When a student has advance knowledge that they are going to be absent for an extended length of time, they are eligible for and encouraged to arrange an independent study contract. The parent(s) of the student must notify the Attendance Office within a reasonable amount of time prior to the date of absence so that teachers can organized assignments and materials for students.
An Independent Study Contract is developed by faculty members and it coordinates learning objectives so that disruptions in the student's program will be minimized during the absence. The work should be completed during the absence and is due upon his/her return in order to receive credit for the absence. Failure to successfully complete the contract must result in the days of absence being marked as "unexcused".