Igniting Young Minds

The Value of Independent Studies Through MCS

The Independent Studies Program provides:


  • Independent Studies students are considered students of Mansfield Christian School
  • Graduate with a Mansfield Christian School diploma and official transcripts
  • Standardized testing for grades 1-2 to monitor the progress of the child/Ohio Achievement Tests given to grades 3-8
  • Ohio Graduation Tests are administered to every high school student
  • Cumulative folder for each student, including test results, health records, application, and instructional objectives

Accountability and support

  • Monthly visits with a coordinator, a certified teacher, to offer encouragement, accountability & support
  • Individual help with curriculum choices
  • Encouragement, support, & fellowship with other IS families
  • Monthly newsletters offering planned activities, teaching suggestions, and devotional encouragement
  • Parent training meetings
  • Speech, vision, & hearing screenings; Speech therapy available
  • Assistance with college scholarships

Educational material and equipment

  • Textbooks used by students in the classroom are made available to IS students
  • Use of the Mansfield Christian libraries
  • Resource room for parents & children – videos, science kits, parent helps, literature reviews, home school magazines, hands-on math curriculum, DVDs, and much more
  •  Computer reading comprehension program

Social interaction

  • Field trips, classes, participation in special in-school assemblies & chapels, school plays, and more
  • A smoother transition for mainstreaming a child into Mansfield Christian School

Limited classroom experience

  • Opportunity for grades 7-12 to take up to three on campus classes at Mansfield Christian School
  • Post-secondary classes at MCS or area campuses receiving high school & college credit when requirements are met
  • Classes twice a month at Mansfield Christian School for grades K-6 including art, music, physical education, hands-on science, speakers, foreign language, and much more
  • Weekly classes offered for credit taught for grades 7-12. Classes include Life Science/Earth Science, English-Creative Writing/Literature & Physical Science/Biology.
  • Elementary, junior high and high school Independent Studies students may participate in band and/or choir at Mansfield Christian School

Extra-curricular activities

  • School plays, radio program, Field Day, Speech Meet, and more at MCS
  • Participate in organized sports – grades 7-12 offer soccer, basketball, volleyball, baseball, softball, golf, swimming, track, cross-country and cheerleading
  • Intramural sports, volleyball and basketball, for grades 4-6