SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
AP CLASSES: Why don’t you offer AP classes during summer school? We work very closely with the PVPUSD to be sure that our classes qualify for credit and provide the educational opportunities expected by our entire scholastic family. For the benefit of the student, academic material covered during the school year would obviously be fresher in their minds when testing in the spring than if they had taken the class many months before. The district has communicated their desire to have classes and AP testing take place without that large a lag time between, so we do not offer AP classes over the summer.
IEP/504: Does my student’s IEP or 504 apply during Summer HS? As a private and wholly separate entity, we are not legally bound by any plans in place with the district for students requiring additional services. That being said, we encourage teachers to provide reasonable accommodations and modifications, when possible. As soon as we are made aware of any student requiring extra help, teachers will be advised. We do not have access to all district health information, so please add any pertinent information in the “Notes” field on the Emergency Contact/Health Info form you complete as part of registration. We appreciate the opportunity to provide the best summer experience for all students, regardless of any limitations.
ONLINE: What is the status of online summer classes? PVPSS will be offering four online classes (US History Honors, World History, American Government/Economics) during the summer of 2018. Students will have the opportunity to enroll in classes with the flexibility of completing all coursework with no requirement for their physical presence through the duration of the summer session. However, there is a mandatory orientation for students taking online classes on May 30th, at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium. Parent are welcome to attend as well. Using the template from the highly successful online pilot program created by PVPUSD during the summer of 2016, PVPSS will also utilize the same district-trained teachers, materials and “Fuel Ed” platform to ensure quality is not compromised in meeting the rigorous standards and expectations that have been established. Due to the increased academic demands inherent with online learning, students are encouraged to speak with their guidance counselor to determine if it is a good match for their individual styles of learning. Refer to the Course Offerings section of the registration site for the list of online classes. Click here for online FAQs.
RESIDENCY: Are there any residency requirements – can any high school student attend? We welcome out of district students (non-PVPUSD, private school and summer visitors) to our summer program, as long as they have applied for a Temporary ID (required for registration) and will be able to meet the attendance policy for our program. They should also check with their home school to be certain that any credits earned during summer school will transfer for their own transcript. All summer school policies, especially attendance, apply equally to all students, regardless of home district. Click here to request a Temporary ID number.
REVIEW: What is a “Review” class, who is eligible to take one, and how would the grade affect my transcript? Review classes are offered by semester, and are intended for students who need to repeat the semester in order to obtain a passing grade for graduation. According to PVPUSD, “with the approval of the principal or designee, a student may repeat a course in order to raise his/her grade. Both grades received shall be entered on the student’s transcript, but the student shall receive credit only once for taking the course. The highest grade received shall be used in determining the student’s overall grade point average (GPA).”
STUDENT ID: Why do I need a student ID number? A student ID number is required for registration to control the registration process. Our system rolls out according to grade level, with rising seniors having the highest priority. The ID number provides a way for the system to recognize the grade level of the student which can determine what classes a student is eligible to register for. For example, only rising seniors can take American Government or Economics; a junior would be ineligible to take that class over the summer, just as within the existing guidelines of PVPUSD.
WAIT LISTS: Do you have wait lists for closed classes? We do not carry wait lists for closed sections. Once registration has begun, classes that become fully enrolled will no longer be visible on the website. Should a cancellation occur, the open spots become available, and the class will be posted again. Please check the registration site on a regular basis for class availability.