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About Independent Study

This program enables students to complete required courses independent of a classroom. Enrollment in the program is limited to high school students enrolled in a private school. Common reasons for enrolling in the Independent Study Program include:

  • Improve low or incomplete grades
  • Accelerate high school schedule
  • Schedule conflict
  • Extended illness

Parent and students report to an NCCA academic advisor at the end of each semester for evaluations. An official transcript is issued upon satisfactory completion of the coursework.

Services

  • Assistance with course and curriculum selection
  • One 30 minute initial advising session. Parents and students meet with their academic advisor initially to develop academic plan and assign coursework.
  • One 30 minute advising session at the end of each semester when coursework is completed. The academic advisor will evaluate the student’s work and review the appropriate documentation.
  • A transcript showing the grade and unit(s) earned is mailed to the student’s parents.  An official copy of this transcript is mailed to the student’s school.
  • Telephone/e-mail support to answer brief questions throughout the year.
  • Additional appointments, if requested by the parent, at a special hourly rate.
Tuition and Fees
Application Fee - $50 (non-refundable) Pay Now Button
One Semester (0.5 Unit) - $50Pay Now Button
Two Semesters (1.0 Unit) - $100Pay Now Button

Frequently Asked Questions

What classes are available?

The following courses currently available through the Independent Study Program include:

Health                   
History                          
Algebra 1                                          
Career Education                                
Personal Finance                                
Government  
Physical Education              
Algebra 2
Pre-Algebra 

Other courses may be available upon request.

Will the advisor grade my student's homework or administer tests?

No. The Independent Study Program requires parent involvement. A parent or supervising adult must be available to monitor the coursework, administer tests, and provide records of daily work.

Tests are administered and graded by a parent. All tests are closed-book, which means it is generally completed without the assistance of any books, notes, or outside help.

Records-keeping and testing witness forms will be provided by the academic advisor, to be signed by the parent and attached to submitted materials.

Is there a deadline for my student to finish her coursework?

A maximum of one year from the date of enrollment is allowed to complete one unit of coursework (six months for one-half unit). If the work is not completed within that time period, a three month extension may be granted for an additional fee.