Westview's Special Education Independent Study Program is designed to help students focus on academic responsibilities and achieve graduation goals by giving them one-to-one support while accommodating special circumstances. Our program benefits students who need a limited social setting, along with a flexible schedule to meet their individual emotional and educational needs. All coursework follows the district curriculum and students are supported to meet graduation requirements in order to earn a high school diploma.
Independent study is not for all students; it requires basic academic skills and a high level of commitment and motivation. Students are responsible for completing the majority of coursework outside of the school setting. They meet with their teacher 2-3 times per week for two hour blocks. During that time, the teacher works one-to-one with the student to review coursework, give new assignments and discuss transition goals. Students are encouraged and guided to find outside programs/jobs/schools that meet their interests and needs.
Westview's specialized independent study program approaches each student as a unique individual with a wide variety of strengths and challenges, as well as a range of academic, career, and personal goals. These factors are taken into consideration when the teacher creates each student’s distinctive curriculum. Please contact Dawn Recoba at ext. 116 for more information on this special program.