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Independent Learning Experiences

The Independent Learning Experience Program

Independent Learning Experiences

An Overview of the Program


The Independent Learning Experience is a pathway for learners who want to accelerate their learning beyond the classroom setting. This pathway is available to students in grades 9-12 who exhibit a strong desire to work independently on an enriching project, coursework or independent study that is not otherwise offered at Staples High School. Through an Independent Learning Experience, students spend a semester or full year independently or collaboratively moving forward to bring that passion project to fruition, with the support of the Independent Learning Experiences teacher and a faculty mentor.


Independent Learning Teacher: Kim Herzog

Telephone: (203) 341 - 1470

E-mail: shspersonalizedlearning@westportps.org