Short-Term Independent Study

If a student needs to be absent from school for an extended period of time due to unforeseen events such as family traveling or a student living away from home for a period of time, parents may request a Short-Term Independent Study Program for their student. Parents are expected to supervise the completion of the Independent Study Agreement.

A Short-Term Independent Study Agreement is a specific, written, legal, contract between the parent and the school that is subject to the following conditions:

1. Must be requested 5 school days prior to the beginning of the agreement; any exceptions must be approved by the Director of Pupil Services, for good cause in an emergency situation, at least 72 hours prior to beginning the agreement.
2. Must have a minimum duration of at least 5 consecutive school days.
3. Must have a maximum duration of 20 school days per year.
4. Cannot be approved during the first 10 days of a school year or semester, nor during the last 10 days of the school year or semester.
5. Must be planned, written and signed before the start of the agreement since it cannot be made retroactive to an earlier date.
6. Student’s work must be received or be postmarked by the due date identified in the Agreement. The due date for completion of the work cannot be extended beyond the last date of the Agreement.
7. The State will fund Independent Study Agreements only when the completion is approved by the Supervising Teacher.
8. Independent Study Agreements that are not completed will be considered as excused absences for each day of school the student missed.

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