What is independent study? Independent study is an alternative means for students to complete the prescribed course of study (Ed Code 51225). Independent study is initiated by a written agreement between the certificated representative, the student, the parent/legal guardian of the student, and any other person who has direct responsibility to provide instruction. The agreement includes all the components of the individual study plan for the student (Title 5, Section 11702).
Independent study provides the opportunity for a student to:
Through independent study, students and parents become active participants in the learning process while under the general supervision of the certificated teacher representative.
SVUSD offers part time or full time Independent Study for students in Kindergarten through 8th grade.
Students in 9th-12th grade must be enrolled at SVHS in order to take independent study courses. Courses offered are in English, Humanities and History.