Additional Academic Programs
Additional Programs Offered at Monarch
During junior or senior year, a student may pursue an Independent Study in various subjects not presently taught at Monarch High School. This individual work is counted as elective credit toward graduation. The student must find a Monarch High teacher willing to sponsor and supervise the Independent Study. A contract must be completed and approved by the sponsoring teacher and the Assistant Principal prior to the start of the study. Students must take Independent Study for a letter grade and the Independent Study class must be in addition to the minimum number of classes required per grade level (for example, a 7th class for 11th grade students and a 6th class for 12th grade students). There are specific guidelines to follow and maximum credit allowances. Independent Study contracts are available in the Counseling Office.
Post-Secondary Enrollment Options
Colorado law (HB 1326) provides high school students in the eleventh and twelfth grades the opportunity to apply credit earned at post-secondary state institutions toward high school graduation credit or credit toward a degree or a certification at an institution of higher education, or both.