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Summer Learning: Current 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th Grade Students

Some high school programs are available to all students, while others require a student to sign up and potentially pay to enroll in a class.

  • High School Programs that Require Fees and/or Registration
    Students can sign up for the following fee-paying classes, more specifically, credit recovery and new credit courses, by contacting their school counselor.
    • Registration for current seniors begins May 1, 2023.
    • Registration for current underclassmen begins May 31, 2023.
    • Payment link for new credit courses, click HERE.
  • Any student whose circumstances have been impacted by COVID-19 or is eligible for Free or Reduced Price Meals can access these classes for free by contacting their school counselor.

Schedule (In-Person)

  • Monday-Thursday, June 26–July 20, 2023
    • No school on Fridays

    • No school Tuesday, July 4, 2023

  • Learning hours: 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 pm

Location: ACHS King Street campus 
  • 3330 King St. Alexandria, VA 22302


Credit Bearing Classes

In-Person Classes for Credit Recovery (repeat courses)

Free of charge for any student needing credit recovery.
These are classes that need repeating or retaking in:

  • English
  • Social Studies
  • Science
  • Math

Points of Contact: 

Online Classes

Online Summer School Courses for New Credit*
  • These online classes for new credit are available to current 9th grade (rising 10th) current 10th grade (rising 11th), current 11th grade (rising 12th), and current 12th grade students. Students may take one online new credit course during the summer school window from the offerings below.
  • *Seniors attempting an August 2023 graduation may be authorized by the high school summer principal (LaTrease Rich) and online summer principal (Erik Perini) to register for up to TWO online credit recovery course, in addition to ONE in-person credit recovery course, for a total of THREE credit recovery courses. Students who are approved for this option, MUST begin their online course(s) on June 5, 2023. Students will not be able to register for this option after June 15, 2023.
  • English 9
  • English 10
  • English 11
  • English 12
  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • AFDA
  • Geometry
  • Pre-Calculus-must have Math teacher & Math Admin recommendation
  • Earth Science
  • Biology
  • Biology II/Ecology
  • Chemistry
Social Studies
  • World History I
  • World History II
  • USVA History
  • USVA Government
  • Economics & Personal Finance (rising 11th, 12th, & term grads only)

Taken in a pair and ONLY available to Term Grads attempting an August 2023 graduation

  • Career Plan. & Strat. for Acad. Success - 1.0 credit
  • Literacy & Comprehension I & II - 1.0 credit 
World Languages
  • French I, French II, French III
  • German I, German II
  • Latin I, Latin II
  • Chinese I, Chinese II
  • Spanish I, Spanish II, Spanish III

*Courses are self-paced

*Original Credit courses are approximately 140 seat hours of instruction

*All original credit courses are subject to vendor availability and priority will be given to current and rising 12th grade students

Point of Contact: 

Summer Online Principal, Mr. Erik Perini

Health & PE 9 and Health & PE 10 (Canvas)

  • Location: Canvas
    • Current 8 (rising 9th grade) students may only take HPE 9 for their one original credit course
    • Counselors will register students for this class

Points of Contact: 

Non-Credit Bearing Classes

Boost/Prep Classes for Math and English 

(Online, not for credit)
Free for all students.
Boost courses for English, Math, some Science, and some Social Studies are accessible through a student’s Chromebook. It is a self-directed online course without online teacher support. Students can access these courses on their own time.

Point of Contact: 

AP Calculus Boot Camp (Canvas)

  • July 10–July 21, 2023
  • Location: Canvas
    • To sign up students download the "Remind" app
    • Use code:   ap2022calc

Points of Contact: 

A two-week summer course that will build fundamental skills in preparation for an AP Calculus course through exposure to content and AP style questions needed for successful completion of an AP Calculus course and exam.

Two major objectives:

  • Strengthening the core math skills needed to be successful in calculus such as factoring, graphing, and trigonometry.
  • Exposing students to the first two chapters of AP Calculus to help make a smooth transition for students into such a rigorous course.

This will allow students to strengthen core skills needed for AP Calculus, while also exploring the first two chapters of calculus.

The availability of this course is pending the availability of staffing. 

AP Boot Camp (Canvas)

The ACPS boot camp is designed for first-time AP students. The boot camp coursework helps students focus on the skills necessary to successfully complete a year in any Advanced Placement course. This goal is achieved through experiences designed to encourage teamwork, communication, organization, critical reading and writing as well as problem-solving.  The availability of this course is pending the availability of staffing. 

Tutoring Support

24/7 Online Tutoring

A free, 24/7 tutoring service is available to all ACPS students in grades 6-12. Every session is one-on-one and individualized to the subject matter.
Accessing online tutor support for students:

  • Sign in to Canvas
  • Click the “Student Resources” tile on the student dashboard
  • Choose the subject
  • Connect with a tutor (less than 60 second wait time)