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Independent Study

High school students enrolled in a private school may earn some of their credits independent of a classroom. With the permission of their school, students complete coursework at home. Common reasons for enrolling in the Independent Study Program include:

  • Improve low or incomplete grades
  • Accelerate high school schedule
  • Schedule conflict
  • Extended illness

Parent and students report to an NCCA academic advisor at the end of each semester for evaluations. An official transcript is issued upon satisfactory completion of the coursework.

Parent Involvement
The Independent Study Program requires parent involvement. A Parent must be available to monitor the coursework, administer tests and provide records of daily work.

Administering Tests at Home

Tests are administered and graded by a parent. Each test is a closed-book test which means it is generally completed without the assistance of any books, notes, or outside help. Testing Witness forms provided by the academic advisor are to be signed by the parent and attached to each test.

Academic Advisor

The academic advisor will schedule an initial consultation to answer questions, direct the purchase of textbooks and assign coursework. Parents schedule subsequent meetings as the student completes each semester of the course material. At these meetings, the academic advisor will check the student's work, assign a semester grade and provide any additional guidance that is needed. When the work is satisfactorily completed, the academic advisor will assign a final grade and authorize the release of a transcript.

Completion Guidelines

A maximum of one year from the date of enrollment is allowed to complete one unit of coursework (six months for one-half unit). If the work is not completed within that time period, a three month extension may be granted for an additional fee. The suggested NCCA deadlines for completion of coursework listed below are based on the deadline given by the school.

School Deadline                            NCCA Deadline

Beginning of school year                     September 8

End of first semester                            January 8

End of second semester                     May 20

Courses Available Include:

Health                                                      Earth Science

Physical Ed.                                           Geography

US History                                              World History

Pre Algebra                                             Algebra I

Algebra II                                                Career Ed.

Personal Finance                                 Chemistry

Biology                                                    Physics

Government                                           Economics

Other courses are available upon advisor's approval.


New Covenant Christian Academy Statement of Faith

The Apostle's Creed:

I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord
He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.
He descended into hell.
On the third day he rose again.
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.

The Nicene Creed:

We believe in one God, the Father, the Almighty, maker of heaven and earth, of all that is, both seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God eternally begotten of the Father, God from God, Light from Light, true God from true God, begotten, not made, one in being with the Father.
Through him all things were made. For us men and for our salvation he came down from heaven:
By the power of the Holy Spirit he was born of the Virgin Mary, and became man.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered, died, and was buried.
On the third day he rose again in fulfillment of the Scriptures;
He ascended into heaven and is seated at the right hand of the Father. He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead, and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son.
With the Father and Son he is worshiped and glorified. He has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church. We acknowledge one baptism for the
forgiveness of sins. We look for the resurrection of the dead, and the life of the world to come.


How to Apply:

  1. Verify with your school that units earned through the Independent Study Program will be accepted for credit.
  2. Download Application
  3. Mail the following to Basic Skills:
            Completed Independent Study Application
            $50.00 non-refundable application fee
  4. Once the above items have been received, the academic advisor will schedule an initial consultation with a parent and the student
  5. Payment is due in full at the initial consultation

Independent Study Fees

  • Application Fee (non-refundable)   $50.00
  • One Semester (1/2 unit)                  $50.00
  • Two Semesters (1 unit)                    $100.00

The purchase of course materials is the responsibility of the parents.

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