Are online summer school classes a good fit for me?

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Summer school is traditionally a time to either get ahead with coursework to increase students’ flexibility in their high school schedules or to recover deficient credits. Online summer school condenses a semester-long online course into 9 weeks, so students are expected to spend about 10 hours per week on their coursework. This is a significant commitment, so we only encourage this option for students who are truly ready.

Online coursework is not for every student. Success has nothing to do with prior academic achievement or a student’s intelligence. Rather, online learning is a different method of instruction where the learning is student self-directed and the teacher assumes the role of facilitator. Students who opt to take online classes should be highly motivated, organized, persistent, and strong independent readers.

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