Downingtown Area School District
Summer Original Credit Program
SUMMER SCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR ORIGINAL CREDIT IS NOW CLOSED. REGISTRATION FOR THE SUMMER OF 2018 WILL BEGIN ON APRIL 2, 2018.
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. Students who are planning to be without Internet access for more than week (e.g. on vacation in the mountains) should wait and take the course during the school year.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. Summer school courses cover approximately a month's worth of material every week, so plan accordingly.IMPORTANT DATES FOR 2017
Summer school original credit registration for cyber and blended courses begins online.
Registration for original credit summer school closes.
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.
Connections Learning summer school cyber courses open. Students may begin working any time on or after this date.
June 12 Schoology summer school cyber and blended courses begin this week.
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.
- 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%.
- After counselors approve the course, the charge for the course will appear in the student’s PayForIt account.
- Students must pay for their courses by May 25th. Students will not be allowed to start their courses unless they’re paid in full.
- Courses begin the week of June 12th and finish on August 4th. There are no extensions beyond this date.
- 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)
9th Grade Wellness
Mon/Wed - plus additional online work
Downingtown West HS
8:30am - 10:45am
Downingtown West HS
8:30am - 10:45am
Face-to-Face meetings start the week of June 19.Mon/Tues/Wed/Thurs (online only week of July 4)
8:00am - 11:00am
1-credit Cyber Courses ($375 each+)
College Prep with ACT+
College Prep with SAT+
English 9Environmental ScienceGeometryIntroduction to Business+
Intro to Criminal Justice+
Intro to Sociology+
Sign Language ISign Language II
Speech and Debate+
US Hist & the Modern World
+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.