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High School Summer Program

​​​​​​​High School Summer Program

The High School Summer Program team is currently evaluating any possible impact of COVID-19 o​n the High School Summer Program.  P​lease look for updates on this webpage in the following weeks.

​​The primary goal of the High School Summer Program is to offer Albemarle County students the chance to take or retake a course where they would like to improve their knowledge, skills, and understandings. A full listing of available courses to take or retake are listed below.

The High School Summer Program is open to rising ninth grade through twelfth grade students.

The High School Summer Program is offered in a virtual format.

Students have the option to take PE virtually or onsite. The virtual option last the length of the summer program and the onsite option is condensed to three weeks. 

All students, no matter the summer course, can come to our Open Lab, work with certified teachers, and have access to a laptop and an internet connection.

IF YOUR STUDENT IS AN ATHLETE and plans to play in the NCAA please note that all virtual summer courses offered are NOT NCAA compliant. Please contact your school counselor regarding the course you selected and any school or NCAA compliance concerns.


PLEASE NOTE **Students must consult with their school counselor to discuss their future plans and the impact of summer school classes before signing up for the High School Summer Program**

Important Dates                   ​

Online Registration OPENS: Friday, May 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. ​The registration link will be placed on this page at 9:00 a.m. on May 1. Online registration is the only way to register for the summer classes. If you have any questions about registering, please contact the summer school registrar at the contact info on the bottom of this page.​

​Registration CLOSES: Initial Credit Courses June 5 at 5:00 PM  Retaking Courses June 12 at 5:00 PM

All virtual courses start on June 8 and must be completed by July 24

Onsite PE Location 1: June 8- June 26  8:00 AM - 1:30 PM @ WAHS
Onsite PE Location 2: July 6- July 24  8:00 AM- 1:30 PM @ AHS
The entire course must be completed at the same site.  Splitting locations is not possible.

Virtual Economics Personal Finance course​: Requires on-site administration of W!SE Financial Literacy Assessment.  This assessment can be scheduled with the instructor or walk-in during Open Lab.

Open Lab: June 8-June 26 & July 6-July 24 @ 8:00 AM-1:30 PM Albemarle High School Pod (classrooms 400-409). To access the pod, turn off Hydraulic Road into the main entrance to Albemarle High School, come down to the front of the school, turn left at the circle and then turn right going towards the back of the school near the basketball and tennis courts area, drive straight back. To the left is a small parking area and to the right of that is the pod. Please see below for more information about the Open Lab.

Virtual PE Mandatory Pre/Post Testing Sessions: 


Tuesday,   June 2            6:00 PM - Western Albemarle High School Gym

Thursday, June 4            6:00 PM - Albemarle High School Gym

Friday,      June 5           2:00 PM-  Albemarle High School​ Gym


​Thursday, July 16           6:30 P.M. -Western Albemarle High School Gym

Monday,   July 20           2:30 P.M. and 6:30 P.M. - ​Albemarle High School Gym

If pre or post testing dates can not be attended this summer, please consider a traditional PE course or next school year for virtual PE.  These dates are mandatory and without flexibility.

Sign-up for mandatory Virtual PE pre-testing sessions is part of the online registration process. You will be notified of the mandatory Virtual PE post testing sign-ups during the third or fourth week of the virtual course.

 Retake Courses (offered in a virtual format only):

  • English 9,10,11,12
  • Algebra I, Algebra II, Geometry
  • World Geography, World History I, World History II, US/VA History, US/VA Government

Due to the lab requirements in Science we are unable to offer any Science courses to retake during the summer session.

Course Levels: Students must retake the course at the same course level or lower than the original attempt at the course. For example, if a student is retaking Honor's Geometry - they would retake the course at either Honors or Advanced level.

Initial Credit Courses (offered in a ​virtual format only):

The following courses can be taken for initial credit:

  • Health I or II -(Driver Education is available through the ACPS Driver Education program.  The combined classroom Health II w/Driver Education is only available during the school year)
  • PE I or II        [PE I and II are offered both onsite at AHS and WAHS(see above for details) and virtually]
  • Economics and Personal Finance
  • English 11* or 12*
  • US/VA History*
  • US/VA Government
  • Physics*
  • Ecology
  • College Algebra Trig
  • Geometry*

*Denotes available at Honor's Level


Health or PE
$230 per course (Health & PE together $460)*​
All other initial credit courses
Course Retake
$230 per course*

*Prices listed above are for cash/check payments made in person or mailed in.  Online payments will include an additional, non-refundable convenience fee of 3.49% of the total tuition.  

If paying by check, please make them payable to Albemarle County Public Schools.  

Cash and check payment must be received within 5 days of registration submission. If you register on or after June 1, payment must be made by June 5 to become enrolled in the class. Official enrollment in a course occurs only after payment is received.​​

Refunds- All refunds (including credit card and e-check payments) will be made by check. Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing. Please note- convenience fees are not refunded.

General Information

  • Students will register using the link on this page (this link will be available on May 1, 2020 at 9:00 a.m.). Students can take up to 1.5 credits when registering.  The time it takes to complete a​ course can vary per individual student.
  • We do not recommend that students who are traveling or have other time consuming obligations take a virtual course over the summer. All Virtual courses are available during the school year.
  • Students must provide their own Internet Access and Device necessary to complete the course.
  • Virtual Courses do not offer face-to-face instruction and must be completed online.  The only exception is the mandatory meeting times for Virtual PE. We do offer the Open Lab for students who need assistance with their virtual course or access to a computer or internet.
  • ​Two SOL testing windows will be available for three days at the end of each three week time frame.
  • Final course offerings are determined by a minimum enrollment of 15 students.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide a copy of their child's current IEP or 504 plan. It is imperative that the current accommodations sheet for SOL testing is included. Plans can be mailed to: Albemarle County Schools, ATTN: Summer School Registrar, 401 McIntire Road, Floor, Charlottesville, VA 22902-4596 or hand delivered to Carolyn Herget, Summer School Registrar at the Albemarle County Office Building, 3rd Floor between the hours of 8-4:30.
  • Albemarle County Public Schools does not provide transportation for the High School Summer Program.

Attendance: Though all the course materials are online, students are welcome to attend the Open Lab as frequently as they need while completing the course. We find that the consistency, routine, and direct support result is the best experience for most students and we are able to provide that environment in our Open Lab space.  Typically, retaking a course with about a 5 hour a day committment can be done in a 3-4 week time frame - but it's not unusual either to use all 7 weeks.  All coursework must be completed by the final day of the Classroom Session.​

Open Lab

Students enrolled in the High School Summer Program are enrolled in a virtual learning platform. We staff an Open Lab where students can work side by side with a certified teacher on the course and receive additional support as needed.  In addition laptops and Internet access are provided at our Open Lab site.

Rules and Regulations

  1. All courses must be complete by the last day of school.  No refunds given after the first day of class.
  2. Students will be expected to display appropriate behavior. Failure to do so may result in suspension and/or removal from the summer program. Suspensions will be counted as absences.
  3. Students enrolled in Virtual PE that do not attend the pre-testing session will be withdrawn and refunded automatically.  The pre-testing session is mandatory and consideration of that date should be made prior to registering for the course. Post-testing sessions are also mandatory.
  4. Students enrolled in Classroom PE are permitted one absence.  A 2nd absence could potentially be made up if scheduled ahead of time with an instructor.  A 3rd absence will result in an automatic withdrawal.

Standards of Student Conduct

The summer program will adhere to the Albemarle County Standards of Student Conduct​:

  • Students involved in confrontations will be removed from the summer program and will not receive a grade, credit, or a refund.
  • A student who possesses, uses, or is under the influence of a drug, narcotic, tobacco product, or alcoholic beverage will be removed from the summer program and will neither receive a grade, credit, nor a refund.
  • Smoking, chewing, or any other use of any tobacco products by students shall be prohibited on all school property.
  • Student’s dress may not interfere with classroom activities nor contribute to the creation of a disturbance. Shirt and shoes must be worn at all times.
  • Students will not be permitted to leave the school grounds during program hours without permission.

Grading System

The following grading system is used to award grades:

  • A = 90-100; B = 80-89; C = 70-79; D = 60-69; F = 0-59
  • Students must provide their own transportation and abide by vehicle parking rules and regulations of Albemarle County.
  • Students will be expected to leave the school grounds immediately at the conclusion of the school day.
  • The completed registration form gives parental permission for a student's participation in local field trips. Parents will be informed of such field trips in advance. Fees may apply.

Interested in earning credit for completing an Internship this summer?

Contact the Career Specialist at your school: Ms. Massey for AHS; Ms. Terrell for MoHS; or Ms. Bertrand for WAHS.

Contact Information

Carolyn Herget, Summer School Registrar
401 McIntire Road, 3rd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-296-5820
Fax: 434-872-4564​​

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