Classes to Get Ahead

‘Get Ahead’ Courses 

  • Courses students choose to take during the summer to create space in the regular school year for a class not offered in the summer.  These are not courses for students who previously failed the course.
  • Listed below is a quick reference of courses offered.  To see the detailed information, scroll down the page.
CourseStudents Able to Take Course
Driver’s EducationRising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
American GovernmentRising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
American Government OnlineRising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
US HistoryRising Juniors and Seniors
Personal FinanceRising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Personal Finance BlendedRising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Personal Finance OnlineRising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Consumer EdRising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Consumer Ed BlendedRising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Consumer Ed OnlineRising Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Course Descriptions

Driver’s Education (Classroom) *Students must participate in both Classroom and Behind the Wheel during the same session

  • 2 hour class
  • 8 am – 10 am or 10 am – Noon
  • Session 1 or Session 2
  • Must be a rising Sophomore and have passed at least 8 classes the previous 2 semesters
  • Must be 15 before the start date of the course
  • Graduation Requirement (may be taken at outside location and qualify for graduation requirement

Driver’s Education (Behind the Wheel) *Students must participate in both Classroom and Behind the Wheel during the same session

  • 2 hour Behind the Wheel
  • Spots will be chosen at registration.  Students will sign up for a 2 hour session between the hours of 6 am – 4 pm.
  • There will be 7 days of Behind the Wheel.
  • Students taking the 1st session of Driver’s Ed will sign up for Behind the Wheel June 20th – 29th or July 5th – July 14th.
  • Students taking the 2nd session of Driver’s Ed will sign up for Behind the Wheel July 18th – July 27th or August 1st – August 10th.
  • Must be a rising Sophomore and have passed at least 8 classes the previous 2 semesters
  • Must be 15 before the start date of the course
  • Graduation Requirement (may be taken at outside location and qualify for graduation requirement)

American Government

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – Noon
  • Session 1 or Session 2
  • Graduation Requirement

American Government – Online

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – Noon
  • Session 1 or Session
  • Required attendance days:
    • Session 1 – June 13, June 29, June 30, July 7, July 8
    • Session 2 – July 11, July 27, July 28, August 3, August 4
  • Graduation Requirement

US History

  • 8 am – Noon
  • Session 1 (Semester 1) and Session 2 (Semester 2)
  • Students may take either session or both sessions.  Although both semesters of US History are required to graduate, students are not required to take the both semesters during the summer.
  • Graduation Requirement

Personal Finance – Traditional

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – Noon
  • Session 1 or Session 2
  • This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.

Personal Finance – Online

  • Semester class
  • Session 1 or Session 2
  • Required attendance days:
    • Session 1 – June 13, July 8
    • Session 2 – July 11, August 4
  • This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.

Personal Finance or Consumer Ed?

Deciding which course to take for the consumer education graduation requirement? Both classes meet the requirement, so we hope this comparison will help you decide:

Personal Finance – Blended 

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – Noon
  • Session 1 only (Session 2 TBD)
  • Students will choose their attendance days (Mon-Wed or Tues-Thurs) the first day of class.  Available slots for days will be filled on a first come first serve basis to balance out the class.  All students will attend the first two days.
  • This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.

Consumer Education – Traditional

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – Noon
  • Session 1 or Session 2
  • This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.

Consumer Education – Blended 

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – Noon
  • Session 1 only (Session 2 TBD)
  • Students will choose their attendance days (Mon-Tues or Wed-Thurs) the first day of class.  Available slots for days will be filled on a first come first serve basis to balance out the class.  All students will attend the first two days.  Attendance for Wed – Thursday that week will depend upon student success/progress the first two days.
  • This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.

Consumer Education – Online

  • Semester class
  • Session 2 only
  • Required attendance days:
    • Session 2 – July 11, August 4
  • This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.
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