D230 SUMMER ACADEMIC COURSES ARE STILL RUNNING
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. Session 1 Accelerated Course registration will close on May 29, 2020 at 3:00 p.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?||
By June 1, 2020 – All teachers will communicate with students regarding their accelerated summer courses.
Each teacher will share course requirements, virtual office hours, due dates, and ensure technology support.
By June 1st All teachers will communicate with students and guardians regarding the updated required virtual help sessions.
There will be virtual 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.
After the first two days, if students are on track they will work independently to stay on pace with the learning. If they are not on track, they will be REQUIRED to attend additional virtual help sessions.
Notification will be sent to parents and students by 11:00 am the day before students are required to attend mandatory virtual help sessions.
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 will meet virtually with their teachers as needed.
Students will meet virtually with their teachers based on the REQUIRED meeting dates.
|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. Our District 230 teachers support students to make-sure they are meeting the learning expectations, navigate the various aspects of the technology, guide 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 virtual mandatory class meeting with their teacher during the week of June 1st. 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 will meet virtually with their teacher.
Take greater ownership over learning, meet deadlines, and communicate with credit recovery teachers.
Attend a mandatory virtual session by June 1st.
Mandatory attendance on the first two virtual learning days of summer school (June 8/9 and June 29/30). 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.
Virtual supports 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]