• FAQS - Prospective Students/Parents


    What is Vineyard Independent Study?

    Vineyard School is a public school alternative offered through the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD), serving students K-12. Vineyard High School is a fully WASC accredited school. We offer UC/CSU approved college preparatory classes. Students attend school virtually and/or in person 1-2 per class each week. Vineyard Alternative School is not a continuation school.

    How do I enroll?

    If you are already a student in the LVJUSD enrollment at Vineyard Alternative School requires an intra-district transfer from your homeschool.  If you are new to the district and are coming from a comprehensive school, you will need to contact your home school to enroll there. If you do not know your home school please, see the district web page at www.livermoreschools.org.

    If you are new to the district and are coming from an Independent Study School/Program please go to our District website under Student Services to complete the forms and gather the documents necessary and email to our registrar msaggu@lvjusd.org.

    If you have an Individualized Education Program (IEP), you will need to have an IEP meeting to ensure our school is appropriate (part of the federal mandate of IDEA (FAPE)) for you before a change of placement is finalized to attend Vineyard Alternative School.  

    Will I get a diploma?

    Yes, Vineyard is an accredited high school offering the same diplomas as traditional high schools.

    Can I take courses not offered at Vineyard?

    Concurrent enrollment at other schools is offered, but some restrictions apply. Contact the Vineyard office for more information.

    Will I still be able to participate in sports/other activities?

    Yes. You may participate in sports your home school, but as with concurrent enrollment, restrictions and requirements apply. 

    How is Vineyard for High School Students different from home school?

    At Vineyard, high school students have individual teachers, who teach and guide them through their academic progress. Although we encourage parent involvement and consistent communication, unlike homeschool, parents are not the primary coordinators of their high school students' coursework.

    What are the courses I can take?

    Courses and descriptions can be found in the Vineyard Course Catalog.