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Credit Recovery


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 but wants to improve the grade by retaking the same class; additional credit is NOT earned.  Please note which of the following options can be used for grade improvement and which are for credit recovery only.


Regarding Honors and AP: Deficient grades earned in an Honors or AP class can NOT be replaced by a college prep course.  In order to improve a grade in an Honors or AP class, the same class must be taken.  Please note that Honors and AP class are NOT offered over summer.  


Summer School 

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 take up to 10 credits for summer school, this can be one year long class or two semester classes.  Information on summer school is usually available on the district website in March.  Priority for summer school is credit recovery but grade improvement can also be done.

**Summer 2021 classes may remain virtual.  When information has been finalized, all details will be posted on a Summer School tab of this website as well as the district website.  


Mt. San Antonio High School Referral Program

The Mt. San Antonio High School Referral Program can be used for credit recovery or grade improvement.  This program will take place ONLINE for the 2020-21 school year.  It is open to grades 10 - 12.  You must complete an online referral AND request for your counselor to submit a referral.  See this website for more details: MSAC High School Referral Info

During summer, the program runs just like district summer school, except classes are held on the MSAC campus from 2:30 - 8:30 for two three week sessions.  Referrals are usually available from your counselor after the first week of March.  **It is expected that the summer program for 2021 will remain online, though the decision is not final. 


Hacienda La Puente Adult School

Adult School classes are available to students beginning the summer after the 11th grade.  Limited space may also be available in the fall for 11th grade students.  March 3, 2021 is last date or enrollment for the 2020-21 school year.  Classes are online with some in class options.  

  • Students may only be referred for failed courses or deficiency in credits.
  • Students must see their High School Counselor and then an Adult School Counselor prior to beginning any course.
  • A completion deadline will be assigned upon enrollment (10 weeks).
  • Students must attend a mandatory orientation at Dibble Campus. (Appointments will be given to students in order to maintain social distancing).
  • A minimum of 60 hours of attendance is required for each 5 credit course.


APEX Online Courses

A limited number on spaces are available for students to complete credit recovery or grade improvement online through the APEX program.  Priority will always begin with seniors in need of graduation requirements and courses are limited to core requirements.  APEX courses will require online orientation and weekly attendance.  Students will have 6-8 weeks to complete the course.


Other Online Courses

Opportunities for taking a course online will vary from year to year.  One resource students have is paid online classes.  There is no program that the HLPUSD endorses, however National University Virtual High School offers approved A-G courses for grade improvement that may not be offered at MSAC, such as AP courses or higher level math.  Fees will apply.  Courses taken independently online will NOT be placed on a student's high school transcript without approval from counselor/administration PRIOR to beginning the class.