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Aledo ISD Summer School Parent Meeting. May 7 , 2013. Summer School Philosophy. Remediation State assessments have been failed Remediating/tutoring before re-taking state test Required as part of NCLB (not what this meeting is about). Summer School Philosophy. Credit Retrieval

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Aledo isd summer school parent meeting

Aledo ISD Summer SchoolParent Meeting

May 7, 2013

Summer school philosophy
Summer School Philosophy

  • Remediation

    • State assessments have been failed

    • Remediating/tutoring before re-taking state test

    • Required as part of NCLB

      (not what this meeting is about)

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Summer School Philosophy

  • Credit Retrieval

    • Failed courses – retrieving credits not earned

    • Sit and get OR

    • Self-paced, computer-based

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Summer School Philosophy

  • Original Credit

    • Courses never before taken

    • Trying to ‘work ahead’

    • Self-paced, computer-based

Aledo isd summer school 2013
Aledo ISD Summer School - 2013

  • Credit retrieval

    • Available through (TTUISD) Texas Tech University ISD

  • Original credit

    • Available through (TxVSN) Texas Virtual School Network

    • Possibility of scholarships available

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Aledo ISD Summer School - 2013

  • Remediation

    • Combination of individualized instruction and computer-based targeted instruction

    • Don’t know who these kids are at this point

Credit retrieval
Credit Retrieval

  • TTUISD home page:

  • Students can take any course they have failed and is available thru TTUISD catalog

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Credit Retrieval

  • Courses offered by semester

  • Self-paced and completed at home (must be completed no later than August 16); tests will be administered at Aledo High School

  • Fee-based – cost is $165 per course (semester), payable to TTUISD

  • Contact counselor if this is a need

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Credit Retrieval

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Credit Retrieval

  • Aledo High School Counseling office phone:


  • Daniel 9th Grade Center phone:


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Credit Retrieval

  • Other credit recovery options:

    • FWISD summer school

      • June 10 – 15 (sit and get)

      • ELA, Math, Science, SS classes only

      • $180 for non-residents of FWISD

    • Burelson ISD summer school

      • Online at home

      • June 17 – July 31

      • $85 per course

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Credit Retrieval

  • Other credit recovery options:

    • Weatherford ISD summer school

      • ELA, math, biology, Gov/Eco

      • June 10 – July 12

      • $240 per course (semester)

  • If you are interested in summer school outside of Aledo ISD, contact Scott Kessel

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Credit Retrieval

  • If a student is needing credit retrieval and HAS passed the EOC test for that course, they may be allowed to take a Credit-by-Exam to recover credit

    • One-time test; 70 or higher is passing

    • $50, payable by family to Aledo ISD

    • Testing would take place during week of June 24

Original credit
Original Credit

  • Remember, these are classes that have never been taken before

  • Done via the Texas Virtual School Network


  • Availability of scholarships

Texas virtual school network
Texas Virtual School Network


  • Authorized in 2009 and endorsed by TEA

  • Benefits include:

    • An alternative (additions) to regular course offerings at home school - mostly rural settings

    • Dual credit offerings beyond what most high schools can provide

    • Additional opportunity for more credits to be earned

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Texas Virtual School Network

  • Courses are taught by TX certified teachers

    • Provider = district or entity that ‘teaches’ the course

    • Receiver = district where student taking course normally attends

  • Cover Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills

  • Approval process for each course listed

Aledo isd available txvsn courses
Aledo ISD available TxVSN courses

  • Speech (0.5 credits)

  • Health (0.5 credits)

  • Government (0.5 credits)

  • Economics (0.5 credits)

  • Psychology (0.5 credits)

  • Sociology (0.5 credits)

Aledo isd why limited courses
Aledo ISD – why limited courses?

  • Success rates (here and in other districts)

  • EOC/STAAR/TAKS assessments

  • Virtual learning environment is different

Cost scholarships
Cost - Scholarships

  • Aledo ISD will apply for enough scholarships for each course students want to take

  • Each scholarship is good for one student to take one course during the summer of 2013

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Cost - Scholarships

  • If no scholarships are awarded, then 2 options:

    • TxVSN and pay provider’s fee ($350-$400)

    • TTUISD for original credit (still limited to previously mentioned course offerings)

  • If some scholarships are awarded, but not enough for all courses, then:

    • Any free lunch students would receive first

    • Lottery would be used to award remaining after that

Important things to remember
Important things to remember

  • Contact over the summer:

    • Scott Kessel, Aledo ISD TxVSN District Coordinator

      • Will monitor progress

      • Will administer tests at AHS

      • Will maintain regular contact with you and your teacher

      • Email, cell phone number will be provided!!

Next steps
Next Steps

  • Before you leave:

    • Please sign out on one of the sheets before you leave, indicating what you are wanting from summer school

    • For credit retrieval option, plan to make contact with appropriate counselor soon

    • For original credit option, note which class(es) to be taken and Scott Kessel will make contact with you next week