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Virtual Independent Study Program

Currently, the program is at capacity and we are accepting requests for the waitlist.

If you are still interested in requesting the Virtual Independent Study Program for the 2021-2022 school year, please complete the HUSD Virtual Independent Study Program Request Form 2021-2022.

Please continue to have your student attend their assigned school in person until space becomes available in the program. We will contact you as soon as space is available.

While we know that the best place for students is in the classroom, the Hayward Unified School District will provide a virtual independent study learning opportunity for those students with an identified need to continue with virtual learning in the 2021-22 school year. This is a voluntary option available to K-12 students upon the request of a parent/guardian. The Virtual Independent Study Program will utilize a flexible, standards-aligned, online curriculum that personalizes learning. This will be an extension of the current Independent Studies program for students who may not wish to return to the classroom.

In August 26, 2021, HUSD held a meeting for parents that are on the waitlist for the Virtual Independent Study Program. You can view that presentation by clicking below. 

Virtual Independent Study Program

What program is used for the online curriculum?

HUSD has contracted with Edgenuity. Edgenuity delivers personalized learning to meet the needs of every student with core curriculum, credit recovery courses, intervention programs, and supplemental instruction. Other instructional materials may be used as well, depending on the students’ educational and programmatic needs.


What kind of commitment do families need to make? Can my child return to their school for in-person learning at any time?

  • Students commit to the program for at least a trimester for elementary and a semester for secondary. Students may transfer out and return to their home school at that time.

  • Parents/guardians should expect to provide academic support for their K-8 student(s).

  • Students will be required to complete assignments and adhere to deadlines

  • Attend virtual meetings with an assigned grade level teacher

What is the process for applying for the virtual independent study program?

Enrollment Process

  1. Interested students and families should attend a Virtual Independent Study Program information session

  2. Complete the HUSD Virtual Independent Study Program Request Form

  3. Students and Family attend Virtual Independent Study Program Orientation, includes, counselor and assigned teacher

  4. Complete Virtual Independent Study Program Master Agreement

  5. Students commit to the program for at least a semester (secondary) or trimester (elementary) and may transfer out and return to their home school

*Please note that enrollment capacity is limited.