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INDEPENDENT STUDY

Seniors may enroll in an advanced independent study course with the permission of the teacher involved and the approval of the counselor and principal.

Students may enroll in an independent study course for credit only if all regularly scheduled courses within that subject area have already been taken, and the student has shown high ability and interest in that area.  A limited number of independent classes are established, as this is strictly for advanced work only.

The following guidelines will be followed in awarding credit for independent study courses.

                  1.  All courses taken for credit must be approved by the high school principal. The teacher and the student will present the principal with a synopsis of the course and the objectives to be covered when requesting permission for the class.

                  2.  Credit may be earned only in courses for full class time during the regular school day.

                  3.  The grading system to be used in evaluating independent study classes will  be specified at the time approval for the course is given by the principal.  Approved courses taken for credit will be graded by awarding a letter grade, like any regular class. 

 

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