Independent Studies

Forms to apply for an Independent Study may be found in Guidance.

The Silver Lake Be-Well Independent Study aims to provide peer support, bring awareness to various mental health related topics, and help promote a safe and comfortable environment to support students within our school. This will include PSA's, information sharing, club/group collaboration, peer support and supporting our Pawsitive to the Core program.


Silver Lake Regional High School Yearbook staff is created for seniors by seniors. This is an independent study held during the school day for a full year. Members of the staff will be responsible for the production, design, and publication of the school yearbook. Students will be proud of their contribution to the creation of the Yearbook, and will learn valuable skills such as: time management, working with a team, creative layout design, computer software skills, photography, writing, and project management.

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Student Tech Innovation and Integration (Help Desk)

The Student Technology Innovation and Integration Help Desk course (the “Help Desk”) is a hands-on study of technology integration in an educational context. Students will be required to assess problem sets throughout the day and define the best approach to addressing or solving the problem. In addition to solving problems for students and teachers, students will be required to complete and maintain several running projects that address problems or solutions in educational technology integration. The course also provides students with the opportunity to pursue an independent learning pathway in one of four areas: innovation, design, entrepreneurship or applications and develop a project which positively impacts their community. To be successful in this course, students should have a prior understanding of Chromebooks and Chrome OS, along with being comfortable disassembling and reassembling electronics with supervision. A prerequisite of recommendation from a Computer, Math, Science, or Technology teacher, Librarian, department head, or coordinator is also required.