There are several different courses offered through FUHSD's Summer Academy, including Summer Credit Recovery, ELD Summer Academy, Allies and several Special Education Summer programs. There will be two sessions of Summer Academy held in 2021:
Term 1: June 14 - JuLY 1
Term 2: July 6 - July 23
Please note program dates will vary. Please see program page for specific dates and times.
April 9 - General Registration
END OF April - Confirmation
June 5 - Late Registration
June 14 - First Day of Term 1
July 6 - First Day of Term 2
- Summer Credit Recovery
- ELD Summer Academy
- Special Education Summer Programs
- Summer Enrichment Offerings
- Summer Intensive Geometry
- The credit recovery program is open to students who have failed a course (received an "F" grade) and need to recover credits towards graduation, as well as students who earned a "D" in a course where a "C" or better is needed for college eligibility
- Credit Recovery classes are not open to out of district students or incoming 9th grade students
- Each class is worth 5 semester credits
- 3 weeks = 1 semester course
- Students may take 1 class each term only
- Students may earn up to 10 credits max in summer school
The following courses will be offered in the Credit Recovery program this summer:
- World History
- US History
- Algebra 1
- US Government (1st session only)
- Economics (2nd session only)
All classes are semester specific (except English and PE). A class that is failed during 1st semester must be taken during Session 1 of Summer Academy (first 3 weeks). A class failed during 2nd semester must be taken during Session 2 of Summer Academy (last 3 weeks).
The summer credit recovery program is available to eligible students who need to recover credits towards graduation or to gain college eligibility by replacing a "D" grade earned in a required course. Priority will be given to students who have failed a previous course that is required for high school graduation. Please see your student's guidance counselor for additional information about the summer credit recovery program.
Step 1: Course Request - Student must see guidance counselor to submit a course request
Step 2: Course Confirmation - Summer Academy office will send a letter as well as an electronic message to families to inform them that they are enrolled in a specific course
Step 3: Schoology Orientation - All enrolled students must complete the Orientation in Schoology prior to the start of the class
Step 4: Waitlist - Waitlisted students will be placed in classes when space is available
Note: Registration for Summer Academy is on a "Rolling Admissions" basis, so the earlier a student requests a course, the more likely to get the first choice course. Registration will continue through the first day of Summer Academy (June 14) on a space available basis.
This program is designed for students who are interested getting a head start in high school and earning five (5) elective credits. Students will having have the opportunity to have fun, meet new friends, learn with one of the 9th grade teachers, study how the human brain works, and build English and math skills known to promote success in high school. During the 15 days of the course, students will:
- Collaborate with new classmates on a variety of challenging tasks in small teams
- Learn how the human brain can grow over time and develop strategies to get smarter in things like organization, memory, problem solving, writing, and public speaking.
- Study ancient Mayan culture in a narrative-based educational adventure.
- Develop a positive self-identity through effort, persistence, collaboration, and risk‐taking.
- Reinforce concepts and strategies learned in the summer.
- Develop stronger connections with each other and their teachers.
- Show leadership by demonstrating the skills and habits of effective learners.
Students will receive 5 units of high school credit upon completion of the program. Allies is open to incoming Fremont and Homestead High School 9th grade students only. This program is considered a "head start" and does not allow students to pass out of the course for a higher level math class in the fall
The ELD Summer Academy is for students who will be enrolled in an ELD 1, 2 or 3 course in the upcoming Fall 2021 semester. This 3-week course is an opportunity to enrich the students' English language development and to prepare for the regular-year ELD course they are about to take. Upon successful completion of the ELD Summer Academy course, the student will receive 5 elective credits. The summer ELD course does not replace a regular-year ELD course.
ELD Summer Academy courses are free and open only to FUHSD students. Only ELD students may take these courses. Students may only take one (1) course for 5 credits max.
Registration forms will be provided to eligible students by each school site. Please complete the registration form and return it to the EL Coordinator at your high school by May 6.
Incoming 9th graders
Eligible students will receive an invitation letter and registration form in the mail by early May. Registration forms for incoming students will be due May 21.
Attendance in summer school is mandatory to earn credit. Students must attend the first day of summer school to keep placement or they will be dropped. In addition, absences and tardies will be counted. Missing more than two (2) days of a summer school class during a three-week session for any reason will result in the student being dropped from the class with NO credit. Consequently, arriving late to class three (3) times will equal one (1) absence. Please keep Summer Academy dates in mind when making vacation plans.
The Special Education Credit Recovery program is for students currently enrolled in Special Education SAI courses.
The credit recovery courses available are:
- English (5 credits)
- Algebra 1 (5 credits)
- Geometry (5 credits)
- Biology (5 credits)
- US History (5 credits)
- World History (5 credits)
- US Government (5 credits)
- Economics (5 credits)
Term 1: June 14 - July 1
Term 2: July 5 - July 23
Classes will run from 8:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m., Monday through Friday.
This course allows students to recover or gain credits toward graduation
Note: Students will register for credit recovery courses through their Lead Resource Specialist and/or Case Manager.
Who: Incoming 9th grade students
What: "Just Do It" summer classes are school-specific. Each site will host JDI classes for incoming freshmen
Where: Your student will attend the JDI program at his/her home school - CHS, FHS, HHS, LHS & MVHS
When: June 17 - June 28, 2019 (2 weeks). Classes run from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Monday through Friday
Why: Transition program for students prior to beginning classes in the fall
Who: All current FUHSD students in any secondary or post secondary Academic Community Transition program or Academic Communication
What: Summer ESY courses are an extension of the regular year program
- Academic Community Transition (ACT): June 10 - July 7 (9:00am - 12:30pm) @ TBA - includes ACT programs at CHS, FHS, LHS, and MVHS
- Bridges: June 10 - July 7 (9:00am - 12:30pm) @ TBA
- WINGS: June 10 - July 7 (9:00am - 12:30pm) @ TBA
- LYNCS: June 28 - August 5 (9:00am - 12:30pm) @ TBA
Why: Continuing education for students currently enrolled in any Academic Community Transition program or Academic Communication as identified on an IEP
The 2021 Summer Intensive Geometry course is intended for current FUHSD students who completed Algebra 1 in 9th grade and who want to advance to Algebra 2 in 10th grade.
The course was designed as part of the district's transition to Common Core. Since a year-long course will be compressed into a 6-week intensive summer class, the class will be quite rigorous: each instructional day is four hours of class time, and is the equivalent of about a week of regular school year content. Assessments will take place approximately every other day. Students will also be expected to complete additional assignments and projects independently. The first unit of study is expected to be completed online in its entirety during the week before the summer course begins, with a test on that material on the first day. To be successful in this Summer Intensive Geometry course, students will need to demonstrate a strong commitment by attending and fully engaging in the course work every day, both in and out of class. The current estimate for time spent out of class is 3-5 hours for the unit to be completed before the first day, and 1-2 hours per day/week for the duration of the course. This amount of time may vary based on the student's study skills and prior knowledge.
A letter was sent home in early February to eligible students about the SIG course and registration process. On March 1, eligible students will be emailed a link and have until March 19 to register for enrollment.
2021 Session Dates & Time
June 14 to July 23, 2021, 8:30 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. No class on July 2 and 5.
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have not made a decision to offer this course in person, online, or in some combination (e.g. online instruction and in person exams). If you sign up for the course in March and then decide that the format of the course will not work for your family, we will refund your registration fee as long as you inform us before May 15. At that point, we will also inform your guidance counselor to enroll you in Geometry next fall.