2020 High School Summer School Options for Students
The Cherokee County School District is offering summer school opportunities for students to gain recovery credit for high school classes not passed during the regular school year. Additionally, Personal Fitness and Health courses will be offered for initial high school credit. The District is also offering an opportunity for specifically identified rising 9th grade students to participate in a Summer Bridge program to preview core 9th grade content, with an emphasis on high school transition skills and processes. Details and complete registration information can be found on the Cherokee County School District website under Parents and Community and then chose Forms, http://cherokeek12.net/forms/
Face-to-Face Credit Recovery
Face-to-Face classes for credit recovery will be offered at Etowah HS where courses will be teacher taught. These classes are only for credit recovery. Courses are offered based upon sufficient demand (see listing on registration materials). Classes are June 5 - June 25, meeting for four hours daily, either 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., or 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Attendance at all classes is mandatory. Early Registration will be available from May 1-29 and students may register in the counselors’ office at their home high school. Registration will also be Monday, June 3 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Etowah HS. Cost is $200 per class/half credit. Cash, credit card or money order payment required at registration.
Virtual Credit Recovery
Virtual courses for credit recovery will be offered at each high school and facilitated by a certified teacher. Classes are June 5 – June 25. Early Registration will be May 1-29 at each high school through the counselors’ office. Students must attend until online coursework is complete. Cost is $200 per class/half unit of credit. Cash, credit card or money order payment required at registration.
Initial Credit Personal Fitness and Health for Rising 9th Graders
Rising 9th graders may elect to take a half unit of Personal Fitness and/or Health for high school credit. Classes are June 5 -June 25, meeting for four hours daily (Personal Fitness 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and Health 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.), and will be offered at Cherokee HS (for Cherokee, Creekview and Sequoyah students) and Etowah HS (for Etowah, River Ridge and Woodstock students). No transportation is provided. Attendance at all classes is mandatory. Registration is May 6-17 at each middle school’s main office. High school students still needing to take these courses are also eligible to register through their school’s Counselors’ office. Cost is $200 per course/half unit of credit. Cash, credit card or money order payment required at registration.
Summer Bridge Program for Rising 9th Graders
High schools will be working with middle schools to invite select, at-risk rising GR 9 students to attend Summer Bridge which is June 5 - 25 from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM at each high school. There is no cost for the program. Although no course credit is awarded for participation, the program allows students to preview academic content, focus on study skills, learn to navigate the high school campus and build relationships with fellow students and high school staff. The program resembles a camp atmosphere whose goal is to prepare students for a smooth and successful transition to high school. No transportation is provided.