These classes are for high school students who need to recover credits for courses they previously failed or get original credit for courses they need to meet graduation requirements. Original credit means the student has not previously taken the course.
Taught by highly qualified and certified teachers, evening and Saturday classes are offered in English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, World Languages, Fine Arts, and other academic subjects.
Two sessions are offered each year: fall and spring. All classes meet on Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday, or Saturday. Evening classes are 2.5 hours in length, and Saturday classes are 6 hours.
Course offerings vary by site and time. The Course Offerings listing identifies courses offered by school, school addresses, and when each school will host registration.
The calendar identifies session start and end dates as well as holidays and other non-attendance dates.
Students must be actively enrolled and attending a CPS District high school (non-charter, non-contract) students, or Chicago High School for the Arts, to register for credit recovery classes.
Students enrolled at CPS alternative, charter, and contract schools, except Chicago High School for the Arts, are not eligible to attend CPS credit recovery classes.
Before registering for evening or Saturday classes, students must see their school counselor to request a Student Referral Form.
Students must bring the following documents to the Credit Recovery site when they wish to enroll during the registration period. No student may register without proper documentation.
- A copy of his/her transcript with failed course(s) identified
- Credit Recovery Student Referral Form (plus the Addendum for students who require IEP/504 Plan accommodations) signed by the school counselor and specifying course(s) needed for credit recovery.
- Student fee per semester course: $25 (exceptions can be made for students in temporary living situations