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Summer School

Summer School 2020

Welcome to Summer School at Rich Township High School District 227!  

Due to the COVID-19 shelter in place order, all summer school classes will be held virtually this summer.  Summer school gives students a chance to experience success in courses in which they have not done well in the past.  Please look over the course offerings and choose one per semester that interests you. Students may earn ½ credit upon successful completion of the semester.  

Credit recovery classes will be offered through GradPoint, which is an online platform that we currently use at District 227. Classes offered in this format will be self-paced and predominately independent. Students taking a GradPoint course will have access to support within the online platform.  A District 227 facilitator will also be available to assist students with issues that they are experiencing. A teacher will monitor student progress in the course and keep students on track to complete the course within the allotted time. All students will need access to technology. Additional information regarding technology distribution is forthcoming. 

Classes that students received an incomplete in for semester 2 of the 2019-2020 school year will be also offered an opportunity to complete their missing work for credit. These classes will also be led and monitored by a teacher and will have required check-in times.

Students recommended for extended school year (ESY) as a part of their I.E.P. should contact Ms. LaRhonda Taylor at [email protected] or 708-679-5680. 

Tuition Per Semester

Summer School 2020 will be offered free to all district residents. All courses must be chosen at the point of registration and will be approved by your school counselor. Registration will be held online at Please note that registration ends May 26, 2020. 

Course Offerings for Summer 2020:

English 9, 10, 11, and 12                                                                       Geometry
History of World Civilization                                                                 Algebra II/Trigonometry
U. S. History                                                                                         Earth Science
Freshmen Social Studies                                                                       Algebra I

(Residency verification through the Registrars Office will have to be processed prior to registering if student is not currently attending Rich Central, Rich East or Rich South.  Please bring with you a photo state id or driver’s license, copy of your current mortgage statement or lease, and three additional proofs dated within the last 60 days such as utility bills, car insurance, bank or credit card statement.)

NO course credit will be applied if a student is dropped for any reason.

To ensure that you are registered for the correct course, please email your Guidance Counselor prior to May 30th for approval.  

Current District 227 students, incoming freshmen, and out-of district students are eligible for Summer School.  District 227 behavioral rules and regulations apply.
Teacher Availability Schedule
8:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m. 
Semester I (60 hours) June 1 - June 18, 2020
Semester II (60 hours) June 22- July 8, 2020
(No school July 4th)
Elective credit courses will not fulfill graduation requirements in core areas.  Summer School courses are offered for both semesters. Each semester is awarded one-half credit upon successful completion of the course.
Driver Education
Per guidance from the Illinois State Board of Education, Driver’s Education is suspended until in-person instruction can be resumed.  It will not be offered this summer. 
Summer Programs

Summer School (Session 1) is scheduled to begin Monday, June 1, for students who need credit recovery, students with Incompletes for the 4th marking period, Star Academy students and Extended School Year (ESY) students.

The district’s virtual summer school program for our incoming freshmen students – RAMP UP – is scheduled to begin Monday, June 8.
We are excited to offer the RAMP UP program again this year! This summer, students will have a virtual experience building their skills in Coding, Math, Reading, and Writing! We will be using a digital platform to provide our students the best possible experience as they interact with each activity.

The program begins Monday, June 8 through Thursday, June 25. We will provide additional details next week about accessing the platform and student responsibilities.
Device Distribution (Incoming Ninth Graders)

A device and internet access are required for students to participate in the daily activities. Students who need a Chromebook or cellphone with hotspot capabilities to complete assignments are encouraged to use the instructions below to retrieve the devices.
  1. Device Pick-up Instructions
    Pick-up date for devices is:
    Tuesday, June 2nd from 1:00pm-3:00pm
  2. Location:
    1. Rich Central High School
    Door #8 (curbside pick-up)
    3600 W. 203rd Street
    Olympia Fields, IL

If you are not currently attending a District 227 school, parents must present their driver's license to receive a device.

On-Line GradPoint Summer Program

The Online Summer Program is a computer-based, online learning system linking educators with progressive technology and proven teaching methods.  It is used in SWS (School-with-in School) and is aligned with the Illinois Learning State Standards.

Who is eligible for the program?
SWS Students who either have incomplete course work or would like to use summer school as a credit recovery option 
Students who need multiple credit recovery courses and who would like to use the online services as a credit recovery option. 

On-Line STAR Academy Summer Program
STAR Academy will be online for the summer program. Online Summer Program is a computer-based, online learning system linking educators with progressive technology and proven teaching methods. It is used in SWS- School-with-in School and is aligned with the Illinois Learning State Standards.

Who is eligible for the program?
STAR Academy students who were enrolled in STAR Academy for the 2019-2020 school year are required to attend summer school. Students who are recommended to STAR Academy for the Fall semester may also participate. STAR Academy students will participate in the comprehensive program who are in need of multiple credit recovery courses and who would like to use the online services as a credit recovery option. STAR Academy online summer program will be delivered via Grad Point and is for credit recovery only!!

If you have any questions, please contact the Summer School Coordinator, Mrs. Debra Wright @[email protected]

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