"Flexibility to Pursue Your Passion"

As an independent study option, Mt. Everest Academy is able to offer more flexibility to our students and families than many traditional schools. Flexibility means different things to different people. Since there are some limitations, please read below what is offered at Mt. Everest Academy.

3 facesSemesters: Mt. Everest Academy follows a typical semester format with a full load of courses assigned for the entire semester. The school is closed during the summer. Student assignments are divided into monthly periods. The greatest opportunity for flexibility is that student work may be completed any time within the monthly attendance windows. Student work may also be submitted any time on or before the due date listed for each month. State law requires that late work cannot earn attendance credit.

Assignments described on the syllabi are designed by teachers to meet State Standards and District Course of Study expectations using approved curriculum. Teachers often offer flexibility by creating choices and options for projects and other assignments. See teachers in advance when an assignment clarification is needed or adjustment is desired.

Attendance at school varies based on the courses/enrichment activities the student is enrolled in. Generally speaking, students in grades K-5 have class one day per week, grades 6-8 have classes 1-2 days a week, and grades 9-12 have classes 2-3 days a week. There are additional activities, workshops, and clubs that are offered on campus throughout the week that provide extra instruction, reminders, enrichment, social interaction, and feedback. Students with scheduling conflicts or individual needs are expected to communicate directly with teachers or counselor to resolve conflicts. Testing and presentations are required on a regular basis for most secondary courses.

Communication with teachers is very flexible and important and may happen through phone, email, mail, class time, teacher office hours, or conferences. Communication is critical for success in independent study, especially if a student encounters scheduling conflicts.

Schedule and program changes for secondary students are often possible and can be discussed with the counselor up until the seventh week of each semester.

All course tests and district tests will be administered on campus. Each teacher offers a specific testing schedule with choices to accommodate student needs. 

Traveling students are not left behind. We allow traveling students to continue learning district adopted curricula while on the road. Consistent communication between the student, family, and teachers are key in ensuring continued academic success while traveling.

See your supervising teacher, subject teacher, or counselor to discuss your needs for flexibility. We will be happy to work with you to take advantage of the flexibility that is possible in independent study.

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