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Summer School

Please ensure your contact information is up-to-date on your parent Aeries account to receive Summer School communication from OCDE (Orange County Department of Education).
Click here to access your Parent Aeries Account to ensure your parent email and phone number is correct. To contact the district Helpdesk office for log-in assistance with resetting your password, email [email protected] or call (714) 985 - 8733. 
Summer School Registration Process:
Beginning in February, the Counseling Department will be visiting classrooms to go over the Fall Registration process with students. During this time, students will receive their "Course Selection Registration" materials & directions. Once presentations have concluded, students will meet with their counselor one-on-one to discuss the classes they have chosen for the next school year. During this appointment, counselors will review students' transcripts & grades. If the counselor determines the student is eligible for summer school, he/she will then be given appropriate program information and an enrollment packet.
Q: How do I register for summer school?

A: First: Meet with your counselor to determine eligibility & class/program placement. Second: Receive appropriate enrollment via email by ensuring your contact information is correct on Aeries. Third: Be checking your student emails, periodically for instructions.


Q: Is it too late to register for summer school?

A: The deadline to submit an online application for summer school offered through PYLUSD is in May 2024. External Programs, however, have open enrollment. For more info, visit → Counseling → External Courses tab


Q: What Summer School Programs are available?
A: ACCESS, PCHS, Impact!, PYLUSD Credit Recovery, and CollegeLink (dual enrollment).


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 2024. Each class semester is worth 5 credits. So students can take either 1 full-year class or 2-semester class.


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 external course, students must turn in the 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.

For the most up-to-date information regarding Summer School for 2024, stop by the College and Career Center (room #776) or call (714) 986 - 7540 x 13115 until June 21st. Click here for access to the links in the 2024 PYLUSD High School Summer Programs.

Q: What if I wish to drop a summer school course that I signed up for through ACCESS or PCHS?

A: See the ACCESS and PCHS drop forms below. Last day to make any changes is June 2022. Send your completed PCHS add/drop form to [email protected] Counselor must sign off on any ACCESS add/drop forms.