Summer School

  • The 2020 Summer School Session is now closed.  Check back here on April 5, 2021 for information about the 2021 Summer School Session!


    FAQs  -  Click here for answers to frequently asked questions about summer school!

    Original Credit

    Summer school original credit courses are completely online (except for Physical Education courses) and open to any students who have completed 8th grade. Registration for summer school original credit courses will open here on April 6, 2020.

    Original Credit courses are courses that students are taking for the first time. In just 8 weeks, the students will learn the same material that other students will learn over the course of the entire school year.

    Original credit courses are reported on the student’s official transcript and the grades are calculated into the student’s grade point average (GPA).  

    Credit Recovery

    Summer school credit recovery courses are face-to-face at Downingtown West over the summer and are open to any students who have finished 9th grade. Registration for summer school credit recovery courses will open here on June 1, 2020.

    Credit recovery courses include coursework for a previously-failed high school course. Recovery credit courses are reported on the official transcript and the grades are calculated into the student’s grade point average (GPA). Please note: These courses are ADDED to the GPA and transcript; they do not replace the originally failed course.

    Our credit recovery courses are designed especially for high school students who did not pass a course initially but learned enough to make a complete repetition of the class unnecessary. Students who require direct instruction should retake the entire course during the school year. With our diagnostic-driven model in math and science, students can test out of the material they’ve mastered and focus on the concepts they missed the first time around. The English, social studies, and world language courses are crafted to keep students on task and moving forward, utilizing a “chunked” methodology to increase retention. 

    Students will be in class working at their own pace to master the material and to earn course credit.  A DASD teacher will be supervising the students in the class by answering questions, helping review material individually, and encouraging the students in their progress. 

    Please click on the links in the navigation bar for more information on dates, costs, and available courses!