Per Board Policy 6158: •Short term voluntary Independent Study (IS) Contracts may extend for not less than five (5) and not more than (10) consecutive school days. •Students may only have one (1) IS per school year. •Students may only have three (3) in their entire K-12 school experience in FUSD. •Students whose achievement is below grade level standards, based on multiple measures, in Language Arts or Math may not be eligible for IS. •No Independent Study contracts are issued the first twenty (20) days of the school year or the last twenty (20) days of the school year. •Students who do not successfully complete the assigned work from a previous Independent Study will not be eligible for another IS. •Teachers must be given at least 10 days notice to prepare the material for an IS.
INDEPENDENT STUDY CONTRACTS No independent study contracts will be issued for the first 20 days or the last 20 days of the school year or during state testing times. Requests for independent study contracts must be given to the office at least 10 school days prior to the first day of the absence. Keeping this in mind, the following dates apply to the remainder of this school year: Wednesday, April 24th - last day to request an independent Study Contract for this school year Wednesday, May 21st - last day any student can be out on an independent Study Contract