The Governing Board authorizes independent study 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 the regular classroom setting. 
The Superintendent or designee shall determine that the prospective independent study student understands and is prepared to meet the district's requirements of independent study.  Independent study entails a commitment by both the parent/guardian and the student.  As the student gets older, he/she assumes a greater portion of the responsibility involved.  Independent study mat be offered only to students who can can achieve in the program as well as or better that they would in the regular classroom.