Traditional Independent Study Overview
The Traditional IS student attends:
- 40-60 minutes with their Supervising Teacher. Supervising Teachers provide students with attendance sheets (daily educational engagement) and assignment sheets with curriculum (work completion/HS credits earned), as well as support students with areas of need and/or refer them to appropriate services.
- Starting the third week of school, these students spend a minimum of one hour attending a Career Technical Education (CTE) Introductory Course one time a week (one credit earned per semester) may do Service Learning (speak with Supervising Teacher regarding the requirements for Service Learning).
- If a student starts school within the first three weeks of the semester, they may also choose to attend one of our CTE Concentrator Courses, which are on Tuesday/Thursday and Wed/Friday for a two hour block each day for a total of four hours a week (five credits earned per semester).
- If a student continues in the same CTE Pathway they may participate in one of our Capstone courses, offered in two hour blocks on Tuesday/Thursday for a total of four hours a week (five credits earned per semester).
- All school-wide and state assessments as they are calendared. These are taken outside of their 40-60 minute meeting with their Supervising Teacher.
- They may also attend our one day a week, three hour block courses on campus, in their area of choice when enrollment is available. These courses require class time and homework completion outside of class (five credits earned per semester).
CTE descriptions - In Aquaponics students will learn to raise fish and plants together in one system. The fish waste provides a food source for the plants, and the plants filter the water for the fish. Auto Mechanics is for the student who does not mind a little grease under their fingernails. The class will teach the basics of various mechanical systems such as brakes, transmissions and engines. Welding- students will learn the basics of MIG, TIG and ARC welding. These skills can be used in various career fields such as automotive, construction and plumbing. Vet Assisting class is for the animal enthusiast. Students will learn to provide support to the veterinary team by assisting with laboratory procedures such as vaccinations, drawing blood and proper handling of animals.