GHS is offering summer school
classes, which begin on Wednesday, June 17, and meet for 20 days.
Sessions will be offered from 8 to 10 a.m. and from 10 a.m. to 12
noon. Students may register for one or both sessions and will be able
to earn a maximum of 2 credits. Only two classes can be taken.
Participants must attend their session(s) every day. Free meals will
be available to all students. Breakfast will be served 7:20-7:50 a.m.,
and lunch will be served 12 noon-12:30 p.m. Students may only earn
credit for classes that were failed with an E. Classes that students
failed with a NC due to poor attendance cannot be made up during
summer school. Parents and students are responsible for
transportation to and from GHS.
English, Essentials of Chemistry, Essentials of Physics and World
History & Geography will be live instruction classes. English and
World History & Geography will each be worth 1 credit. Essentials of
Chemistry and Physics will be 1/2 credit each, totaling 1 science
credit if both are taken. Students wishing to take an alternate class
through the Nova Net program must get administrative approval as many
courses are not available. Nova Net courses are worth 1/2 or 1 credit
each, depending on the number of modules completed.
Math will be offered as a
tutoring session only. Students who pay to take this session will
work independently to review material from a math class that they
either failed or did not pass with a C- or better. This is NOT an
actual class being taught. A math teacher will assist the students
as they study and prepare to retake the appropriate final exam. The
students will have two opportunities to take the final exam. The goal
will be to earn a C+ or better on the exam in accordance with the GHS
testing-out policy. If a C+ or better is earned the first time the
student takes the exam, he or she is done with the course and does not
need to return to the summer school class. However, if the student
earns lower than a C+, he or she will have one more chance to prepare
and take another version of the exam. Successful students will earn
1/2 credit in the subject area and will advance to the next level of
math in the 2009-2010 school year. Students can earn a maximum
credit of math during summer school. All students, including
freshmen, must pay the $50 registration fee for the math tutoring
session. Students who attempt to earn a second 1/2 credit of math must
pay an additional $50 for that session.
CURRENT FRESHMEN (Class of 2012) who failed a first or
second trimester science, language arts or social studies class are
required to attend summer school! If a parent chooses not
enroll the student in summer school, that parent must sign a waiver.
By doing so, the parent recognizes that the student is not on track
for graduation with the Class of 2012 and that he or she may need to
attend GHS more than four years to complete all the graduation
requirements. With the exception of the math tutoring session, summer
school is free to freshmen who fit the above description.
CURRENT JUNIORS (Class of 2010) who are short credits for graduation
next year will have priority over current SOPHOMORES (Class of 2011)
to register for summer school classes. These students are required to
pay a non-refundable $50 per-class registration fee.
CURRENT SENIORS (Class of 2009) who need to come back to GHS as
fifth-year students or who need only a class or two to graduate will
have the opportunity to register for any seats that are left after all
other students have registered. These students must also pay a
non-refundable $50 per-class registration fee.
Registration forms are due by Friday, June 12. Seats will be reserved
on a first-come basis Last year, over 30 students attended. Unless the
student is a freshman, he or she will not be considered registered
until the $50 registration fee has been paid.
Summer School Schedule
June: 17, 18, 19, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30.
July: 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 15.
Summer School Behavior
· All GHS student handbook policies apply.
· Be respectful and responsible.
· You must attend school every day. More than two absences in a
session will result in loss of credit for that class.
· Recurring behavior problems and/or disturbances will result
in your removal from the summer school program.
· Session 1 begins at 8 a.m., and Session 2 begins at 10 a.m.
Two tardies equal 1 absence; more than 4 tardies results in a loss of
· You must stay in designated areas of the building as defined
by the teaching staff.
· You may not smoke.
· You may not have food or drinks in the computer labs.
· You must remain inside the building.
· You may not leave early unless there is an emergency call
from your parent. In that event, your parent must pick you up and sign
you out with the teacher.
· You may not sign yourself out.
· You must leave GHS at the end of your last class session.
· Freshmen are attending free (with the exception of math
tutoring). However, if a freshman does not pass a class, does not
attend a class and then fails or is removed from the program for
inappropriate behavior, you will be charged $50 per summer school
· There will be no refunds to sophomores, juniors or seniors
for any reason.