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Independent Study Athletics (ISA)

Independent Study Athletics applications for the 2023-2024 school year are now closed. Applications for 2024-2025 will be available in March 2024. 

The purpose of Manhattan Beach Unified School District Independent Study Athletics program is to provide an alternative to the regular physical education or athletic program, while remaining consistent with the MBUSD course of study, our MBUSD Board Policy, and the California State Physical Education Framework for Physical Education. 

Students who participate in the ISA Program are engaged in advanced levels of competition through demanding, regular, out-of school, elite physical activity. The program is designed for the student who is engaged in a preparation program for National, State, or Olympic-level athletic competition. This program is not for recreational sports or most club level individual/team participation.


ISA is available for students eligible grades 6 - 12.


ISA is a year-long program at MBMS; minimum of ten hours per week. ISA is a semester-long program at MCHS; minimum of fifteen hours per week. At MCHS, ISA is available during the off-season for school sports only or sports not available on campus. 




Beach Volleyball Boys

Cheer Team

Cross Country – Boys

Cross Country - Girls

Dance Team


Golf – Girls

Tennis – Girls

Volleyball – Girls 

Water Polo - Boys



Basketball – Boys

Basketball – Girls

Rugby – Boys

Rugby – Girls 

Soccer – Boys

Soccer – Girls

Surf Team

Water Polo – Girls

Wrestling – Boys & Girls



Badminton – Boys & Girls


Beach Volleyball – Girls

Golf – Boys

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse – Boys

Lacrosse – Girls


Swim – Boys & Girls

Tennis - Boys

Track - Boys & Girls

Volleyball - Boys


No late applications will be accepted. 

Manhattan Beach Middle School

Independent Study Athletics (ISA) DUE DATES
All documents may be emailed to Robyn Glasgow - [email protected]

November 10, 2023            
1st Trimester - Logs Due

March 1, 2024                  
2nd Trimester - Logs and Coach Evaluations (Final)


March 15, 2024                
2024-25 ISA Applications on website                       


May 10, 2024                      
024-25 ISA Applications DUE


June 5, 2024                      
3rd Trimester
Logs and Coach Evaluations (Final)



Manhattan Beach Unified School District

Independent Study Athletics

Attendance Protocol

Independent Study Athletics must adhere to the following protocol for an absence to be EXCUSED for each traveling athletic event: 

  • Request for the absence(s) must be submitted to the Vice Principal a minimum of one week prior to the absence. 
  • The request must be submitted on letterhead from the athlete’s coach. The request may NOT come from the parent. 
  • It is the responsibility of the athlete to notify teachers, in writing, one week prior to departure for the assignments. 
  • All missed assignments must be submitted to their teachers the day of the athletes return. 

If any of this protocol is not followed, an athlete’s absence(s) will be recorded as UNEXCUSED and assignments may not be submitted for a grade. 

Please submit all coach absence requests to the school attendance office, the Vice Principal over ISA, and your ISA Coordinator.