BALDWIN PARK – Baldwin Park Unified officials have announced 20 openings in an innovative independent study program launched this fall that personalizes instruction for students who seek alternative approaches or who face challenges with a traditional school setting.

The Independent Learning Center (ILC) at Baldwin Park High School provides a rigorous, blended online learning program with flexible hours to ensure students meet all graduation requirements. Students progress at their own pace, with teachers available for support.

“The program has been a hit since we first piloted it in the summer,” Baldwin Park Unified Interim Superintendent Froilan N. Mendoza said. “It offers a great mix of learning options for students who benefit from customized instruction.”

The ILC also provides career exploration and preparation, and social-emotional support. Because the program is based at Baldwin Park High School, students also may participate in traditional school activities.

Those best served by the program are:

  • Students at-risk of dropping out or have dropped out of school and are under 18;
  • Teen parents;
  • Employed students;
  • Students with health circumstances who need flexible school hours;
  • Students who are credit deficient or are disengaged with a traditional school setting;
  • Socially and emotionally at-risk students; and
  • 21st century independent learners with academic skills at or near grade level.

Applications for the ILC Spring semester are being accepted at the Baldwin Park High School Office. For information, contact the ILC at (626) 960-5431, x3205.

PHOTO: The Independent Learning Center staff (left to right): Lead Outreach Teacher Bryan Sterling, Counselor Chris Sandoval, Outreach Teacher Jake Barendregt, Registrar Dianna Lopez and Assistant Principal Gayle Morganstern.