Summer School for High School Students

Summer School 2021

Please check with your assigned high school counselor in order to register for an appropriate course or courses. It is the student’s responsibility to ensure through their counselor that the courses they take in summer school will meet their home school’s requirements for graduation, replacement credit and the impact of the course on a student’s GPA.

First Session: June 1 - June 25 - Free
(Limited number of courses available)

These courses offer students an opportunity to earn credit through in-person classes as well as online work through Edgenuity. Access to course software is available 24 hours a day and students will receive login information from their instructor a day or two prior to the start of summer school. Online courses must be completed by 12:00 p.m. on the last day of the session. Please visit the specific school's website for more detailed information.

Second Session: June 28 - July 22 - $225 per course
These courses offer students an opportunity to earn credit through in-person classes as well as online work through Edgenuity. Access to course software is available 24 hours a day and students will receive login information from their instructor a day or two prior to the start of summer school. Online courses must be completed by 12:00 p.m. on the last day of the session. Please visit the specific school's website for more detailed information.

Registration
Registration for the June session will open on Monday, May 10. Each school will post their summer school registration form on their website. Please turn in the registration form to the individual school.

Tuition - Session 2 only

  • $225 for in-district students

  • $275 for out-of-district students

  • $300.00 for one semester (0.5 credit) of eDCSD Colorado Cyber School (additional fees may apply for specific books and supplies)

Make tuition checks payable to "(Name of School) Summer Semester." Tuition must be paid on the day of registration. Cash, credit cards and checks will be accepted. Returned checks subject to a $35.00 charge. NOTE: Please check with the high school your student will be attending. Types of payment may vary. REFUNDS SHALL ONLY BE MADE IF A CLASS IS CANCELLED due to lack of enrollment (minimum 20 students). Refunds will be issued after Summer Semester ends.

Students
Students entering 9th grade as well as students finishing 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th grades may enroll in the Summer Semester. One semesters elective and/or credit (.05 Carnegie Unit) toward graduation may be earned for each course taken.

Credits and Course Selection
The high school Summer School is intended to: Provide the opportunity to earn credit for courses taken but failed during the previous year; Provide remediation to improve specific skills; or Provide advancement credit opportunities through eDCSD - Cyber School. Summer high school courses offer academic or elective credit toward graduation. One semester of credit and a grade will be recorded on a student’s high school transcript. This grade becomes a part of the student’s grade point average (G.P.A.) that is used in determining class rank in the Douglas County School District. Students should consult with a counselor or advisor at their school to ensure that their selection of courses meets high school graduation requirements.

Grade Reporting
Final grades will be sent home at the conclusion of the session. Parents are welcome to contact Summer Semester teachers to discuss their student’s progress.

Student Attendance
Consistent attendance is essential to course completion. Because of the length of Summer Semester classes, there are no excused absences. Any student absent more than three times will be removed from class. Three tardies equal one absence. Any combination of absences and/or tardies that exceed the above limits will cause a student to be removed from class and FORFEIT CREDIT AND ALL TUITION.

Student Discipline
THE DOUGLAS COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT CODE OF CONDUCT AND DISCIPLINE WILL BE ENFORCED DURING THE SUMMER SEMESTER AS IT IS DURING THE REGULAR SCHOOL YEAR. The staff will deal with all breaches of conduct. Any student who does not abide by classroom and Summer School expectations will be asked to leave the program. A parent may be requested to pick the student up immediately. No credit will be awarded and no refunds will be given.

PLEASE NOTE: Masks, Social Distancing and daily COVID screenings will be required for in-person classes.

Locations

The Douglas County School District High School Summer Semester will be available through all of high schools. Also, eDCSD Colorado Cyber School will be offering an intensive summer semester.

Chaparral High School
Kyle Mossman - Coordinator
303-387-3527

Douglas County High School
Casey Turnbaugh - Coordinator
303-387-1102

Highlands Ranch High School
Deborah Lynch - Coordinator
303-387-2551

Legend High School
Kerri Davis - Coordinator
303-387-4520

Mountain Vista High School
Rob Ceglie - Coordinator
303-387-1732

Ponderosa High School
Natalie Muñoz-Garcia - Assistant Principal
303-387-4006

Rock Canyon High School
Megan Brown - Coordinator
303-387-3015

ThunderRidge High School
Amie McCarty - Coordinator
303-387-2007

eDCSD
Greg Wiley - Principal
303-387-9533

Contacts

Ian Wells
Executive Director of Schools - Highlands Ranch
303-387-0147

Danny Winsor
Executive Director of Schools - Parker
303-387-0012

Danelle Hiatt
Executive Director of Schools - Castle Rock
303-387-0231

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