6158 – Instruction – Instructional Arrangements – Independent Study Program

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Adopted – 5/27/1999
Revised –
The Board recognizes that independent study may be used as an option to encour-age students to remain in school. Independent study may be used as an optional alternative instructional strategy by which students in grades K-12 may reach curriculum objectives and fulfill graduation requirements. Independent study shall offer a means of individualizing the educational plan for students whose needs may be met best through study outside of the regular classroom setting.

The Superintendent or designee shall develop a contract with an outside provider to conduct independent study programs deemed necessary. The contract shall ensure that a written independent study agreement, as prescribed by law, exists for each participating student. (Education Code 51747)

Mandated Policy;EC 17289, 44865, 46300-300.6, EC 48340, 51225.3, 51745-749.5, 52000, 52015, 52017, 56026;
CODE OF REGS TITLE 5 11700-703; CDE PROG ADV 1113.09, 0904.86; CDE PUBS: Independent Study Operations Manual, 1993 Revised Edition, 1996; WEB SITES: CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov.

CSBA Date – 6/98

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