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Independent Study

I.   Long-term Independent Study is offered for students K-8

K-8 Independent Study Information and Agreement

K-8 Long-Term Independent Study Request Form


II.  Part time Independent Study classes are offered at the High School in History and English.  (Contact your school counselor for more information.)


III.  Short-term Independent Study may be made available when students are not able to participate in site-based instruction for five or more consecutive days during the school year. Except in case of emergency, parents/guardians must submit this Short-term Independent Study Application to the school principal at least two weeks prior to the date of the first absence. Applications shall be approved only upon determination that:

    1.  The student is prepared to meet the district’s requirements for independent study,

    2.  The student is likely to succeed in independent study as well as or better than he/she would in the regular  classroom, and

    3.  Upon agreement that all assigned work will be turned in on the first day of the student’s return to school.

Short-term Independent Study is not intended to be used for vacations, but only for instances in which the reason for the absence cannot be undertaken outside the regular school year. Administration reserves the right to require documentation of the need to use short-term independent study. Upon approval of the application by the site administrator, individual teachers will submit Independent Study assignments through the school office, to be turned in on the first day of the student’s return to school. (SVUSD Board Policy 6158)   

Short-Term Independent Study Registration Form