Eureka Union
School District

PurposeTop of Page

Independent Study is a voluntary program in which students may be enrolled when it is necessary to be away from school for five or more days.

AgreementTop of Page

Parents wishing to enroll their children in the EUSD Independent Study program shall do so through the EUSD Master Agreement for Short Term Independent Study.  The Master Agreement must be signed by the student, parent/guardian, teacher and Principal PRIOR to the first day of enrollment as an EUSD Short Term Independent Study student.

RequirementsTop of Page

Parents must notify the School Principal, Designee or Office Staff of the need for requesting a Master Agreement for Short Term Independent Study NO LESS THAN FIVE (5) BUSINESS DAYS PRIOR to the initiation (first day) of the Agreement.  Assignments will be provided on the school day prior to the entry date noted on the Master Agreement.  All assignments must be returned to school no later than the school day following the exit date noted on the Master Agreement in order for the student to receive attendance credit. All Short term Independent Study Agreements need to be completed prior to 2 weeks from the last day of school, and no new Agreements will be started during the last 2 weeks of school.

Content of AgreementTop of Page

Teachers will prepare specific assignments and expectations for student learning to be completed during the term of the Agreement.  These learning expectations will be directly aligned with classroom instruction, to the extent possible. If the Short Term Independent Study is lengthy, another option may be required instead of a Short Term Independent Study Contract, or alternate arrangements may be necessary for turning in, and assigning work with the classroom teacher (i.e. weekly pdf / Google Doc submission of assignments, etc).

Attendance AccountingTop of Page

Full attendance credit will be given when all assignments are completed at the level of teacher expectation and are submitted in accordance with the timeline specified in the Master Agreement.

Draft 10-14-14
Amended 9-6-16

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