Ukiah Independent Study AcademyUkiah Unified School District

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The Power of Partnership, Innovation and Learning

Purpose Statement



Ukiah Independent Study Academy’s strong academic environment fosters self-reliance and builds opportunities for meaningful student/teacher relationships.

At the elementary level, UISA creates a partnership between parents, students, teachers, and the community that will inspire students, equip parents to be the most effective teachers of their children and provide the community with a flexible, public, home-based educational option.

At the secondary level, UISA provides students with an alternative education that meets college and career readiness. Developed collaboratively with students and parents, our individualized learning plans for each student maximizes their unique strengths, talents, and abilities while satisfying the district’s courses of study and the state standards.

UISA provides enrichment opportunities to support student learning and active parent participation.



Ukiah Independent Study Academy students will become self-directed, confident, creative learners who are responsible, relevant, and productive contributors within their communities.