Summer School 2019 Grades 9-12

Need to retake an SOL, but passed the course?
Refer to the Project Graduation section.

General Information

  • Summer School Location: Powhatan High School
  • July 1 - July 25 (Monday - Thursday)  8:00 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.
  • *July 4th - Closed for Holiday
  • SOL Remediation and Retakes July 29 & 30
  • 15-minute morning break/no lunch provided
  • Bus transportation provided at limited locations

A "live" Google doc with updated PHS Summer School information is linked here

Summer Session Policies

Attendance – Due to the accelerated pace of the summer session, punctual and regular attendance is mandatory. Students will be withdrawn after missing more than two (2) days or the equivalent of more than two days. Teachers will track tardies to class. No refunds will be given.

Conduct – Disruptive behavior will not be tolerated. Students are expected to abide by the Powhatan County Public Schools (PCPS) Code of Conduct. Failure to abide by the PCPS Code of Conduct could lead to dismissal. No refunds will be issued due to dismissal for disciplinary reasons.

Transportation – Limited bus transportation for Powhatan residents will be available during the summer session. A schedule and route information will be posted on the PCPS website in June.

Arrival & Dismissal Times – Students may be dropped off no earlier than 7:55 A.M. Classes begin at 8:00 A.M. Class dismissal time is 12:45 P.M. Students may be permanently dismissed from the summer session due to excessive issues with transportation.

Face-to-Face Repeat Courses for Credit Recovery

The following courses are four-week courses designed for students who did not successfully complete the course during the school year. The cost is $300. Non-Powhatan residents may register at a cost of $600. Course offering is dependent on enrollment.

These courses will meet face-to-face.

 Courses: English 9, 10, 11, and 12, Algebra I, Geometry

Project Graduation & SOL Remediation

For Powhatan High School Students Grades 9-12 

Passed a class, but not the SOL Test?

Project Graduation is for you!

General Information

  • Location: Powhatan High School
  • Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.
  • Writing Only: July 2, 3, 5, 9 - 11 with Writing SOL Test July 10 & 11
  • Non-Writing: 15-18; 22-25
  • SOL Tests on July 18 & July 25
  • SOL Test Remediation and Retakes July 29 & 30
  • 15-minute morning break/no lunch provided
  • Bus transportation provided at limited locations

Two sessions are offered for remediation at no cost.

Session 1 - Writing Only: July 2, 3, 5, 9 - 11 with SOL Test July 10 & 11

Using students’ previous SOL assessment results, instructors will design instructional activities tailored to individual student needs in an effort to assist students in preparing to retake the English 11 Writing SOL test. Testing is scheduled for July 10 and 11. Students will need to attend both days for testing.

Session 2 - Non-Writing: July 15-25

Offered to students in grades 9-12 for remediation of core subjects and testing. This is for students in any grade who have passed the course, but failed the associated EOC SOL. The following sessions are available: Algebra I, Geometry, English 11 Reading, Earth Science, Biology, World History I and II, and VA/US History. Session 2 will take place the final two weeks of summer school: Monday-Thursday July 15-25. SOL Test remediation and retakes will be held July 29 & 30.

Online Courses for Credit Recovery/Credit Advancement

Option #1 - Apex Learning
Credit Recovery Start Date Window: June 4 - July 1

Credit Advancement Start Date Window: June 4 - June 16
End Date for All Courses: July 25
Student & Parent Online Orientations Sessions: June 4 (3 pm @ PHS), June 10 (3 pm @ PHS), June 14 (12 pm @ PHS), June 27 (10 am @ PHS) & July 1 (10 am @ PHS)

Monday - Thursday, 8:00 - 1:00 and by appointment

These classes are for highly motivated students who are able to self-pace during the summer. All science labs and semester exams must be taken in person with the online coordinator. Students may enroll in only one online course during the summer session. Students should plan to devote at least 4 hours per day to working on an online class. A reliable internet connection with the capability to stream video is mandatory. Students and parents must attend orientation and sign an online agreement.

  • Credit recovery courses are $300
  • Credit advancement courses are $600 for Powhatan residents only.

Please note: some registration dates and start dates occur in May and June before the school year ends. The final deadline for course completion is July 26.

Courses: English 9-12, Earth Science, Biology, Environmental Science, World History I, World History II, VA/US History, VA/US Government, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra Functions & Data Analysis, Algebra II.

Online Courses for Credit Recovery/Credit Advancement

Option #2 - Virtual Virginia
Virtual Virginia Online Credit Advancement

(via Virginia Department of Education)
Start Date: June 17 (Note: This is earlier than the PHS start date)
End Date: July 26
Registration Closes on June 13 at 10:00 am

There are 51 courses being offered this summer, including core academic courses, foreign languages, electives and Health/PE. Virtual Virginia courses are available for Powhatan residents only for an enrollment fee of $375.00. These courses are subject to availability and spaces are limited and classes do fill up.

To register for these courses, complete the PCPS summer school registration form and the Virtual Virginia Registration. Do not submit payment to PCPS. Virtual Virginia will provide directions for making payment directly to them. Further information can be found at linked here


Differences between APEX Learning & Virtual Virginia Credit Advancement Opportunities
Apex Learning Virtual Virginia
$600 per 1 credit course paid to PHS $375 per course paid to Virtual Virginia
Core academic classes Academic classes, foreign languages, Health/PE and Electives; a total of 51 different classes
Flexible start dates beginning June 4th through July 1 with an end date of July 25th June 17 to July 26th
The only requirement is to come in for semester exams Very structured, set pace, and set due dates
Cost can be refunded if APEX course is dropped within one week from day enrolled No refunds after 3 pm on June 24th
All classes available in whatever number needed Classes may fill and become unavailable.
All course materials provided PHS will provide any required textbooks and materials but not any optional materials
Chromebooks may be available upon request. Contact Mrs. Martin Chromebooks may be available upon request; however, Virtual Virginia courses are better suited to laptops


Online Economics & Personal Finance and Online Health & PE

  • PHS Online Economics & Personal Finance
    Online Economics & Personal Finance (through PCPS)

This course offers one credit toward graduation. Orientation Date: Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 p.m. in the PHS Library. Students are strongly encouraged to start the course by June 6 to ensure that students have enough time to complete the course requirements by July 27. Students will learn how to make informed decisions related to career exploration, budgeting, banking, credit, insurance, taxes, saving & spending, investing, managing debt, retirement, inheritance, and living independently. The cost is $300.00. **No Refunds**

Economics and Personal Finance culminates with a financial literacy test (W!SE Test) that serves as a CTE certification toward graduation. This test must be taken at PHS. The test is an integral part of the class. During each testing window, the test may be taken up to three times in order to pass.

W!SE Test dates: July 24, 29 & 30

  • Longwood University Economics & Personal Finance

DE6120OWSS (1 Weighted High School Credit, 3 College Credits) TUITION FEE PLUS BOOK FEE. The coursework will be delivered in an online format but students will also have an on-campus experience the last day of the course. Students will come to Longwood University’s campus to take their final exam (including W!SE exam), meet with faculty and staff, and take a campus tour! Parents/guardians are also invited to attend the final day at Longwood. Six hours per day spent on coursework (including weekends) Textbook and financial calculator are required. Information on scholarships and examples of course delivery can be found at linked here

Course Dates / mid-June to mid-July / Mandatory examination day at Longwood University

REGISTER AT: Tuition: $415 paid to Longwood
(to be charged after May 15)

Additional Information:

  • **Registration is closed for Online Health/PE for Grade 9 and 10**

Students are required to successfully complete the course content and plan/implement a personal wellness/activity plan. Seventy hours of physical activity plus the equivalent of 70 hours of online health instruction are necessary. The final grade will be based on written assessments and the quantity/quality of physical activity. With the exception of fitness testing and health assessments, all activities will be completed off campus. Students and their parents will be required to attend an orientation and sign a usage agreement. Internet access is required. Mandatory Orientation Date: May 8, 6:00 p.m. at PHS in the Auditorium. A second orientation on May 14 for technical connectivity is also scheduled in L100 for those who need extra assistance. The course must be started by May 19 to ensure that students have enough time to complete the course requirements by July 19, with the Final on July 18. Two additional required meeting sessions will be scheduled by the instructor to complete the midterm and final assessments. The cost for the course is $200 plus the cost of a fitness band. Students are required to have bands that are enabled for heart-monitoring and the band prices begin at approximately $100. Fitness bands for this course may either be a Polar band or a Garmin band. Any Polar model with a heart rate sensor will work or the Garmin Vivo line with a heart rate sensor. Please assess your choice of activity and purchase a band that works for your activities and price point. Students enrolling in HPE 10 must enroll separately in Classroom Driver’s Education (see below).

  • Driver’s Education (Classroom)

Classroom instruction will satisfy the driver’s education portion of the tenth-grade curriculum. There will be five FULL days of classroom instruction: June: 18, 19, 20, 25, 26, 8 am - 3 pm at PHS. A required Parent Meeting will be held on 6/25 at 6 pm in G111. The cost for Powhatan residents is $150 and the fee for non-residents is $300. Transportation is not provided. Students should pack lunch each day.

Registration Information

Online Registration Form Linked Here

Quick-view Pricing Guide Linked here

The deadline for registration is June 27.

Registration after the deadline must be completed and approved through the Secondary Summer School Coordinator, Michelle Martin, at 598-5710. You will be notified to confirm registration and course enrollment. For additional information regarding the summer session or questions regarding financial assistance, please contact the Secondary Summer School Principal.

 To register and pay:

Registration must be completed online. Please visit school counseling at Powhatan High School if you need access to a computer to complete the registration process. Mail or drop off payment to Powhatan High School’s main office ℅ Carol Lucas. Or, pay online using My School Bucks linked here (4% usage fee will be charged).


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Powhatan High School

1800 Judes Ferry Road

Powhatan, Virginia 23139