Independent Study

Independent study is a method of self-development and personal growth. It involves choosing a problem or topic that has particular meaning for the individual and following it to a point where it satisfies his/her curiosity or need at the time. Independent study may be independent of all course work in which a student is enrolled, or may be within a course under the direction of that teacher.


  • To enrich the curriculum for the more highly motivated, independent, and self-reliant student.
  • To encourage students to pursue a self-directed, self-initiated intellectual inquiry.
  • To give students the opportunity to develop good independent study habits and to learn to discipline their own time, a need expressed frequently by our graduates in college.
  • To provide an opportunity to study an established subject to a level beyond the existing curriculum or to study an area not presently included in our course offerings.