Independent Study

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Parents and guardians of enrolled CUSD students may select an independent study option for the 2021-2022 school year.

If you are considering the Independent Study option, please contact your child's school.

A conference will be scheduled by phone, video call, or in person to answer questions before enrollment or disenrollment in the various options for learning. To view contact information for CUSD schools, please click HERE.

 Procedures for Enrolling, Disenrolling, or Reenrolling in Independent Study

To enroll in independent study for the 2021-2022 school year, there must be an agreement in place for each student. The agreement must be signed by the student's parent, legal guardian, or caregiver. For students with exceptional needs, the Individualized Education Plan (IEP) must specifically provide for independent study before the student can begin participating.

Parents or guardians who wish to have their child return to in-person instruction during the school year may provide notice as specified in the independent study contract. Students will be returned to in-person instruction no later than five instructional days after we receive the notice.

Students may reenroll in independent study at any time during the 2021-2022 school year by providing notice as specified in the independent study contract.

Access to Instructional Time

For transitional kindergarten through 3rd grade, there will be a plan to provide students opportunities for daily synchronous instruction.

For grades 4 through 8, there will be a plan to provide opportunities for both daily live interaction and at least weekly synchronous instruction.

For grades 9 through 12, there will be a plan to provide opportunities for at least weekly synchronous instruction.

Live interaction means interaction between the student and the teacher, aide or other personnel and may include peers; this interaction may be in person, by Internet or phone.

Synchronous instruction means classroom-style instruction, or small group, or one-on-one instruction delivered in person or by Internet or phone and involving two-way communication between the pupil and teacher.