Keith, I went to traditional school until the beginning of my Junior year I got really sick and had to stay home for months. So I ended up going on independent study. I liked it so much, that when I felt better I only went back for some classes at my regular school (like math which is not my forte and hard to do on my own) and then took some classes from home and some at a JC. I continued that for my senior year as well. For many people it is difficult to study independently and stay on track. It worked well for me.