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Educational & Social Benefits:

  • One-on-one instruction
  • Support from highly qualified teachers
  • Personalized education
  • Opportunities to learn individually or in the many group settings we offer, such as during enrichment clubs
  • Access to cultural experiences such as Chico State Performances

Is Independent Study Right For Me?

  • Can you provide your child with 5 hours or more of supervised instruction daily? (3 hours for kindergarten)
  • Do you have a cooperative working relationship with your child?
  • Do you have enthusiasm for learning?
  • Do you feel confident that, with support from our teachers, you can teach all the subjects in the state curriculum?
  • Will you be accountable to see that your child completes and returns weekly assignments?
  • Are you willing to meet with the teaching supervisor every week?
  • Are you able to provide an appropriate learning environment for your child?
  • Would your child benefit from being taught at home?
  • Does your child want to be taught at home?
  • Do you want to teach your child at home?
If you answer yes to these questions, then Lincoln Street School may be a viable option for you and your child. For more information, please.

Steps to Enroll:

  • Fill out and return the 2024-2025 Intent to Enroll form. (completion of this form does not guarantee acceptance in the program)
  • Phone interview with Karla Stroman, Principal 
  • Upon completion of the phone interview, you can make an appointment for orientation where you will receive an enrollment packet and one of the instructors will explain the benefits of Lincoln Street School and be available to answer questions.
  • After orientation and the return of the enrollment packet, your child will be assigned a teacher who will call to schedule your first appointment to complete the enrollment process and receive instruction, curriculum, library information and to answer any additional questions you may have about the program.

Students & Families Being Served:

  • Students in grades TK-8 who live in Tehama, Trinity, Shasta, Plumas, Butte, Glenn or Mendocino County
  • Students who desire a more flexible school schedule
  • Students who need to learn at their own pace
  • Families who would like to be more involved in their child’s education
  • Students living a great distance from schools or bus stops where travel is lengthy