Independent Study Athletics (ISA)

Manhattan beach unified school district

independent study athletics



DATE:   Fall 2022


TO:        Parents and Student Athletes


FROM:  Diane Kridner-Protzmann, ISA Coordinator – MCHS 



The program known as Independent Study Athletics (ISA) will require that the student be an ELITE athlete competing successfully at the national or state level in his/her sport.  If the student is in seventh/ninth grade, he/she will also be required to pass the state mandated FITNESSGRAM physical fitness test to remain eligible for the program.  This requires that the student to meet with a MBUSD credentialed P.E. teacher during the school year to facilitate the testing; the student may need to forgo his/her ISA activity on the days assigned for the fitness testing. The INDEPENDENT STUDY ATHLETICS application must be renewed each year. 


Activities that will not qualify for Independent Study Athletics include (but are not limited to):

Club/Select/ODP sports - volleyball, soccer, softball, baseball, basketball, water polo, surf etc. and individual programs with trainers, aerobics, weight training and yoga.  Please refer to the Sport List and Criteria.





EVALUATION by Coach/Instructor: Written evaluations corresponding to the athlete’s list of goals and activities should be submitted by the coach to Diane Kridner-Protzmann by the deadlines indicated below.  Parents will NOT be approved as a supervising instruction/coach for his or her child.


ACTIVITY LOG: The student’s weekly practice and competition schedule should be recorded on a DAILY basis.  The log should reflect the date of the activity, the hours spent engaged in the activity, and the nature of the activity.  To meet the requirements for credit, high school students must complete a minimum of 15 hours of appropriate activity per week.  The activity log must be submitted by the deadlines indicated below.


Mira Costa High School  Deadlines

Items to Submit

1st Quarter

October 12, 2022

Activity Log ONLY

1st Semester

December 14, 2022

Activity Log AND Coach Evaluation

3rd Quarter

March 8, 2023

Activity Log ONLY

2nd Semester

May 24, 2023

Activity Log AND Coach Evaluation


PLEASE NOTE: Any weekend games and /or competitions: A maximum of 2 hours per day may be logged for the  student's week of activity.


2023-24 Applications are due Wednesday, May 10th

If the student’s application is approved, all needed documents for the 2023-24 school year will be on the school’s web in August.  All communication will be via email.


Please submit all documents to Diane Kridner-Protzmann - [email protected]