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Summer School & Test Out

Summer School Information 2014

Thank you for visiting the WOHS Summer School Page! You will find all of the necessary forms and information about classes available and how to register your student. Students may sign up for one or two classes, and there are two sessions during the day (a.m. & p.m.). Because the courses are offered on-line and are therefore self-paced, students that successfully complete the course before the end date may be excused for the rest of the session.

Summer School Parent Letter 2014

Option 1:

Credit Recovery Summer School – for students attempting to regain credit lost during the school year

  • $165 per course for E2020 credit recovery. (See below for payment options).
  • Summer School at WOHS will be held from Tuesday, June 17th to Friday, July 25th (no school on July 4th).
  • There are two sessions: 8-11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Students taking only one class need only sign up for one of the two sessions. They may stay all day in order to finish early.
  • Breakfast will be available each morning free of charge
  • Lunch will be available each day from 11 – 11:30 am free of charge.
Registration Forms – Due no later than June 16th.

If you are signing up for Summer School for Credit Recovery, keep in mind that students will need a counselor signature on the registration form for Credit Recovery. To contact your student’s counselor, please click here.

Summer School Credit Recovery Form 2014

Please return the completed form to the main office in the North Building.

Option 2:

Acceleration Summer School – for students attempting to advance

  • $230 per course for online MiVU acceleration. (See below for payment options).

If you are signing up for Summer School Acceleration, please visit the Michigan Virtual University Course Selection Guide. Be sure to identify a PLUS course on your enrollment form. WOHS will enroll you via MiVU and send you confirmation after you complete the enrollment form below and turn it in.

2014 Summer School Online Learning Request Form

Please return the completed form to the main office in the North building.

Virtual Open House: In the Open House you can virtually visit MVS classrooms, watch informative videos, access a wide variety of online learning resources and more. (Please note: The Open House is best viewed using Chrome or Firefox.) http://voh.mivhs.org/

Summer Session 2014: Michigan Virtual School offers a variety of courses in the summer, including required courses like math, science, history, English and six world languages, and elective courses like Medical Terminology, Music Appreciation and Film Studies. You will find more information regarding Summer Session along with links about how to enroll at http://www.mivhs.org/Summer-Sessions.

How to Pay for Summer School

  • Credit Recovery E2020 Summer School Course = $165
  • MiVirtual University Summer School Acceleration Course = $230
  • MIVirtual University Health Course study guide = $25
  • Payment options: Cash or money order turned in to the main office at the north high school, or click here for online payment through E-FUNDS. (No personal checks will be accepted).

Test Out Information

  • The Test Out date/time will be July 31 2014 at 8:00 am in the north high school building . There will be no make up date available. Test Out is different from summer school.

The purpose of the “test out” option is to ensure that students are placed in challenging courses, and that academically able students have the opportunity for Advanced Placement, IB, and college dual enrollment options during their high school careers.

To demonstrate mastery through the “test out” option, students must attain a grade of not less than a C+ on a final exam and any other test out requirements. In the absence of a final exam, the student may be required to demonstrate mastery through the assessment process used in the course. This assessment may consist of a portfolio, written papers, projects or presentations.

Credit earned will be recorded as a “CR” grade and will not be included in a computation of the grade point average. The West Ottawa Board of Education has determined that successfully “testing out” of a course will count toward the credit graduation requirement and will also be counted toward the fulfillment of a required course sequence.

2014 Test Out Application

Study materials and more specific information will be made available online near the end of the 2013-14 school year.

Successful Living Summer Options

All students are required to take .5 credits of Health per the Michigan Merit Curriculum guidelines. All WOHS students are enrolled in Successful Living in the 9th grade year to meet this requirement.

For most students, this will not cause a conflict in their schedule. However, students who are enrolled in Music and Foreign Language in 9th grade will have a schedule conflict. In order to NOT be enrolled in Successful Living during the freshmen year, a student must complete one of the following options:

  1. Enroll and pass an online summer school health course via Michigan Virtual University (cost=$230). Directions for enrolling in summer school advancement can be found here: 2014 Summer School Accelerated Course Form
  2. Test out of Successful Living. Sign up for summer 2014 WOHS test out. Choose Successful Living as your test out course. Study over the summer! Complete WOHS test out on July 31 with a C+ or better in order to earn credit. Test out enrollment information can be found above. Your first step is to print, complete, and turn in a Test Out Application HS Students 2014. *Be advised. The test out exam is a state created test. It is not easy and will require significant preparation over the summer on the part of the student. You may choose to pay $25 for the Michigan Virtual University study guide designed specifically for Successful Living. If you would like the $25 MiVU Study Guide, please fill out the Study Guide Form and turn in to the main office in the north building along with your Test Out Application. There will also be WOHS created study materials available.

Still have questions?

If you have any questions about summer school, test out, or successful living please contact your student’s guidance counselor by clicking here.