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.
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.
$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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 register 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.
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.
See course descriptions on the individual school websites. Listed below are the school links and coordinator’s information. Times will be specific to each site.
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
Douglas County High School
Casey Turnbaugh - Coordinator
Highlands Ranch High School
Mark Robinson - Coordinator
Legend High School
Mike Ackerman - Coordinator
Mountain Vista High School
Rob Ceglie - Coordinator
Ponderosa High School
Natalie Munoz-Garcia - Coordinator
Rock Canyon High School
Megan Brown - Coordinator
ThunderRidge High School
Nikki Ballow - Coordinator
Kristy Hart - Principal
Executive Director of Schools - East Highlands Ranch
Executive Director of Schools - West Highlands Ranch
Executive Director of Schools - Parker
Executive Director of Schools - Castle Rock
Director of Academic Systems