Option II and Independent Study Information

Option II Information:

Any coursework taken outside of HHS for original credit must be approved through the Option II process.

Note: You do NOT need to complete this application for summer courses taken in person at HHS (Math, Financial Literacy, Public Speaking).

CLICK HERE TO START THE OPTION II APPLICATION PROCESS
 
Students will enter their name, grade, and course requested in the form at the link above to request an e-copy of the application forms. The form will then be routed electronically to the student, parent/guardian, the appropriate supervisors, and finalized by Mrs. Povall. Once the signatures are complete, the student will receive a copy of the signed form.  

Possible vendors vary by course, but may include:
Educere
Hun School
NJ Virtual School
Johns Hopkins CTY
St. Joseph's HS (Metuchen)

Other providers may be approved, depending upon the course. Contact your school counselor for information about which specific courses have been approved in the past, in your area of interest.

Deadline for 2024-2025 School Year Courses: September 15, 2024
Deadline for Summer 2024 Courses: June 1, 2024 (application opens 3/1/24, after approved students are to enroll on Educere after June 1)

You must wait for final approval before registering for your class. Once approved for school year classes, you may register and begin the course. Be sure to check the course ending date carefully to ensure you finish by the deadline. Note: Courses taken outside of HHS do not count in your HHS GPA.

Independent Study Information:

The Independent Study (IS) Program at Hillsborough High School is designed to provide opportunities for students to extend or explore learning experiences not available in the current program of studies.

The student may pursue this in a variety of ways. Click the links below for specific information about the requirements for each experience.

1. As an independent project which extends or enriches a course offered by the school (EIS)
2. As a community service activity (CS)
3. As a career exploration experience (CE)

Independent Study is available to students in Grade 12; credits earned apply toward graduation but not toward class rank. Grading is Pass/Fail. The Study cannot be used to fulfill specific course requirements as specified by the Board of Education.  A student doing Independent Study must secure a mentor; submit a proposal to be approved through the application process by a school committee; and engage in the activities without major assistance from teachers. In many cases the Study will take place outside the normal hours of the school day.

CLICK HERE TO START THE INDEPENDENT STUDY APPLICATION PROCESS

Students will enter their name, grade, and course requested in the form at the link above to request an e-copy of the application forms. The form will then be routed electronically to the student, parent/guardian, your teacher/mentor, the appropriate administrators, and finalized by Mrs. Povall. Once the signatures are complete, the students will receive a copy of the signed form.

Deadline for 2024-2025 School Year Courses: September 15, 2024

Mentors:

Click here for the Mentor Completion Log