The Windsor School

Summer School Introduction

132Our school building is modern, clean, bright and user friendly. All classrooms are comfortably air conditioned. Students may wait between classes in our lunchroom or all-purpose room where table tennis is a popular activity.

Thank you to our hardworking students, their wonderfully supportive families, and our fine teaching staff for making our summer school program such a success each year.

Students attend summer classes primarily to obtain advancing credit or to preview an upcoming subject. The overwhelming majority of students, over ninety percent, score 85 or higher on the August Regents Exams, with over sixty-five percent of those students scoring 90 or above.

We are looking forward to a highly successful summer program in 2021.

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]).