Welcome to Tracy Independent Study Charter School

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Dr. Mary Petty, Principal 

Welcome to Tracy Independent Study Charter School!

I would like to welcome you to the 2020-21 school year! I look forward to an exciting and successful academic year here at Tracy Independent Study Charter School. Our modern learning center has been designed and constructed to support a comfortable and engaging environment for our students and teachers. We have created a distinctive program which embraces a culture of one-on-one student and teacher collaboration with an innovative curriculum platform. Each student will receive a state-of-the-art learning device and a free hot spot as a part of their registration and acceptance package. I am thrilled to be a part of this rich learning environment tailored to meet the learning needs of your child. 

My diverse exposure to teaching students and leading school communities across all TK-12th grade levels here in the Tracy Unified School District has provided me insight on how to increase student engagement, achievement, and success in schools. Over the past 21 years of service, my professional and personal life have been enriched by the countless relationships I have built and maintained with students, teachers, support staff, colleagues, leaders, and parents of the Tracy Unified School District! I am honored to work with so many professionals who choose to transform the lives of our youth each day. We will build the same quality relationships between our students, parents and teachers here at the Tracy Independent Study Charter School as well. As a team, we will provide the best educational experience for each student in our program by modeling positive and productive communication and building strong relationships. 

Your child’s education is of the utmost importance to all of us here at the Tracy Independent Charter School and I look forward to building a positive relationship. This will be an excellent year for our school community! 


Mary R. Petty, Ed.D.



1975 W. Lowell Avenue
Tracy, CA 95376

Phone: 209.830-3280
FAX:     209.830-3284

Mary R. Petty Ed.D., Principal

Troy Edwards, Head Counselor

Liz Money, Secretary

Melanie Alvernaz, Secretary


District Contacts

Preparing each student to succeed in their future and be college and career ready upon graduation.

As an independent student/virtual program, Tracy independent Study Charter School utilizes a standards-based education that addresses individual differences and learning styles and provides students the opportunity to select customized pathways.

Troy Edwards

Mr. Troy Edwards, Head Counselor

I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myselfmy name is Troy Edwards and I will by the School Counselor for Tracy Independent Study Charter School (TISCS).  I am excited and honored to be joining this amazing team of educators and staff.  I look forward to meeting the students and parents of TISCS. 

As a School Counselor, my primary responsibility is to promote the academic, personal, and social development of all students.  My job is to help prepare students for college and career readiness.  I look forward to offering support to the students, families and the community.  If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me.  I am here to help students achieve their personal/social and academic goals, as well as provide support for the parents and teachers.

Troy Edwards, Head Counselor