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 Eligible to Take Course
Driver’s Education & Behind the WheelRising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
American Gov. – Blended & OnlineRising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Computer ProgrammingRising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Consumer Ed/Personal Finance – Blended & OnlineRising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Recent ReadsRising Juniors and Seniors
US History – BlendedRising 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 – 10:08 am or 10:08 am – 12:16 pm
  • 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)
  • $20 fee for Driver’s Permit (check payable to Secretary of State) due on first of day of class

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

  • 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 6-June 14 and June 17-June 25.
    • Students taking the 2nd session of Driver’s Ed will sign up for Behind the Wheel June 27-July 9 (no BTW July 4th and 5th) and July 10-July 18.
  • 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 – Blended 

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – 12:16 pm
  • Session 1 or Session 2
    • Attendance days will be determined by the teacher.
  • Graduation Requirement

American Government – Online

  • Semester class
  • Session 1 or Session 2
  • Required attendance days:
    • Session 1 – Dates TBD
    • Session 2 – Dates TBD
  • Graduation Requirement

Computer Programming – Blended

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – 12:16 pm
  • Session 2 only
  • Pre-requisite – Algebra I
  • This course fulfills an elective graduation requirement.

Consumer Education – Blended 

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – 12:16 pm
  • Session 1 only
    • Attendance days will be determined by the teacher.
  • This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.

Consumer Education/Personal Finance – Online

  • Semester class
  • Session 1 or Session 2
  • Required attendance days:
    • Session 1 – June 3, June 21
    • Session 2 – June 24, July 16
  • This course meets the consumer education/personal finance graduation requirement.

Recent Reads – Blended

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – 12:16 pm
  • Session 1 only
  • This course fulfills an English elective graduation requirement.

US History – Blended

  • 8 am – 12:16 pm
  • 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.
  • Prerequisite – Students must complete the first semester of US History to be able to take the second semester.
  • Graduation Requirement
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