The Alliance Independent Study Program (I.S.) began in the
2005/2006 school year as an alternative method for the Alliance students to earn
credit. Independent Study allows students to maintain a flexible school schedule
so they may also work and/or take classes through adult-ed or local community
Rather than attend classes every day, Independent Study students meet twice a week with the Independent Study Teacher. During their one to three hour session, students receive instruction, correct assignments and are given new assignments for the upcoming week. Students are also able to consult with their teacher during the week as needed.
This model has proven very successful for older students who are motivated to graduate. It requires the ability to responsibly complete assignments, follow through on scheduled appointments, and work independently.
Rather than earning “productive periods” like the other Alliance students, Independent Study students earn credit by completing specific assignments and passing tests given at school.
Students interested in this program should contact the Alliance office staff to discuss this option. Acceptance into Independent Study requires an IEP meeting and signing a “Master Agreement” regarding attendance, academic honesty and work performance.