Published May 28, 2021
By ROSE MATHEWS
Due to distance learning, CHS is providing an expanded summer school, in person with formalized instruction, that now allows students to retake classes for A-G eligibility, required to get into a four-year college or university, in addition to graduation credit.
“We’ve had distance learning, and it’s been just really, really tough for so many students,” assistant principal Debbi Puente says. “This is a way for us to support learning that students may not have gotten throughout the year.”
In a regular year, according to Puente, CHS offers an online credit recovery program, which is only for students who receive Fs in classes that are required for graduation. This year, CHS is allowing students with Fs or Ds in classes required by colleges to retake those classes and earn A-G credit.
The CHS course catalog, available on the school website, outlines CHS graduation requirements as well as the requirements for colleges in California.
“This year, given that we can get the teachers, we’ll have direct, formalized instruction for summer school,” says Puente, who adds that it will likely be taught by a combination of CHS teachers and teachers from other schools, and a distance-learning version will not be offered except for students in extenuating circumstances.
The program begins on June 8 and runs for 19 days until July 2, consisting of two 2.5-hour-long sessions, one running from 8:30 to 11:00 a.m. and the other running from 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Students may enroll in up to two semester courses or one full-year course by completing an online registration form which has been shared with CHS students and parents via email. Counselors have emailed students and parents to notify them which classes they recommend that students take.