CCSD Summer School In-Person and Online Options for Summer 2021
Registration Information for Credit Progression and Credit Retrieval
OPTION ONE: In-person Summer School Credit Progression or Credit Retrieval
Students who earned a D or an F in a class are eligible to take a Summer School course that is equivalent to the course in which they received a D or an F. The grade they receive in Summer School will replace their initial grade, regardless of whether the Summer School grade is higher or lower. The grade earned initially by the student will be reflected on their transcript but will not be calculated into their GPA.
Students may take a Summer School class to retrieve .50 of a credit, provided that they receive a Summer School grade that is higher than an F. Health class available for credit progression or credit retrieval only.
- - Session 1: June 7, 2021 - June 25, 2021
- - In-person 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- - Location: Institute of Science & Technology (IST) between Overland High School and Prairie Middle School
- - Registration Deadline Session 1: June 2, 2021 at noon
- - Session 2: June 28, 2021 - July 19, 2021 (Holiday July 5, 2021)
- - In-person 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- - Location: Grandview High School
- - Registration Deadline Session 2: June 21, 2021 at noon
- - Registration Link: https://cherrycreek.revtrak.net/other-programs/rw-summer-school/
OPTION TWO: Online Summer School Credit Progression or Credit Retrieval
Students wanting to take a course for original credit, credit progression or credit retrieval, are eligible for summer options through Online Summer School. The grade earned will be reflected on their transcript and will be calculated into their GPA. Students are eligible to earn a total of .5 of a credit in each session of original credit summer school through Online Summer School. Students who need credit retrieval for a .25 credit or NCAA approved courses are also eligible to enroll.
- Session Dates:
- Quarter 1: June 7, 2021 - June 15, 2021
- Quarter 2: June 16, 2021 - June 25, 2021
- Quarter 3: June 28, 2021 - July 7, 2021 (Holiday July 5, 2021)
- Quarter 4: July 8, 2021 - July 19, 2021
- Registration Link: https://cherrycreek.revtrak.net/other-programs/rw-summer-school/
- Registration Deadline:
- Quarter 1 and Quarter 2: May 28, 2021 at noon
- Quarter 3 and Quarter 4: June 21, 2021 at noon
- Student/Parent will check PowerSchool historical grades and speak with the school counselor to verify which class(es) a student is eligible to register for summer school.
- You must have your student ID# if you are an in-district student.
- Follow RevTrak link for registration located in the above description of summer options (Credit Progression or Credit Retrieval)
- Login or create a new account in RevTrak.
- Pick your class/session and move to the registration/payment section. To select sessions, continue shopping at the end of the 1st registration process.
- All 2021 Summer School Policies are listed and required for parents/students to check for acknowledgment and understanding.
- Payment must be made for registration to be complete. Payment can be made by credit or debit card.
Please note: Class size is limited and registration is based on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Students will be registered for a class only when full payment has been received, no exceptions.
- Cost per Session for in-district 9th-grade students who received an F - $125.00 (Credit retrieval - current 9th grade only)
- Cost per Session for in-district 9th-grade students who received a D - $250.00
- Cost per Session for in-district 10th through 12th-grade students - $250.00
- Cost per Session for out-of-district students - $250.00
- Cost per Quarter for in-district students - $125.00
Cancellations and Refund Policy
- Tuition pays for the cost of the Summer School instructors, staff and maintenance. Once a session begins, no refunds will be issued.
- Credit card refunds will be credited back to the card on file.
- In the event a class must be canceled because of low enrollment, a full refund will be issued.
- To withdraw a student, it is required that you email a written request
- For Credit Retrieval Courses: Written request is required prior to the start of each class Session to firstname.lastname@example.org. A $75.00 cancellation fee will be deducted from your refund.
- For Original Credit Courses: Written request is required prior to the drop deadline to email@example.com.
General Summer School Information and Policies
Credit Progression and Credit Retrieval Summer School Attendance Policy
- There are no excused absences in Summer School. Students arriving ten minutes late will be assessed an absence. Students are required to attend class from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
- Attendance will be taken at the beginning of each class session.
- There are no excused tardies in Summer School. – Three tardies equal one-day absence.
- If a student accrues more than two absences, he/she will be withdrawn from Summer School and will not receive a refund for any monies paid nor will he/she be granted course credit.
- Summer classes are equivalent to semester classes compressed into 60 hours.
Summer School Course Selection
All students must check their powerschool historical grades to see which class(es) they need to take in summer school. If you are unsure of the appropriate class(es) to take or have additional questions, please see your counselor for additional advisement. One semester of credit and a semester grade (or quarter credit and grade for original credit courses) will be recorded on the student's transcript. This grade becomes part of the student's grade point average (GPA), which determines class ranking in the Cherry Creek School District. Students may only take one course per session regardless of online or in-person learning.
- Summer School students are expected to adhere to engagement and attendance policies.
- Cherry Creek School District Policies and Procedures will be in effect during Summer School. Any violation will result in immediate dismissal from Summer School. No class credit or refunds will be given.
- Classroom disruptions of any kind will not be tolerated. Any student violating this policy will be removed from Summer School and may be subject to Summer School attendance policies and district expulsion procedures.
- Public health safety measures in place at the time and that are shown to limit spread of the virus will be implemented.
- Masks required
- Frequent hand washing
- Physical distancing will be implemented to the greatest extent possible.
- Final grades will not be mailed to the student's home address.
- Final grades will be sent to the student's Cherry Creek home school listed on the registration form after the completion of summer session(s).
- Out-of-district students must take their final grade report to their school administrator or counselor. CCSD High School Summer School will NOT mail to schools that are not within the Cherry Creek School District; to request your grade email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Parents are encouraged to contact Summer School teachers to discuss their student's progress.
- Contact information will be sent home on the first day of class.
Credit Progression and Credit Retrieval Sessions
- - Session 1 Dates: June 7, 2021 - June 25, 2021
- - In-person 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- - Location to be determined
- - Registration Deadline Session 1: June 2, 2021, at noon
- - Session 2 Dates: June 28, 2021 - July 19, 2021 (Holiday July 5, 2021)
- - In-person 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
- - Location to be determined
- - Registration Deadline Session 2: June 21, 2021, at noon
Open to: Grades 9-12 Credit: .5 Course length: 1 sem.
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3SSALG1S2 – Semester 2 - Structure of Quadratic Functions, Modeling with Quadratic Functions, Linear and Exponential Functions, Statistics
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1SSENG09S – (completed 9)
1SSENG10S – (completed 10)
1SSENG11S – (completed 11)
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2SSUSHSTS1 – Semester 1
2SSUSHSTS2 - Semester 2
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4SSBIO1 – Biochemistry, Cells, Genetics
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4SSBIO2 – Ecology and Evolution
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4SSPHYSS1 – Chemistry and the Nature of Matter
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4SSPHYSS2 – Motion and Energy
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2SSCPWRH1 - Semester 1 (offered Session I only)
2SSCPWRH2 - Semester 2 (offered Session II only)
Online Summer School Credit Progression and Credit Retrieval
Online Course Offerings
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English 10 - is a year-long course that emphasizes the fundamental language skills of reading, writing, thinking, viewing, and presenting. An emphasis on vocabulary and composition skills is an on-going part of the class. Students refine their skills of written expression by writing compare contrast, literary analysis, research, persuasive, and narrative essays. Students analyze important themes in classic and modern works of various literary genres including short story, novel, and non-fiction. Topics include author’s purpose and perspective, exploration of human motives and conflicts, the study of figurative, connotative, and technical vocabulary in context, literary devices, and the art of persuasion. The development of critical reading and writing skills is a major emphasis of the course.
English 11 - is a year-long course that emphasizes the development of an academic persona to further student’sskills in reading, writing, analyzing, interpreting, viewing, synthesizing, and presenting. The students will explore a variety of strategies to effectively interpret, evaluate, and synthesize meaning through analyzing various literary theories throughout several time periods with the purpose of creating more sophisticated readers, thinkers, and writers. Students will analyze texts and media for advanced rhetorical strategies, fallacies, logic, and arrangement to eventually apply to national issues usingeach of these devices through written and oral presentations. Using advanced and sophisticated strategies in premises, purposes, and propositions in a variety of works, students will analyze and implement argumentation methods by justifying and documenting evidence and presenting the arguments effectively to an authentic audience. The development of sophisticated interpreters, readers, writers, and oral conveyors is emphasized throughout the course.
English 12 - blends and combines purposes, patterns, and genres in writing while incorporating research and rhetoric techniques. Collaboration and critical thinking lead to more complex presentations and products with students honing their comprehension skills while reading more complicated literary and nonfiction texts.
Creative Writing - For many hundreds of years, literature has been one of the most important human art forms. It allows us to give voice to our emotions, create imaginary worlds, express ideas, and escape the confines of material reality. Through creative writing, we can come to better understand ourselves and our world. This course can provide you with a solid grounding in the writing process,from finding inspiration to building a basic story. Then, when you are ready to go beyond the basics, learn more complicated literary techniques to create strange hybrid forms of poetry and prose. By the end of this course, you can better discover your creative thoughts and turn thoseideas into fully realized pieces of creative writing.
Earth and Physical Science - EPS is a full-year course designed to provide the student with a solid foundation in basic chemistry, physics, and earth science concepts. Students will study common forms, properties, and changes in matter and energy, and will relate physics and chemistryconcepts to the processes and interactions of scientific investigation and reinforce algebraic math skills used to solve science problems.
Biology - will cover the characteristics of living things and life processes. This courseincludescell structure and function, genetics, evolution, microorganisms, fungi, plants, invertebrates, vertebrates, and physiology.
Chemistry - This course provides the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding about the relationships between the structure andproperties of matter and the interaction of mass and energy. Units of study include: matter and its changes, atomic structure, chemical composition, nomenclature, reactions, stoichiometry, gas laws, periodicity, bonding, molar geometry, and thermo chemistry. Laboratory activities reinforce concepts and principles presented in this course.
Physics - This course helps students understand the physical laws of our world. Units of study include: forces, motion, energy, light, waves, electricity, and magnetism. Laboratory work serves to promote understanding and to illustrate the experimental nature of physics.
Forensics - This course offers you the chance to dive into the riveting job of crime scene analysis including fingerprints, blood spatters, and gunshot residue. Learn the techniques and practices applied during a crime scene investigation and how clues and data are recordedand preserved. You will better understand how forensic science applies technology to make discoveries and bring criminals to justice as you follow the entire forensic process from pursuing the evidence trail to taking the findings to trial. By careful examination of the crime scene elements, even the most heinous crimes can be solved.
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US History - This course addresses the social, economic, political, and military aspects of the United States from the Progressive Era (1890’s) to the present. Through exploration of recurring American issues and significant themes, students will examine contacts and exchanges among groups and cultures and how these have influenced American perspectives. Using important events, students will formulate historical questions, evaluate sources and data using diverse viewpoints, hypothesize, draw conclusions, and analyze issues of the American experience.
American Government - This course presents the fundamental concepts of American government. The functions of national, state, and local governmentsand their relationships to the citizens of the United States are covered in Foundations, Structures, Constitutional Principles, Politics and Public Policy, Branches of Government, National, State and Local Government and U.S Citizen Participation and rights. Various governmental problems at all levels of government are presented. The responsibilities and obligations of both the citizen and the government to each other are an integral part of this course. A comparison of other important political systems is included.
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Work Study - The Work Experience Education Program is intended to give students experience in work settings where they meet regular work standards. The students are recommended for the program by counselors, teachers, and the administration. The students are supervised by a teacher who supervises work experiences, helps facilitate social-emotional adjustments on the job and monitors class attendance. This will be a 6-week course that spans over both session 1 & 2. Students can earn up to .5 general elective credit. Students must work a minimum of 120 hours total over the course of sessions 1 & 2 in order to earn .5 credit.
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Algebra II (semester 1 & 2) - Building on their work with linear, quadratic, and exponential functions, students extend their repertoire of functions to include polynomial, rational, radical and logarithmic functions. Functions are studied in relation to one another by analysis of multiple representations of functions with a variety of ranges and domains. Students further develop their statistical knowledge by studying the collection, analysis and interpretation of data, and the connections to probability. Throughout the course, these mathematical concepts are applied to everyday occurrences to demonstrate how the world around us functions.
Geometry (semester 1 & 2) - Throughout this course, students will use problem solving and real-world applications to gain the knowledge of geometric concepts and their practical uses. Throughout this course, students will apply algebraic concepts to two-dimensional and three-dimensional geometric shapes, and they will use inductive and deductive reasoning to solve real-world geometric problems. In addition, students will use constructions to prove numerous geometric relationships involving the sides and angles of a number of polygons and solids. Upon successful course completion, students will be prepared to take Algebra 2.
College Trigonometry (semester course) - This course covers the same content as the second semester of a typical Pre-Calc course. While students have been introduced to the topics of SOH-CAH-TOA and special right triangles in previous courses, College Trig covers those same topics and more in greater depth. Upon completing this course, students will have learned how to manipulate angles in radians and degrees, solve trigonometric equations and their inverses, and prove trigonometric identities. Students will be very comfortable identifyingangles and points on the Unit Circle, as well as solving for trigonometric functions by applying properties of the Unit Circle.
High School Summer School Office Location
Our office is located at:Fremont Learning Center
14603 E Fremont AvenueMain Entrance South - Door 1
Centennial, CO 80112
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