Summer School Course Information

  • Evanston Township High School offers over 65 courses in a variety of subjects. Students may enroll in 13-Day, 1-credit courses that meet for two class periods, 26-Day, 1-credit courses that meet for one class period, or 26-Day, 2-credit courses that meet for two class periods. View daily class schedule options for 13-Day and 26-Day courses in the "Resources" side bar of this web page.
     
    In addition to courses for credit, Summer School offers an expanding list of no-credit enrichment workshops. These workshops have variable dates and schedules. For more information on Summer School courses and workshops, visit the online Course Selection Guide tool and select the upcoming year of Summer School in the "School Year" drop down menu. 

    Course Levels

    Courses are offered by student grade level (incoming freshmen, grades 9, 10, 11, 12 or all grades). Prerequisites apply. No courses in Summer School are offered for honors credit.
     
    NESRVE Career Exploration Courses 
     
    NESRVE Career Exploration Courses are three-week programs that introduce students to challenging careers. They offer students the opportunity to explore a variety of related career options, providing them with realistic perspectives about the skills needed for success in the workplace while emphasizing the connections between academics and careers. The courses incorporate experiential learning activities and field trips focused on careers in specific clusters, affording students the opportunity to talk to professionals in their field of interest. Career Exploration Classes meet at Oakton Community College, Des Plaines campus, as well as The Talking Farm in Skokie. Career Exploration Courses are open to students from Evanston, Glenbrook, Niles, Maine, and New Trier Townships. Transportation to and from each district is provided by NSERVE.

    NCAA Eligibility

    Certain courses are approved by the NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) for establishing initial eligibility of student-athletes. Only courses marked in the Course Selection Guide with the Ⓝ symbol are NCAA Division I and II approved core courses.

    Audit Option

    With the permission of the Summer School Director, students may elect to enroll in a course under the Audit Option. Students must fill out the audit application. Students who elect the Audit Option will not receive credit, but are expected to complete all course requirements. Students who are absent more than 10 class periods will not receive audit status for any course. This decision must be submitted by the second day of class. Audit forms are available in the Summer School Office and on the Summer School Resources web page. Once an application has been submitted, no changes will be made.
     
    Course Withdrawal Policy
     
    Students may withdraw from a Summer School class without penalty during the first five (5) days of the Summer School session for which they are enrolled. A student who withdraws after the fifth day will receive a failing "F" grade. Students who are withdrawn from a class by the Summer School Office for attendance or discipline actions will also receive a failing grade.

    Grading Information
     
    All classes will be assigned a letter grade as outlined in the grading scale listed in the "Academic Information" section of the ETHS Pilot Handbook. The only class that has a pass/fail option is Access ETHS. Course credit will be given upon successful completion of the course and the final exam.

    Grade Reports

    Final Summer School grades are recorded as part of each student’s permanent record. Students and parents can view Summer School grades online in their Home Access Center account. 
     
    Summer Graduation
     
    ETHS students who complete their graduation requirements during Summer School can participate in the July graduation ceremony. Students should speak with their counselor to confirm graduation eligibility. Visit the Graduation Requirements section of the website for specific information about core requirements for earning an ETHS diploma.

Summer School Course Guide (PDF)

Resources