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At CIS Academy We Are Connected and Thriving!

Welcome to PUSD's Center for Independent Study, where flexibility meets cutting-edge technology and human connection thrives.

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Join us for in-person learning every Wednesday! Contact your mentor teacher for details. 

Dual Enrollment: EDUC 13: Introduction to Elementary Teaching
Early Learners

Beginning with our youngest learners, PUSD early education blends fun, learning, and skills development – designed to nurture well-rounded students who can problem-solve and navigate our changing world.


Pasadena Unified's award-winning teachers, administrators, and staff inspire and develop critical thinkers, innovators, artists, leaders, athletes, and scholars.


At Pasadena Unified, our children are learning today to be the leaders of tomorrow. Our alumni return as proud parents, educators, and leaders to form a community that welcomes you.


The Center for Independent Studies allowed this incredible dancer to finish his high school education online while pursuing dance at a higher level

Read More about Scholars

We redefine traditional education by offering students the freedom to learn at their own pace, anytime, anywhere.

Why PUSD Schools?


Through College and Career Academies, International Baccalaureate, Dual Language Immersion, and World Language programs, students develop into knowledgeable, caring young people who build a better world through intercultural awareness, understanding, and respect.


Passion for the Arts

Through compelling, standards-based arts instruction in visual arts, music, dance, and drama, PreK-12 students develop the four C’s — communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity.


At PUSD, you will explore, learn, achieve, and grow. You will have someone to turn to when you need help. Pasadena Unified's focus on students' social, emotional, physical, and mental wellbeing puts mental health professionals on every campus.


Excellence drives our every move from the pool to the field, the court to the track. As a scholar-athlete, you will learn about grit and determination, confidence and sportsmanship, about community and leadership.


PUSD is committed to creating a safe and supportive environment for all employees, students, and families to grow and thrive in our journey towards diversity, equity, and inclusion.