The Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) program at Frisco ISD is designed for junior and senior GT and advanced academic students. Students go through a selection process and are chosen to participate. They select topics of study, and the facilitator (the ISM teacher) helps them narrow and focus their study. A mentor is carefully selected to work with the student over the course of the year with the chosen topic. The ISM teacher works with the students on management, communication, interpersonal skills, interviewing, and goal setting. The ISM teacher follows each student's progress closely, communicates with mentors, and makes sure each student stays task committed.