Independent Study

Important Information Regarding the 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 1 Independent Study per school year in grades 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) 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 short term independent study more than three (3) times while in Grades K-12.

Students who have previously been granted an Independent Study Agreement and have not successfully completed a previous Independent Study agreement, 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) days of the school year.

Please notify your child's attendance clerk as soon as you are aware that your child/children will be missing school. Upon notification, your attendance clerk will coordinate assignments with the teachers.  Prior to leaving we will schedule a meeting with your child's assigned administrator.  At that meeting, you will receive assignments to be done while your child is away from school. These assignments are intended to allow your child to keep up with the work being done at school in his/her absence and should correspond accordingly. All Independent Study work must be completed and turned in on returning date. It cannot be turned in late.

Please return the completed work on the due date, which will usually be the first day back at school. 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).

If you have any questions, please contact your child's assigned attendance clerk: