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Why Choose Online Summer Courses?

The flexibility of online learning makes it possible for your students to earn credits in advance of next school year without missing out on the family trip or spending time with friends during the summer!

Summer courses also provide opportunities for students to participate in either credit recovery, credit forward or EdReady Math. If your student has previously failed a required course — or is seeking to get ahead on graduation requirements — consider enrolling them in our online summer courses.

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The Benefits of Online Summer Learning

Download the following infographics to learn about how online summer learning will benefit your students, as well as 4 types of courses your students can take this summer! Upon clicking on any of these infographics, you will be taken to a PDF version you can feel free to download and share.

10 Reasons Students Take Our Online Summer Courses

Top 10 Reasons Students Take Summer Courses: To learn more about a career interest — For example, we offer online courses in veterinary science, computer programming, medical terminology, astronomy, oceanography, and many more! To recover credits in a course they failed during a previous semester — We offer a special program called Essentials for online credit recovery students that provides them with extra support in their online courses To fulfill prerequisites, so they can begin AP courses or dual enrollment in the Fall To create more space in next year’s schedule, so they can take band, orchestra, choir, AP courses, or dual enroll To practice their math and English skills over the summer — Studies show that students lose up to 2 months of math and reading skills over the summer. With EdReady Math and EdReady English, they can keep their minds active, prepare for college, and either catch up to or surpass grade-level expectations To keep their world language learning skills fresh, so they don’t lose three months of practice over the summer To begin learning a new language — We offer 6 languages over the summer, including Spanish, French, German, American Sign Language, Japanese, and Latin To audit a challenging course they plan to take in the Fall — If students choose to audit a course, it will not count as a credit, but also will not affect their GPA To earn NCAA credits (for student-athletes) — Online courses that are NCAA-accredited can help student-athletes get ahead on college requirements over the summer, so they have more flexibility for balancing sports and school in the upcoming year To prevent summer brain drain — On average, it is predicted that students lose about one month’s worth of learning over the summer. Online summer courses help students keep their minds active during summer break!

4 Types of Online Courses Your Students Can Take This Summer

4 Types of online courses your student can take this summer. 1. Prerequisites: Summer learning provides a great opportunity for students to get ahead on prerequisites needed for next year's AP courses or dual enrollment. 2. Core requirements: If your student needs to recover credits OR simply wants to free up space in next year's schedule, they might benefit from taking a required core course over the summer. 3. Career Interests: Does your student have an interest in veterinary science? Computer programming? Astronomy? What about psychology or criminology? By taking an online summer course, they can learn more about one of their career interests. Explore our summer course catalog to see all 150 course options. 4. World Languages: Taking three months off during the summer can have a negative impact on student proficiency in a world language. One way for students to keep their language skills sharp during the summer is by taking online world language courses with a highly qualified instructor.

7 Ways Online Summer School Benefits Your High-Achieving Students

7 ways online summer school benefits your high-achieving students: #1 — By freeing up space in their schedules for next year's electives and dual enrollment: #2 — By allowing them to complete necessary prerequisites for next year's AP courses #3 —By keeping their language learning skills fresh, so they don't lose 3 months of practice #4 — By keeping their minds active and preventing summer brain drain #5 — By giving them maximum flexibility to fit summer learning into their busy schedules #6 — By helping college-bound student-athletes earn NCAA credits #7 — By giving them the opportunity to audit a challenging course they plan to take in the fall

Key Summer Dates

Classes begin June 3, 2019
Last day to enroll/drop courses with refund June 28, 2019
Classes end August 9, 2019

Set up an online summer school with ease

If you’re interested in setting up an online summer school program for your school, our latest communication kit will help you do so with ease. This communication kit is designed to make the busy lives of school counselors and program administrators just a little bit easier. Inside this kit, you will find all the marketing materials you need to communicate summer learning options to parents and students at your school.

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Credit Recovery

For students who need to recover credits for graduation, our Essentials program — designed to create a highly supportive learning environment for students who need extra help in order to succeed — is an excellent summer learning option. Students can use this program to recover credits in over 25 different subjects including algebra, geometry, chemistry, biology, English language arts, history, physics, economics, and more!

Mentors needed!

Since online credit recovery students typically need extra support in order to succeed, we request that each student enrolled in our Essentials courses is assigned to a mentor. If a school-provided mentor is not an option during the summer term, then parents can elect to serve as their student’s online learning mentor.

Parentsif you’d like to learn more about what it means to be the mentor of an online learner, please feel free to check out our free series of guides to best practices in online learning!

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Credit Forward

Your students can strive toward graduation requirements while still enjoying their summer. In fact, for self-motivated learners, taking online summer school courses can be liberating because it allows them to make progress toward their goals while studying at their own pace in time blocks that fit their busy schedules.

Read more about the 7 ways online learning can benefit your high-achieving students.

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EdReady — Summer Math & English Support

Studies show that students lose up to 2 months of math and reading skills over the summer. One way to mitigate the dreaded “summer slide” is to provide them with outlets to flex their math, reading, and writing muscles over the summer.

One way you can do this is through our affordable EdReady Math and EdReady English programs — which help students in grades 4-12 master skills and concepts they find challenging in mathematics and English. Completely online, these web-based programs provide students with online diagnostic testing and a personalized playlist of interactive lessons that will help them reach the next level in their learning journey.

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Ready to enroll?

If you ready to enroll a student in our online summer courses, feel free to explore our catalog here:

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