A: First: Meet with your counselor to determine eligibility & class/program placement. Second: Receive appropriate enrollment packet. Third: Complete & return all forms by deadline listed on enrollment packet.
Q: Is it too late to register for summer school?
A: The deadline to submit an application for summer school offered through PYLUSD is April 28, 2021. External Programs, however, have open enrollment. For more info, visit www.esperanzahs.net → Academics → Counseling → External Courses tab
Q: What Summer School Programs are available?
A: ACCESS, PCHS, Impact!, Learn4Life, and CollegeLink summer school classes are available this year.
Q: Does the grade my child receives in summer school replace the grade he/she received during the original semester?
A: No, both the original D/F grade and the remediated grade will remain on the transcript, which means both grades are used in GPA calculation. College/University policy dictates whether students are to report one or both grades.
Q: Can you take summer school to remediate a C grade or higher?
A: No. Summer School is designed to remediate D and F grades only. Colleges will not accept a repeat class in which they already received a C or higher.
Q: Do the semesters of summer school correspond to the original semesters of the school year?
A: Yes, the semesters do correspond to the semester of the original school year.
Q: How many classes can you take during the summer?
A: Students can take a max of 20 credits (15 credits max for ACCESS/10 credits max for PCHS) for the summer of 2021. Each class semester is worth 5 credits. So students can take either 1 full year class or 2 semester classes.
Q: My child has to remediate more than one subject, can he/she take more than one course?
A: Yes. As long as they are only 1 semester each. (see question above)
Q: If my child wants to get ahead, are there any options for that?
A: Students can take an online course through an external institution to get ahead. External Course Credit: A maximum of 20 credits of coursework, over 4 years, will be accepted from external institutions. These courses may be used for acceleration, advancement, or elective credit, but cannot be used for original credit core courses required for a high school diploma as outlined in Education Code 51225.3. Before enrolling in the an external course, students must turn in application & all required documentation to their counselor for approval. These courses are fee-based and generally cost $200-$400. PYLUSD is not responsible for any part of those fees.
Q: What if I have more questions that are not listed above?