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​​Summer School - 2014

Community High School District 155 offers four different summer school programs including generalremedialspecial education, and high school prep.

Please refer to the information below or download the 2014 Summer School Packet here (PDF)​ for complete information about course offerings, schedules, transportation, and general information/rules. 

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Complete 2014 Summer School Packet (PDF)

Please note: Registration for summer school driver's ed is handled directly with the driver's ed department chair at your home high school. Do not fill out the standard summer school registration form if you are registering for driver's ed.

Online registration payments
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Special Services Emergency Contact Form (PDF) - Special Education Students ONLY



Registration Information

Registration Deadlines:
First Semester: May 9, 2014
Second Semester: June 13, 2014

Registration for all summer school courses begins on Tuesday, April 1. Priority will be given to those who register first. To successfully register, a student must complete and turn in the registration form. For driver's education courses, please register through your home school's driver's ed department.

Registration is not complete until full payment has been made. If paying by check, all fees must accompany the completed registration form. Online credit card payments for summer school fees/tuition may be submitted through the Fee Management tab of Skyward Family Access. Fees will appear in Skyward soon after the registration form has been submitted and processed. Full payment must be made by midnight on May 9 for first semester or June 13 for second semester. Any student/parent failing to have all tuition and fees paid by these deadlines will be dropped from the course. 

Any student who plans to attend summer school should contact the student services department at his/her home school and register as soon as possible. Student services offices in all District 155 schools are open every weekday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. during the school year, and from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (Mon.-Thur.) or 12:00 p.m. (Fridays) during the summer. Please note: Some courses may not be offered due to insufficient enrollment.

In some instances, preference may be given to upper classmen for course selections.​
​Tuition and Payment Options

To successfully complete registration, a student must provide the completed registration form to his/her guidance counselor and pay all applicable tuition and course fees. These fees may be paid either by check when turning in the completed registration form or online with a credit card once the fee has been added to Skyward Family Access.

Tuition & Course Fees:

Driver's Education  -  $100
Special Education Courses  -  $35 Supply Fee (per semester)
Visual Art and Technology  -  $15 Supply Fee (plus $180 semester tuition)

All other courses:
One semester tuition  -  $180
Two semesters tuition  -  $360
Late Registration Fee - $15

  • There is a $15 late registration fee for all registrations received after the deadlines (May 9 for first semester classes and June 13 for second semester classes).
  • Please make all checks payable to: District 155.
  • If paying by check, all fees must accompany the completed registration form. Online payments must be submitted by the registration deadline.
  • Online credit card payments for summer school fees/tuition may be submitted through the Fee Management tab of Skyward Family Access. Fees will appear in Skyward soon after the registration form has been submitted and processed. Full payment must be made by midnight on May 9 for first semester or June 13 for second semester. Any student/parent failing to have all tuition and fees paid by these deadlines will be dropped from the course.
  • A waiver of fees for summer school coursework may be available for students who qualify. Please complete the fee waiver application (available in English and Spanish) and contact your child’s counselor for more information. Waivers are only available to students who successfully complete the course for which they receive the fee waiver.
  • If a check is returned for insufficient funds, the student will not be allowed to attend the class until the fee is paid (and absences will be accumulated).
  • No refunds will be provided for any reason.

Book Rental
Tuition fees cover the rental of textbooks, while required workbooks and any other supplementary supplies must be purchased by the student. Books will be distributed the first day of class and must be returned on the last day. Students are expected to return the books in the same condition as they were received. Students will be charged for lost or damaged books. No academic credit will be given until all textbooks are returned in acceptable condition or are paid for in full.​

General Information​

Class Credit for Summer School Courses
Unless otherwise noted, a ½-credit may be earned from successful completion of each semester of summer school coursework. Students may repeat courses they have previously passed, with the higher of the two grades entered on their permanent record. However, the student will only receive credit for the course once. Regardless of the course, all students must be present for the final exams.

Graduating Seniors
Graduating seniors from School District 155 who are completing requirements for graduation at the end of either semester of summer school are required to sign the diploma list in their home school student services office. 

Attendance
Attendance is extremely important, therefore, it is critical to plan ahead when considering enrollment into summer school. Most courses meet for 5 periods per day and are approximately the same total number of minutes as regular year courses. In fact, each class period during the summer school day corresponds to one and one-sixth days’ work during the regular school year. As a result, it is imperative that students be present each period on every day.

Attendance is taken each class period (5 times per day). Any student who misses more than one full day of classes (5 periods) will be dropped from the class on the 6th period of absence. All absences need to be reported to the summer school office prior to 7:30 a.m. Failure to do so will result in a phone call to home or work. 

Instances of tardiness are addressed in a similar manner. Students are expected to be punctual to each class period. Teachers will record tardies for each period. The third tardy to any class will be considered an absence from class. Each tardy after the third will count as an additional class absence. Therefore, a student could be dropped from class for a combination of absences and tardies, or a total of eight tardies.

* * * All students must be present for final exams * * *

Student Conduct
Students are required to abide by the same rules during summer school as they would during the regular school year. This information is conta​ined in the student handbook, and may be viewed online. It follows, therefore, that students will behave themselves in the classroom and follow the established school rules as published in the student handbook, as well as, those special summer school rules contained in this packet. Some disruptive behaviors during summer school will result in a suspension. The number of periods for the suspension will count towards the student’s total number of allotted periods of absences. As stated earlier, once a student accumulates 6 periods of absences he/she will be dropped from the class for the semester.

• Dress: Students are expected to dress as they do during the regular school year. The facility is air-conditioned, so layering is recommended. Caps, hats, head bands, head scarves, jackets, or any other clothing deemed inappropriate by summer school personnel are not to be worn in the building.

• Electronic Devices: Calculators are allowed and music devices are allowed during breaks. Electronic games and pagers are not allowed. Cell phones are to be turned off during summer school hours except during designated break times.

• Food: Open food and beverages are not allowed in classrooms but may be consumed during breaks in the designated area. 

• Leaving Campus: Students are not allowed to go to the parking lot or to leave campus during summer school hours. Students leaving campus or going to the parking lot without permission will receive a multi-period suspension.

Transportation Information

Transportation to Crystal Lake South High School (Prep, General, and Remedial Courses)
Bus service is provided from Cary-Grove High School, Crystal Lake Central High School, and Prairie Ridge High School. The bus schedule is as follows:

Cary-Grove (front of school) to Crystal Lake South
Leave CG at 6:45 a.m.
Return to CG by 12:55 p.m. 

Crystal Lake Central (main entrance) to Crystal Lake South
Leave CLC at 6:55 a.m.
Return to CLC by 12:55 p.m.

Prairie Ridge (flag pole) to Crystal Lake South
Leave PR at 6:45 a.m.
Return to PR by 12:55 p.m.

To Special Education Programs
Special education students may utilize bus service free of charge from their homes to the designated high school. Students must indicate their need for bus transportation on the Special Services Transportation Form

Transportation Rules
Riding the bus is considered a privilege. Students risk losing this service for inappropriate behaviors. Please review the section regarding "Student Conduct" included in the student handbook for additional information.

General Courses

General courses (taken for the first time) are an opportunity for students to participate in a course that they may not be able to schedule during the regular school year, or take a course that would permit scheduling flexibility during the regular school year. Students enrolled in these courses are challenged to demonstrate the same level of understanding and proficiency as expected during the regular school year. Instructors often provide additional assignments requiring student work outside the classroom.

General courses offered during the summer are:

​First SemesterSecond Semester​
​Biology (Honors)Biology (Honors)​
​Consumer EducationU.S. History ​
​Driver's Education
​U.S. History
​​Visual Art and Tech​nology

For general summer school questions, please contact your child’s counselor.

Consumer Education

(Hybrid online/in-person course)

This ¼-credit course is presented in a non-traditional manner with the majority of coursework done in an online learning environment, and only three classroom meetings. The content of the course provides students an understanding of their role as consumers in the global economy. Students will learn how to make financial and consumer-related decisions, manage money, comparison shop, bank, budget, save, and invest for their future needs and wants. Real-world simulations are used in combination with project-based activities. Students are required to have access to a computer and the Internet outside of school. Students in grades 11 and 12 may enroll, but availability is limited, and priority will be awarded to 12th graders. Students who are self-directed, effective with time management, and possess quality communication and technology skills tend to perform best in this type of learning environment.

​Consumer education participants must attend in-person class sessions from 7:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. at Crystal Lake South High School on the following dates. All other classwork will be completed in an online learning environment.

​Thursday, June 12 - Meet the teacher and classmates; learn key course outcomes and expectations; train on the online learning environment.

Thursday, June 19 - Various classroom activities including course assessment(s).

Wednesday, July 2 - Various classroom activities including the final examination.

Biology (Honors), U.S. History, and Visual Art & Technology Daily Class Schedule

Period 1 . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Period 2 . . . . . . 8:25 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Period 3 . . . . . . 9:25 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Period 4 . . . . . . 10:25 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Period 5 . . . . . . 11:25 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Biology, U.S. History, and Visual Art & Technology Semester Schedule
First semester begins Thursday, June 12 and concludes Wednesday, July 2.
Second semester begins Monday, July 7 and concludes Friday, July 25. ​

Driver's Education 

Driver’s education classes will be held at the student’s home school.

Please note: Driver's education registration is handled directly through your home high's driver's ed department. Please contact the driver's ed department for more information and to register.

Daily Time Schedule (Driver’s Education)
The daily time schedule varies for each student. 

Session Schedule (Driver’s Education)
The session begins Tuesday, June 10 and concludes Tuesday, July 8. (No class on Friday, July 4.)

Driver’s Education School Websites
School-specific summer school driver’s education information is available at each high school’s website.

The driver’s education schedule and structure are subject to change based on participation numbers and automobile availability. Please verify all information with your school’s driver’s education staff​.

Remedial Courses

Remedial courses (courses taken for a second time) are an opportunity for a student who may have done poorly in, or failed a course to retake the course in order to graduate with his/her class or to improve his/her grade.

Available courses are:

​First SemesterSecond Semester​
​AlgebraAlgebra​
​English 101English 102​
​GeometryGeometry​
​Sophomore EnglishSophomore English​
​Junior English IJunior English II​
​Senior English IISenior English II​
​U.S. History​U.S. History
Intermediate Algebra​Intermediate Algebra​
Remedial Daily Class Time Schedule
Period 1 . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Period 2 . . . . . . 8:25 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Period 3 . . . . . . 9:25 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Period 4 . . . . . . 10:25 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. 
Period 5 . . . . . . 11:25 a.m. - 12:20 p.m.

Remedial Semester Schedule
First semester begins Thursday, June 12 and concludes Wednesday, July 2.
Second semester begins Monday, July 7 and concludes Friday, July 25.​
Prep Courses

High school preparation courses are designed for incoming freshmen who are in need of improving their mathematical or literacy skills in order to be more successful in high school. Students often establish a renewed appreciation for the subject areas. Many students who experience success in these summer courses have an opportunity to transition into the regular academic year by enrolling in English 101, and basic algebra or algebra. Students who successfully complete the Summer Reading Program earn a ¼-elective credit. Students who successfully complete the Summer Prep Algebra Program earn a ½-math credit and they are on track to complete basic algebra or algebra, basic geometry or geometry, and intermediate algebra or advanced algebra with trigonometry by the end of junior year. 

Students are recommended for participation in these courses based upon achievement scores and feedback from eighth grade teachers. If interested in more information, please contact your child’s guidance counselor to see if he/she qualifies.

Prep Course Daily Time Schedule
Period 1 . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Period 2 . . . . . . . 8:25 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Period 3 . . . . . . . 9:25 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Period 4 . . . . . . 10:25 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.

Prep Course Semester Schedule and Location
The Summer Reading Program and Summer Prep Algebra courses meet for two sessions with a break in the middle. Session one begins Monday, June 16 and ends Friday, June 27. Session two begins Monday, July 7 and concludes Friday, July 18. There are no high school prep classes from June 29 through July 4. These programs meet at Crystal Lake South High School located at 1200 S. McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. The main office number is (815) 455-3860. 

Special Education Courses

A variety of special education courses and programs are offered during the summer. All special education courses will be held at Crystal Lake South High School at 1200 South McHenry Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL 60014. The main office number is (815) 455-3860. 

For general summer school special education questions, please contact your child’s case manager.

Learning Resource Program

Participation in the Learning Resource (LR) summer school program is open to students who currently take part in the Learning Resource Program during the regular school year per team recommendation (1/2-credit earned per semester). 

Daily Class Time Schedule (Learning Resource Program)
Period 1 . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 8:20 a.m.
Period 2 . . . . . . . 8:25 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Period 3 . . . . . . . 9:25 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Period 4 . . . . . . . 10:25 a.m. - 11:20 a.m.
Period 5 . . . . . . . 11:25 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Semester Schedule (Learning Resource Program) Meets Monday - Friday
First semester begins Thursday, June 12 and concludes Wednesday, July 2.
Second semester begins Monday, July 7 and concludes Friday, July 25.

Life Skills Programs
Participation in the Life Skills (LS) summer school program is open to students who currently take part in Life Skills during the regular school year per team recommendation at each student’s school (Crystal Lake Central or Cary-Grove). The program provides opportunities for students to maintain the academic and social skills developed during the regular school year (no earned credit).

Daily Class Time Schedule (Life Skills Program)
Monday - Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Semester Schedule (Life Skills Program) Meets Monday - Thursday Only
First semester begins Thursday, June 12 and concludes Wednesday, July 2.
Second semester begins Monday, July 7 and concludes Thursday, July 24.

Functional Living Skills Program

Participation in the Functional Living Skills (FLS) summer school program is open to students who currently take part in Functional Living Skills during the regular school year per team recommendation. The program provides opportunities for students to maintain the functional academic and social skills developed during the regular school year (no credit earned). 

Daily Class Time Schedule (Functional Living Skills Program)
Monday - Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Semester Schedule (Functional Living Skills Program) Meets Monday - Thursday Only
First semester begins Thursday, June 12 and concludes Wednesday, July 2.
Second semester begins Monday, July 7 and concludes Thursday, July 24.

Academy  Program

Participation in the Academy summer school program is open to students who currently take part in Academy programming during the regular school year per Academy team recommendation. The program provides opportunities for students to maintain the academic and social skills developed during the regular school year (no earned credit).

Daily Class Time Schedule (Academy Program)
Monday - Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . 7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Semester Schedule (Academy Program) Meets Monday - Thursday Only
First semester begins Thursday, June 12 and concludes Wednesday, July 2.
Second semester begins Monday, July 7 and concludes Thursday, July 24.

Pre-Vocational Education Program

Participation in the pre-vocational summer school program is open to students per IEP team recommendation. The program provides opportunities for students with significant social skill deficits to learn pre-vocational and vocational skills as well as practice those skills in various work settings under the direction of a job coach (1/2-credit earned per semester). 

Daily Class Time Schedule (Pre-Vocational Education Program)
Monday - Thursday . . . . . . . . . . . 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 a.m. 

Semester Schedule (Pre-Vocational Education Program) Meets Monday - Thursday Only
First semester begins Thursday, June 12 and concludes Wednesday, July 2.
Second semester begins Monday, July 7 and concludes Thursday, July 24.​​​

Community High School
District 155
1 South Virginia Road
Crystal Lake IL 60014
Phone: 815-455-8500