Summer School Registration Begins
Kymber Cullum, News Editor
May 4, 2012 • 7 views
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Registration for summer credit recovery and acceleration courses has started. Students looking to take summer classes should visit www.mansfieldisd.org to complete the registration requirements.
“Some students have a lot of extra-curricular activities,” counselor Christy Longoria said. “It’s a good idea to take a summer class to free up some room in next year’s schedule and avoid conflict with activities.”
Courses are given for $150 per half credit. Checks can be made out to the campus bookkeeper. The subjects offered are also displayed on the MISD website. Sessions will be held Monday-Thursday June 11-28 and resume again on July 9-26 from 7:05 a.m. until 2:00 p.m for teacher taught courses and 8 a.m. to noon for virtual taught acceleration.
“It’s great to see motivation and initiative in students, whether it be in their learning or the activities they’re involved in,” Mrs. Longoria said. “I love seeing students who are trying to get the most out of their years in high school. It shows big amounts of responsibility.”
Students can access their virtual acceleration classes from any computer 24/7. As long as a satisfactory grade is kept throughout the course, students taking the class must only be present for the mid-term and final tests. If the student falls behind they must complete their virtual course at Summit High School.
“Students who have a passion for learning are motivational” Mrs. Longoria said.
Along with credit acceleration, summer school can be used to recover credits students have failed or credits which were not offered at their previous school.
“If a student fails, the grade appears on their transcript,” Mrs. Longoria said. “Credit recovery is beneficial because it prevents students from getting even further behind in their studies.”
No specific number of courses a student can take has been determined.
“Students need to get caught up in their classes and recover the credit quickly,” Mrs. Longoria said. “Summer school would help achieve that without causing a schedule conflict.”
Besides summer school, credit recovery can be taken as a class taken during the school year.
“Either option is good,” Mrs. Longoria said. “What’s important is that the student gets help and keeps up with their classification and courses.”