Short Term Independent Study

Short-Term Independent Study for Planned Absences

CCDS encourages families to plan vacations and travel time around scheduled school holidays and days off. In the event that you have travel plans that conflict with our school calendar, families may participate in our short-term independent study program.

Short term independent study is an option for families when:

  1. We receive at least 5 business days advance notice of your intent to use the program
  2. Your student will be out of school for a minimum of 3 days but no more than 10 days

Why is short term independent study a smart choice?

  • CCDS is able to receive ADA funding when students turn in their completed independent study assignments. ADA (average daily attendance) is a key factor in how schools receive state funding. Did you know that student absenteeism equates to $10.7 billion of lost funding each year?!
  • Students on Independent Study don't fall behind in their school work. This saves your child - and you - a lot of potential stress!

To request independent study for your student, please submit this form a minimum of 5 school days before the planned absences. An independent study meeting will be scheduled, where we review the planned absences, sign an independent study contract, and set up an “exit” meeting to verify completion of assignments. 

Questions on independent study can be directed to our Independent Study Coordinator, Stacey Owen, at 

CCDS has set a maximum of 10 school days per school year for independent study absences. Students who do not complete their independent study work per the contract will not be allowed to participate in our independent study program in the future.

Independent Study Resources

Independent Study Request Form

CCDS Independent Study Policy