Parent Expectations

Parents play a vital role in Independent Study Programs.

To aid in the success of the scholars, parents will need to:

  • Ensure continuous progress of your scholars
  • Participate in regularly scheduled parent-teacher calls
  • Check e-mail daily
  • Check that activity logs are completed weekly
  • Submit student work samples and signed activity logs every 20 school days


In the K-8 program, you as the parent, working with an experienced teacher, serve as a “learning coach” for your scholar. A suggested lesson plan is provided to you each week and updates automatically as your child progresses. You can vary the lesson plan to accommodate your child’s pace or abilities. The system will automatically adjust so you don’t miss any lessons.

Parents of children in grades K-5 can expect to spend 3-4 hours per day supporting their child’s education.

In grades 6-8, learning coach time typically decreases to 2-3 hours per day as your child becomes more independent. You can expect that your child will spend 4-5 hours per day on coursework and homework in grades K-5 and 5-6 hours in grades 6-8.


In the grades 9-12 program, you as the parent should be checking in that your scholar is completing work on a daily basis. Scholars in grades 9-12 should be working a minimum approximately an hour per course a day.

For information regarding this program, please contact the Principal/Lead Teacher at the campus nearest you.

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