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.

    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. Students will need to contact their counselor to complete a credit verification form in early February. Once the form is completed, information will be e-mailed to students that will enable them to register for the course Online. Registration for Driver's Education will open in early March. Space is limited.

    NSERVE Career Exploration Courses 

    NSERVE 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.

    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. Please complete the Audit Request Form by the second day of class. 

    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.