Independent Study

The Independent Study program at Toledo Christian is available to students who are in seventh through twelfth grades. The Independent Study alternative requires students to follow an approved educational plan consisting of a Classical Christian curriculum that meets Toledo Christian’s academic and graduation requirements.

Course Work

For Independent Study (IS), the educational plan is primarily designed by the parents. However, within the IS program, a Classical Christian curriculum is required for students earning a TC diploma. 

The primary teaching parent has the responsibility of implementing the lessons, learning objectives and assessments through projects, field trips, labs, worksheets, quizzes, tests, writing assignments and observations. The parent compiles the curriculum that the student will use for each discipline with the help and guidance of the Independent Study Coordinator. The course work may be collected from a wide variety of resources; TC in-house classes, purchased curriculum in print or online, homeschool co-op classes, College Credit Plus for electives, private lessons, and any resources available from the IS department.


By partnering with Toledo Christian, families can expect to be supported by our Independent Study/Homeschool Coordinator, have access to curriculum resources, receive a Toledo Christian diploma and transcript, be a part of our amazing school community, participate in family gatherings, and build life-long friendships.

Access to Campus Classes (up to 3) including AP &
Honors Classes
Access to Guidance Counselor for H.S. and College Planning
ACT Prep Class
Class Ring/Varsity jacket
College Credit Plus
Commencement (if requirements are met)
Concert Band & Choir, Marching/Pep band
Extracurricular Activities & Clubs
Homecoming & Prom Events
House/Tribe Mentoring Program
Musical and Theater Productions
OGT, ACT, PSAT, AP Testing
Senior Specific Banquets & Events
Star Renaissance Testing (Junior High)
TAAC Athletics
TC Cares Community Outreach
Visual Arts, Ceramics, Photography
Weekly Chapel & High School Spiritual Events
Class Reunions & Alumni Events

Independent Study Program FAQs

Junior high and high school students have access to all the classes offered on the TC campus:  foreign language, science, math, language arts, history, Bible, physical education, fine arts and various electives. They may take up to 3 classes per semester with an additional charge to the base Independent Study tuition.

When a student is enrolled in the Toledo Christian Independent Study program, he or she is a TC student and all grades, both at home and on campus, are recorded on the high school transcript.  

Independent Study allows a high school student to earn a TC diploma if all requirements for coursework, curriculum, oversight and accountability are met. Graduating seniors are eligible to join Commencement exercises.

Yes, Independent Study students can participate in CCP courses. College Credit Plus is a program where 7th-12th grade students can attend college classes, on campus or online. The credits they earn give them both high school and college credit. It is a program funded by the State of Ohio, and there is no cost to the students. The cost of books are included for students attending CCP at Owens Community College and the University of Toledo.  Parents must attend a mandatory yearly CCP meeting for their student to be eligible and apply for credits with the Ohio Department of Education.

A junior high or high student may play sports as an Independent Student if they are enrolled in one academic class on campus per OHSAA rules.  This can be any academic class of their choice that meets once a day for a full year and is worth one credit. 

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