2013 MGHS Summer School
Greetings! As summer quickly approaches, you may be wondering about summer school. Consider this page a beginning information source for you regarding summer school. If you do have questions after reading through the following information, please do not hesitate to contact Josh Fassl the 6-12 summer school coordinator via email at: Josh.Fassl@mgschools.net. There is also a summer school information line. It is 608-221-7666 (ext. 6621). Answers to common questions can be found here.
Participation: The program for students in grades 9-12 emphasizes providing additional academic support for students. Students must be recommended for participation in one of the four areas below in order for them to enroll. Parents of students that are recommended for Summer School will be informed in a letter sent in April or May.
Enrichment programs in track, strength and conditioning, and weightlifting do not need a recommendation.
Courses: More specific information is available in the MGHS 2013 Summer School Course Information grid found by clicking on the link near the bottom of this page. The five general areas in which classes will be offered include:
Math: Algebra 1 and Geometry. Each course will provide curriculum equivalent to ½ of the year-long course. As such, students will be able to earn ½ credit in either of these areas. All students who failed one semester of either course are encouraged to register once they receive their recommendation letter. Students who failed both semesters of either course may NOT register for summer school to “make-up” ½ of a credit. They MUST re-enroll in the course during the full academic year. The course will be taught using the ALEKS software that provides individulalized instruction.
Science: BIOLOGY and CHEMISTRY. The courses will provide curriculum equivalent to ½ of the year-long course. As such, students will be able to earn ½ credit in either of the semesters for biology or chemistry. All students who failed one part of either course are encouraged to register once they receive their recommendation letter. Students who failed both semesters of either course may NOT register for summer school to “make-up” ½ of a credit. They MUST re-enroll in the course during the full academic year.
English: English A and English B. Each course will provide relevant curriculum, based on student need, equivalent to one semester of HS English. As such, students will be able to earn ½ credit of English by taking either course. Any student who failed any part of any English course are encouraged to register for English A or B once they receive their recommendation letter. Students cannot repeat either course once credit is earned in that respective course. Students are only eligible to earn a maximum of one English credit in summer school. (1/2 credit - English A, 1/2 credit - English B)
History: American History A and American History B; World History A and World History B; Government. Each course will provide relevant curriculum in the form of “PASS packets” equivalent to one semester of either Cultural Anthropology, European History, US History 1 or US History 2 or Government. Your recommendation letter will indicate which class your son/daughter should register for. Students cannot repeat any of these courses once credit is earned in that respective course. Students who must register for Government will NOT be allowed to participate in graduation ceremonies. There is a fee of $60-$80 for these packets.
College Essay Writing (no credit) June 17-21 & July 8-12: This one week, 10-hour course for in-coming seniors offers students the opportunity to explore the college application process, specifically as it relates to writing. Students will hae the opportunity to write their own personal statements and practice responses to sample admissions prompts in a collaborative workshop setting.
Times: Summer school courses are scheduled from 8:30-12:00. Weightlifting, track, and strength and conditioning programs run on their own schedules. Students MUST be on time to their classes! This will be STRICTLY enforced! Tardies will be treated as absences. Accumulating three absences during summer school will result in removal from the program.
Site: All MGHS summer school courses will be held on the second floor of MGHS. Specific room locations will accompany your registration confirmation email.
Transportation: Bussing is provided for Cottage Grove students attending remedial classes with students being picked up at Glacial Drumlin school at approximately 8:05 and taken to the high school. Students will be bussed back to Glacial Drumlin school arriving at approximately 12:15. Students who sign-up for weight-lifting, track, or the speed & conditioning classes are NOT allowed to use the bus. Students who ride the bus MUST HAVE THEIR ID CARDS with them or they will not be allowed to ride.
Registration: You will receive a letter inviting you to register. This letter will list the course(s) your son/daughter should registrer for. ALL registration will be done online, here. Registration opens at 6:00pm on April 17, and closes on Friday, June 7 at Noon. You are strongly encouraged to register your son/daughter AS EARLY AS POSSIBLE.
Dates: June 17th – 21, 24th – 28th, July 1st-3rd (not 4th, 5th), July 8th-12th