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About ACIS

Welcome to ACIS!

The Acalanes Center for Independent Study (ACIS) located in Walnut Creek, is the newest school in the Acalanes Union High School District (District). Del Oro High School, the District's continuation high school and its independent study program were divided into separate schools in 2004. ACIS became the only alternative high school in 2010-11 with the closure of Del Oro High School.

ACIS serves the students who live in the suburban residential communities of Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda and Walnut Creek who attend one of the four comprehensive high schools in the District:  Acalanes, Campolindo, Las Lomas and Miramonte. Parents in these communities are engaged primarily in professional occupations, have high expectations for their schools, are active participants in their students' education, and are supportive in their financial support to the District. In 2010, the Acalanes Union High School District ranked number one among high school districts in California based on API scores.

ACIS offers a college preparatory program for all students. ACIS classes meet the University of California's "a-g" requirements. Limited elective classes are provided for students and students may enroll in adult education, ROP or concurrently enroll in community college classes.

ACIS is a fully accredited high school by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.