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IDEAL Summer School

IDEAL

(Indiana Digital Education Academy for Learning)

Summer School 2019

 

 

GENERAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION:

 

  • Summer School 2019 Registration is now open.
    • Credit advancement course registration dates:  Monday, April 8 - Friday, May 17, 2019.
    • Credit recovery course registration dates:  Monday, April 8 - Thursday, June 13, 2019.
  • All students who decide to register for Summer School 2019 coursework need to complete the registration process under the supervision of a parent/guardian.  The Summer School registration form features items that require the student’s parent/guardian to certify, among other things, that the parent/guardian understands the terms of registration and agrees to remit timely payment for the student’s coursework.
  • When registering for Summer School 2019 coursework, the student must complete the registration process while logged in to the student’s school district-provided myiasd.cc Google account.  Please note that if a student does not access the Google-based registration form while logged into the student’s school district-provided myiasd.cc Google account, the student will not be able to complete the registration process.
  • Please note that, in order to complete Summer School 2019 coursework, a student will need regular, reliable access to both a desktop/laptop/Chromebook and the Internet.  Summer School 2019 courses will be based on comparable online courses offered to Indiana Area School District students during the regular academic year.  
  • Both the student and the student’s supervising parent/guardian should read ALL information pertaining to Summer School 2019 BEFORE the student registers for Summer School 2019 coursework.

CREDIT ADVANCEMENT COURSEWORK:

 

Description: 

Credit advancement courses are available to students currently in grades eight through eleven and provide students the opportunity to earn credit for courses that are usually taken later in a student’s course sequence.  Completion of credit advancement coursework allows students to, among other things, make space in their schedules for other courses during the academic year and earn credits needed because of credit shortages resulting from family relocation.  

 

Courses Available:

Senior high-level credit advancement courses available for initial registration include:

  • Geometry
  • Computer Applications
  • Health and Physical Education 9, 10, 11*
  • Physical Education 12*
  • On Your Own
* 2019 Updates for Health and Physical Education 9, 10, 11, and Physical Education 12
  • Increase from 10 to 20 hours (per semester) of documented physical activity in the school fitness center.
  • Activity hours must be documented by a physical education teacher or Mr. Detweiler, the fitness center technician.
  • Practice hours for a school sport or outside activity can no longer be used to fulfill the physical activity requirement.

Course Dates:

Credit Advancement Geometry will begin on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, and conclude on Thursday, August 8, 2019.  Credit Advancement Computer Applications, Health/Physical Education, and On Your Own will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019, and conclude on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

 

*** Note that ALL credit advancement coursework must be completed by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

 

Registration and Payment Dates:

Registration for credit advancement courses MUST be completed by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Friday, May 17, 2019.  All decisions as to whether or not individual credit advancement courses will actually “run” will be based on registration numbers as of noon on Friday, May 17, 2019.  The more students who register for an individual course by Friday, May 17, 2019, the more likely that course will be offered. [Please note that school district administrators reserve the right to cancel an individual credit advancement course if fewer than ten students enroll in the course.  Decisions regarding course cancellation will be made the afternoon of Friday, May 17, 2019, and students -- as well as their parents/guardians -- will be notified (via e-mail message) of course cancellation before 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, May 20, 2019.  Should a course be cancelled, fee payments will be refunded in a timely manner.]

  • Late registrations WILL NOT be accepted.  
  • Payment for credit advancement coursework must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Wednesday, May 22, 2019.
  • Students whose coursework has not been paid for by the May 22, 2019, deadline will be disenrolled from credit advancement courses.  

Fees:

The fee for year-long Credit Advancement Geometry is $250.00.  If a student is eligible for reduced-price lunches the fee is $100.00, and if a student is eligible for free lunches the fee is $50.00.

 

The fee for semester-long Credit Advancement Computer Applications, Health and Physical Education 9, Health and Physical Education 10, Health and Physical Education 11, Physical Education 12, and On Your Own is $125.00.  If a student is eligible for reduced-price lunches the course fee is $100.00, and if a student is eligible for free lunches the course fee is $50.00.

 

*** Please note that if a student is eligible for reduced-price or fee lunches, the student and parent/guardian must also complete a (Partial) Fee Waiver Registration (which is also available on this website).

 

Payment of Fees:

Payment may be submitted via personal check, money order, or MySchoolBucks.  Personal checks and money orders should be made payable to “Indiana Area School District.”  Cash payments will not be accepted.

 

All checks and money orders should either be (A) delivered to the senior high school’s IDEAL Lab, or (B) submitted to an administrative assistant in the building office at Indiana Area Senior High School.  Any person who submits payment by check or money order "in person" in the senior high school’s building office should also request that the administrative assistant please forward the check or money order to Melissa Nibert in the senior high school’s IDEAL Lab.

 

Please note that, if a student and parent/guardian wish to be eligible for reduced fees, a (Partial) Fee Waiver must be submitted electronically at the time of registration -- prior to submission of payment.

 

Attendance Requirement:

There is not a “physical” attendance requirement for credit advancement courses.  Students are permitted to complete all coursework online, and most students do so.  Students are, however, encouraged to take advantage of opportunities to receive assistance (from subject area teachers) in Indiana Area Senior High School’s IDEAL Lab.  The IDEAL Lab’s hours of operation during Summer School 2019 will be forwarded electronically to all students and parents/guardians once the IDEAL Lab coverage schedule for Summer School 2019 has been established.   

 

Mandatory Summer School Orientation Session:

A mandatory orientation session for all credit advancement students will be held prior to the commencement of credit advancement coursework.  The meeting date, time, and location will be indicated to students and parents (via email) during early to mid-May, and it is important that all students attend the orientation session.  Information regarding course policies, course expectations, and software use will be provided to students.

 

Course Withdrawal:

If a student drops his/her credit advancement course(s) by 8:00 a.m. on the first Monday following the date on which the course started, a refund will be given for the cost of the course(s) minus a $25.00 registration fee; refunds will not be issued for courses dropped after the aforementioned deadline.  

 

If a student drops his/her credit advancement course(s) after the aforementioned deadline, he/she will receive his/her “relative” grade for the credit advancement course, and that grade will be used to calculate the student’s grade point average (GPA) and will be recorded on the student’s transcript; these grades cannot be removed from a student’s transcript -- even if the student retakes the course and successfully completes it.

 

Course Grades:

Indiana Area School District grade guidelines will be used for all Summer School 2019 credit advancement courses.

 

For senior high credit advancement courses, the grade (0, 1, 2, 3, or 4) earned during each quarter of a course and on the course final exam (if applicable) will appear on the student’s report card at the end of each marking period during the upcoming (2019-2020) school year.  The student’s course grade will be recorded in the student’s school record and will be used to calculate the student’s grade point average (GPA).

CREDIT RECOVERY COURSEWORK:

 

Description:

Credit recovery courses are available to students in grades six through twelve and provide students the opportunity to recoup academic credit for courses students failed to successfully complete during the regular academic year. Credit recovery courses will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019, and conclude on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

 

Courses Available:

Junior high-level credit recovery courses available for initial registration include:

  • Common Core Math I
  • Common Core Math II
  • Common Core Math III/Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Life Science (6)
  • Physical Science (7)
  • Earth Science (8)
  • English/Language Arts (6)
  • English/Language Arts (7)
  • English/Language Arts (8)
  • Social Studies (6)
  • World History (7)
  • America and the World I (8).

Senior high-level credit recovery courses available for initial registration include:

  • Pre-Algebra
  • Algebra
  • Geometry
  • Algebra II
  • Pre-Calculus
  • Environmental Science
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • English 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Civics and Government (9)
  • America and the World II (10)
  • America and the World III (11)
  • Economics
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Computer Applications
  • Health and Physical Education 9, 10, 11*
  • Physical Education 12*
  • On Your Own
* 2019 Updates for Health and Physical Education 9, 10, 11, and Physical Education 12
  • Increase from 10 to 20 hours (per semester) of documented physical activity in the school fitness center.
  • Activity hours must be documented by a physical education teacher or Mr. Detweiler, the fitness center technician.
  • Practice hours for a school sport or outside activity can no longer be used to fulfill the physical activity requirement.

Course Dates:

All credit recovery courses will begin on Monday, June 17, 2019, and conclude on Thursday, August 8, 2019.  

 

*** Note that ALL credit recovery coursework must be completed by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, August 8, 2019.

 

Registration and Payment Dates:

Registration for credit recovery courses should, ideally, be completed by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  All decisions as to whether or not individual credit recovery courses will actually “run” will be based on registration numbers as of noon on Thursday, June 13, 2019.  The more students who register for an individual course by Thursday, June 13, 2019, the more likely that course will be offered. [Please note that school district administrators reserve the right to cancel an individual credit recovery course if fewer than five students enroll in the course.  Decisions regarding course cancellation will be made the afternoon of Thursday, June 13, 2019, and students -- as well as their parents/guardians -- will be notified (via e-mail message) of course cancellation before 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Saturday, June 15, 2019.  Should a course be cancelled, fee payments will be refunded in a timely manner.]

  • Late registrations WILL be accepted through 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, June 20, 2019 -- but late registrations will be accepted only for courses that are actually “running.”  
  • Payment for credit recovery coursework must be submitted by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Thursday, June 20, 2019.
  • Students whose coursework has not been paid for by the June 20, 2019, deadline will be disenrolled from credit recovery courses.    

Fees:

The fee for all year-long credit recovery courses is $250.00.  If a student is eligible for reduced-price lunches the course fee is $100.00, and if a student is eligible for free lunches the course fee is $50.00.

 

The fee for all semester-long credit recovery courses is $125.00.  If a student is eligible for reduced-price lunches the course fee is $100.00, and if a student is eligible for free lunches the course fee is $50.00.

 

*** Please note that if a student is eligible for reduced-price or fee lunches, the student and parent/guardian must also complete a (Partial) Fee Waiver Registration (which is also available on this website).

 

Payment of Fees:

Payment may be submitted via personal check, money order, or MySchoolBucks.  Personal checks and money orders should be made payable to “Indiana Area School District.”  Cash payments will not be accepted.

 

All checks and money orders should either be (A) delivered to the senior high school’s IDEAL Lab, or (B) submitted to an administrative assistant in the building office at Indiana Area Senior High School.  Any person who submits payment by check or money order "in person" in the senior high school’s building office should also request that the administrative assistant please forward the check or money order to Melissa Nibert in the senior high school’s IDEAL Lab.

 

Please note that, if a student and parent/guardian wish to be eligible for reduced fees, a (Partial) Fee Waiver must be submitted electronically at the time of registration -- prior to submission of payment.

 

Attendance Requirement:

There is a “physical” attendance requirement for credit recovery courses.  Students will be required to spend a minimum of two hours per week (per course) working under the relevant course instructor’s supervision in the IDEAL Lab.  This requirement exists because past experience has borne out the fact that students who do not have regular, “in person” access to a qualified teacher seldom experience academic success during Summer School.  Credit recovery students are welcome and encouraged to attend additional work sessions in the IDEAL Lab as a means of multiplying opportunities to ask questions and seek assistance. The IDEAL Lab’s hours of operation during Summer School 2019 will be forwarded electronically to all students and parents/guardians once the IDEAL Lab coverage schedule for Summer School 2019 has been established.   

 

Please note that, in addition to spending at least two hours (per course) working in the IDEAL Lab each week, students will need to spend many additional hours each week working at home.  Most courses require students to work anywhere from eight to fourteen hours per week.  

 

Summer School Orientation:

Orientation for credit recovery students will be conducted on a daily basis during the first week of credit recovery classes.

 

Course Withdrawal:

If a student drops his/her credit recovery course(s) by 8:00 a.m. on the first Monday following the date on which the course started, a refund will be given for the cost of the course(s) minus a $25.00 registration fee; refunds will not be issued for courses dropped after the aforementioned deadline.  

 

If a student drops his/her credit recovery course(s) after the aforementioned deadline, he/she will receive his/her “relative” grade for the credit recovery course, and that grade will be used to calculate the student’s grade point average (GPA) and will be recorded on the student’s transcript; these grades cannot be removed from a student’s transcript -- even if the student retakes the course and successfully completes it.

 

Course Grades:

Indiana Area School District grade guidelines will be used for all Summer School 2019 credit recovery courses.

 

For junior high credit recovery courses, the student will be awarded an “overall” grade (1, 2, 3, 4) for each credit recovery course, and that grade will be recorded in the student’s school record.  The student’s course grade will be used to calculate the student’s grade point average (GPA).

 

For senior high credit recovery courses, the student will be awarded an “overall” grade (1, 2, 3, 4) for each credit recovery course, and that grade will be recorded in the student’s school record.  The student’s course grade will be used to calculate the student’s grade point average (GPA).