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. – Traditional, Blended & OnlineRising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors
Consumer Ed – Traditional, Blended & OnlineAll students
Personal Finance – Traditional & OnlineAll students
US History – Traditional & 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 14 – 22 or June 25 – July 3.
    • Students taking the 2nd session of Driver’s Ed will sign up for Behind the Wheel July 12 – July 20 or July 23 – July 31.
  • 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 – 12:16 pm
  • Session 1 or Session 2
  • 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
  • 8 am – 12:16 pm
  • Session 1 or Session
  • Required attendance days:
    • Session 1 – June 11, June 15, June 22, June 28, and June 29
    • Session 2 – July 9, July 13, July 20, July 26, and July 27
  • 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:

Consumer Education – Traditional

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – 12:16 pm
  • Session 1 or Session 2
  • This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.

Consumer Education – Blended 

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – 12:16 pm
  • 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 11, June 29
    • Session 2 – July 9, July 27
  • This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.

Personal Finance – Traditional

  • Semester class
  • 8 am – 12:16 pm
  • 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 11, June 29
    • Session 2 – July 9, July 27
  • This course meets the consumer education graduation requirement.

US History – Traditional and 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.
  • Students must complete the first semester of US History as a prerequisite for second semester.
  • Graduation Requirement
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