Contracts of Independent Study


Independent Study Contract requests will be reviewed for approval on a case by case basis. ONE independent study contract may be issued ONE time per year for a minimum of 3 days and up to 5 days. Because teachers and clerical staff need time to prepare for an independent study contract, we appreciate as much advance notice as possible but require a minimum of 5 days prior notice unless the circumstances could not have been anticipated.

When considering a request for approval, the following criteria will be reviewed:

  • A contract will not be granted if a student has chronic or excessive absences or if the student’s academic or citizenship grades are below a 2.0.
  • Students with IEPs will only be considered for a contract if this is specifically written into the student’s IEP.
  • The school encourages families to take vacations during school breaks; a contract will not be granted for family vacations, sporting events, or other non-district related activities.

All assignments provided by the teacher must be completed and submitted by the date of return to school for attendance credit. Failure to submit assignments by that date will result in the absences being unexcused. Grades will be determined by the supervising teacher based on the quantity and quality of work submitted. To apply for an Independent Study Contract, please log on to the PowerSchool Parent Portal. On the left hand side, select "FORMS", then "INDEPENDENT STUDY WRITTEN AGREEMENT" and submit after completing the required fields.

If you have any questions or wish to confirm submission of the Independent Study Contract request, please contact the main office at 858-302-3150.

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