Independent Study

Vacations and trips which cause students to miss school are strongly discouraged; however, when it is necessary for students to miss class for longer than five days and less than ten days, special arrangements for an Independent Study Contract may sometimes be made with the office and teachers. In this way, students can take work with them and avoid falling too far behind.

Important Information Regarding the Board Policy 6158 on Independent Study Contracts

Short term voluntary Independent Study program may extend for not less than five (5) and not more than ten (10) consecutive school days. Only one (1) Independent Student per school year in K to 12.

The student/parent must notify the school administrator of intentions to go on a trip or to be absent for other non-medical reasons at least ten (10) school days prior to the absence.

Students whose achievement is below grade level standards, based on multiple measures, in Language Arts or Math may not be eligible for short term Independent Study.

Students may not be on a short term Independent Study more than three (3) times while in Grades K-12.

Students who have previously been granted an Independent Study agreement but did not successfully complete are NOT eligible for any subsequent short term Independent Study agreements.

There are no Independent Study agreements issued the first twenty (20) school days of the year. No Independent Study agreements will be given for any of the last twenty (20) school days of the school year.

All Independent Study work must be completed and turned in on return date. It cannot be turned in late. If your child is unable to return to school on the planned due date, you must make arrangements to turn in the work on or by the due date anyway. The teachers will evaluate the work for both class credit (grades) and for time earned (to clear absence).