High School Information

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Overview

Students entering grades 9-12 have the opportunity to enroll in a summer class either for advancement or remediation.  PVPSS offers both onsite and online courses, all of which meet the UC/CSU and NCAA college entrance requirements through our WASC accredited program (see the Courses section for more details).  We have an incredible staff, and the overall atmosphere is outstanding.  With that being said, please review the information below before deciding if PVPSS is the best option for your student.   

The program moves at a fast pace, as full-year courses are completed in just six weeks.  Students must demonstrate a high degree of self-discipline to be successful, and it is very important to stay on track because each school day covers over a week of material.  Therefore, teachers are unable to provide extensions on assignments/exams for any reason, including illness and travel.  Please note that although our online program is asynchronous, as students are not required to attend virtual sessions, assignments are still submitted on a daily basis and deadlines provided by the teacher must be met.  See the Policies section for more details.

Please also note that PVPSS is a non-profit private entity that 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, staff members are unable to provide any additional services that may be in place through the District (such as extra time to submit assignments).  However, students and parents are welcome to share effective strategies and helpful information with the instructors, who are there to encourage and support all students.

Again, please consider the information above when deciding if PVPSS is the best summer program for your student.  

DAILY SCHEDULE

ONSITE STUDENTS

Onsite students receive 5.5 hours of daily instruction over the course of six weeks (24 school days) from highly qualified/certificated PVPUSD teachers. Strict attendance guidelines have been established to ensure that students are able to meet the necessary requirements for successful class completion. Teachers will provide clear expectations for student achievement.

ONLINE/ASYNCHRONOUS STUDENTS

PVPSS offers an asynchronous online option for World History, US History, American Government, and Economics. Each class is guided by a highly qualified/certificated PVPUSD teacher, who will provide clear expectations for student achievement. Although students are not required to attend virtual sessions, the instructors will provide a great deal of optional support. They hold daily office hours for Q&A, as well as a weekly review session, all through a virtual platform. Again, attendance is completely optional.

Please note that this program does NOT allow students to work at their own pace, as assignments are due each school day and all deadlines must be met. Students cannot fall behind or work ahead, and they will need to check the teacher’s announcements/posts on a daily basis. The online option is best for self-motivated students who would like a structured academic environment, without the requirement of attending class.

TUITION

Yearlong Course – $900*
Semester Course – $450*
College Application Prep Workshop (Semester) – $600*

*tuition prices subject to change for 2023 summer programs

Please review the High School Changes and Refunds page before enrolling. Discounts are available for high school students enrolled in the PVPUSD Free and Reduced Price Meal Program. Discounts are not automatic, and you must fill out our PVPSS Discount Application-2023 (link will be provided prior to registration) to receive a coupon code prior to registration. You will need to upload a current copy of the PVPUSD Free and Reduced Price Meal Program confirmation letter. No refunds will be provided if you purchase a class without applying for a coupon code. You must fill out the form and receive your coupon code prior to registration. Please email help@pvpss.com if you do not receive the coupon code within three days of submittal.

Important Dates and FAQs

FAQs

How does the asynchronous online program work?

PVPSS offers an asynchronous online option for World History, US History, American Government, and Economics. Each class is guided by a highly qualified/certificated PVPUSD teacher, who will provide clear expectations for student achievement. Although students are not required to attend virtual sessions, the instructors will provide a great deal of optional support. They hold daily office hours for Q&A, as well as a weekly review session, all through a virtual platform. Again, attendance is completely optional.

Please note that this program does NOT allow students to work at their own pace, as assignments are due each school day and all deadlines must be met. Students cannot fall behind or work ahead, and they will need to check the teacher’s announcements/posts on a daily basis. The online option is best for self-motivated students who would like a structured academic environment, without the requirement of attending class.

Will PVPSS provide a computer for my student?

PVPSS does not provide technology for the students.

Do I need to get a textbook or anything else before the course starts?

PVPSS teachers will email students prior to the first day of school to provide information on all necessary materials. You do not need to prepare for anything before receiving that message. Students should check their PVPUSD email on a daily basis.

Can online students travel outside of the country without any issues?

Make sure to contact the teacher and principal at least two weeks before traveling outside of the country, so that we can ensure compatibility with the software programs.

Where can I get information on courses, attendance/assignment policies, refunds, and registration?

Please visit the High School section of pvpss.com for our Courses, Policies, Changes and Refunds, and Registration tabs.

Is there an orientation video?

The principal will provide a new orientation video each year, which all students and guardians are required to watch. The video presentation contains necessary/valuable information for the student to be successful.

Can I take more than one class over the summer?

Students may only enroll in one class at a time. However, incoming seniors can take the College Application Prep (CAP) workshop along with American Government and Economics.

Does the 504 or IEP apply for PVPSS?

PVPSS is a non-profit private entity that 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, staff members are unable to provide any additional services that may be in place through the District (such as extra time to submit assignments). However, students and parents are welcome to share effective strategies and helpful information with the instructors, who are there to encourage and support all students.

Can I withdraw from a class after it begins?

To withdraw from a course, a parent/guardian must notify the PVPSS principal by the eighth day of that specific semester.

Can I decide not to have the course/grade show up on my transcript?

If a student completes the course and does not wish to keep it on the transcript, a parent/guardian must notify the home school counselor.

Is there public transportation available?

Please visit the PV Transit website for bus information.

IMPORTANT DATES - updates coming in 2023