INDIVIDUALIZED LEARNING PROGRAM FAQ’s
What is the Individualized Learning Program (ILP)?
- ILP is a year-around independent study program.
- Students have a flexible, part-time schedule similar to a college student.
- It is not an everyday, all-day program.
- It is homework driven.
How often will my student attend school on campus?
- It depends how the student is scheduled. Teachers meet with their students one day a week for one hour at a time.
- Math requires two days a week in a two-hour block.
- ILP also offers elective classes that also meet two days a week in two-hour blocks.
- Each student has a unique schedule.
Who decides what classes my student will take?
- Your child will be assigned to a Teacher of Record (TOR). The TOR will act as a counselor and plan your child’s academic schedule.
- The TOR will make sure that your child is meeting the graduation requirements.
Can my child attend college after he or she graduates from ILP?
- The ILP college-prep curriculum meets the UC system A-G requirements.
- Foreign language and lab science courses may be completed through Palomar College (or most community colleges).
- Spanish, Biology and Chemistry are offered on campus in ILP module classes.
- ILP students may attend community college while still in high school.
May an ILP student be on campus when he or she doesn’t have a class?
- It depends on the student’s schedule.
- ILP students should not be on campus unless they have a class. Once the class is over, ILP students are not allowed to “hang out” on campus.
- Independent study law applies.
May ILP students participate in sports and clubs?
- ILP students are invited to participate in sports and clubs.
- A 2.5 GPA is required for athletic eligibility.
- ECHS offers: ASB, NHS, CSF, Robotics, Civil Air Patrol, CIF sports, etc…
Is ECHS accredited?
- ECHS is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
- ECHS credits are transferable to any college or university.
- All teachers are credentialed.
- CAHSEE- in March 2011, 98% of 10th graders passed English Language Arts and 92% passed Math on the first attempt.
- Academic Performance Index (API)- The ECHS 2012 API is 836.
- The ECHS Statewide Ranking of 9 means that our API is in the top 20% of all high schools in the state.
- ECHS students scored higher in every section of the SAT when compared to the state average.
- Critical Reading: 532 (State avg. 499)
- Math: 538 (State avg. 515)
- Writing: 517 (State avg. 499)
What does “performance based” mean?
- ILP students must attend school and submit homework on a regular basis, or be subject to disenrollment.
- Students must be motivated and have self-discipline to make the program work.
- Students must earn a “C” on their homework, or they will have to re-do the work.
How to we enroll?
- Students must be tested in reading and math.
- A copy of the student’s unofficial transcript and immunization record must be provided.
- Incoming freshmen must provide an 8th grade report card.
- Provide copies of any special education information.
- Behavior/SARB history: only enrolled with ILP Director’s approval.
- Do not drop your student from their current school until you know that your student will be able to enroll at ECHS.
- Please call the ECHS Admissions Coordinator if you have any questions regarding the ILP admissions process.
Admissions Coordinator: Judy Brooks
(760) 737-3154, ext. 162
(760) 466-1182, fax