The purpose of Directed Study is to help students who are experiencing academic difficulty in a particular subject area by assisting them in strengthening their study skills and deepening their understanding of course material.
Students who have experienced academic difficulty in a subject area are assigned to the Directed Study program. These students are required to receive additional help from a teacher in the area where they are experiencing difficulty. The student and teacher engage in a written contract that specifically identifies the reasons the teacher assigned directed study and states the weekly expectations that students must accomplish in order to fulfill the contract. Although these contracts are not designed to be punitive, students who do not fulfill their contract on a weekly basis may receive a weekend detention for doing so.