Summer School at ETHS

  • Summer School at Evanston Township High School is an exciting time for learning. The Summer School program provides a number of courses for enrichment, course preparation, and academic recovery. All students are encouraged to take advantage of Summer School. Incoming freshmen and transfer students are strongly encouraged to consider enrolling in Summer School as it helps students adjust and transition into ETHS.

    Registration Information

    Online and Mail-in Registration for Summer School 2020 will begin on Friday, January 10, 2020 at 8:00am and end on Friday, March 20, 2020 at 3:00pm. 

    For detailed instructions on how to register for classes, visit the Summer School Registration page.

    Course Information

    Summer School offers a variety of courses for credit as well as several non-credit enrichment workshops. Courses for credit are offered in 13-Day or 26-Day formats. Visit the Summer School Course Information page for more information on these course formats and to look at a typical daily schedule. Non-credit enrichment workshops have variable formats. 

    To view a listing of Summer School courses and workshops, visit the online Course Selection Guide tool and select the upcoming year for Summer School in the "School Year" drop-down menu.


    Biotechnology - This lab-based science course is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students who have successfully completed a biology course at ETHS. This elective course is only offered during the summer. Space is limited. 
    STEM in Sports - This elective science course is open to rising 9th and 10th grade students who plan to enroll in biology in the fall.
    Science Research Methods - This elective science course is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th grade students. Students will learn about research methods and have the opportunity to begin a research project of their own. 

    Summer School Session Dates 

    Summer School 2020 Session 1 begins on Thursday, June 4, 2020 and ends on Tuesday, June 23, 2020

    Summer School 2020 Session 2 begins on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 and ends on Wednesday, July 15, 2020

    **Summer school will not be in session on Fridays beginning on June 19, 2020.**

    Summer School Fees

    Summer school fees are priced according to whether or not the student is considered a resident of Evanston Township High School District 202. Visit the Summer School Fees page for complete details about fees, financial assistance for ETHS students, and the Summer School refund policy.

    A one-time registration fee is applied to each student for the first summer school course that they register for. Please refer to the online Course Selection Guide for individual course 

    Driver's Education

    Students interested in Driver's Education must be residents of District 202 and must be 15 years old by the first day of Summer School, Session 1. Students will need to contact their counselor to obtain a credit verification form in early February. Once the form is completed, information will be emailed to students that will enable them to register for the course online. Registration for Driver's Education will open in early March.

    Summer school registration fees described on the Summer School Fees page apply. The course tuition for summer school Driver's Education is $400. In addition to the course tuition fee, a $20 permit fee payable to IL Secretary of State will be required the first week of class. 


    Lunch is available to students who attend Summer School. Visit the Summer School Lunch Information page for more information or to view the online lunch menu.

    Health Requirements

    All students attending summer school are required to have a physical exam and up-to-date immunizations on file in ETHS Nurses' Office, Health Services Department, as outlined on the Summer School Health Requirements page. Students who are not in compliance with the physical exam and immunization requirements will not be allowed to participate in Summer School until requirements are met.

    Summer School Rules

    In general, all students attending Summer School are expected to follow the rules and policies outlined in the ETHS Pilot Handbook. Students who are dismissed from Summer School for disciplinary actions as outlined in the Pilot will forfeit credit and fees.

    In addition, Summer School has its own attendance policy that must be followed in order to receive credit for Summer School courses. Students who exceed the attendance allowance will forfeit credit and fees.