Independent Study is a unique program
that Belmont High School offers for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade
students. Sophomores and juniors are limited to one independent
study course per semester. Seniors may undertake up to two
independent study courses per semester. Ninth graders may
not enroll in Independent Study.
This program broadens the curriculum by offering students
an opportunity to pursue an area of academic interest under
the guidance of an advisor who has special skills in that
field. Independent Study projects may not replicate the existing
curriculum at Belmont High School. Specialized topics contained
within existing courses may be pursued at the advanced level
after the student has taken the appropriate prerequisites.
Note: office work no longer receives Independent Study credit.
Students may earn community service hours for this work.
It is important that students understand the workload for
an independent study course is equal to a course offered at
the high school. Students take responsibility for their own
learning in an independent study course.