College and Career Resources

Questions? To meet with Mrs. Morales to discuss College Applications, Financial Aid, Scholarships or anything College and Careers related, please click below.

Career. University. Diploma.
Visalia Charter Independent Study provides a rigorous program that meets the needs of all students.
Students are required to complete 220 credits for the 4-year diploma track. These requirements are met by completing the following course of study:
  • 4 years of English
  • 2 years of math (3-4 years recommended)
  • 2 years of science
  • 3 years of social science
  • 2 years of physical education
  • Elective courses
Click the following link to view the A-G requirements for students who wish to attend a 4-year university immediately following high school:  VCIS A-G Course List
COS Scholarship Information
COS Concurrent and Dual Enrollment
Concurrent Enrollment Dual Enrollment
  • Taught primarily by COS faculty; although there are some approved high school teachers that teach courses at COS.
  • Self-initiated (Limited guidance from high school counselors and managed primarily by the student)
  • Students are financially responsible for purchasing textbooks and other course-related fees.
  • Courses are taught primarily at high schools or COS campus.
  • Taught by approved high school teachers and COS faculty.
  • Students are not financially responsible for purchasing the textbook and other course-related fees.
  • Registration is done at participating high schools and closely monitored by high school and college administrators.


See your Learning Director for more information on Dual or Concurrent registration.

Use the links below to access resources for careers


Career Coach is designed to help you find a good career by providing the most current local data on wages, employment, job postings, and associated education and training. Use the COS-Career coach link below and begin your career exploration! 

COS- Career Coach

Need a work permit?

  1. Click on the link below and print the form. 
  2. Fill out the form and be sure that your future employer and parents sign the permit
  3. Submit signed form to VCIS.