Internship/Independent Study is an alternative program intended to meet the needs of those students who have demonstrated a high degree of academic maturity and who possess the aptitude to pursue coursework with greatly reduced student-teacher interaction. Students who apply for and are accepted for inclusion in this program are fully responsible for keeping the program of Internship/Independent Study going until its successful conclusion.
In this program, students may pursue academic credit under the supervision of a teacher endorsed or certified in the subject area being studied and may complete credit requirements without attending regular class sessions. Internship/Independent Study provides opportunities for academic enrichment beyond that which is offered in the published curriculum or accessibility to coursework that cannot be scheduled into the student’s daily schedule. A student may take only one Internship/Independent Study course per semester, and no more than four credits of Internship/Independent Study may apply toward graduation unless approved by the Assistant Principal for Student Learning. No course specifically required for graduation may be taken as an Internship/Independent Study, nor may specific state mandates be satisfied through Internship/Independent Study. Furthermore, students may not exceed identified course load limits during a given semester through the use of Internship/Independent Study without the approval of the Assistant Principal for Student Learning.
Any student interested in pursuing an Internship/Independent Study should consult with the sponsoring subject matter teacher and the counselor after securing parental approval. The cooperating teacher and parental approval are required to participate in this program. Final approval of the Assistant Principal for Student Learning is required according to the application process. (see full application process).