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Summer School Grades 6-8

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Summer Opportunities 2018

Middle School Students Grades 6-8


General Information:

Summer School Location: Pocahontas Middle School
July 2 - July 26
*July 4th - Closed for Holiday
Monday - Thursday • 8:00 A.M. - 12:45 P.M.

15 minute morning break/no lunch provided
Bus transportation provided at limited locations

Course Descriptions

**Course availability is subject to student enrollment.**

Mathematics 6, 7, or 8  – This is a general math course designed for students who did not successfully complete Mathematics 6, 7, or 8 during the 2017-18 school year.* The cost is $300. Non-Powhatan residents may register at a cost of $600.

English 6, 7, or 8 – This is a general course designed for students who did not successfully complete English 6, 7 or 8 during the 2017-18 school year.*  The cost is $300. Non-Powhatan residents may register at a cost of $600.

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.  

SOL Academy 6, 7 or 8 – This is a class designed for students who show an academic weakness and/or failed one or more SOL tests.  Students will review and strengthen their skills in reading, writing, and math.  This course assists students in preparing for seventh grade SOL tests.  This course is NOT a substitute for a course failed during the school year.  Attendance is subject to principal’s approval.  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.

*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.

Note: Online HPE and Driver's Education have reached capacity and no further registrations will be accepted.
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. The Powhatan YMCA has agreed to allow online students access to the facility at no cost. Students and their parents will be required to attend an orientation and sign a usage agreement.  Internet access is required. Orientation Date: May 8, 6:00 p.m. at PHS in the Auditorium.  A second orientation on May 17 for technical connectivity is also scheduled in L100. The course must be started by May 20 to ensure that students have enough time to complete the course requirements by July 20, with the Final on July 25. Two additional required meeting sessions will be scheduled by the instructor to complete the midterm and final assessments. Students will be contacted by the instructor once registered.  The cost for the course is $200 plus the cost of a fitness band. At the first orientation, students will be provided with a list of compatible bands. The band prices begin at approximately $50. 


Enrichment Camps are also available.

Please check the PCPS website for activities and applications.


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 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.

Drop-Off & Pick-Up Times – Students may be dropped off no earlier than 7:55 A.M.  Pick up time is 12:45 P.M.  All students must be picked up by 1:00 P.M.  Students may be dismissed from the summer session due to excessive issues with transportation.

Registration Information:

The deadline for registration is June 28, 2018.

Registration after the deadline must be completed and approved through the Secondary Summer School Principals, Michelle Martin, at 598-5710 or Christine Phaup, at 598-5720. You will be notified to confirm registration and course enrollment. For additional information regarding the 2018 summer session or questions regarding financial assistance, please contact the Secondary Summer School Principals.

To Register & Pay:
Registration must be completed online. Please visit school counseling at Pocahontas Middle School if you need access to a computer to complete the registration process.  Mail or drop of payment to Powhatan High School’s main office ℅ Carol Lucas. Or, pay online using My School Bucks (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