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Banning Independent Study School's Expected Schoolwide Learning Results:

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

Banning Independent Study School students are expected to foster positive attributes such as:

  • responsibility
  • reliability
  • accountability
  • confidence
  • resourcefulness
  • respectfulness
  • honesty
  • and productive achievement

Our Academics

The main focus of Banning Independent Study School is to meet the individual needs of each student. We provide structure, yet flexibility to ensure that each student, no matter what their situation, can satisfy both graduation and a-g college requirements. All students at BISS must be motivated and ready to work on their own with the help of their assigned teacher. The ultimate goal is creating success for each student, and guiding each toward college and/ or career.

Our Accreditation 

BISS has a 6 year Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) accreditation and offers UC approved course work for students who are interested in attending a 4- year university.


Additionally, the teachers at BISS align the core coursework with Banning High School as much as possible. This makes it possible for students coming from BHS and those who wish to transfer back to experience an easy transition.

Electives and APEX

BISS offers a variety of electives from general art, PE, Photography to Health. Also, students have the option of taking a variety of courses online on the APEX program: Spanish and French, Art and Music Appreciation. 
Portrait of the student of the month 2018

~ Living each day with passion and purpose!  : )