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Alternative Education Descriptions

Home School - Grades TK-8

A teacher-directed, independent program that provides resources for flexible, individualized learning with enrichment that is aligned with Templeton Unified School District standards-based curriculum and WASC accredited.   


Independent Study - Grades 9 - 12

TISHS is a WASC-accredited, highly individualized program of study with the flexibility to allow students to pursue their passion.  

Parent Portal

Welcome to the TUSD Parent Portal.  Distance learning will continue through the end of the school year (June 4, 2020).  

This is a library of links to resources to support your student's shift to distance learning.   You will find within these links a wealth of information developed by experts in their respective fields.  As new resources become available or otherwise known to us, we will continue to add and expand these links.    

lEARNING Matters

cOVID-19 resources

Tech Support

The Role of the School in Suicide Prevention

Children and adolescents spend a substantial part of their day in school under the supervision of school personnel.  Effective suicide and violence prevention is integrated with supportive mental health services, engages the entire school community, and is imbedded in a positive school climate through student behavioral expectations and a caring and trusting student/adult relationship.  

School psychologists and other crisis response team personnel, including the school counselor and school administrator, are trained to intervene when a student is identified at risk for suicide.  These individuals conduct suicide risk assessments, warn/inform parents, and provide recommendations and referrals to support services.  

If you or someone you know is suicidal, get help immediately via 911, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK or the Crisis Text Line (text "HOME" to 741741).  Suicide is the leading cause of death among school age youth.  However, suicide is preventable.  Youth who are contemplating suicide frequently give warning signs of their distress.  Parents, teachers, and friends are in a key position to pick up on these signs and get help.  Most important is to never take these warning signs lightly or promise to keep them secret.  When all adults and students in the school community are committed to making suicide prevention a priority - and are empowered to take the correct actions - we can help youth before they engage in behavior with irreversible consequences. 

BP 5141.52 - Suicide Prevention (policy)

AR 5141.52 - Suicide Prevention (regulation)