Banning Independant Studies - Banning Independent Study School
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What's New

President's Week Recess
No School
Feb. 16-20, 2015
School Resumes
Feb. 23, 2015

Spring Break
March 30 - April 10, 2015
School Resumes
April 13, 2015
For more info please see the letter regarding
Spring Break from Banning Unified
School District's Superintendent

Welcome to Banning Independent Study School

At Banning Independent Study School (B.I.S.S.)
 our vision, simply stated, is learning. Our mission is to prepare competent, courteous, contributing members of society. Our success will result from our commitment to rigorous academic learning, high expectations, and accoutability, in an alternative education environment. We have a dedicated team of 13 staff, that work hard to provide our students with all of the support and services that they need.

Top of PageImportant Information About Changes in Spring Break for the 2014-2015 School Year
Please click on the picture of the letter to the left so that you can view a letter from Banning Unified School District's Superintendent, Robert Guillen, regarding changes in the school calendar for this school year.


Top of PageHonors at Graduation Requirements
Banning Independent Study School Seniors will be able to earn the recognition of Honors at Graduation this school year. To be qualified for Honors at Graduation, BISS graduates must have:

A. Completed high school in no more than 4 years
B. Not received any notices/contract violations during tenure at BISS
C. Exceeded the minimum amount of credits required to graduate by at least 10 credits
D. Completed 40 hours of community service
E. Maintained a 3.5 cumulative GPA
F. No D's, F's, NC's, NG's, or I's (academic grades)
G. Completed all graduation requirements, the Honors at Graduation requirements, a Senior Seminar Portfolio, and presented their Senior Seminar Power Point before May 8, 2015

Please see Mrs. Angulo for more information.

Student & Parent Info
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Top of PageCalifornia High School Exit Exam (CAHSEE) Testing Dates

Students Tested: 11th & 12th grade students who need one or both parts of the CAHSEE
FEBRUARY 3, 2015      FEBRUARY 4, 2015 
9:00 AM      9:00 AM 
English Language Arts      Mathematics 

Students Tested: 11th & 12th grade students who need one or both parts of the CAHSEE

MARCH 17, 2015      MARCH 18, 2015 
9:00 AM      9:00 AM 
English Language Arts      Mathematics 

Students Tested: 11th & 12th grade students who need one or both parts of the CAHSEE, and any 10th grade students who missed the March 17 and 18 testing dates
MAY 4, 2015      MAY 5, 2015 
9:00 AM      9:00 AM 
English Language Arts      Mathematics 

Top of PageBanning Independent Study Schoolwide Learner Outcomes

1) Banning Independent Study School students are expected to acquire a high school diploma or California High School proficiency exam (CHSPE), and then transition to the workplace and/or institutions of higher learning.

2)  Banning Independent Study School students are expected to foster positive values, such as: confidence, responsibility, reliability, punctuality, productivity, resourcefulness, respectfulness, and achievement.

APEX Online Courses Website
Top of PageBISS Teacher E-mail Addresses

Ms. Angulo         Grades 9 - 12 
Mr. Cesario         Grades 2 - 8
Mrs. Ruano      Grades 9 -12              
Ms. James     Grades 9 - 12
Mrs. Utrapiromsuk      Grades 6 - 8 

Events Calendar
ASVAB TEST        
9:00 AM

10th Grade CAHSEE Tutoring
1:30PM - 3:00PM
Beginning 2/23/15

MARCH 11, 2015
5:00 PM

MARCH 13, 2015

MARCH 17 & 18
9:00 AM
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