Summer Academy


Summer Academy is open to all incoming 9th – 12th grade students. No residency is required. Summer Academy is a great opportunity for students needing to recover credits in order to remain on track to graduate.

2024 Classes and Teacher Support

TCAPS Summer Academy is a hybrid model of an online platform with in-person teacher support and/or workspace. Classes combine the best of highly qualified TCAPS teachers with the effective use of interactive technology. The programs provide rich multimedia presentations that engage students in the learning process.

  • Hosted at Traverse City High School, Maverick Center
  • Sessions are open June 17 - July 19, Mondays through Thursdays
  • No School week of July 1-5
  • Highly qualified teacher support times and office hours are from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

2024 Summer Office Hours / Orientation

  • Summer Academy office hours will be held on June 10 and 11 from 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. at Traverse City High School, Maverick Center.
  • An orientation session will be held June 13, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Traverse City High School, Maverick Center.
  • Orientation is required for all students for initial log-ins, meeting teachers, learning guidelines, and troubleshooting any start-up issues. 
  • Payment is due prior to online classes being “open”. If possible, it is recommended that registration and payment have been completed prior to orientation so that students can be registered and classes activated.

Credit Recovery Information (CR)

Credit Recovery classes are for students who did not receive credit for a course and earned a 50% or higher in the course. 

  • Attendance Requirement: Support session, daily, from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
  • Teacher Support: Highly-qualified TCAPS teachers will be available for questions and troubleshooting.
  • Pacing Support: Progress will be monitored with home communication twice per week to help support ongoing participation and pacing. 
  • Completion Requirement: Once a course is completed at the set proficiency level, the course is concluded and credit is awarded. TCAPS students will not need to follow-up. Students can finish courses prior to the end of Summer Academy. 
  • Course Allotment: Up to two courses can be taken at any given time.

Initial Course Information (IC)

Students that are interested in earning initial credit for a high school course, during Summer 2024, may do so via Michigan Virtual High School (MIVHS). Courses taken for the first time through MIVHS will allow students to fulfill a graduation requirement to either accelerate to the next course level or free up scheduling space for a different class during the school year. All of these courses will be done completely independently of TCAPS through the same online platform that TCAPS students take during the school year. MIVHS offers quality course credit and grades that will transfer to a student's TCAPS transcript and will be recognized by most colleges and the NCAA Clearinghouse. 

Please view the 2024 Original Credit Courses for additional information on enrolling your student through Michigan Virtual High School (MIVHS).

Courses Offered

Courses are offered by semester. They will be either run through a third party platform that certified TCAPS teachers oversee, or through locally developed courses that will be built in the district’s Brightspace learning management system. Semester A is the first semester and Semester B is the second. Courses are offered as credit recovery. Working with your counselor is recommended when determining the courses you should take.


  • Algebra 1 (A CR, B CR,)
  • Geometry (A CR, B CR,)
  • Algebra 2 (A CR, B CR,)
  • Pre-Calculus (A CR, B CR,) - Counselor approval required
  • Personal Finance (one semester course, CR)


  • Biology (A CR, B CR,)
  • Chemistry (A CR, B CR,)
  • Environmental Science (A CR, B CR,)
  • Physics (A CR, B CR,)
  • English Language Arts (ELA)
  • ELA 9 (A CR, B CR,)
  • ELA 10 (A CR, B CR,)
  • ELA 11 (A CR, B CR,)
  • ELA 12 (A CR) -  B semesters are available by counselor request only due to the senior research project requirement.

Social Sciences and History

  • US History (A CR, B CR,)
  • World History (A CR, B CR,)
  • Economics (one semester course, CR)
  • Civics (one semester course, CR) - Civic participation is a requirement

Other Courses

  • Psychology (one semester course, CR) - Counselor approval required
  • French 1 (A CR, B CR,) - Counselor approval required

Tuition and Payment


  • The full cost of a Credit Recovery class is $150.
  • Full or partial scholarships are available based on need and availability.
  • If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please work with your counselor and/or Assistant Principal.
  • Enrollment is official when payment is received and log-ins will be issued as early as June 13 or upon receipt of payment.

Online Registration:

Current TCAPS students are able to register through the parent portal at External Link Enrollment must be completed by June 7. 

Check or money order is preferred with checks payable to TCAPS and mailed to:

Summer School Academy
℅ Julie Flaherty
Traverse City High School
3962 N Three Mile Road
Traverse City, MI 49686

Contact Information 

  • Central High School Counseling Office, 231.933.6540
  • West Senior High School Counseling Office, 231.933.7703
  • Traverse City High School Office, 231.933.5860
  • Summer Academy Office, Traverse City High School
  • Summer Academy Director, Tim Rieman
  • Summer Academy Administrative Assistant, Julie Flaherty