Independent Study (GP0112) allows gifted/qualified students the opportunity to pursue areas of intense interest or courses not offered at their home school. The study is conducted under the supervision of a mentor teacher with expertise in the area of study. The student must meet the criteria as proposed by the supervising teacher or per the VBCPS curriculum. Students must invest a minimum of 70 hours of study in the project. This 1/2 credit elective course is graded. Interested students must complete the attached Independent Study Contract with proposal no later than 9 weeks prior to the intended semester of the Independent Study. The principal must approve the proposal before the Independent Study request is to begin.