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 Education & Behind the WheelRising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
American Government – Traditional & OnlineRising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Basic Art 2-DAll students
Consumer Ed – Traditional, Blended & OnlineAll students
Personal Finance – Traditional and onlineAll students
Recent Reads – BlendedRising Juniors and Seniors
US HistoryRising 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 an outside location and still 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 selected after registration in the classroom portion.  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 12th – 21st or June 26 – July 6th (no driving on July 4th).
  • Students taking the 2nd session of Driver’s Ed will sign up for Behind the Wheel July 17th – July 26th or July 31st – August 9th.
  • 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 still 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 5, June 15, June 21, June 22, June 29
    • Session 2 – July 10, July 20, July 26, July 27, August 3
  • Graduation Requirement

Basic Art 2-D

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – Noon
  • Session 1
  • Elective credit
  • There is an additional $23 fee to cover art supplies

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:

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
  • 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
  • Required attendance days:
    • Session 1 – June 5, June 29
    • Session 2 – July 10, August 3
  • This course meets the consumer education 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 5, June 29
    • Session 2 – July 10, August 3
  • This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.

Recent Reads – Blended

  • Semester class
  • Time/location TBD
  • Session 1 or Session 2
  • English elective credit

US History

  • 8 am – Noon
  • Session 1 (Semester 1) and Session 2 (Semester 2)
  • Students may take the first 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
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