Summer Academy | Grades 9-12


Elmwood Park High School students can turn summer into academic credit.

By participating in the EPHS Summer Academy, students can get ahead in non-core areas or recover credit for a previously failed course.

The summer program uses Apex Learning, an online educational platform that allows students to work individually at their own pace. At the same time, certified EPHS staff are on hand to provide monitoring, frequent check-ins and instructional assistance as needed.


Why Attend?


Students may take courses during the summer to make up for a failed class (credit recovery) or to earn required credits more quickly than the standard timetable (credit advancement).

Credit advancement is primarily for students who want to free their schedule in non-core areas so they can enroll in Advanced Placement and/or dual-credit courses during the school year.


What Courses May Students Take?


Those wishing to earn credit recovery for a course that was previously failed may do so in the following areas:

► Core areas (English, math, science and social studies)
► Elective areas

Those wishing to advance their coursework — i.e., students who want to "get ahead" with their graduation requirements — may do so in the following areas:

► Non-core areas only

Non-core areas include foreign language, consumer education, physical education and health, in addition to other elective options available through Apex.

For a full list of courses that can be taken for either credit recovery or credit advancement, please refer to the "Available Courses" section below.


About EPHS Summer Academy 2019


Classes for the 2019 summer program will be held at Elmwood Park High School from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. each weekday from Monday, June 3, to Wednesday, July 3

To report an absence, parents/guardians should call 708-583-6400. A student may be enrolled in only one Apex course at a time.

The cost for District 401 students is $275 for 1.0 credit and $137.50 for 0.5 credits. The cost for out-of-district students is $375. A minimum deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration.

Payment in full is required by Monday, June 3, which is the first day of class. If full payment has not been received by that date, the student will not be allowed to attend. There are no refunds once the student has begun class.

Summer Academy 2019 is explained in greater detail below. Click the sections you would like to learn more about.
 

Documents for the District's 2019 EPHS Summer Academy are now available:

► Summer Academy 2019 | Information & Policies
Summer Academy 2019 | Registration Form

Links to these documents are also available in the left-hand column of this page.

A complete course catalog is available at Apex Learning. The final decision regarding how an elective will count toward graduation will be made by EPHS counselors and administration.


COURSES FOR CREDIT RECOVERY ONLY

English

Math

Science

Social Studies

Effective Writing

Algebra I

Biology

Civics

English 9

Geometry

Chemistry

World History

English 10

Algebra II

Physics

U.S. History

English 11

Pre-Calculus

   

English 12

     

COURSES FOR CREDIT ADVANCEMENT AND/OR CREDIT RECOVERY

Health

Physical Education

Consumer Education

Any course listed under the following categories on the Apex website:

  • World Language
  • Electives
  • CTE

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 may choose to take a second course if he or she pays the fee for a second course. All deadlines and attendance policies apply to the second course enrollment.

Courses listed as "One Semester" in length are 0.5 credits. Courses listed as "Two Semesters" in length are 1.0 credits. The final decision regarding how an elective course will count toward graduation will be made by EPHS counselors and administration.

Registration Deadline
General registration should be submitted to the Registrar’s Office at Elmwood Park High School by Thursday, May 30, 2019.


Late Registration Deadline
Late registration may be accepted up until Monday, June 3, 2019, but a late registration fee may be assessed.


Costs
The cost for District 401 students is $275 for 1.0 credit and $137.50 for 0.5 credits. For out-of-district students the cost is $375.


Minimum Deposit Due
A minimum deposit of $100 is due at the time of registration.


Full Payment Due
Payment in full is required by Monday, June 3, 2019, which is the first day of class.


If Payment Not Made
If full payment has not been received by that date, the student will not be allowed to attend.


Refunds
There are no refunds once the student has begun class.

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 and no grade will be issued. There will be no refund issued.

All work must be submitted on or prior to noon Wednesday, July 3, 2019.

A course grade will be determined based on quality and completion of the work submitted. Grades will be issued by no later than Friday, Aug. 2, 2019.

A student earning a course grade of A, B, C or D will receive credit for the course.

Students from outside the District and any student completing work for credit recovery will follow the attendance policy stated below.


► Students are expected to report to the classroom by 8 a.m. each day.


► Students who report to the classroom between 8 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. will be issued a tardy.


► 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 any student is absent in excess of three times, the teacher will conference with the parents/guardians.


► If any student is absent four or more times, his or her credit will be in jeopardy.


► Excessive absences and/or excessive behavioral issues could result in removal from a class. No refund will be issued if a student is removed due to this situation.


► If a student successfully completes and submits all required computer work and written work for the course prior to Wednesday, July 3, 2019, the student will be excused from the remainder of the classes.

Students who are enrolled at Elmwood Park High School for the 2019-20 school year and who are completing coursework to advance their credits (not recovering lost credits due to failures) will follow the attendance policy stated below.


► Students are required to attend class on Monday, June 3, 2019, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


► After the first week, students are expected to attend one meeting per week for a minimum of 30 minutes. This time will be used to submit written work and to conference with the instructor regarding work and progress. Each individual will work with the instructor to create a schedule for this meeting to take place weekly.


► Students are excused from attending all other class sessions. However, they are welcome and encouraged to attend class as needed.


► If a student completes and submits all required computer work and written work for the course prior to Wednesday, July 3, 2019, the student will be excused from the remainder of the classes.

If you have questions about the EPHS Summer Academy, please contact:

Ms. Kyleen Coia
Assistant Principal, EPHS
708-583-6212
coiak@epcusd401.org