Check back in February 2014
Phone: 925.462.5500 (messages only)
- Will you be offering an elementary and/or middle school program for 2013?
- The return of elementary and middle school at-risk summer school programs will be offered. Students qualifying for this program will receive a written invitation in the mail.
- When will summer school information be available, and where can I get an application?
- The summer school schedule is generally available in late March. Applications will be available online on the school district website and at the high school sites in April after spring break.
- How many days can I miss in summer school?
- District Policy requires that in order to earn credit, students may accumulate no more than two (2) absences during summer school. There are NO excused absences, including medical. You do not need to call the summer school office when your child is absent. Three tardies are considered an absence. A tardy is arriving after the start of class, up to 10 minutes late. When a student accumulates a third absence, s/he will be dropped from summer school. Being 10 minutes tardy or more is an absence.
- If I am taking two periods, is each attendance record separate?
- Yes, it is possible to miss class in only one period. Attendance is per period, not per day.
- Will there be homework assigned?
- Class time is generally given for students to do homework. Work that is not finished by the end of the class period is then considered homework.
- How will my summer school grade change my regular school grade?
- Once you have completed summer school, a transcript will be sent to your home school. Both grades will appear on your transcript, but the new grade will count for credit, not the D/F grade.
- If my student received a “C” in his/her original course, can he/she take summer school to improve the grade?
- No, summer school is only open to students needing to remediate a D/F grade in that particular class. Summer school is a summary of the entire year, assuming the student has already taken the course.
- If my student received a “C” or better in a Resource or Sheltered class, can he/she retake the class in summer school to receive a college prep grade?
- No, in order to enroll in summer school, the student must have received a “D” or “F” in the original course. If a student wants to enroll in a college prep class, but did not do so during the school year, online options are available through outside providers that the family would purchase. Students should see their counselors about this option.
- If my student did not take PE during the regular school year, can he/she take the course in summer school?
- No, in order to enroll in summer school, the student must have previously taken the course and received a D or F.
- Students may also enroll in order to try and pass the fitness test.
- My student is coming from out of the district. Can he/she take summer classes through PUSD?
- Out of district students will be enrolled in our summer school classes on a space-available basis after the on time applications have been processed for PUSD students. Out of district students must provide proof of a D/F grade in their original class and immunization records with their application.
- Are there any classes my student can take for elective credit in summer school?
- We offer Volunteer Community Awareness, which can be taken in addition to any two other courses, for up to 5 credits for volunteering 60 hours over the summer school dates for a non-profit organization. Details are provided in the summer school bulletin. Incoming 9th grade students may also earn elective credit by taking Spanish I Review, Algebra Review or English Review. These classes are intended for students with a grade of C- or lower in their 8th grade courses. Middle School Counselor approval will be required.