If you need to recover credit for a failed course, summer school will be offered by DPS at regional sites throughout the city. Please see your counselor to select the course(s) that need to be taken and to get registered ASAP. The registration will close on May 4th!
About the DPS Regional Summer School Program:
The Regional Summer School Program is taking place at six locations this summer:
- North High School
- Thomas Jefferson High School
- Bruce Randolph
- Compassion Road Academy
- Excel Academy
- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Early College
Each location has been chosen to provide convenience and ease for students throughout Denver Public Schools, to attend. The Regional Summer School Program will utilize Edgenuity learning software and will follow the Credit Recovery model of online learning with teachers and tutors to support student learning.
Each site will be staffed with a summer school administrator, highly qualified teachers who will lead instruction and academic supports, a site coordinator who will focus on student data, communication and transcript related functions, and building security. Please be assured that our summer programming will be run very effectively and efficiently to ensure that your student has every opportunity possible to earn credits towards graduation.
We have developed criteria to place students in one of our six sites. Once the students have been placed in a site, based on the following criteria, you will receive communication indicating where your student has been placed:
Dates and times:
The Regional Summer School Program will begin June 18, 2018 and run through July 13, 2018. Classes will take place Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. Breakfast will be served every morning from 7:30 a.m.-7:50 a.m., and lunch will be served from 12:00 p.m.- 12:30 p.m. If your students are interested in taking advantage of food services, please be sure to arrange transportation accordingly.
Regional Summer School Program Fees:
Each student who participates in the Regional Summer School Program, will have a $25 fee applied to their student account. If the student completes at least one course over the summer, the fee will be removed. If no courses are completed, the fee will remain attached to the student’s account.
Courses and credits:
Each student has met with their counselor to establish which courses need to be recovered. There is a 2-course maximum associated with this program. This means that each student has the opportunity to take up to 2 courses and earn up to ten credits through the Regional Summer School Program. All completed courses will be reflected in Infinite Campus and be applied to student’s transcript. Students will only receive credit upon course completion. There will be no partial or half credit given for coursework that is not complete.
It is expected that each student who participates in the Regional Summer School Program work towards completing 1-2 classes over the course of the summer. In order to do so, it is expected that each student align their efforts with the following expectations:
- It is expected that each student have regular and consistent attendance. Students who accrue more than 4 absences will not be able to continue participating in the Regional Summer School Program.
- All students are expected to be seated and ready to work in their assigned classroom by 8:00 a.m. and committed to working diligently until 12:00 p.m. Students who are more than 10 minutes late or leave class before the 12:00 p.m. release time, will earn an absence that will count towards the four absence limit.
- Students are to be on task and focused at all times
- Students are to work towards maintaining a learning environment free from disrespect, foul language, poor behavior and distracting behavior
- Students will respect, and comply with the requests and direction from all Regional Summer School Staff, at all times
- Students will not bring visitors to class with them, at any time
- Students will not interrupt students in other classes that are in session without the permission of the instructor
- Students will not remove any test items from the classroom at any time, unless supervised and accompanied by an adult
- Students will understand that all acts of violence, verbal and/or physical towards staff or other students, will automatically disqualify them as students in the Regional Summer School Program.
- If not eating lunch, students will leave campus as soon as classes are dismissed at 12:00 p.m. Students who do stay for lunch will commit to leaving campus by 12:30 p.m.
- Consistent progress is an extremely vital contributor to course completion. All students are expected to show consistent progress in their courses.
- All course work is to be completed by 12:00 p.m. on July 13, 2018. All unfinished work will not be applied or credited to Fall 2018 credit recovery efforts.
Failure to comply with the expectations listed above will result in the loss of the privilege of attending summer school. If a student is asked to leave the Regional Summer School program, and not return, the $25 fee will remain attached to their student account.