Independent Study

Independent Study (IS) is an instructional model that is conducive to self-development and personal growth. Attendance in an IS learning studio is recorded through work completion not physical presence. IS allows learners to choose a problem or topic that has particular meaning for the individual and following it to a point where it satisfies his/her curiosity or need at the time aligned to standards. Independent study courses are completed under the direction of Educational Facilitators.

Purposes

  • To individualize and enrich curriculum to produce more highly motivated, independent, and self-reliant life long learners.
  • To encourage learners to pursue a self-directed, self-initiated intellectual inquiry.
  • To give learners the opportunity to develop good independent study habits and to learn to effectively manage their time.
  • To provide an opportunity to study an established subject to a level beyond the existing curriculum or to study an area not presently included in our course offerings.