TAMISCAL HIGH SCHOOL
INDEPENDENT STUDY COURSE AGREEMENT

STUDENT ______________________________________ COURSE 20080: PSYCHOLOGY - fall section

I. Student Learning Outcomes
|All Tamiscal courses share the purpose of helping the student read, write, speak, and solve problems effectively. All courses within the Social Studies Department work toward developing the student’s ability to learn from the events, ways of life, and ways of thinking of peoples from different times and places. Emphasis is on using lessons from life to understand and to develop personal philosophies rather than on isolated memorization of fact.

II. Activities
Students will prepare projects, portfolios, papers, letters, simulations, and oral presentations.
Students will read and complete assignments in the text.
Students will take chapter tests and/or complete alternative assessments.
Students will complete 15 hours of volunteer work in a mental health setting OR make 3 site visits to interview mental health professionals.

III. Resources
In addition to the textbook, students are expected to utilize Tamiscal Homepage links, the Internet, Electric Library, District and County libraries, CDs, videos, and relevant media.

Textbooks: Psychology, A Way to Grow

IV. Assessment
For the purposes of evaluation and grading during the course, the following methods may be used: weekly assignments; projects; written reports; presentations; participation; quizzes and exams. Students will be informed of the grading criteria at the beginning of each semester.

V. Duration
The agreement is effective until the end of the current semester.

VI. Progress Monitoring
Progress will be monitored at weekly meetings; therefore, attendance is required. Missed appointments, tests, and assignments will result in partial course credits and may result in required attendance to Supervised Independent Study (SIS).

Grades and credits will be reported at the quarter and end of the semester.
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I accept the terms of this agreement

Student __________________________________________ Date Started _________________

Supervising Teacher ________________________________ Date Completed _______________

Other Staff _______________________________________

Parent __________________________________________

Credits Attempted _____________ Credits Earned _______________ Final Grade_____________