SHORT TERM INDEPENDENT STUDY (STIS)
Short-term Independent Study may be an option for students who will be absent for five (5) to fifteen (15) consecutive school days. To be eligible for a Short-term Independent Study contract, the student must have a good attendance record (less than 18 periods of unexcused absences or tardies), and be in good academic standing (2.0 with no F’s on most recent grade reporting). If a student must be absent for more than 15 days, the student must be withdrawn from the Travis Unified School District, and enrolled in the destination district. STIS is not available during finals or statewide testing periods.
The parent/guardian must meet the school’s guidelines for requesting Independent Study contracts. There can be no more than two (2) independent study contracts granted per student per school year. If all the contracted work is returned with satisfactory progress, the student will maintain a clear attendance record. If the student’s work is unsatisfactory, or incomplete, the school can only grant excused days of absence for the amount of satisfactory work returned. The other days of absence will be considered unexcused, and will count towards truancy limits. If a student had any unexcused absence(s) due to failure to complete work on an initial Independent Study contract, a second Independent Study contract will not be granted for that school year.