Summer School Course Information

  • Course Offerings
    Evanston Township High School offers over 65 courses in a variety of subjects. Visit the online Course Selection Guide tool and select the upcoming year of Summer School in the "School Year" drop-down menu to view this year's course offerings and their available formats
    Course Formats
    The Course Selection Guide will indicate which format a course is offered in. Below are the 3 potential course format offerings:
    13-Day, 1-credit courses meet for two class periods each day. (Students must attend 12 full days of class to be eligible to earn credit)
    26-Day, 1-credit courses meet for one class period each day. (Students must attend 24 full days of class to be eligible to earn credit)
    26-Day, 2-credit courses meet for two class periods each day. (Students must attend 24 full days of class to be eligible to earn credit)
    A sample daily class schedule is available in the "Resources" sidebar of this web page.
    NEW COURSES 2019
    Biotechnology - This lab-based science course is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders 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.
    Course Levels
    Courses are offered by student grade level (based on the upcoming level in the fall; grades 9, 10, 11, 12 or all grades). Prerequisites apply. No courses in Summer School are offered for honors credit.

    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. Beginning on February 25, 2019 students will need to schedule a meeting with their counselor to complete a credit verification form. Once the form is completed, information will be e-mailed to students that will enable them to register for the course Online or through Mail-in registration. Registration for Driver's Education will open on March 1, 2019 at 8:00am. Space is limited.

    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 to the courses that meet at the Oakton, Community College, Des Plaines campus.
    **Note** Transportation to the Talking Farm in Skokie is not provided by NSERVE. Students who enroll in Environmental and Horticulture Careers course must arrange their own transportation to and from The Talking Farm in Skokie.

    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.