In independent study, a student is guided by a teacher but does not spend the day at school on a regular basis or take classes with other students. The student receives direct, explicit instruction from their instructor, during a pre-set session time. They practice the new instruction while with their instructor and then finish the assignments independently at home. Upon returning to the instructor the following week, assignments and open book quizzes are turned in, a discussion of newly assigned material is conducted along with experiments, if applicable, and tests are administered.
Students who participate in this type of education program take the same courses as students in regular classes, graduate on time and find time to pursue outside interests and often advanced studies.
A review of studies on independent learning state the benefits include:
Author(s): Bill Meyer, Naomi Haywood, Darshan Sachdev and Sally Faraday
- improved academic performance;
- increased motivation and confidence;
- greater student awareness of their limitations and their ability to manage them;
- enabling teachers to provide differentiated tasks for students; and
- fostering social inclusion by countering alienation.
Publisher: London: Department for Children, Schools and Families Research Report 051, 2008
[Original title: Independent Learning: Literature Review]
Parkridge programs are a good fit for students who:
- have health problems
- are parents themselves
- are gifted
- are working
- are challenged or
- find that regular classroom settings do not meet their needs
• K-12 program with a private instructor
• Annual Tuition: $2300 ($230 per month)
• One-time fee for books per grade level: $200
• Annual enrollment fee: $75
• Accelerated Program available
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"Project Diploma"offers adults an opportunity to complete their High School coursework and earn an accredited Diploma. The student gains the educational advantage necessary to enter today's workplace and/or their chosen vocational school or college program.
• Must be at least 18 years old
• Tuition- Call for pricing
• Books and materials included
What you should do next:
Call PARKRIDGE for an appointment: (562) 424-5528 OR (888) 91-STUDY
Call or go to your last high school to pick up your transcripts.
What you should bring with you:
- Valid picture ID
- High School Transcripts
- Work and/or Volunteer Experience
- List of Extracurricular Activities
Call for pricing (562) 424-5528 or (888) 91-STUDY
Our recovery credit courses are independent study units which are designed to give the students an opportunity to earn make-up credits
Who qualifies for online high school credit recovery program?
- You missed a class because of an illness/health problems
- You are failing a class
- You are behind in your credits
- You want to graduate early or on time
- Your school environment is unacceptable ( bullying, peer pressure, substance abuse, etc)
- You have been suspended or expelled
- You're an athlete
- You're involved in extracurricular activities
Does the online high school credit transfer back to the current attending brick and mortar school?
If the school is accredited by one of the six regional accreditation bodies in the United States, then the recovery of credits are accepted. Parkridge Private School is accredited by the Northwest Accreditation Commission (NWAC), a division of AdvancED, which is one of the six regional accreditation bodies.
• Tuition for first class: $225
• Tuition for additional classes: $150
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The Parkridge College Track Program allows high school students to enroll in local colleges or in distance learning courses and receive both high school credit and college credit at the same time. Many of our students graduate from high school with 40 or more college units completed and well on their way to the 60 units needed to earn an Associate of Arts Degree (AA Degree).
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