What classes should my students take?
- School counselor will select the high priority classes for your student.
- San Diego Unified School District offers the courses listed on the summer school applications.
- Only credit recovery is available. (A student must have earned a "D" or "F" in the class already. Therefore, students may not repeate a course in which a grade of "C" or higher was earned.)
- Students must re-take a class that is needed for graduation if an "F" was earned in any semester.
- Students should re-take a class that is required or recommended for college entrance if a "D" was earned in any semester.
- A student who failed the first semester of math or foreign language, and passes the second semester of the same level, will earn a retroactive "D" in first semester. (For example, an "F" in Spanish 1, and "D" or higher in Spanish 2 will result in the "F" changing to a "D" in Spanish 1.)
How will the classes appear on my student's transcript?
- A "D"/"F" grade will never be erased from a transcript; all classes and grades are listed on transcripts.
- If a student repeats the same course (same level/course number) in our district and earns a "C" or better, the original grade will be taken out of the GPA calculation.
How does my student apply?
- Students and parents must complete the application by filing out the top of the form, choosing a school site, and signing the bottom. Counselors will verify coursework needed. PLEASE NOTE:
- Students must choose to work online OR in a classroom.
- Two classes per summer session.
- Science classes are not offered online.
- First semester math classes are only offered online.
- Online classes require some days of attendance including the first day, proctored midterm, and proctored final exam. Students may choose to attend a school site each day to complete the online coursework on the other days (or work off-site to complete daily assignments).
What if my student wants to "get ahead" and advance in a particular subject area?
- Students should first consult with their counselor to find out if this is possible.
- Our district does not offer first-time (nor enrichment) coursework, with the exception of English as Second Language development.
- A student may opt to take a non-graduation requirement off-campus for enrichment. Please note that this would not be factored into a student's SDUSD GPA. In some cases, elective credit may be earned and our registrar should be consulted prior for clarification. Please note, colleges will ask for original transcripts from all schools attended so students can provide those records to show proof of completion.
- Counselors may approve qualified students (with parent/guardian permission, who are 16 or over, and meet certain criteria) to complete approved community college coursework during summers. This requires consultation and permission from our school site and paperwork can be found in the counseling office. Please note that not all community college courses are approved for articulated (high school) graduation credits.