Southwest Local School District offers an academic summer school program. Summer school is an extension of the school\

Southwest Local School District offers an academic summer school program. Summer school is an extension of the school's regular academic program designed to pro

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General Information

Southwest Local School District offers an academic summer school program. Summer school is an extension of the school's regular academic program designed to provide students with opportunities to gain academic credit, receive enrichment or remediation, and explore new interests.

Incoming freshmen are strongly encouraged to consider enrolling in summer school, as it facilitates the adjustment and transition to high school.

All courses are subject to change and cancellation.

Location William Henry Harrison High School

9860 West Road

Harrison, Ohio 45030

Enrollment Dates SLSD Students March 1

All Students March 8

Credit Flex Application Deadline May 3

Traditional Initial Credit Deadline June 1

Recovery Credit Deadline June 10

Cost OGT Tutoring – SLSD Student - $50

OGT Tutoring – Non-SLSD Student -$100

Jr. School Courses – SLSD Student -$100

Jr. School Courses – Non-SLSD Student -$150

High School Courses – SLSD Student -$140

High School Courses – Non-SLSD Student -$240

^ Initial Credit Courses – Traditional

Advanced credit summer courses were created to assist students wishing to incorporate additional courses over their high school careers. All courses are taught by highly qualified teachers.

Physical Education I and II

Physical Education I and II is designed as a course that assists in providing students with a broad background of different athletic activities.

Dates: June 7 -June 17 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

June 20 - June 30 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

July 5 - July 15 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.


The skill of public speaking continues to be important within our society. Wm. Henry Harrison High School requires the completion of a speech course for graduation.

Dates: June 7 – July 1 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.

^ Junior School Math and Reading

Students who need additional remediation and educational opportunities at the Jr. School are encouraged to sign up.

Dates: June 7 – July 1 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.


This course will be taught online using the curriculum provided through APEX online learning. Students taking this course will be able to complete the coursework outside of the school on personal computers. Students are also welcome to come to the high school during summer school hours to complete coursework.

Dates: June 7 – July 15

^ Remedial Credit Online Course Opportunities

Online courses are designed and provided to summer school students using APEX Virtual School technology. Students taking online courses are required to attend each day until they complete their course. Students are required to sign up for a two-hour period in which they will attend each day. Students will be provided access to a computer and a teacher to support their learning and to assist in technical support. Students will be required to spend additional time working outside of the two hour window to complete their online course. Once students complete all required coursework they no longer will be required to attend the course. ^ ALL COURSEWORK MUST BE COMPLETED BY JULY 15.

Dates: June 7 – July 15 8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

Credit Recovery Courses

Algebra 1A Creative Writing

Algebra 1B World History

Algebra 1 US History

Algebra 2 Government

Geometry Economics

Pre-calculus English 9

Financial Management English 10

Probability and Statistics English 11

Earth Science English 12

Physical Science Chemistry

Biology Psychology

Student Application for Remedial Credit and Traditional Initial Credit Courses

(Please check due dates and turn in on time)

^ All parts must be completed in their entirety in order for application to be considered.

Student Name: _______________________________________________

Date: _________________________ Current Grade in school: ______________________

Student Home Phone #: _______________________

Parent Home Phone #: ____________________________ Cell/Work #:___________________________

Email: (student) ___________________________ (parent)_____________________________________

Please indicate course and time:

Remedial Online Course or Health

8:00 A.M. – 10:00 A.M.

June 7 – July 15 10:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.

12:00 P.M. – 2:00 P.M.

^ Physical Education I and II

June 7 -June 17 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

June 20 - June 30 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

July 5 - July 15 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.


June 7 – July 1 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.

Junior School Math and Reading

June 7 – July 1 8:00 A.M. – 11:00 P.M.


June 7 – July 15

^ Initial Credit Courses Offered Through Credit Flex – APEX Learning

Credit Flexibility gives students an opportunity to earn graduation credit through non-traditional means. All students are still required to meet Southwest Local School graduation requirements and also The Ohio Department of Education requirements in order to receive a high school diploma.

In accordance with Southwest Local Schools Credit Flexibility Plan, credit may be earned by completing coursework online through APEX online course software.

^ Courses Offered Through Credit Flex – APEX Learning

Algebra 1A Earth Science World History

Algebra 1B Physical Science US History

Algebra 1 Biology Government

Algebra 2 Chemistry Economics

Geometry AP Biology AP Macroeconomics

Pre-Calculus AP Chemistry AP Microeconomics

Integrated Math 1 AP Physics AP U.S. Government

Integrated Math 2 AP Psychology AP U.S. History

Financial Literacy English 9 AP Psychology

Personal Finance English 10 French 1

Probability and Statistics English 11 French 2

AP Calculus AB English 12 Spanish 1

AP Statistics Creative Writing Spanish 2

Art Appreciation Music Appreciation Health

AP English Lit and Comp AP English Lang and Comp

The Application Process:

1. Students are required to complete the application process in its entirety.

2. In order for a flexible credit plan to be given consideration, the application must be complete.

3. Incomplete or late applications will NOT be approved for the upcoming academic year.

4. All applications MUST be submitted by May 3 at 2:30pm to the high school guidance office.

5. Applications submitted by the May 3 date will be thoughtfully and carefully reviewed by a panel of teachers and administrators.

6. All applicants will receive notification of approval within 10 calendar days in order to accommodate appropriate schedule changes.

7. In the event that an application is rejected, an appeal may be filed with the Credit Flex Committee, within 10 calendar days of receiving a notice of rejection.

Student Application for Credit Flexibility

(Due to Guidance Office by May 3 at 2:30 pm)

^ All 5 parts must be completed in their entirety in order for application to be considered.


Student Name: _______________________________________________

Date: _________________________ Current Grade in school: ______________________

Student Home Phone #: _______________________

Parent Home Phone #: _____________________________ Cell/Work #:___________________________

Email: (student) ___________________________ (parent)_____________________________________

Proposed Course(s) for Flexible Credit: ________________________________


Reflection – Credit Flexibility is a wonderful opportunity to earn high school credit. All students should spend time discussing this option with parents, guidance counselors and mentors. Please thoroughly and thoughtfully answer the following questions.

1. How does this credit flexibility plan relate to my high school goals, future academic goals and/or occupational goals?

2. Am I ready for this class and how do I know (past grades)? What prerequisites do I have that prepare me to take this course?

3. I have consulted with ______________________________ (teacher of content area) about my proposal?

Signature of teacher: __________________________________________ Date: __________________


To the student: Please read the following statements and then initial next to the statements indicating that you understand the policies.

I understand that:

___ If my credit flexibility proposal is accepted, I will earn a letter grade for the course. The Board approved grading scale will be used to determine grades.

___ The grade that I earn will appear on my transcript, regardless of the final grade, and will be calculated into my GPA.

___ Credit will be granted at the end of the second semester for all credit flex courses.

___ Weighted credit cannot be obtained through a flexible credit course.

___ I may not drop a flexible credit class after the drop date stated for all high school classes (check with guidance office). If I drop after the drop date, I will receive a WF (withdrawn failing) on my transcript.

___ Academic honesty rules apply just as they do in a traditional class setting.

___ I must meet attendance requirements set forth by my plan.

___ I am not to be in the building or on school property during times that I am not scheduled for a traditional class or online class unless I have scheduled an appointment with teachers, counselors, or administrators regarding my flexible credit course.

___ I am responsible for meeting all graduation requirements.

___ I am responsible for ensuring that I have met graduation requirements by established deadlines to participate in senior graduation (if this applies).

___ I am responsible for maintaining my academic eligibility.

___ I recognize that this course may not match the academic standards for the same course offered in the traditional setting and may not adequately prepare me for subsequent courses.

Your signature indicates that you have discussed the above statements with your parents, understand the commitment you are endeavoring to make, and agree to the policies set forth by Southwest Local Schools.


(Signature of student) (Date)


To the Parent/ Guardian of the student submitting a flexible credit proposal:

Please read and discuss the above policies with your student. Your signature indicates that you have also read the above statements and agree to the policies set forth by Southwest Local School. Your signature also relieves that school of any liability for your son/daughter during times in which your student is not required to be at school due to this flexible credit proposal, should it be accepted.


(Signature of parent/guardian) (Date)

PART V: Complete the following

1. Name of the Course (that you are applying to get flexible credit for) : ____________________________________

2. Begin Date: ___________________ End Date: ________________________

3. Progress Checkpoints (Circle One): 9 weeks semester Other: ________

4. Adult Supervisor(s)/Teacher(s)/ Mentor(s): ____________________________________

5. Attach a copy of your transcripts to this packet (available from your counselor)

6. Method of achieving credit

___ Online class through Apex

7. Explanation of the methods for achieving credit: (BE DETAILED AND SPECIFIC):

You must access the state standards for this class/subject area at (keyword - academic standards) and must state how you will master each standard during your credit flex experience. Attach a copy of the standards and explanation to this application. ^ USE BACK OF SHEET OR ATTACH PAPERS AS NEEDED

8. Timeline for achieving credit and checkpoints (BE DETAILED AND SPECIFIC):

9. Proposed methods for demonstrating mastery for credit: (must choose at least 2 per option)

For Apex Online:

___ Online tests/quizzes (required)

___ Final Exam

10. Resources requested from district (If applicable):

11. If you are on an IEP or 504 Plan:

Support services required as part of your district approved, current IEP or 504 plan:


Name of Student:


Course for Flexible Credit:

Number of credits:

Date and Time Application Submitted: __________________________

Received by: _____________________________________ (Administrator/Counselor)

Submission Approval: Approved ____________

Denied _____________

Reason(s) for Denial of Submission:

Resubmission Date: (if applicable): _________________________


Approved Flexible Credit Proposal Information

Drop Date for Flexible Credit Course: ________________________

(Just as with traditional courses, students may not drop a flexible credit course after the drop date or will receive a “Withdrawn Failing” grade on their transcript)

Final Grade for Flexible Credit Course: ____ Grade given by: ____________________________

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