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Heritage Valley Independent Study

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Principal’s Message (Report Card)


Heritage Valley Independent Study, home of the Champions is an alternative school/program of choice located in Fillmore, California; one of the eight schools in the Fillmore Unified School District. Heritage Valley Independent Study is a small school, averaging 20-30 students, which operates in one classroom with one teacher, spanning grades K-12. The goals of Heritage Valley Independent Study are many, although the primary goal is to ensure we meet every student on the path they are on and direct them toward success in the classroom.  Students grade K-12 will acquire the knowledge and skills they need for success. The focus of our primary grade students is literacy and mathematics. Our secondary students focus on academics and graduating from high school with the necessary skills they need to be successful in their college and career choices. Our school is committed to help strengthen the community by promoting educational experiences that assist students in the realization of their personal goals, offer academic programs that challenge students to become successful in our society and offer our high school students’ vocational pathways for positive entry into career and occupational fields. Students enrolled at Heritage Valley Independent Study benefit from individualized instruction. Each student must demonstrate the ability to work independently. All students are provided with a laptop to allow them access to curriculum while off campus. The staff of Heritage Valley Independent Study takes pride in the school and the students. Our staff provides opportunities for students to progress in their studies and for high school students, earn credits toward graduation. Our Heritage Valley Independent Study staff is excited about the commitment we give to each of our students.

Mission Statement


The primary purpose of Heritage Valley Independent Study is to provide an exceptional education for students who require minimal support in an independent flexible school setting for a variety of reasons. Heritage Valley Independent Study provides students with the opportunity to work independently and allows them the time to handle outside factors that impede them from being successful in a comprehensive setting.


Vision Statement


Heritage Valley Independent Study is committed to meeting every student on the path they are on and directing them toward being successful individuals both in academics and in society.