Summer Academy

Overview

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, wanting to accelerate, or looking to free up an hour for electives such as choir, band, or theatre.

2021 Classes and Teacher Support

TCAPS Summer Academy is a hybrid model of an online platform with in-person teacher support and/or workspace. Edgenuity will be providing the online platform which includes online assignments, video lectures, and assessments. Classes combine the best of highly qualified TCAPS teachers with the effective use of interactive technology. Courses can be accessed  24 hours a day, 7 days a week at school and at home. The programs provide rich multimedia presentations that engage students in the learning process.

  • Hosted at Central High School, lower C-atrium classrooms

  • Sessions are open July 7th to August 4th, Mondays through Thursdays

  • Highly qualified teacher support times and office hours are from 8:00 AM to Noon.

  • Online courses are available 24/7 and are to be completed by August 4th.

COVID-19 Contingencies

Depending on Michigan and CDC guidelines in upcoming months, organization of in-person instruction may be modified. We will strictly adhere to all guidelines and will communicate those plans to students and families. Teachers will be available for Google Meets during office hour times.

2021 Orientation

  • Orientation sessions will be held July 7th at 8:00 AM and 10:00 AM at Central High School.

  • 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

COVID-19 Contingencies

Orientation may be held in the Lower C atrium classrooms of Central High School unless social distancing protocols require us to move to the auditorium or to seek a different alternative.  Staff will be present to direct you to the correct location.

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. Depending on enrollment, courses will be offered through Brightspace or Edgenuity.
 

  • Credit recovery courses are FREE to TCAPS students in 2021.
     
  • Attendance Requirement: Support session, daily, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM or 10:00 AM to Noon.
      
  • 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.  Non-TCAPS students will need their counselors to request grade reports.  Students can finish courses prior to the end of Summer Academy.  If a student finishes early enough, a second course could be added. Edgenuity estimates classes to take 30 to 50 hours of focused work time.

  • Course Allotment:  Up to two courses can be taken at any given time.

Initial Course Information (IC)

Initial courses are for students taking a course for the first time or for students that did not complete a course with at least a 50%.  Courses are set in Edgenuity to be sequential or all content completed in a set order, like a standard classroom instruction.
 

  • Attendance Requirement: No attendance is required for first-time students.  Students retaking a course must attend a support session, daily, from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM or 10:00 AM to Noon.  
     
  • 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.  Non-TCAPS students will need their counselors to request grade reports.  Students can finish courses early and no longer need to attend or additional classes can be added. Edgenuity estimates classes to take 40 to 60 hours of focused work time.
     
  • Course Allotment:  Up to two courses can be taken at any given time.

Courses Offered

Courses are offered by semester.  They will be either run through the Edgenuity platform, which is 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 (CR) or initial course (IC).  Working with your counselor is recommended when determining the courses you should take.

Mathematics

 

  • Algebra 1 (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC)
  • Geometry (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC)
  • Algebra 2 (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC)
  • Pre-Calculus (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC) - Counselor approval required
  • Intro to Statistics (one semester course, CR or IC available)
  • Personal Finance (one semester course, CR or IC available)

Science

 

  • Biology (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC)
  • Chemistry (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC)
  • Environmental Science (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC)
  • Physics (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC)

English Language Arts (ELA)

 

  • ELA 9 (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC)
  • ELA 10 (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC)
  • ELA 11 (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC)
  • ELA 12 (A CR, A IC) -  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, A IC, B IC)
  • World History (A CR, B CR, A IC, B IC)
  • Economics (one semester course, CR or IC available)
  • Civics (one semester course, CR or IC available) - Civic participation is a requirement

Other Courses

 

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

Tuition and Payment

  • For initial courses, tuition will be $150 per semester course. 
  • Credit Recovery will be offered free of charge this summer for TCAPS students. 
  • Classes will be opened on or before July 7th to students with paid tuition.
  • Partial scholarships are available based on need and availability. 
  • If you would like to be considered for a scholarship, please answer the optional questions on the registration form.
  • Enrollment is official when payment is received and log-ins will be issued as early as June 28th or upon receipt of payment.
  • The final date to drop a class and receive a refund less the $50 enrollment fee is July 15th.
  • Drops after the July 15th date will not be issued a refund or any fees.

Online Registration

TCAPS Students

TCAPS students will register and pay for classes through the PowerSchool Public Portal. 

Google DocInstructions for Accessing the Registration Form & Paying via PowerSchool

External LinkGo to the PowerSchool Public Portal

Non-TCAPS Students

Complete the Google FormsNon-TCAPS Student Form and request your school counselor submits a transcript to Ms. Pat Bowen at bowenpa@tcaps.net

Contact Information

  • Central High School Counseling Office, 231.933.6540
  • West Senior High School Counseling Office, 231.933.7703
  • TC High School Office, 231.933.5860
  • Summer Academy Office, Central High School, 231.933.6510
  • Summer Academy Director, Mr. Mitch Heethuis 
  • Summer Academy Admin. Assistant: Ms. Pat Bowen