Policy 8430


Independent study, for credit, will be available to meet the individual needs of students in grades 9 through 12. The principal, after consultation with relevant faculty, will award credit to the student based on successful completion of the independent study and demonstrated mastery of the learning outcomes of the subject.

Students enrolled in the District may earn a maximum of three units of elective credit toward a Regents diploma through independent study. The student's participation in independent study must be approved by a school-based panel consisting of, at a minimum, the principal, a teacher in the subject area for which independent credit is sought, and a guidance director or administrator.

Credit for independent study may be awarded for elective courses only and will not be awarded for courses required for the Regents diploma as specified in Commissioner's regulations.

Policy References:
8 NYCRR § 100.5(9)

Adopted: 6/22/99
Revised: 9/6/22

Policy 8430