When a child must be taken out of school for unavoidable personal reasons, parents may ask for schoolwork for their child. A voluntary Independent Study program is in place to enable students to keep up with class work when they will be absent for more than five (5) days. In order to participate in an Independent Study program the parent/guardian must give the school a minimum of two (2) weeks advance notice. Approval of a parent request for an Independent Study program is based on evidence that the student can work independently and an indication that the student will complete assigned work. The school is required to maintain records for each student participating in this program including copies of all completed and evaluated student work. The student, parent, teacher and principal must sign an agreement. Most students with IEPs may NOT participate in the Independent Study program. Please see your child's teacher or an administrator for details.