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​​Summer School - 2018​

​All of the information is available in the Summer School 2018 packet (PDF),​ which includes course descriptions, important dates, tuition information, rules, and other details. 

A variety of special education courses and programs are offered during the summer.​ All special education extended school year courses will be held at Prairie Ridge High School​. Information regarding Extended School Year-Special Education will be mailed to families after spring break.​ 

Registration for Summer School

Priority will be given to those who register first unless noted in the class description. Registration begins on March 5, 2018, and deadlines are:

First Semester: April 27, 2018
Second Semester: May 31, 2018

Any student who plans to attend summer school—including students with an IEP—should contact the student services department at his/her high 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 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 & Fees for Summer School
Special Education Courses $35 Supply Fee (per semester)

All other courses:
One semester tuition $180
Two semesters tuition $360

• There is a $15 late registration fee for all registrati​ons received after the deadlines (April 27 for first semester classes and May 31 for second semester classes).​

• If paying online, you must first submit the registration form to the Registrar. The Registrar will enter payment information in Skyward and send you an email with instructions on how to make your payment. Once payment has been made, your student will be enrolled in the class. Full payment must be made by midnight on April 28 for first semester or June 9 for second semester. Any student/parent failing to have all tuition and fees paid by these deadlines will be dropped from the course.
• If paying by check, your check must accompany the registration form for your student to be enrolled in the class.
• Please make all checks payable to: District 155.
• A waiver of fees for summer school coursework may be available for students who qualify. Please 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).

General Summer School Information

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 contained in the student handbook, and may be viewed at 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, 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.

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.

Course Descriptions
Detailed course descriptions are available in the online course selection guide (PDF).

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.

Graduating Seniors
Graduating seniors from 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.

Bus service to Prairie Ridge High School is provided at no charge to students from Cary-Grove High School, Crystal Lake Central High School, and Crystal Lake South High School. The bus schedule is as follows:

Cary-Grove (front of school) to Prairie Ridge
Leave at 6:45 a.m.

Return to CG by 12:55 p.m.    

Crystal Lake Central (main entrance) to Prairie Ridge  
Leave at 6:55 a.m.

Return to CLC by 12:55 p.m.

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

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

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