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Principal's Message

Welcome to Banning Independent Study School. Our mission is to prepare competent, courteous, contributing members of society. Our success will result from our commitment to literacy, high expectations, and accountability in an environment driven by student service. We are structured to help students better meet their graduation requirements in a secure environment with added adult supervision and support systems.
We continue to expand our schedule to include an Advisory Period to help students develop a multitude of extra-curricular endeavors. This year we will continue to organize our traveling sports program. Our students will have the opportunity to participate in home and away games with other like schools in the low desert area. Such as Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indio, Rancho Mirage, etc. Students that commit to participating actively will receive 2.5 credits in P.E. or Elective credits in each of the four sports offered. These additions will help our students better focus on their academic needs and foster the development of a team sport and the idea of teamwork.
Teachers count with valuable collaboration and professional development time on a weekly basis. This includes monitoring the success or lack of success in each assigned class.
We look forward to having a prosperous new year and to keeping with our motto that every student can graduate with a high school diploma when given a fair opportunity to do so!
Mr. David A. Sanchez