Welcome to the Orcutt School for Independent Study. Orcutt Union School District is proud to offer an Independent Study program for families seeking an alternative educational pathway. This program is currently housed on the Ralph Dunlap Elementary campus. We provide options for:

  • Independent Study
    • Includes a full at-home learning experience with some virtual instruction.
  • Hybrid (blended) Study
    • Provides a blend of at-home learning with additional in-class, on-campus instruction.
  • Dual-enrollment
    • For junior high in which up to two classes are offered in person at one of our junior high campuses with the remaining classes being virtual/blended.

For additional information, please contact the office manager at 805-960-5572, or email the principal, Cher Manich, at cmanich@orcutt-schools.net.

To begin the enrollment process, please click the Intent to Enroll button.

Once notified of acceptance, official online enrollment can begin.

Districtwide Announcements:

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Orcutt Academy Enrollment for 2023-2024

The Orcutt Academy Charter School is now accepting online enrollment applications for the 2023-2024 school year. We would love to have you consider the Academy; for the application and a list of information events for prospective families, please click here.

Important Information:

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For more information please read the letters provided.

An Amazing Option for K-8 Students

  • Located in Orcutt on a shared campus with Ralph Dunlap Elementary School
  • Blended Program offers 3 days of classroom instruction along with 2 days of home study
  • Small class sizes
  • Safe, well-maintained campus
  • Strong academics and test results
  • Caring, welcoming community of students, families, and staff

Enroll Today!