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High School Summer Semester

Summer semester classes traditional and online, will be offered at all of our district high schools. On-line and off-site course will be available. Another option will be an intensive summer semester through eDCSD Colorado Cyber School.

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.

TIMES

See course descriptions on the individual school web sites. Times will be specific to each site.

LOCATION

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.

COMPUTER-BASED LEARNING COURSES

For 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th grade students needing to earn certain specific core credit or for those needing to earn elective credits which will enhance fundamental skills, online coursework offers a powerful and engaging curriculum. Most of the work needed to earn a given credit will be completed in a computer lab using Odyssey Ware or Nova Net Computer-Based Learning.

ON-LINE LEARNING FROM HOME, HOTEL, OR ANYWHERE INTERNET CONNECTIONS ARE AVAILABLE IS AN OPTION WITH ODYSSEYWARE LEARNING.

TEACHER LED COURSES REQUIRE A MINIMUM OF 20 STUDENTS TO OFFER THE COURSE.

TUITION

$225.00 per course for in-district students and $275.00 per course for out of district students – traditional classroom, online/off site-self paced eDCSD Colorado Cyber School

Each semester (.5 credit) course is $300.00 – additional fees may apply for specific books and supplies.

REGISTRATION FORM

Each school will post their summer school registration form on their web site.  Please turn in the registration form and payment to the individual school. 

STUDENTS

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

CREDITS

The High School Summer Semester 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 enrichment and advanced work opportunities.

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.

GRADE REPORTING

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

ATTENDANCE POLICY

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.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION

All student registrations for the Summer Semester will be completed on each respective high school campus.

Cost per course is $225.00 for in-district students and $275.00 for out of district students.

eDCSD Colorado Cyber School – each semester (.5 credit) course is $300.00 – additional fees may apply for specific books and supplies.

Obtain a registration form on the individual school website and return it to the campus you wish to attend. Complete one form for each student. Students may registrar for a maximum of two courses each.

Make tuition checks payable to (Name of School) Summer Semester. Tuition must be paid on 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.

NO PHONE-IN REGISTRATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

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.

COURSE SELECTIONS

When selecting courses for the Summer Semester, students should consult with a counselor or advisor at their school to ensure that their selection of courses meets high school graduation requirements.

LOCATION

Summer School Administration

Address

Chaparral High School

Kyle Mossman

15655 Brookstone Drive
Parker, CO 80134

303-387-3500

Douglas County High School

Casey Turnbaugh

2842 Brookstone Drive
Parker, CO 80134

303-387-1000

eDCSD Colorado Cyber School

Kristy Hart

312 Cantril Street
Castle Rock, CO 80109

303-387-9464

Highlands Ranch High School

Chris Robinson

9375 Cresthill Lane
Highlands Ranch, CO 80130

303-387-2500

Legend High School

Mike Ackerman

22219 Hilltop Road
Parker, CO 80138

303-387-4500

Mountain Vista High School

Rob Ceglie

4585 Mountain Vista Ridge
Highlands Ranch, CO 80126

303-387-1500

Ponderosa High School

Natalie Munoz Garcia

7007 East Bayou Gulch Road
Parker, CO 80134

303-387-4000

Rock Canyon High School

Nick Latsch

5810 McArthur Ranch Rd
Highlands Ranch, CO 80124

303-387-3000

ThunderRidge High School

Jeff Broeker
Matt McGregor

1991 Wildcat Reserve Parkway
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129

303-387-2000