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Phone: 916.408.5215  Fax: 916.408.5238
Email: cp@hcs.k12.ca.us

Small Group Instruction (SGI) is one of the educational options provided for students through the Contract Programs Department. SGI classes are organized by HCS for currently enrolled students and held in various areas. Classes are small (usually 3–15) students. A strong focus is placed on core academic subjects and college prep subjects. Electives, music and art courses with at least 3 students are included in this category.

The Contract Programs Department is committed to helping families to use the entire community as their classroom to meet the educational needs of their students. There are many learning opportunities available through our schools that are beyond the standard home-based instruction. These learning opportunities for students generally involve the services of another qualified instructor or business in the community and include Tutoring, Contract Learning (CL), and Educational Activities, in addition to Small Group Instruction (SGI).

Courses are designed to support the parents and Supervising Teachers in meeting the educational goals of students. These options can offer additional help in subjects with which the student is struggling, or supplement the student’s learning by providing courses focused on the state standards.

The Contract Programs Department works to ensure compliance with charter school law and California Education Code requirements.

Contract Programs Services:
  • Tutoring - An intensive one to one instructor to student ratio. Tutoring is available for core academic subjects or college prep subjects. This includes math, science, English, language arts, history/social science, and college prep subjects.
  • Small Group Instruction (SGI) - Classes organized by HCS for currently enrolled students. Classes are small (usually 3–15) students. A strong focus is placed on core academic subjects and college prep subjects. Electives, music and art courses with at least 3 students are included in this category.
  • Contract Learning- Provide learning opportunities by allowing students to participate in classes in the community with non-HCS students at a place of business currently approved to provide services for HCS students.  Contract Learning also provides the opportunity for a student to receive specialized one on one instruction. (Examples: advanced music, physical education, art, driver’s education.)
  • Educational Activities (AKA - fieldtrips) - Are reviewed and approved by the school in advance, allowing families to utilize the entire community as the classroom. Group Educational Activities (GEAs) or Parent Guided Educational Activities (PGEAs) are designed to enhance and support the educational goals of students. These include, but are not limited to: admission fees, enrichment and community involvement activities, and supplemental core subject exploration.  (Please see Resources for list of field trips, permission slip, and other information.)
          Click here to download permission slip

For more about Small Group Instruction and other services in your area, click on an area link below:

Auburn
Elk Grove
Lincoln
Placerville
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