Independent Study in adult education provides a valuable mode of study for students in high school diploma programs who have unique scheduling needs. The nature of independent study makes this approach successful for students who have difficulty attending regularly scheduled semester classes. The following records must be kept:
- A copy of the adopted school board policy and administrative procedures concerning Adult Independent Study;
- Independent Study Program Agreements, including representative samples of student work;
- A record of students participating in independent study showing both credits; attempted and awarded to each student; and
- An attendance register maintained separately from the other attendance records.
Independent Study Facts
- Adult students may enroll in high school diploma classes through Independent Study.
- Students in adult independent study may work more than15 hours a week on independent study, but only 15 hours of attendance per student per week can be claimed.
- Independent Study can be offered as open entry-open exit. Students may start the program any time during the year, and they may drop out and re-enroll as necessary.