Summer School 2019 Grades 6-8

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
  • 15-minute morning break/no lunch provided
  • Bus transportation provided at limited locations
  • Course availability is subject to student enrollment

Middle School Promotion Policy: Students are required to pass five of seven classes that must include three of four core (English, math, science, history/social sciences) classes, to be promoted to the next grade level. Students not passing English or Math must complete summer school.

Enrichment Camps are also available with information for these camps linked here

Dance Camp information 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 Students will be withdrawn after missing more than two (2) days or the equivalent of more than two days.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/pick-up time is 12:45 P.M. All students must be picked up by 1:00 P.M. Students may be permanently dismissed from the summer session due to excessive issues with transportation.

Mathematics 6, 7, or 8

This is a general math course designed for students who did not successfully completed Mathematics 6, 7, or 8 and/or who failed the Math SOL during the 2018-19 school year. There is no charge for this course.

English 6, 7, or 8

This is a general course designed for students who did not successfully complete English 6, 7, or 8 and/or who failed the English SOL during the 2018-19 school year. There is no charge for this course.

Algebra 1 Boot Camp

The purpose of this class is to provide hands-on experiential learning experiences to support Algebra 1 skills. The focus will be on improving and strengthening skills for students going into the Algebra I course at PMS or PHS. There is no charge for this course.

Special Education Remediation 6-8

This course is geared to help the special education student maintain the progress he/she has gained in reading, writing, and math during the regular school year. Only 6th/7th/8th-grade students with a current IEP will be accepted into the program. Class size is limited to seven students. There is no charge for this course.

Online Health/PE for Grade 9

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.

Registration Information

The deadline for registration is June 27, 2019

Registration after the deadline must be completed and approved through the Secondary Summer School Principals, Michelle Martin, at 598-5710 or Christine Phaup, at 362-2500. You will be notified to confirm registration and course enrollment. For additional information regarding the 2019 summer session or questions regarding financial assistance, please contact the Secondary Summer School Principals.

Online Registration through Google Form Linked Here

To register and pay:
Registration must be completed online.
Please visit school counseling at Powhatan Middle School if you need access to a computer or assistance 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 (site linked here) (4% usage fee will be charged).

Make Checks Payable to Powhatan High School
Mail to:
Powhatan High School
1800 Judes Ferry Road
Powhatan, Virginia 23139
ATTN: SUMMER SCHOOL c/o Carol Lucas