Victor Valley Union High School District
16350 Mojave Drive
Victorville, CA 92395
Phone: (760) 955-3201
Fax: (760) 245-4634

Independent Study - Traditional

Independent Study is a voluntary program designed to accommodate self-motivated students who desire to do the majority of their academic work at home. The student, parent/guardian, and the teacher sign awritten agreement to complete a contractual amount of work, minimally 30 hours of homework and two credits per week. Students are required toattend school and meet with their teacher once a week. The law stipulates that students must earn credits minimally required at their traditional school. If students do not earn the minimum amount of credits, Ed. Code §11702 does not allow them to remain within the Independent Study Program.

Requirements for Independent Study

•Students must be self-motivated, have adequate academic skills to work
  independently, and assume an active role in their education.
•The student, with parent supervision, is responsible for completing a minimum of thirty
  (30) hours of school work at home each week.
•Students turn in completed assignments during scheduled appointments at school.
•Students will regularly meet with a teacher a minimum of once per week as pre-
  arranged and agreed by parent/teacher/student.
•Students must earn a minimum of 15 units each quarter, and 30 units each semester
  [about two (2) units per week].
•Students not reading at grade level will be required to complete a specified number of
  hours in the computer lab.

Independent Study Exit Recommendations can be made by the Instructor if:

•Homework is consistently incomplete or of unacceptable quality.
•Tests are not passed.
•Appointments are not kept or rescheduled in a timely manner.
•2 credits of work per week are not submitted.
•Negative behavior adversely affects other students or instructor.