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Personalized Learning

Independent Learning Experiences

Formerly Independent Study


If you are interested in submitting an Independent Learning Experience (ILE) for either Fall 2018 or Full Year 2018-2019, the Independent Learning Team will be accepting proposals beginning the week of September 17th.


A part of this program provides students with the opportunity to create their own learning experience by focusing on an area of interest beyond our high school curriculum. 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 Pathways team and a faculty mentor.

Please complete the proposal form and return it in an e-mail attachment to shspersonalizedlearning@westportps.org starting the week of September 17th. Once we receive your proposal, we will follow up with you via e-mail for next steps.

We look forward to receiving your creative proposals!

Best regards,

Kim Herzog
Jennifer Cirino