Thank you to our hardworking students, their wonderfully supportive parents and our fine teaching staff for an outstanding Summer Program.
Students attend summer classes primarily to obtain advancing credit or to preview an upcoming subject. During the August 2016 Examination Period, 210 students took Regents Examinations at the Windsor School. All of these Regents were in mathematics or science except four.
The overwhelming majority of students, ninety-one percent, scored 80 or better on their Regents Examinations. Sixty-four percent of those students scored 90 or better.
We are looking forward to doing as well or even better in 2017.
Course Requirements and Credit
Summer course taken without regard to previous course work
If a student has never taken a particular course before or did so poorly that he/she received no partial grade, the summer school course must provide 90 hours of instruction for the student to earn a full credit, or 45 hours to earn a half credit.
Summer course taken to improve an existing grade
A summer "make-up" course to improve an existing grade may be offered for less than 90 hours/credit and carries only partial credit. It is appropriate to factor in the grades from both the summer and the regular school year in determining the final grade and whether to grant credit. A student who enrolled in a regular school year course but did very poor or no work, may be required to take the entire course over again, that is, such a student may be denied enrollment in a summer “make-up" course.
The home school principal's approval is required before a student enrolls in a make-up course to improve a failing grade. Upon program completion, the district providing the summer school course must report the student's grade to the school that issued the original unsatisfactory grade.
Minimum Attendance for Course Credit
As previously noted, districts and BOCES must use for summer school a pro-ration of regular school year attendance requirements contained in the board of education-approved attendance policy. Districts and BOCES may adopt an attendance policy requiring minimum attendance for students to receive academic credit. Such policies may provide that a properly excused pupil absence does not count as an absence for the purpose of determining course credit eligibility if the student has performed any assigned make-up work (8 NYCRR §104.1[i][v]). See Part 104 of the Commissioner's regulations for all applicable requirements.
Recognition of Earned Credit
All New York State registered high schools must grant transfer credit for all credit awarded by any public or nonpublic registered New York State high school (8 NYCRR §100.5[d][i][a]). After consultation with relevant faculty, a principal may also grant transfer credit for work done at institutions other than New York State registered high schools upon determining that such work is consistent with New York State learning standards and is comparable in scope and quality to that which would have been done in the school awarding the credit (8 NYCRR §100.5[d][i][b]).