IMAGINE ... a school where your child is happy and benefiting from:

A small school environment with a rich multi-cultural curriculum honoring the whole child
Academics taught in a meaningful, whole world and nature-based context
Intimate multi-age classes where the values of community-building and social responsibility are taught and practiced
A lively calendar of diverse cultural celebrations
A school program and community that thrive on parent participation and choice
Teachers who teach from the heart
A joyful, caring aftercare program

Independent Study Program

While The Village Charter School (VCS) is primarily dedicated to offering a class-room based program, circumstances may arise for the option of short-term independent study. Because of these special circumstances, the VCS Board of Directors authorizes Independent Study as an optional instructional strategy for students enrolled in Kindergarten through Eighth Grades. Independent Study provides a means for students in certain circumstances to pursue curriculum objectives outside the regular classroom.

The length of an independent study program shall be a minimum of 1 day and not more than 45 school days.  A request for independent study must be received at least three (3) school days before the commencement of the absence, except as otherwise approved by the Administrator.  Independent study is conducted solely for the educational benefit for the students attending VCS as a means to encourage daily engagement in school work even during times of extended absence.

See Independent Study Board Policy.pdf for full text.


Independent Study Request Form.pdf

Print, complete and submit the Independent Study request form three (3) days before absence.