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Summer Credit Recovery

High school students can enroll in summer school to retake courses they previously failed or to take courses they need to graduate on time. This option is only available for current seniors who will graduate over the summer.

Taught by highly qualified and certified teachers, CPS summer school classes are offered in English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, World Languages, Fine Arts, and other academic subjects.

Summer school classes are five weeks in length and take place during morning and afternoon sessions.

Summer course offerings are announced in May. The listing identifies courses offered by each participating school, school addresses, and when each school will host registration.

Registration Requirements

Only active CPS District school (non-charter, non-contract) students and students enrolled at Chicago High School for the Arts may enroll in credit recovery summer classes. Students enrolled at CPS alternative, charter, and contract schools, except Chicago High School for the Arts, are not eligible to attend summer school credit recovery classes.

Before registering for summer school, students must see their school counselor to request a Student Referral Form.

Students must bring the following documents to the Credit Recovery site where they wish to enroll during the registration period.

  • 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

No student may register without proper documentation.