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Independent Study at Alta Vista is a highly effective alternative instructional strategy for eligible students to ensure that academic progress is maintained when personal circumstances make classroom attendance difficult.  Requirements for Independent Study include:

  • Parents/guardians of students who are interested in independent study must have a Master Agreement on file with the school for the current school year.
  • Planned Off-Campus Days: Notify your child's teacher of the requested independent study days at least five school days prior to initial Independent Study day. This can be done by email or by completing the top portion of the Assignment and Work Record form and providing it to the student’s teacher. The teacher will complete the Assignment Section of the form and will send the independent study packet home with the student on the school day prior to the start of Independent Study (parents can also arrange to pick up the IS Packet directly from the teacher or in the office.
  • Single Un-Planned Off-Campus Day: Parents must (1) notify the Office Attendance Clerk by 8 am on the day the student will not be in class, (2) download the Assignment and Work Record form for their child's class (see Alta Vista Website: Parent Resources), (3) review that week's newsletter from the teacher for additional details on what the class will be working on that week, and (4) guide the student in completing related work corresponding to the focus on the AWR and class newsletter.
  • Completed Independent Study work and Assignment and Work Record Form must be submitted to the student's teacher or school principal on the day the student returns to the classroom in order to receive academic and attendance credits.
The teacher or principal will approve independent study for an individual student only upon determining that the student is prepared to meet the school’s requirements for independent study and is likely to succeed in independent study.  3 failures to complete independent study work will disqualify the student from independent study for the remainder of the trimester, resulting in absences for the days missed and may lead to SARB review. For more information on Alta Vista's Independent Study options, see the AVCCS Independent Study Policy.