Independent Study

Short-term Independent Study

Short-term (no less than 3 and no more than 14 cumulative days) independent study will be granted for one time during the academic year expect for the first 10 and last ten days of the academic calendar. Independent Study requests will not be granted during state testing dates. Please confirm test administration dates with your local school site.

The Parent/Guardians Shall:

  • Notify the school office a minimum of 15 school days in advance before the leave date to allow teachers time to gather work and assignments.

  • Submit the school in writing the reason, with specific details, of the need for the independent study at least 10 days before the absence.

  • Meet with the Site Administrator to formally make the request and review expectations of the Short-Term Independent Study Contract.

  • Understand that these 3-14 days of absence will be considered unexcused if the contract requirements are not met.

The student shall:

  • Complete the work during the time away from school.

  • Submit completed work by the due date for review and validation in order to receive academic credit.

  • Understand that short-term independent study shall not be used more than one time in any given school year.

The site staff shall:

  • The site administrator or designee meets with the family/parent/guardian to review requests and expectations for Short Term Independent Study.

  • The site administrator or designee shall approve independent study for an individual student only upon determining that the student is prepared to meet the district's requirements for independent study and is likely to complete the work.

  • Teachers will create a list of required assignments.

  • Upon a student's return to school, classwork is reviewed and graded by the teacher(s).

For further information, please contact the Curtner School office at (408) 635-2852 ext 1501.