Update Code Table
A code for the Independent Study program must be setup in the Code table for the Student Program (STU.SP) field. Students can then be added to the Independent Study program from the Student Data form and the Attendance Enrollment can be updated to place the student into this program.
From School Info, Configurations on the Navigation tree click on Update Code Table and the following form will display. Add a code for the “Independent Study” program. This code will now display on the Student Data form in the PROG field drop down. If necessary, two codes can be added to separate long-term and short-term programs.
Update Absence Code Table
Two absence codes must be setup in the Absence Code Table, which are not already regular absence codes. One must indicate that the Independent Study work assignments are incomplete and the other must indicate that the work assignments have been completed.
From the Attendance Accounting, Attendance Process Dashboard, A. Setup/Config, click the mouse on the Update Absence Codes and the following form will display. For the Independent Study Program, you will need to define two codes for Incomplete and Complete.
For example, N = Incomplete and Q = Complete.
It is very important that these codes are set up correctly. Click the mouse on the Add button to create individual absence reasons to be used. The following is an example:
- Code: N
- Description: ID STD INC
- Independent Study Option: Incomplete
Click the mouse on Verified Not Absence and Count for ADA flag set to NO.
Add the second absence code for Independent Study Complete. For example:
- Code: Q
- Description: ID STD COM
- Abbreviation: ISC
- Independent Study Option: Complete
Click the mouse on Verified Not Absence and Count for ADA flag set to YES.
More information on Absence Codes are available at the following link: