Summer School at BCVSS
Summer School information is now available for students in Grades 7-8 and Grades 9-12. See below for more information, and please download the attached forms.
Summer School 2021
High School/Middle School
Baldwin County Public Schools
What are the dates and times for summer school 2021?
High School Summer School: The first term of summer school for high school students begins on Tuesday, June 8, and ends on Tuesday, June 29.
The second term of summer school begins on Wednesday, June 30, and ends on Wednesday, July 21.
Rising 10th, 11th and 12th graders will attend summer school at their Fall 2021 high school.
Middle School Summer School: Middle school students will attend summer school from Tuesday, June 8, to Thursday, July 1.
Middle school students will attend summer school at the high school in their feeder pattern.
Rising 8th and 9th graders will attend summer school at their Fall 2021 feeder pattern high school.
Summer school hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Daily attendance is mandatory.
All summer school must be completed by July 22.
*After July 22, iLive will be unavailable, as ACCESS will be transitioning to PowerSchool/Schoology.
What are the fees for summer school 2021?
Due to the impacts of COVID-19, there will not be fees for credit recovery and/or summer school courses this year.
The fee for summer school credit advancement or courses for initial credit is $300 for a student taking one or more full courses or $150 for a student taking only half a credit. The maximum fee per student is $300.
When will students be able to sign up for summer school?
Registration is now open. Students must register and/or pay tuition for one or both terms of summer school no later than 11:30 a.m. on June 3. Students are encouraged to register early. There is no maximum number of credit recovery courses that students may take during summer school (except in some cases of athletic eligibility). However, it is recommended that most students plan to take no more than two courses in the summer sessions due to time limitations. There is a limit of two credit advancement courses during summer school. The number of courses should be a decision made in collaboration with the counselor, student, and parent.
Summer School Enrollment Forms will be used to enroll students. The required form is attached and should be returned the Fall 2021 high school/feeder pattern high school student will be attending.
· Baldwin County Virtual Secondary School, Rocky Moore firstname.lastname@example.org
· Baldwin County High School, Tyra Baker email@example.com
· Daphne High School, Steve Lawless firstname.lastname@example.org
· Elberta High School, Mark Glassford, MGlassford@bcbe.org
· Fairhope High School, Jon Cardwell, email@example.com
· Foley High School, James Akins, firstname.lastname@example.org
· Orange Beach High School, Wes Pouncey, email@example.com
· Robertsdale High School, Janie Gravely, firstname.lastname@example.org
· Spanish Fort High School, Tony Rogers, TRogers@bcbe.org
· CF Taylor, Eric Smith, email@example.com
What programs are available to students?
Summer school and credit recovery may be offered to high school students through ACCESS or Edgenuity. Summer school may be offered to middle school students through Edgenuity. See attached option chart for information about each program.
Students who are making up the first term of a course in ACCESS must attend the first term of summer school beginning June 8. Students who have registered for both terms of a course may start the second term of the course as soon as they finish the first term. Students who only register for the second term of the course must wait until June 30 to begin the course. (An updated list of ACCESS summer school courses, credit recovery, and credit advancement courses can be found at https://accessdl.state.al.us/content/2021_Summer_School_Listings)
If a high school student fails a course during summer school, he or she must take the course again during the regular school year, during summer school in subsequent years, or through credit recovery during the regular school year.
Middle school students will be offered courses through Edgenuity. A middle school summer student must complete lessons in the semester(s) he/she failed during the regular school year. To determine a student’s final course grade, average the summer school semester grade with the passing semester grade of the previous school year. If the student failed both semesters during the school year, the summer school grade will be his/her final grade. The student must pass each summer school course with a 60 or above.
What is the difference between regular Summer School and Credit Recovery in high school?
· Regular summer school is for those high school students who have previously received a grade of 0-39 in the course. Students must pass the summer school course with a 60% or above. The final grade in summer school is based on the average grade earned after completion of all lessons in the course.
· Credit recovery is for the high school students who previously received a grade of 40-59 in the course. Credit recovery students will only complete the objectives he/she has not mastered as indicated on a pretest. The student will then work at his/her own pace to complete the lessons. The maximum final grade allowed in credit recovery is 70%. Credit Recovery is not NCAA-approved. For those enrolling in credit recovery classes, a permission form (attached) is required.
What is Credit Advancement?
- Credit Advancement allows students who already know most of the standards taught in a particular course to prove mastery of course content by successfully completing pretests and posttests in units of study in that subject (“testing out”). A permission form (attached) must be signed by the parent.
- Credit Advancement is available through ACCESS for students (rising 9th grade through 12th grade for some courses).
- The fee for summer school credit advancement or courses for initial credit is $300 for a student taking one or more full courses or $150 for a student taking only half a credit. The maximum fee per student is $300.
May students exit summer school early?
If a student finishes his/her summer school course early, and the summer school teacher has confirmed that the student has successfully completed the course, the student may exit summer school early. This is allowable as long as the students take their tests on campus.
Are summer school courses NCAA approved?
Credit recovery and credit advancement courses in ACCESS, Edgenuity, and any other program are not NCAA-approved. Most, but not all, regular ACCESS summer school courses are NCAA approved. Admission and eligibility requirements of various organizations are subject to change, and it is the student’s responsibility to consult with outside organizations, such as universities, the Alabama High School Athletic Association, NCAA, etc. to determine how credits earned might affect eligibility, admissions, or status.
Are there any other general requirements/policies for students during summer school?
· There are no buses for summer school. Students must provide their own transportation.
· Summer school students must adhere to the Acceptable Use and Internet Safety Student Policy. Violations of the policy will result in withdrawal from summer school and tuition will not be refunded.
· Students must attend summer school each day until the course is completed.
· Students who miss a day of summer school will earn ½ day of absence. Students who miss more than one day (two half days) will be withdrawn and tuition will not be refunded, when applicable. Tuition will not be refunded after the first class meets, when applicable.