Summer School Grades 9-12

General Information

  • Location: Powhatan Middle School. Summer school will be primarily face-to-face with
    some online offerings. Face-to-face offerings will follow the current PCPS Health
    and Safety Plan.
  • Dates: Program Dates vary by course (see descriptions), but primary summer school
    dates are June 21-July 1 and July 12-21; **No classes the week of July 5-8**
  • Time: Monday - Thursday · 7:45 A.M. - 12:15 P.M; 15 minute morning break/no lunch
    provided.
  • Transportation: Bus transportation provided at hub locations; locations will be posted online.
  • Secondary Summer School Coordinators:
  • Course Offering Types:
    • Credit Recovery - For students who failed a course during the regular school year
      • Face to Face with PCPS Staff for core courses
      • APEX Learning - Online
      • Virtual Virginia Outreach materials - Online
    • Credit Advancement - For students who would like to get ahead in an area or open up space in their 20-21 schedule for additional courses
      • APEX Learning - Online
      • Virtual Virginia - Online
    • PHS Economics and Personal Finance
    • PHS Online Health and PE - Grades 9 and 10

Registration Dates and Payment Information:

  • Varies by course; see course descriptions
  • Payment and Registration see below

 2021 Summer School Opportunities Grades 9-12 web.pdf 

Summer Session Policies

Attendance – Due to the accelerated pace of the summer session, students must participate daily in activities. Teachers may provide deadlines for specific tasks or assessments. No refunds will be given.

Conduct – Disruptive behavior in virtual activities will not be tolerated. Students are expected to abide by the Powhatan County Public Schools (PCPS) Guide for Student Rights and Responsibilities. Failure to comply could lead to dismissal. No refunds will be issued due to dismissal for disciplinary reasons.

Credit Recovery & Advancement Option #1 Core Classes with PCPS Staff

These classes are for students who failed core courses during the regular school year. The course will allow students to recover content and meet course requirements for graduation. These courses will be offered face-to-face based on student enrollment.

Registration: May 17 - June 17 via PCPS online registration form

Course Session: June 21-July 1; July 12-22
Courses Offered: English (9, 10, 11, 12), Earth Science, Biology 1, World History I, VA/US History, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra Functions & Data Analysis
Cost: FREE

Credit Recovery & Advancement Option #2 APEX Learning

Credit Recovery

Online content by Virtual Virginia or Apex Learning with PHS Staff support.

Registration: May 17 through June 17 via PCPS online registration form

Course Session: Start Date Window - June 3 - June 17; End Date for All Courses - July 22
Courses Available: English 9-12, Earth Science, Biology 1 & 2, World History I, World History II, VA/US History, VA/US Government, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra Functions & Data Analysis, Algebra II.
Cost: FREE

Credit Advancement

These classes are for highly motivated students who are able to self-pace during the summer. All semester exams must be taken with a parent or other adult at home. Students may enroll in only one online course during the summer session unless they receive permission from their administrator. Students should plan to devote at least 4 hours per day per class 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.
Student & Parent Online Orientations via Google Meet - 7 pm on Thursday, June 3 , Thursday, June 10, and Monday, June 14

Registration: May 17 - June 17 via PCPS online registration form

Course Session: Start Date Window - June 3 - June 17; End Date for All Courses - July 22
Courses Available: English 9-12, Earth Science, Biology1 & 2, Environmental Science, World History I, World History II, VA/US History, VA/US Government, Algebra I, Geometry, Algebra Functions & Data Analysis, Algebra II.
Cost: $625; paying online using SchoolCashOnline; **No Refunds**

Credit Recovery & Advancement Option #3 Virtual Virginia

Credit Advancement Only

There are over 70 courses being offered this summer, including core academic courses, foreign languages, electives and Health/PE. Spaces are limited and classes do fill up. Classes are taught by Virtual Virginia teachers with additional support available from the Powhatan staff.

Registration: March 1 - June 15 via Virginia Department of Education
To register for these courses, complete the PHS summer school registration form AND the
Virtual Virginia Registration. Further information can be found at https://www.virtualvirginia.org

Course Session: June 15 - July 28
Courses Available: Virtual Virginia Summer Session 2021
Cost: $375; payable to Virtual Virginia. Do not submit payment to PCPS.

Review Differences between APEX Learning & Virtual Virginia Credit Advancement Opportunities here

PHS Online Economics & Personal Finance

In this course required for graduation, 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. This is a FULL YEAR course compacted into 7 weeks, so it REQUIRES a commitment to doing work on a daily basis to finish on time.

Student and parent orientation via Google Meet: Wednesday, May 19, 6 p.m.

Registration: May 17 - June 8 via PCPS online registration form

Course Session: June 7 - July 29
Cost:
     Credit Advancement - $305; pay online using SchoolCashOnline; **No Refunds**
     Credit Recovery -FREE

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

Online Health/PE for Grade 9 & 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. This course will be completed in a virtual format, with no required in-person attendance. The course must be started no later than May 16th to ensure that students have enough time to complete the course requirements by July 16. Students and their parents will be required to attend an orientation.

Mandatory Orientation Date: May 13 at 6:00 p.m. via Google Meet.

Registration: April 26 through May 7 via PCPS online registration form

Course Session: May 16 - July 16
Cost:
     Credit Advancement - $305; pay online using SchoolCashOnline; **No Refunds**
     Credit Recovery - FREE

Driver Education Classroom

This will be a combination of online and face-to-face zoom time. Students will need to have access to reliable internet and a computer. Students will need to log the time they work on their own as well as the zoom meetings. This time must be a minimum of 36 hours.

Registration: May 17-June 17 via PHS Online Registration Form

Course Session: June 15-July 1. The course will begin June 15 at 1:00 p.m. with a Google Meet.
There will be a daily google meet requirement for the class. We will finish class on July 1. The daily google meet will take place at 1:00 pm Monday through Thursday. Attendance will be mandatory!! Plan on each meeting being 60-90 minutes in length. This does not include behind the wheel.
Cost: $156; pay online using SchoolCashOnline; **No Refunds**

Registration & Payment Information

The costs and deadlines for registration vary by course. See Course Descriptions for more information.

You will be notified to confirm registration and course enrollment. For questions regarding financial assistance, please contact Jan Bradshaw at 804-598-5710.

Online Registration Form Linked Here

PCPS Online Payment Portal School Cash Online linked here; **NO Refunds**