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Dear Students and Parents,

Welcome to Wilson High School.  We look forward to working with you this school year.  Wilson High School is an option provided by the Santa Clara Unified School District to provide students with an alternative to the traditional school setting. Wilson is a fully accredited high school by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

Wilson High School helps students pursue their educational goals through the independent study method of delivery, yet within the framework of the Santa Clara Unified School District.  The nature of the independent study program provides students the opportunity to work closely with teachers to create individualized plans to complete graduation requirements and prepare for college or a vocational opportunity. 

It is important to understand that each student may have a different schedule depending on the courses a student needs to take. Students are required to attend their scheduled class/meeting twice per week and maybe more often depending on their schedule. Students will also be assigned to attend labs/classes, group sessions, or clubs. Juniors and Seniors are encouraged to enroll in SVCTE, ROP, and community college (see Ways to Earn Additional Credit). 

In order for students to be successful in independent study, it is necessary for parents to take an active role in the education process (see Parent Expectations). 

Most importantly, be assured that we are here to help all students feel successful, earn a high school diploma, and be prepared for their next step in life. We ask you to please go through this handbook and read the information carefully. Contact information is available in this handbook to contact the teachers or staff at any time.

We hope that your school year is a successful one!


Pamela Galano, Ed.D.