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North Monterey County Center for Independent Study

The main office at NMCCIS is open during the school year from 7:00am-3:30pm Monday through Friday. 

Main Office: (831) 663-6154

The North Monterey County Center for Independent Study (NMCCIS) is an alternative school of choice that utilizes independent study as the mode of instruction. NMCCIS is a voluntary TK-12 alternative to traditional and continuation schools that was established to provide educational services for students who are experiencing difficulty participating in the traditional school setting and/or who want more individualized and self-regulated instruction. The purpose of NMCCIS is to provide students with individualized blended learning that is tailored to meet the needs of each learner.

At NMCCIS, our students will:
  • Be partners in the learning process, along with parents and community
  • Be college and career ready by learning to communicate effectively, think critically, and support     ideas through problem-solving
  • Master state academic standards and graduation requirements
  • Be independent lifelong learners who take responsibility for themselves and their learning