently headquartered at the Cabello Student Support Center, includes independent study for James Logan High students as well as independent study for kindergarten through eighth grade students and home schooling for kindergarten through 12th grade students. It is estimated that the new school will serve about 300 students, the vast majority in grades 9 to 12.
The NHAS principal also will serve as administrator of the independent study school, which will provide an educational environment and academic diversity for students who might not otherwise attend school.
Also on Tuesday night, the Board:
Recognized and thanked student representatives Lily Nguyen of James Logan High School and Victor Benites of Conley-Carballo High for their participation on the Board during the 2011-12 school year.
Received certification that Kitayama Elementary has met Bay Area Green Business standards, becoming the first public school in Alameda County to be so honored. Principal Lisa Metzinger and Director of Operations & Maintenance Frank Camarda received the honor on behalf of the school, which met specific requirements in the areas of recycling, energy and water conservation, waste water, pollution and purchasing.