The Board of Education authorizes an independent study program aimed at achieving the Core Curriculum Content Standards for promotion and graduation purposes in accordance with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1(a)ii.

An independent study program and appropriate assessments shall be planned for individuals and/or a group based on specific instructional objectives aimed at meeting or exceeding the Core Curriculum Content Standards. The Principal shall certify completion of the independent study program based on specific instructional objectives.

The Principal may utilize a performance or competency assessment to approve pupil completion of an independent study program, including those occurring all or in part prior to the pupil’s high school enrollment.

A group independent study program shall be approved in the same manner as other approved courses. Independent study programs shall be on file in the school district and subject to review by the Commissioner of Education or designee.

N.J.A.C. 6A:8-5.1 et seq.

Cross reference: Policy Guide No. 5460

Adopted: August 2008