Downingtown Area School District


Downingtown Area School District
Summer 2017 Original Credit Program


The Downingtown Area School District is offering a Summer Original Credit Program that includes coursework for original credit (a course not previously taken) and enrichment (a course not reported on a transcript). Original credit courses are reported on the official transcript and the grades are calculated into the student’s grade point average (GPA).  Courses are aligned to the DASD curriculum and PA Core Standards (or national standards if PA standards for the course do not exist). In order to progress to subsequent courses, students may be asked to take the DASD midterm and/or final exam and/or demonstrate the prerequisite skills necessary. Courses taken for enrichment are not reported on the student’s transcript.

Students will need their own device to access the Internet. Devices are not provided by the district for summer courses.
Please note: Students should expect to spend 15-20 hours per week on a 1-credit course and 12-15 hours on a .5 credit course. 




April  1

Summer school original credit registration for cyber and blended courses begins online

May 12

Registration for original credit summer school closes  

May 25

Final day to pay for original credit summer school courses

May 26-June 11 $50 fee charged for any withdrawals from a course during this time period.  There are no refunds issued after June 11.

June 12

Summer school cyber and blended courses begin this week

August 4  

Summer school cyber and blended courses end     


1.   Students must first register for a cyber or blended original credit course on the Downingtown Area School District website between April 1st and May 12th. No registrations will be accepted after May 12th.

  1. Counselors will approve the course selection electronically. Please note: Students will not be approved to receive credit for a course that exceeds 25% of a core content area or total encores. Students can make an appointment with their counselor if they are unsure if they have exceeded the 25%.
  2. After counselors approve the course, the charge for the course will appear in the student’s PayForIt account.
  3. Students must pay for their courses by May 25th. Students will not be allowed to start their courses unless they’re paid in full.
  4. Courses begin the week of June 12th and finish on August 4th. There are no extensions beyond this date.
  5. Once the course begins, there will be no refunds.

STUDENT-ATHLETES: Many of these cyber and blended summer courses are NCAA-eligible.  Please check with your building NCAA-Coordinator before registering.

FINAL GRADES: Grades for students taking a cyber course will be automatically sent to their school counselors at the conclusion of the course. It is the student’s responsibility to verify that final course grades have been received by the Counseling Office. If students are choosing to take a course for enrichment only, they must alert the counseling office.

COSTS: Payment for original credit is the responsibility of the student. Students will not be placed into a course until the course has been paid in full.

 The Downingtown Cyber Academy offers the following 8-week cyber courses. Please click here for detailed descriptions of the course offerings.


 .5 and .33 -credit Cyber Courses ($225)

Health Education (.5 credits)

Music Theory (.33 credits)


Blended Courses







9th Grade Wellness

.5 credits

Mon/Wed - plus additional online work

Downingtown West HS

8:30am - 10:45am


Physical Education

.33 credits


Downingtown West HS

8:30am - 10:45am



1 credit

Face-to-Face meetings start the week of June 19.

Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs (online only week of July 4)

STEM Academy

8:00am - 11:00am



1-credit Cyber Courses ($375 each+)

Algebra II                                        

American Government

Art History

College Prep with ACT+

College Prep with SAT+

Criminal Investigation+                   

Digital Arts+    

Digital Photography+


English 9

Environmental Science 
Introduction to Business+ 

Intro to Criminal Justice+

Intro to Sociology+

Java Programming

Medical Terminology+



Physical Science

Sign Language I

Sign Language II 

Spanish 1

Spanish 2

Spanish 3

Speech and Debate+


US Hist & the Modern World

World History


+This is a .5 credit course.  Students taking one of these .5 credit cyber course (excluding Health and Music Theory) can take one additional .5 credit cyber course for no additional charge if they complete the first course by 7/7/17, the midpoint of the summer session.