High School Information

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Overview

HIGH SCHOOL (9th – 12th) – will be offered on the Peninsula 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. On campus course enrollment will not exceed 16 students** per course. Online distance learning course enrollment will not exceed 35 students. All courses offered provide credit toward high school graduation and meet UC 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. Highly qualified and experienced PVPUSD teachers will provide three hours of direct instruction, two and one half hours of additional outside assignment requirements and one half hour of availability to students for additional assistance as needed, each day for all “on campus’’ and online distance learning semester and year long courses.

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. 

PLEASE NOTE: Enrollment in all “on campus” programs require that our tuition fee will be significantly increased. This is due to the fact that we must secure twice as many teachers, classrooms and custodians thereby doubling our costs for employee compensation, leasing, and sanitizing each additional classroom to the highest standards possible. Further, we are only able to enroll half as many students for each course per Los Angeles County Department of Health COVID guidelines.

*The Peninsula High School campus is subject to closure should health concerns arise that deem it necessary according to Los Angeles County Department of Health mandates. If it becomes necessary to transition from on campus instruction to a distance learning format, you can rest assured that our teachers will be able to do so seamlessly.  Of course, students would need access to a computer, laptop or other such device, suitable WiFi and a video camera with voice and text capabilities.  PVPSS does not have this equipment to loan.  Refunds will not be issued if we are required to convert to online instruction as a result of a mandate issued by the Department of Health.

**or the maximum number of students allowed in accordance with CDC & County mandates

Dates

1st Semester

2nd Semester

Monday, June 21– Friday, July 9

First Week:  M – TH, June 21 – June 24
Second Week:  M – TH, June 28 – July 1
Third Week:  Tu – F, July 6 – July 9
(please note that Monday, July 5th, is a federal holiday, class will be held Tuesday – Friday of this week only)

Monday, July 12 – Thursday, July 29

First Week:  M – Th, July 12 – July 15
Second Week:  M – Th, July 19 – July 22
Third Week:  M – Th, July 26 – July 29

 

Daily Schedule

ONSITE AND ONLINE/SYNCHRONOUS CLASS SCHEDULES – SUMMER 2021

Online Onsite Block B Onsite Block C
8:00AM – 11:00 AM (Synchronous)
+
2.5 hours Asynchronous*
7:30AM – 10:30AM
+
2.5 hours Asynchronous*
11:00AM – 2:00PM
+
2.5 hours Asynchronous*

*Students will be required to complete additional curricular tasks as assigned, each day during a time of their choosing, in order to comply with required deadlines for submission of assignments. (asynchronous)

All teachers (on campus and online) will adhere to the same time frame for providing direct instruction (times may vary slightly due to labs, midterm & final exams, etc)

Online teachers will provide instruction via TEAMS, ZOOM and/or Google Classroom as their primary means to deliver instruction.  Teachers and their students must be visible at all times during the instructional minutes listed above in order to ensure meaningful delivery of instruction and to maintain the highest degree of academic integrity.

Students will be required to receive 5.5 hours of daily curriculum and instruction over the duration of twenty-four days and demonstrate competence in order to earn the equivalent of a yearlong accredited high school course meeting all UC/CSU requirements (twelve days for the equivalent of a semester long 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.

Teachers and their students will be visible at all times during the instructional minutes listed above in order to ensure meaningful delivery of instruction and to maintain the highest degree of academic integrity.

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.

Tuition

 

Online
(Year-long)
Online
(Semester)
Onsite at Peninsula High School
(Year-long)
Onsite at Peninsula High School
(Semester)
$750 $375 $900 $450

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

Please note that there will be a 5% nonrefundable credit card convenience fee added to the cost of tuition upon checkout.

Program Offerings

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

Important Dates and FAQs

IMPORTANT DATES

 

May 7

Last Day for FULL REFUND of tuition less a $50 administrative fee (processing/credit card convenience fees are non-refundable).

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#
Paypal Transaction 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 22 Last day for 50% refund on yearlong and first or second semester classes  (credit card convenience fees are non-refundable). No refunds after this date.
June 11 Online registration site closes at 5 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 29 End of first quarter. Progress reports due end of school day (all students).
July 1 Last day to withdraw/audit first semester classes
July 9 Last day of first semester. ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY*
Faculty Meeting
July 12 First day of second semester
July 13 Last day to add/change second semester classes
July 20 End of third quarter. progress reports due end of school day (all students)
July 22 Last day to withdraw/audit second semester classes
July 29 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 9th for 1st semester and July 29th for yearlong and 2nd semester classes. 

FAQ

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

The short answer is “Yes” … students will be required to be online between the hours of 8:00am and 11:00am each day. Please see High School Information Page/Daily Schedule for details of required attendance.

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 time zone during my Online class?

If you are in a different time zone, you need to be on your computer during the synchronous portion of the school day. See High School Information/Daily Schedule Page for details of the Summer School Synchronous class schedule.

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.

RESIDENCY: Are there any residency requirements – can any high school student attend?

At this time we are only accepting PVPUSD students.

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?

Yes, please see the bottom of the registration page for the Waitlist form. If a class if full, you will not be able to “Add to Cart”, the class will change to “View Item”. Should a cancellation occur, the open spot will become available, and the class will be posted again. Please check the registration site on a regular basis for class availability.

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.

 

Disclaimer

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District has been notified that funds may become available from the state of California to be used exclusively for providing additional support for 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 PVPUSD before enrolling in our fee-based program, to determine if there is a program for your child to attend that would incur no costs for you. PVPUSD does not pay for students who enroll in our program. Rather, they may choose to offer a program similar to ours, with no fees charged for those who qualify.