Virtual Summer School

St. James High School will be conducting online summer school beginning Monday, June 1, 2020, and going through Friday, June 26, 2020. All classes offered will be online. Course offerings can be found under course titles and on the application.

ENROLLMENT: The St. James High School online summer program is open to students in 9th through 12th grade. Students are eligible to enroll at no cost and earn up to one unit of high school credit. Prerequisites for classes, as noted in the Course Description Handbook, apply to summer school courses.

ALL OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION BECAUSE OF LOW ENROLLMENT.

Students who wish to enroll should fill out the google form no later than Monday, May 25, 2020. Enrollees will be admitted on a first-come, first-serve basis.

EXPECTATIONS: Online classes are worth a ½ credit or a full credit, depending on the course. Students are expected to complete an equivalent amount of work to a whole semester class. Students will need to keep up daily with their courses and stay in communication with their teachers. If a student doesn’t have any contact with the teacher within the first three days of the course they may be dropped from the course.

GRADE REPORTS: Mid-term grade reports will be given to students at the appropriate time. The final grade report will be available online at the end of the term.

ACCESS: With all courses being online, students will need access to the internet.

RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Students are subject to the rules of the St. James R-1 School District. There will be NO discipline problems during summer school. Full cooperation with the staff is expected; anything less will result in the student being withdrawn from summer school.

SCHEDULE: Classes will be held Monday through Friday. Starting Monday, June 1, 2020, and ending Thursday, June 25, 2020.

ONLINE COURSE CONSIDERATIONS: Before enrolling, students should consider the following questions:

  • Am I self-motivated and disciplined? Students should be prepared to devote as much time to the online course as would be expected in a face-to-face course. (three to five hours per day).
  • Am I receptive to information through written or visual context as opposed to spoken communication with an instructor?
  • Am I able to self-advocate and troubleshoot to get my academic and technological needs met?
  • Do I have consistent access to the internet and a reliable device?