Summer school opportunities in District 126 begin roughly one week after graduation ceremonies. Summer school is an opportunity for students who need to recover credits to make them up during the summer months. Students cannot use summer school to apply a credit for a future course in the curriculum. However, if a student is not eligible for the Behind-the-Wheel component of driver education during their sophomore year, they may use summer school to complete their BtW.
Summer school is scheduled into two three-week sessions of five hours each day. During a session, students may register for two .5 credit courses, for a total of 1.0 credits per session. Students may register for both sessions, allowing students to recover a total of up to 2.0 credits during summer school. Students should meet with their counselor to ensure that they are registered for courses that will recover their credits quickly.
As with 9th hour, summer school utilizes the Apex Learning system for many, although not all, courses. This system is a self-paced system, allowing students to work at their own pace, but students must ensure that they have completed each course during the three-week session for which they are enrolled. Students are required to bring their Chromebook to summer school in order to work with the Apex online system. Students who do not complete their courses will not get a refund, nor will they earn credit for the course.
To register for driver education during summer school, a student must have received a passing grade in at least eight (8) subjects during the preceding two (2) semesters. Student must live within the boundaries of District 126 to be eligible to register for driver education and have all school fees paid in full prior to enrolling.
In both programs, attendance is mandatory. Students who are absent for six hours during each session will be dropped from summer school. Dropped students will not receive a refund, nor will they earn credit for the course.
The Summer School Registration Form is available each May in the counseling office.