Depending on the resource center, our partners offer two distinct programs:
One is widely known as "Independent Study"
but we prefer to call it "Personalized Learning
". We also have a "Home Study
" program partner.
For grades 9 - 12 ONLY. Independent study students are required to attend at least once per week for an appointment with their supervising teacher.
During this time they will turn in and go over their weekly homework and take a test. Before the student goes home, their supervising teacher will give them another two assignments to complete at home during the next week.
Students often use the independent study program as a way to catch up on credits or to graduate faster than at a traditional high school.
For all grades, K-12. Students in this program will complete assignments at home with their parents acting as the teacher. Optional on-site classes are also available, in an effort to give students social skills and to take the burden off the parent in some of the more difficult courses.
This program provides families with a certificated teacher who acts as a general supervisor (or "educational facilitator") over each child's process, offering tips and tricks on how to teach the child, direction on scheduling the student's academic day, and counseling on the best practices.
Parents/students are required to meet with their teacher a minimum of once per school learning period (generally 20 schools days), but meetings can take place as often as need.