Independent course work involves study beyond the scope of courses already offered in the school's curriculum. Courses taken on an Independent Study basis require exceptional initiative and responsibility of a student. Course content is to be covered by the student as an independent learner who receives guidance from a faculty member. Three unexcused absences from agreed upon meeting times with the faculty member may result in failure of the course. Any Independent Study designed to waive a required course is highly discouraged. Prior to the beginning an independent study, the student and faculty member must complete and return the Independent Study Application. Applications are found in Ms. Carroll’s office or you can download the Independent Study Form.
11th and 12th grade students may take one course per trimester on a Pass/Fail basis. These students must carry a full schedule and may not take a study hall or serve as a Teacher Aid. This Pass/Fail option does not apply to elective courses that fulfill the department requirement for graduation. Written approval of teacher, parents and Ms. Passman is required. Pass/Fail applications are found in the office of Ms. Carroll or you can download the Pass/Fail Form.
Physical Education Pass Option
All students with a final grade of B- or greater have the option of taking any Physical Education class on a Pass basis. Students must request the Pass option from their teacher by the last day of the trimester or the letter grade will stand. Students should see their Physical Education teacher for a pass application.
Teacher Aid/Office Aid
Teacher Aid duties are to be scheduled in place of a Study Hall, not in addition to a Study Hall, unless approved by Ms. Passman. Application forms are found in Ms. Carroll's office or can be downloaded from the link on this site.
NOTE: There is a separate form for students that would like to be a Teacher Aid for a Science teacher.
Providing Information to Military Recruiters - Opt Out Form
In accordance with the federal No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, high schools are required to release the names, addresses and telephone number(s) of students in grades 11 and 12 to military recruiters, unless their parents have refused to release this data to military recruiting officers. Students or parents interested in opting out need to turn in a signed form each year for both the 11th and 12th grades. Students age 18 or older can sign them. No gender distinction is made in the definition of “student.” Please return completed forms to Ms. Carroll in the Counseling Office.