Independent Instruction

Frisch Research Fellows, a cohort of self-motivated and intellectually curious students from grades 9-12, are provided with a semester-long opportunity to explore an area of interest in a directed study. As a supplement to their rigorous course load, these directed studies teach students how to conduct sophisticated research, organize materials, and produce an academic paper/project. Guided by and meeting regularly with a faculty mentor, students formulate their research proposal, identify appropriate scholarly resources, delineate a comprehensive outline, and convey original ideas in an academic style. Upon course completion, students receive a course grade on their transcript in addition to their regular course load. Examples of recent directed study topics include Constitutional Law, Advanced Probability and Analysis, Multi-Media Art and 3-D Design.