Summer Learning Academy (9-12)


PLEASE NOTE: Registration for summer 2022 offerings closed on May 13, 2022.


Elmwood Park High School's 2022 summer classes will begin Monday, June 6, and will run through Thursday, July 7, with make-up classes taking place July 11-14. Classes will be held in person and virtually based on the specific program listed below.

There will be no classes on June 20, in honor of Juneteenth, or July 4, in honor of Independence Day

All classes will take place Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to noon. All absences should be reported by parents/guardians via the EPHS Absence Reporting form found on our summer school website (will be posted this summer).

For information about specific EPHS summer programs, please scroll down this page or use these links for quick access:

A downloadable PDF guide to this year's EPHS summer school offerings is available here:


To Register for Summer Classes


To register for any of the programs below, fill out the following form by May 13:

Please note that you can only register for ONE summer learning academy, so please review the options below and select your top choice.

Again, the sign-up form will close on Friday, May 13.


Apex Courses for Credit Recovery & Advancement


Apex is an online curriculum that allows students to progress at their own pace.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • This Summer Academy program is for those students wishing to earn high school credit for a previously failed course OR to take an additional high school course over the summer.
  • A student may be enrolled in only one Apex course at a time.
  • If a student is able to complete a course before the deadline, the student can choose to take a second course as long as the student pays the fee for a second course.
  • All work completion requirements and attendance policies apply to all courses enrolled throughout the Summer Academy.

COURSE INFORMATION

  • All courses will be offered at the “Core” level and are listed as either one semester (0.5 credits) or two semesters (full year — 1.0 credit).
  • Core course options (for credit recovery only):
    • English I
    • English II
    • English III
    • English IV
    • World History
    • U.S. History
    • U.S. Government
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Physics
    • Algebra 1
    • Geometry
    • Algebra 2
  • Credit advancement and/or credit recovery course options:
    • Health
    • Consumer Education
    • Physical Education
  • Use this link to see a complete list of all additional Apex courses:
  • Please note that the final decision regarding how an elective course will count toward graduation requirements will be made by EPHS counselors and administration.

REGISTRATION & FEES

  • To register for Apex, fill out the following form by May 13:
  • Priority registration will be given to seniors and other credit-deficient students.
  • There is a student capacity limit of 100 students at a time for Apex. Any additional students will be placed on a waiting list and will be enrolled when/if other students complete their Apex courses.
  • Out-of-district students will only be allowed to register if there are open spaces after all EPHS students have been registered.
  • The cost for in-district students is $50 per 0.5 credit course and $100 for 1.0 credit courses; fees are due at the time of registration.
  • The cost for out-of-district students is $150 for 0.5 credit courses and $300 for 1.0 credit courses.
  • Payment plans can be arranged via the Registrar's Office by June 11, 2021. 
  • Payment in full is required by June 6, which is the first day of summer school classes, unless a payment plan has been approved by the Registrar's Office.
  • If full payment has not been received by June 6, the student will not be allowed to attend until payment is made and will be placed on our waiting list.
  • There are no refunds once the student has begun class.

WORK COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  • Students who register for EPHS Summer Academy understand that a minimum of 90 percent of all required computer work and all printed work must be submitted in order to be considered for credit. 
  • If a student does not complete at least 90 percent of the course by the deadline date, no credit and no grade will be issued. 
  • All work must be submitted on or prior to noon on Thursday, July 7, 2022. A course grade will be determined based upon quality and completion of the work submitted. 
  • Final grades will be issued by no later than July 14, 2022. A student earning a course grade of A, B, C or D will receive credit for the course. 
  • No refunds will be issued for incomplete courses or courses that do not earn a passing grade.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • Students are expected to report to the classroom (virtually or in person) by 8 a.m. each day.
  • Students who do not attend class or report to the classroom after 8:30 a.m. will be issued an absence. 
  • The accumulation of three tardies will be the equivalent of one absence.
  • If a student has four absences, they will be removed from the class and no refund will be issued.
  • Excessive behavioral issues could result in removal from the class and no refund will be issued.
  • If a student successfully completes and submits all required work for the course prior to July 7, that student will be excused from the make-up week of classes (July 11-14).

Direct Instruction in Reading/Writing or Math


The direct instruction summer learning courses are designed for students who are credit and/or skill deficient in either English or math.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Students who choose this option (or are referred by teachers) will have instruction delivered directly by a certified English or math teacher, similar to the structure in a normal classroom.
  • The benefit of this option is that students will have direct contact with the teacher on a daily basis and have less independent assigned work outside of the classroom.
  • Students will earn a half (0.5) credit of either English or math if they pass this course.

REGISTRATION & FEES

  • To register for direct instruction in reading/writing or math, fill out the following form by May 13:
  • Priority registration will be given to seniors and other credit deficient students.
  • Out-of-district students will only be allowed to register if there are open spaces after all EPHS students have been registered.
  • There is a student capacity limit of 30 students for each direct instruction course.
  • The cost for in-district students is $50 for 0.5 credit courses and $100 for 1.0 credit courses.
  • The cost for out-of-district students is $150 for 0.5 credit courses and $300 for 1.0 credit courses.
  • Payment in full is required by June 6 (first day of summer school), unless a payment plan has been approved by the Registrar's Office. Students will not be allowed to attend summer school until a payment has been made.
  • Refunds will not be issued once the student has begun class.

WORK COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

  • Students who register for Summer Academy understand that a minimum of 90 percent of all required computer work and all printed work must be submitted in order to be considered for credit.
  • If a student does not complete at least 90 percent of the course by the deadline date, no credit or grade will be issued.
  • All work must be submitted on or prior to noon on Thursday, July 7, 2022.
  • Final grades will be issued no later than July 14, 2022 based on the quality and completion of the work submitted.
  • A student earning a course grade of A, B, C or D will receive credit for the course.
  • No refunds will be issued for incomplete courses or courses that do not earn a passing grade.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • Students are expected to report in-person to the classroom by 8 a.m. each day.
  • Any student who does not report to class by 8:30 a.m. will be issued an absence for the day.
  • The accumulation of three tardies will be the equivalent of one absence.
  • If a student has four absences, they will be removed from the class and no refund will be issued.
  • Excessive behavioral issues could result in removal from the class and no refund will be issued.
  • If a student successfully completes and submits all required work for the course prior to July 7, that student will be excused from the make-up week of classes (July 11-14).

Summer Driver's Education


Our Summer Driver's Education program includes BOTH classroom instruction and Behind the Wheel (BTW) driving instruction.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Students must take BOTH classroom instruction and BTW in order to register.
  • Summer Driver’s Education is available for both EPHS students and Elmwood Park residents who do not attend EPHS.
  • If the number of student applications exceeds the number of spots available for a course, a lottery drawing will be held to determine class rosters.

REGISTRATION & FEES

  • To register for Summer Driver's Education, fill out the following form by May 13:
  • Students must be age 15 by June 1, 2022.
  • Students must pass a vision test before they can take their permit test.
  • State law requires that all students must have passed their last eight classes in order to register for Driver's Education (either summer school or during the school year).
  • The Summer Driver's Education fee is $275. Checks should be made payable to EPCUSD 401.
  • The fee must be paid by the first day of class.
  • The permit fee (charged by the Illinois Secretary of State) is $20. This must be made payable to the Secretary of State by check or money order. CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED.
  • All school fees (past and present) must be paid in full with the Registrar's Office before a student can begin class.

ATTENDANCE POLICY

  • State law requires that each student complete a minimum of 30 hours of classroom and six hours of behind-the-wheel instruction.
  • Any combination of absences and/or tardies which totals three will result in the student being removed from driver education and no refunds will be issued.

EL Newcomers Camp (for English Language Learners)


This camp is a summer program for high school students who are focused on strengthening their English grammar, spelling, vocabulary, writing and speaking skills.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Students will have the opportunity to engage in speaking both formally (academically) as well as socially (during field trips).
  • Students will engage in building actual social constructs in a new country as an extension of what they learn theoretically in a classroom setting.
  • Students will work on developing real life skills, such as filling out applications for work and college, planning and navigating public transportation, etc.

REGISTRATION & FEES

  • To register for EL Newcomers Camp, fill out the following form by May 13:
  • Students must be enrolled at EPHS in our English Language Learner program for the 2022-23 school year.
  • There is no cost for this program.