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Principal's Message

July 19, 2023

Welcome to El Sereno Independent Learning! 

My name is Kirk Bebout (pronounced Beebo) and I'm happy to be serving as your Principal. 

As I wrapped up my first year as principal of El Sereno Middle and High School Independent Study programs, I am happy to say that I am proud to be a part of alternative education learning that the San Juan Unified District offers.  

We are able to offer 6th-12th grade Independent Study for students who just need an alternative to the traditional schools.  After all schools shut down in 2020, students, parents, and teachers really could see some students really thriving learning from home.  I am glad to say that we offered independent study for high school students before COVID and now we I'm glad to tell you our 6th-8th grade Middle school program is here to stay and is thriving.  

 I value honesty, hard work and respect.  I want to assist all students to maximize their potential, find their passion and grow as human beings.  Equity and fairness are motivators behind every decision we make here at ESHS.  

If you have any questions, I encourage you to reach out to me via email at