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Credit Recovery

CREDIT RECOVERY VS. GRADE IMPROVEMENT

There is a distinct difference between credit recovery and grade improvement, but they are related because both can be accomplished by similar means. CREDIT RECOVERY is the process of retaking a class in which an "F" grade was assigned and no credit was earned for the term (semester). On the other hand, GRADE IMPROVEMENT is the process in which a student earns a "D" as a final grade and wants to improve the grade by retaking the same class.  Please note which of the following options can be used for grade improvement and which are for credit recovery only.

Summer School     

Summer school is the main source for credit recovery.  Generally, summer school begins the week after the spring semester ends and lasts for six weeks.  This takes place on the Wilson campus, though students may choose to attend any school in the district.  Students 

can sometimes make up a total of 15 credits, though classes are typically limited to 10 credits.  Information on summer school is usually available on the district website in March. 

Mt. San Antonio High School Referral Program

The Mt. San Antonio High School Referral Program is a way to not only make up a credit deficiency (an F grade), but also to improve upon a grade of D.  This program takes place at the Mt. SAC campus during the school year, typically from 4pm until 8pm.  It is open to grades 10 - 12.  You must see your counselor for a referral.  

 

Adult School

Adult School classes, sometimes referred to as Night School, are available to students beginning the summer after the 11th grade.  Limited space may also be available in the fall for 11th grade students.  These classes cannot be used to make up a 'D' grade (however if space permits it may be possible).  Again, you must speak with your counselor to obtain a referral to enroll.  Wilson students attend classes at the Dibble Learning Center a minimum of three days a week from 4pm to 8:30pm.  2017-2018 Enrollment Flyer   

 

Online Courses

Opportunities for taking a course online will vary from year to year.  One resource students have is paid online classes.  National University Virtual High School offers approved A-G courses for grade improvement that may not be offered at MSAC, such as AP course or higher level math.  Fees will apply.  Additional online resources may be available, counselors will inform students in need as opportunities arise.