We will not be able to offer science courses, AP courses, Honors courses or Advanced courses.
Application period: The application window is expected to be April 8 to May 29. We have a small staff to process an estimated 700 applications. Active duty military and DoD students are guaranteed enrollment for available courses. The earlier non-military students apply, the greater their priority for enrollment. Applications submitted after May 29 will only be considered if space is available. Crunch time for the iHigh staff to process applications is June 1-21.
Enrollment confirmation: Active duty military and DoD students are assured of summer enrollment for available courses. Confirmations for non-military students will be emailed, first-come first-served, until we reach capacity. To avoid frustrations, please be sure to provide a legible e-mail address and to check your spam/junk mail in case the confirmation e-mail is re-directed.
Orientation: Students who have never completed an online class (as determined by their transcript) will be required to attend a two-hour orientation at Serra High School on June 22 or June 23. This orientation is essential to helping students learn to navigate the online portals. The confirmation e-mail will indicate assignment to either the 7:30 AM-9:30 AM session or 9:45 AM to 11:45 AM session at Serra High.
Transcript grades and drops: All iHigh summer courses earn transcript grades. Students who begin an online course and then decide to drop must notify the iHigh summer office by Friday, June 26. After the drop deadline, students will receive a transcript grade for the class. This means that students who simply stop working part-way through the summer will likely receive an "F" grade on their transcript.
On-site Teachers: iHigh teachers will be available on the Serra campus from 7:30 AM to 11:45 AM during summer session, to provide academic assistance and to administer proctored exams. Two teachers will be available at the iHigh campus on Friday only, from 7:30 AM to 11:45 AM,
Proctored exams: All core courses require a proctored midterm (by July 10) and a proctored final (by July 29-30, depending on the class). This is a UC requirement. Students must be able to come to campus for proctored exams during the 7:30 AM to 11:45 AM summer school day. Students should arrive early enough to complete exams by 11:45 AM, as teachers go off duty at that time. The pacing guide for each class shows suggested exam dates. Please note that teachers must have sufficient time to grade all coursework and to enter final grades by 12 noon on July 31.
Planning coursework: Most students are able to successfully complete a one-semester online course during the short 6-week summer session. In the past, students have completed the second semester online at their regular high school during fall semester. It is not yet confirmed whether this option will still be available in the fall.
It is extremely challenging to complete a full-year course (both semesters) in only 6 weeks. Students who have been able to accomplish this goal have found it to be a fulltime job...at least 6 hours of coursework per day for 29 days. For this reason, we do not recommend this option. Please keep in mind that students may only enroll in one course at a time, so Semester 1 would need to completed by July 10 in order to allow time to complete Semester 2.
Summer Travel: We do not recommend our summer program for students who will be on extended travel during the summer session. Experience has shown that students often stop doing coursework once they go on travel, which results in falling behind, running out of time, and earning a low transcript grade. Students are able to work ahead in their courses, to help accommodate summer travel plans. Please keep in mind that students must report to campus for a proctored midterm and final exam.
Summer Program Closing: Summer session closes at 11:45 AM on July 31. Teachers must enter all final grades by 12 noon, and then they go off duty for the rest of the summer. The district closes the summer student information system on July 31, to start processing summer report cards and to start preparing for fall semester. Summer transcript grades should be posted by mid-August.
Special Circumstances: Student should stay in contact with their summer teachers and notify them of any questions, problems or special circumstances that arise. Active communications will help prevent future frustrations.