Summer School information has arrived and is attached for your review. Please read all information carefully. Anyone who is planning to attend summer school regardless of the reason, is asked to consult with his or her counselor.
Credit Recovery for a Failed Class:
There are three options available for a student who has failed a class.
Option 1: Scheduling and re-taking the class the following year/semester at TJ.
Under this option, the grade and credit earned will be applied to the GPA
during the year/semester the class was rescheduled and passed. The GPA
earned the year/semester the class was failed will not change.
Option 2: Completing an approved summer school program.
Passing a class using this option will not change the student’s GPA at TJ.
However, the course and grade will be listed on the student’s transcript as
Credit Recovery and the credit will be applied toward meeting graduation
requirements. Approved summer school programs are listed below and information is attached:
*Project Succeed – classes are held at Keystone Oaks.
*Waterfront Learning – Online
*ignite Education Solutions(Learning Lamp) – Online
*Keystone Credit Recovery – Online and Correspondence
Option 3: Completing an approved tutoring program consisting of 30 hours of instruction during a 6-week period. Passing a class using this option will not change the student’s GPA at TJ. However, the course and grade will be listed on the student’s transcript as Credit Recovery and the credit will be applied toward meeting graduation requirements.
Only 2 credits can be earned over the summer regardless of the option selected.
Please contact your counselor if you have questions.
Mrs. Yeager, Counselor Ms. Maple, Counselor Mr. Kilcoyne, Counselor
A through G, Grades 9 -12 H through O, Grades 9-12 P through Z, Grades 9 to 12
412-655-8610/96222 412-655-8610/96223 412-655-8610/96224
THOMAS JEFFERSON HIGH SCHOOL
PRIVATE TUTORING REQUIREMENTS
ARE FOR CREDIT RECOVERY (FAILED COURSES) ONLY
Students are permitted to make up courses they have failed with a private tutor who has certification in the subject to be tutored. The instruction is one on one.
Parents who are interested in this option are asked to contact their student’s grade level counselor to advise them of their intentions by using the enclosed Summer Course Work Form.
Please be advised that:
Tutors must be certified in subject area to be taught. Certificates must be on file in the WJHSD office. If a copy is not on file in district office, then one must be presented to the principal for approval prior to beginning the tutoring program.
Students requesting private tutoring will be required to fulfill the planned course of study developed by TJHS staff for the course they plan to take. This planned course of study will be given to the student when the Summer Course Work Form request has been approved by the principal or his designee.
TJHS will provide textbooks for tutors and students if requested. Textbooks will be signed out to parents or to tutors in the high school office. Please call ahead to make arrangements at 412-655-8610. It is the responsibility of the tutor to return all course material.
Private tutoring sessions are to be one on one.
Parents and tutors are responsible for making the arrangements for actual tutoring sessions and stipends for services.
Tutorial progress reports must be completed and signed by a certified teacher. Reports must be returned to the Counseling Office accordingly. Report forms are available in the Counseling Office.
For students in grades 9, 10 and 11, reports must be received by August 14, 2019.
For graduates, reports must be received by August 14, 2019 unless otherwise approved by the principal.
ONLY 2 CREDITS CAN BE TAKEN PER STUDENT PER SUMMER.