The Windsor School

Summer School Introduction

132Summer school classes are held in climate-controlled, large modern classrooms with an average of 15 students per class. Proper social distancing is in place and the entire school facility has an enhanced air filtration system providing optimum health and safety for students and staff.

Students attend our program to obtain advancing credit or to preview an upcoming subject. Over the years, more than ninety percent of students score 85 or higher on August Regents Exams, with over sixty-five percent of those students scoring 90 or above.

Attendance is an integral part of student success when taking summer school classes. Students are expected to attend all classes in-person, allowing them to complete the mandated number of instructional hours, as set forth by the N.Y. State Education Department.

All students attending our summer school program receive a student MetroCard which can be used to ride the NYC public bus and subway. Student discount forms are also available for the LIRR.

Course Requirements and Credit

 Source: The State Education Department Handbook for Summer School Administrators and Principals

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][2][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][5][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][5][i][b]).