District 230 offers two types of summer school for credit-bearing academic courses:
- Accelerated Course: Blended Learning
- Credit Recovery: Online Edgenuity Learning System
The chart below describes the different types of credit bearing summer courses. Registration will open on January 13, 2020 at 8:00 a.m.
|Accelerated Course: Blended Learning||Credit Recovery: Online Edgenuity Learning System|
|Who can take the course?||Students who are taking the course for the first time.||Students who are repeating the course.|
|What are the course locations, dates, and times?||
June 1st at 6:30pm – Mandatory Student Class at Sandburg
*Note for accelerated courses – June 1st is the only required meeting date and guardians DO NOT attend the class.
Each teacher will share course requirements, office hours, due dates, and ensure technology access during the mandatory meeting date on June 1, 2020.
June 1st at 7:00pm – Mandatory Student and Guardian Meeting in the Performing Arts Center
Mandatory attendance on the first two days of each summer school session (June 8th and 9th & June 29th and 30th) from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm at Sandburg High School.
After the first two days, if students are on track they may work independently off-site as long as they stay on pace with the learning. If they are not on track, they will be REQUIRED to attend the Sandburg Help Center.
Notification will be sent to parents and students by 11:00 am the day before students are required to attend the Sandburg Help Center.
Session 1 – June 8 – June 25
|How many courses can a student take?||It is recommended that students take no more than 2 semester courses or 1 year-long course.||Students may take one course per session.|
|What is the cost?||$200 per semester course
$400 for a year-long course
|$200 for one session
$400 for two sessions
|Is transportation provided?||No.
Students provide their own transportation to Sandburg to meet for any needed office hours with their teacher.
Students provide their own transportation to the Sandburg Help Center for the first two attendance days and for any additional needed days.
|What courses are offered?||Consumer Economics grades 9-12 (1 semester – session 1)
Economics grades 9-12 (1 semester – session 1)
American Government grades 9-12 (1 semester – session 1)
Junior American Literature grades 11-12 (year-long)
United States History grades 11-12 (year-long)
College Prep Writing grade 12 (1 semester – offered session 1 and session 2)
Contemporary Literature grade 12 (1 semester – offered session 1 and session 2)
|Most courses in math, English, social studies, science, and some electives.|
|How is the content developed and delivered to the students?||Each accelerated blended teacher develops, creates, and delivers all learning through Canvas, an online learning management system through the use of discussion boards, video, projects, quizzes, tests and other activities the teacher chooses to create using the various tools in Canvas. Visit the Blended Learning Site to learn more.||Each online credit recovery teacher facilitates student learning with content that has been created by the online platform Edgenuity. You can view the Edgenuity Student Experience video to understand how the online program works. The teacher supports students to navigate the various aspects of the technology platform for learning, guides students in the online system, and ensures students are meeting the pacing guidelines.|
|What are the student expectations?||
Take greater ownership over learning, meet deadlines, and communicate with the blended teacher.
Attend a mandatory class meeting on Monday, June 1st at 6:30 pm at Sandburg. There is no other mandatory attendance.
Stay on track with the pacing guide, course learning outcomes, and communication with the teacher.
If additional support is needed, students can meet in-person with the teacher during weekly office hours or connect virtually using the Canvas conference feature.
Take greater ownership over learning, meet deadlines, and communicate with credit recovery teacher and credit recovery help center teachers.
Attend a mandatory meeting with a guardian on Monday, June 1st at 7:00 pm in the Sandburg Performing Arts Center.
Mandatory attendance on the first two days of summer school (June 8/9 and June 29/30) from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm. After the first two days, if students are on track they may work independently off-site as long as they stay on pace with the learning.
The Sandburg Help Center will be available for students Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am – 12:00 pm for additional support.
|What are the benefits to taking this course?||
Students who have conflicts with work, vacation, athletics, and travel can still have a solid academic learning experience in a course with new learning material.
Feedback from previous students and parents have indicated that this is a good opportunity for students who need flexibility in the summer but still want to accelerate academically.
Students have an opportunity in the summer to re-take a course for a higher grade and bridge the learning gap so they can take the next course and stay on track.
Students have shown more motivation with a self-paced learning progress and the reward of not having to attend summer school daily if they are meeting the success criteria.
Guardians serve as partners with the teacher to ensure a successful summer experience and have access to view their students Edgenuity progress.
Questions about summer curriculum or program information? Please call the summer school hotline and leave a message 708-745-5261 or email summer school coordinator Jame Holt, [email protected]