Summer School
Summer school remains an important resource in our school district. The Covina-Valley Unified School District receives assistance with its summer school funding from Tri-Community Adult School and Mount San Antonio College. Unfortunately even our outside funding sources can only grant that funding for offering courses for the purpose of credit recovery. If students fail a class during the traditional school year they can retake that course in summer school to remain on track to graduate with their class. In order to meet the A-G requirements for university entrance, students receiving a D grade in one of those classes are permitted to retake that course in summer school as well.

Original credit still exists in summer school with limitations. Original credit courses remaining include special education courses for SAI students with more than 50% of their classes in special education, remediation reading and math courses for incoming freshmen, and tandem semester courses of U.S. government and economics for students about to enter their senior year.

Summer school runs for five days a week for five weeks and starts June 17.  Independence Day is a holiday. Each school day is five hours with a 10-minute break after the first two and one half hours. Summer school starts at 7:30am and ends at 12:45pm. Semesters exist in summer school, which is important, as some students need to retake the first semester of one course and retake the second semester of another course. Replacing a semester of an English class can be taken either semester regardless of which semester needs grade replacement. Each semester constitutes two and one half of the five weeks, which accounts for 12 days.

Attendance guidelines are even stricter in summer school. Sections will be closed if there are not enough students enrolled. Instructional minutes are vital for a course to qualify as a semester or a year course in such a short period of time. A five-hour school day in summer school counts as an entire week in comparison to the traditional school year. Therefore, one day missed is looked upon as missing an entire week of instruction. A student cannot miss more than two days of summer school and is dropped from the course upon the third absence. 30 minutes late counts as an absence. Students late for less than that time need to understand that three tardies of less than 30 minutes count for one absence. These are the rules of our outside funding sources.