What is Independent Study?
Short Term Independent Study (I.S.) is a program designed to provide students with school work when parents know in advance that they will be out of class for a certain number of days. Dixon Montessori Charter School contracts may be for a minimum of 3 days, with a maximum of 10 days. Students must have passing grades to participate in Independent Study.
Circumstances requiring more than 10 days need to be approved by the DMCS Governing Board.
I.S. is a joint agreement between the Teacher, the Parent, the Student & the Director. The Parent & Student must meet with the Teacher a minimum of 1 day prior to the start of the contract to go over the assigned work. I.S. contracts & work may not be sent home with the child unsigned by the parent.
All completed work assignments are due to the teacher on the date noted on the contract.
Independent Study Timeline
2 Weeks prior to leaving: Notify the Office & Teacher of your desire for Short Term Independent Study.
3 Days prior to leaving: Confirm a meeting time with the Teacher.
1 day prior to leaving: Meet with the Teacher and student to go over the contract & assigned work.
While you are gone: Assist your child daily with their assignments.
Day before your return: Gather all of the assignments & confirm completion.
Day of return to school: Return completed assignments to the Teacher.
Independent Study Administrative Regulations
Independent Study Request Form