We encourage families to schedule trips during school breaks so students will not miss important lessons and shared experiences with their class during their absence. When a student must miss school because of family obligations or illness, the teacher can provide assignments to guide learning while the student is absent from class. This agreement assumes that the student is engaged in an educational activity for each school day absent. Please be aware that it is impossible for the teacher to provide the same experience that your child would have had at school. No independent study agreement shall be valid for any period longer than 45 days.
Please note, not all Independent Study requests will be granted approval.
Please use this form if your 8th grade child will be shadowing at a local high school. The form is due to the office the day after the student returns to school. Shadowing without proper completion of this form, or returned after the due date, will result in an Absence for your child.
Our new policy only accepts Independent Study forms that are submitted 5 school days in advance of the intended absence. Fill in page one information only, please do not sign the form until you have received approval from our director and your assignment from the teacher. Please note that all Independent Study work is due within 5 days of returning to school.