• 9-12 Summer School 

    Frequently Asked Questions

     

     

    In the interest of safety and health for our students and staff, we have modified our plans for high school summer learning. Based on guidance from local and state officials, it is too risky to hold summer school in a traditional format. As we previously shared, if we have one case of illness in a school, we would need to close that school for up to a week each time we experience a case. If we open schools for only a few weeks to provide summer activities, we risk the health of our community and cannot guarantee we can remain open for those few weeks.

    Therefore, summer for high school students will include new, expanded virtual learning experiences.

    • In addition to our current virtual course offerings, we have added new summer courses that will be taught online by Parkway teachers using our curriculum. We have added another opportunity for our students by offering more courses through Launch, a preferred and established Missouri-based virtual learning provider. All virtual summer courses, including enrollment in Launch courses, will be offered to Parkway students at no cost.
    • We will automatically enroll students in virtual courses based on the course preferences they identified at the time they submitted their summer school application. Students who desire to make changes to their summer school courses can also reach out to their counselor.
    • The College Admissions Program will be offered during the July session.

    How are summer virtual courses different from eLearning?

    While eLearning was an emergency shift of face-to-face classes to an online platform, summer virtual courses are intentionally designed to be an online Parkway curricular experience.  These courses are not self-paced and there are specific deadlines throughout the week defined by virtual instructors.  Students can expect to spend 8-10 hours on their online course during the summer term since the curriculum is condensed and the term is shorter.  Students will receive a grade upon the conclusion of the virtual course; passing grades in summer are worth half of a credit toward graduation.  Virtual courses begin at the start of the summer term on June 1 and end at the conclusion of the summer term on July 2.  More information regarding virtual course expectations can be found in this online student orientation.    

    How do I know if a virtual course is right for my student?

    Students are most successful in virtual courses when they have:

    • demonstrated time-management skills that indicate the student is capable of submitting assignments and completing course requirements without reminders.
    • demonstrated persistence in overcoming obstacles and willingness to seek assistance when needed.
    • demonstrated verbal or written communication skills that would allow the student to succeed in an environment where the instructor may not provide nonverbal cues to support the student's understanding.
    • necessary computer or technical skills to succeed in a virtual course.
    • access to technology resources to participate in a virtual course.
    • had success in previous virtual or blended coursework

    Which courses will be offered virtually during the 2020 summer term?

    The following courses will be offered online for the 2020 summer term:

    Credit-Recovery 

    These courses are designed for students who have previously taken the course and not passed.

    Credit-Advancement

    These courses are designed for students who are taking the course for initial credit.

    Algebra 1 (9-12) 

    Algebra 2 (10-12)

    Bio 1: Cells and Variation (9-12) 

    Bio 2: Evolution and Ecology (9-12)

    Chemistry: Matter and Change (9-12)

    Comparative Mythology (10-12)

    Creative Writing 1 (10-12)

    English 1 (9-12)

    English 2 (10-12)

    English 3 (11-12)

    Environmental Science (11-12) 

    Foundations of Video Game Design (9-12)

    Geometry (9-12)

    Government (11-12)

    Health (10-12)

    Introduction to Computer Technologies (9-12) 

    Modern US History (9-12)

    Physical Fitness Concepts (9-12)

    PE 2 (10-12)

    Personal Finance (10-12)

    Sociology (11-12)

    World History (10-12)

    Art Appreciation (9-12)

    College Admissions Program (July Session Only) (11-12)

    Comparative Mythology (10-12)

    Creative Writing 1 (10-12)

    Environmental Science (11-12)

    Foundations of Video Game Design (9-12)

    Government (11-12)

    Grammar & Composition I* (11-12)

    Health (10-12)

    Introductory Speech* (9-12)

    Introduction to Computer Technologies (9-12) 

    Physical Fitness Concepts (9-12)

    PE 2 (10-12)

    Personal Finance (10-12)

    Reading* (9-12)

    Sociology (11-12)







    *These courses will be offered by Launch, Parkway’s preferred, third-party online provider

    The following courses will no longer be offered for the following reasons:

    • Low enrollment
    • Equipment needs (e.g., Strength & Conditioning, Pottery)
    • Due to the time required to develop new virtual courses, we can only add 15 new virtual high school courses for this summer
    • Launch does not offer a comparable course

    A+ Tutor

    Advanced English Prep

    Design Arts

    ELL Essentials

    History vs. Hollywood

    Introduction to Business

    Introduction to Theatre

    Media & America

    Multimedia

    Physics: Forces and Motion

    Pottery

    Prep Algebra 1

    Prep Algebra 2

    Prep Geometry

    School Success

    Strength & Conditioning

    Walking Fitness

    What are the dates for high school summer school?

    June 1-July 2

    Students must log-in to their course(s) during the first 3 days of summer school (June 1-3).  Students who have not logged in by the end of the day on June 3 will be automatically dropped from the course.  Students cannot be re-enrolled in the course if this occurs.  

    What is the deadline for enrolling in a summer school course?

    The last day to enroll in a summer course is June 2.  As a reminder, students must log-in by June 3 to avoid being dropped.

    My child was registered today and cannot see his/her courses in Schoology.  What are we doing wrong?

    Students are imported into Schoology at the end of each day.  Therefore, if the student is enrolled in Infinite Campus today, he or she will not be able to see the course until tomorrow.

    When will my child receive his/her summer school schedule?

    Student schedules were sent via email on May 1, May 21, and June 1.

    How does my child access his/her course in Schoology?

    To access your course with a Chromebook or computer

    • Visit schoology.parkwayschools.net.
    • Enter your @parkwayschools.net email address.
    • Click "Next."
    • Enter your Parkway-issued password.
    • Click "Allow on Schoology Integration Page."
    • Click on the “Courses” menu to see a list of your assigned course
    • Click on a course to open it and find classroom materials. Learning resources and activities will be available in the center column of the page.
    • Your teacher will share specific information about how to access the materials and activities needed for your class. This could include external tools like Google Classroom, Flipgrid or other digital tools.

    To access your course with a personal device:

    • Using the Chrome browser, go to www.google.com and click "Sign in" in the upper right-hand corner
    • Enter your Parkway Google email and password
    • Go to Schoology at schoology.parkwayschools.net
    • Click on the "SSO Login" link on the login page
    • Search for "Parkway School District"
    • Choose your Parkway Google account from the list
    • Click on the “Courses” menu to see a list of your assigned course
    • Click on a course to open it and find classroom materials. Learning resources and activities will be available in the center column of the page
    • Your teacher will share specific information about how to access the materials and activities needed for your class. This could include external tools like Clever, Google Classroom, Flipgrid or other digital tools.

    Courses will be available in Schoology by June 1, 2020.

    Students who are new enrollees for summer school will receive email addresses and login credentials by May 22.

    As a parent, how can I view my child's progress in their summer courses?

    Parents can continue to use Schoology to access their student's content.  If you are a new enrollee for summer, parents will receive a separate email containing your Schoology login information. 

    What are the technology requirements for taking an online summer school course?

    Students will need access to a device and WIFI in order to successfully complete their coursework.  Students will be allowed to keep their Chromebooks through July 2.  If you have questions regarding technology devices or access, please contact the Parkway Help Desk at helpdesk@parkwayschools.net or 314-415-8181.  Hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00-4:30 p.m.

    What if my child starts summer virtual courses and decides they would like to drop the course after the start of summer school?

    Between June 1 and June 5, students should contact their school's summer counselor:

    Central - Erica Spraggins (espraggins@parkwayschools.net)

    North - Chandra Brown (cbrown4@parkwayschools.net)

    South - Stacy Morgan (smorgan@parkwayschools.net)

    West - Chris Lorenz - (clorenz1@parkwayschools.net)

    After June 5, 2020, students who voluntarily drop virtual courses will see the course(s) listed as Not Completed (NC) on their high school transcript.

    Please note: if a student is automatically dropped or drops voluntarily, he or she may not re-enroll in the course during the summer term.

    My child is enrolled in online courses through Launch, Parkway's preferred, third-party provider.  What are the drop dates for his/her course(s)?

    Please click here for more information on Drop Dates for Launch courses.  Please note: if a student is automatically dropped or drops voluntarily, he or she may not re-enroll in the course during the summer term.

    My child is currently signed up for the Maryville College Admissions Program.  Will this program still take place?

    Yes.  The Maryville College Admissions Program will be offered virtually from July 6-17.  Students who were originally enrolled in the June session will be automatically enrolled in the July session.

    Is it too late to sign up for the Maryville College Admissions Program?

    Students can still enroll in the Maryville College Admissions Program.  Students should complete the online application as soon as possible.

    My child qualified for Extended School Year (ESY) through Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD).  Will this program still take place?

    Families with students who qualify for ESY will receive communications regarding summer programming directly from SSD.