High School Information

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Overview

HIGH SCHOOL (9th – 12th) – will be offered on the Palos Verdes High School campus. Students attending high school in the fall will have the opportunity to enroll in either an “on campus” or an online distance learning program. All courses offered provide credit toward high school graduation and meet UC, NCAA, and CSU college entrance requirements through our WASC accredited program. Students who have met the prerequisite requirements, may enroll in a course for credit recovery or advancement.

It is important to consider that summer school may not be the best venue for all students.  To successfully complete the equivalent of a semester or year long course during an abbreviated summer school session requires a student to demonstrate a high degree of focus, concentration, self discipline, motivation and time management. 

NEW ONLINE ASYNCHRONOUS COURSES AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER!!!

PVPSS is excited to offer asynchronous online courses this summer!  We will have this option for World History, US History, American Government, and Economics.  Each class will be guided by one of our excellent PVPUSD teachers, using a program called UC Scout to help navigate students through the curriculum.  Although students are not required to attend virtual sessions, the instructors will provide plenty of optional support.  They will offer daily office hours for Q&A, as well as a weekly review session, all through Zoom or Teams.  Please note that the calendar timeline is the same for both in-person and online courses (Semester 1: June 21 - July 8, Semester 2: July 11 - 28).  Students will be expected to check online for daily updates/announcements and meet all deadlines provided by the teacher.  Students should only take this course if they are self-motivated, independent learners who can handle the responsibility of an asynchronous class.  

***College Application Prep (CAP) Workshop***

Hey, rising seniors, how would you like professional guidance and support with your college applications this summer?!

PVPSS is absolutely thrilled to offer the College Application Prep (CAP) workshop, and we are very fortunate to have two of our finest staff members running the program.  Kelly Baranick, PVPHS head counselor, and Tim Hall, PVPHS English teacher and writing specialist, will combine their skills to support our students in getting a head start with:
  • College Searches
  • Creating A Balanced College List (Safety/Target/Reach Schools)
  • Building a Resume
  • Writing College Essays
  • Filling Out Applications

This three-week workshop (not a graded course for credit) will be offered in both PVPSS semesters, allowing students to choose which session works best for them.  It will take place on the PVHS campus from 9:30am - 11:30 am on all PVPSS school days. Please note that students enrolled in this CAP workshop can also take Government & Economics with us.

Your applications and required history courses could be finished by the time we start school in August!!!

Please note that PVPSS is a non-profit private entity which does not follow the same policies and regulations as a public school.  Due to the fast pace of the program, with only 12 school days in each semester, PVPSS staff members are unable to provide any additional services that may be in place through PVPUSD.  However, students and parents are welcome to share effective strategies and other helpful information with the instructors.   Although we cannot honor accommodation requests, such as additional time to submit assignments, the staff will strive to support and encourage all students.
 
PVPSS courses require a great deal of focus, motivation, and self-management for students to succeed.  Please consider this when making summer enrollment decisions. 

Dates

1st Semester

2nd Semester

Tuesday, June 21 – Friday, July 8, 2022Week 1: Tu – F, June 21 – 24Week 2: M – Th, June 27 – 30Week 3: Tu – F, July 5 – 8

On-site Classes: 7:30am – 1:00pm

CAP Workshop: 9:30am – 11:30am

Online Classes: Optional daily office hours provided by the teacher(Monday, June 20th, and Monday, July 4th, are federal holidays, so class will be held Tuesday – Friday during those two weeks)

Monday, July 11 – Thursday, July 28, 2022Week 1: M – Th, July 11 – 14Week 2: M – Th, July 18 – 21Week 3: M – Th, July 25 – 28

On-site Classes: 7:30am – 1:00pm

CAP Workshop: 9:30am – 11:30am

Online Classes: Optional daily office hours provided by the teacher

Summer 2022 High School Registration Dates - Registration Closes 6/1/22

  • Seniors - OPEN NOW
  • Juniors - OPEN NOW
  • Sophomores - OPEN NOW
  • Freshman - OPEN NOW
  • Out of District/Temp IDs -OPEN NOW

Click here for High School Registration page.

Registration closes, June 1st at 11:59 p.m.  If you are interested in registering for a summer class after June 1st, please email help@pvpss.com for availability.

Daily Schedule

On Campus Students

On campus students will be required to receive 5.5 hours of daily curriculum and instruction over the duration of 24 school days.  Students will also need to demonstrate competence in the assessments to earn the equivalent of a yearlong, accredited, UC approved high school course (12 days for the equivalent of a semester course).

Highly qualified and certificated teachers currently employed by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District during the normal school year will be utilized exclusively to provide all curriculum, instruction and assessment of students.

Strict attendance guidelines have been established to ensure that students meet the necessary requirements for successful completion of the courses in which they are enrolled. No exceptions will be allowed.

Teachers will provide clear and concise expectations for student achievement including standards for grading, deadlines for completion of all work and a schedule of testing which will include mandatory midterm and final exam dates to be administered all of which will be contained within their course syllabus and distributed to students on or before the first day of class.

 

PVPSS Daily Schedule 
7:25 am Warning bell
7:30 am Tardy bell
9:30 am 1st break
9:40 am 1st break return to class
9:45 am Tardy bell
11:35 am 2nd break
11:45 am 2nd break return to class
11:50 am Tardy bell
1:00 pm End of School/dismissal
 

Online Students

We are offering online options for World History, US History, American Government, and Economics.

Each class will be guided by one of our excellent PVPUSD teachers, using the UC Scout online platform to help navigate students through the curriculum.

Although students are not required to attend virtual sessions, the instructors will provide plenty of optional support.  They will offer daily office hours for Q&A, as well as a weekly review session, all through Zoom or Teams. Please note that the calendar timeline is the same for both in-person and online courses (Semester 1: June 21 – July 8, Semester 2: July 11 – 28).

Students will be expected to check online for daily updates/announcements and meet all deadlines provided by the teacher.  Students should only take this course if they are self-motivated, independent learners who can handle the responsibility of an asynchronous class.

Tuition

 

Online and Onsite at Palos Verdes High School
(Year-long)
Online and Onsite at Palos Verdes High School
(Semester)
$900 $450

 

College Application Prep (CAP) Workshop
(Semester)
$600

Please review the High School Changes and Refunds page before purchasing your summer school class.

Discounts are available for HIGH SCHOOL students enrolled in the PVPUSD Free and Reduced Price Meal Program for the 2021-2022 school year. Discount is not automatic. You must fill out our PVPSS Discount Application to receive a COUPON CODE prior to registration. You will be required to upload a current copy of the PVPUSD Free and Reduced Price Meal Program confirmation letter. No refunds will be given if you do not fill out the form and receive your COUPON CODE PRIOR to registration. This discount is not available for our Summer Break and PEP programs. Please email help@pvpss.com if you do not receive your COUPON CODE within three days of submittal.

Program Offerings

Please see High School Courses page for details about course offerings.

Important Dates and FAQs

IMPORTANT DATES

 

May 6

Last Day for FULL REFUND of tuition less a $50 administrative fee.

The only means of requesting a refund for High School courses is to email help@pvpss.com, please include the below information in your email and copy both parent and student on the email:

Student and parent’s first and last names (required if last name differs from parent named on registration account)
Student Aeries ID#
Course title
Teacher name

No phone, voicemail or mailed requests will be accepted. Email date stamped no later than cutoff dates listed above. Upon receipt of the email, you will receive a google form from help@pvpss.com to complete the refund request. Refunds are processed according to the schedule below. In most instances refunds will be made within a 2-week period, however, during certain peak times the volume of transactions will delay the response to a request for a refund. Thank you for your understanding.

May 20 Last day for 50% refund on yearlong and first or second semester classes. No refunds after this date.
June 10 Online registration site closes at 3 pm.
June 21 First day of classes
June 22 Last day to add/change first semester classes
June 23 Last day to add/change a yearlong class
June 28 End of first quarter. Progress reports due end of school day (all students).
June 30 Last day to withdraw/audit first semester classes
July 8 Last day of first semester. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY*
Faculty Meeting
July 11 First day of second semester
July 12 Last day to add/change second semester classes
July 19 End of third quarter. Progress reports due end of school day (all students)
July 21 Last day to withdraw/audit second semester classes
July 28 Last day of classes – ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY*
Sept 1 Deadline to challenge a recorded grade

*All students are required to attend the last day of summer school – July 8th for 1st semester and July 28th for yearlong and 2nd semester classes. 

FAQ

How does the program work for Online classes, do I need to be online every day?

Online classes will have an asynchronous format, allowing students to learn with a curriculum-based program (UC Scout) and support/guidance from the teacher.  This option will not have a set time frame for daily instruction, as the instructor will reach out with those details.  All students, both in-person and online, are required to adhere to the teacher’s deadlines and policies.  Also, the start and end dates are the same for all students.

Will you provide a computer for my student? PVPSS does not provide loaner computers or Chromebooks for any online classes.

Students must have access to a working laptop or tablet with a working camera and audio features. Students must have reliable WiFi and face to face and voice/text contact with faculty.

Will I need to purchase a book for my summer course?

No. You will be contacted if you need to pick up a textbook for your class. Textbooks for those courses will be checked out from the high school library.

What do I do if I am in a different country?

If you are planning to attend class in a different country, please email help@pvpss.com.

What happens if I am late or miss a day of school?

Please refer to the High School Policy page for details on absences and tardies.

How do I register for summer school?

Please see the Registration page for detailed instructions on how to register for summer school.

What classes do you offer?

Please see our High School Courses page for Course offerings.

What is your policy on refunds and changes?

Please see our High School Changes and Refunds page for details.

Can I take more than one class for summer school?

You may only register for one yearlong class or one class per semester. You may not register for more than one first semester or more than one second semester review classes.

AP CLASSES: Why don’t you offer AP classes during summer school?

We work very closely with PVPUSD to ensure all our courses align with district expectations for credit toward high school graduation as well as meeting UC and CSU minimum entrance requirements. In the best interest of the students we serve, PVPUSD has requested that we do not offer AP classes due to the large gap of time that would exist between student exposure and completion of AP course work during the summer and the administration of AP testing to determine the level and degree of student understanding and proficiency, traditionally conducted in the spring.

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 individual education plans in place with PVPUSD students requiring additional services. In fact, we would not have knowledge of any plans or arrangements that may exist with the district unless we are notified by the student and/or his or her parents. We encourage our teachers to provide reasonable accommodations and modifications, whenever possible and strive to provide the best summer experience for all.

It is important to note that summer school may not be the best venue for all students. To successfully complete the equivalent of a semester or year long course during an abbreviated summer school session requires a student to demonstrate a high degree of focus, concentration, self discipline, motivation and time management.

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).”

WAITLISTS: Do you have waitlists for closed classes?

If a class is full, you can add yourself to the waitlist during the registration process. 

TRANSCRIPTS:

PVPUSD students will be able to view their PVPSS summer school transcripts on their Aeries accounts approximately 3 weeks after the end of the summer session.

 OUT OF DISTRICT APPLICANTS:

Out of district students must register for a TEMP ID before registering for any summer classes.  Please click here for instructions to obtain a TEMP ID:  TBD

Transportation

Please visit the PV Transit website for bus information.

Disclaimer

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has been notified that funds have become available from the state of California to be used exclusively for providing additional support for current high school students who have experienced difficulty in performing at grade level during the pandemic crisis due to a multitude of issues that may have arisen. This additional funding is to be earmarked exclusively to assist such students in securing additional educational support at no cost to the students or their families.

Please be advised that PVPSS, as a private entity, does not receive such funding and therefore is required to charge tuition fees for instructional programs in order to cover the costs of our teachers, supplies, classroom rental fees, technology fees, custodial services, support staff, etc. As a non profit organization that exists for the sole purpose of providing additional funding to PVPUSD, all profits that exceed the costs of running our program are gifted to PVPUSD.

We recommend that you contact edservices@pvpusd.net before enrolling in our fee-based program, to determine if your current high school student may qualify to participate in their remediation program that would incur no costs to you.

PVPUSD DOES NOT PAY TUITION FEES FOR STUDENTS THAT ENROLL IN OUR PROGRAM.