Students are given the opportunity to sign up for all courses listed in the Summer School Enrollment Form. However, which courses are actually held each summer is determined by the number of students that sign up for each course. If a course does not have enough students that enroll, then it will not “make” or be held. Some courses may be completed through our computer-based, self-paced credit recovery class that is held during both sessions. Some do not have credit recovery as an option. When the decision is made regarding which courses “make”, an email and/or phone call will be made to communicate the actual courses to be held and whether or not credit recovery is an option.
Attendance is very important, especially since the course work covers all of the Texas Essential Knowledge & Skills (TEKS). If a student misses more than 5.5 hours during one summer session, he/she will be withdrawn from summer school, credit denied, and tuition will be forfeited. A tardy will be counted as missed instruction time. A tardy up to 15 minutes will be counted as 30 minutes of missed instruction and a tardy more than 30 minutes will be counted as one hour of missed instruction time. A student has the right to appeal to the principal, should there be absences caused by extenuating circumstances. Students should report directly to their assigned room upon arrival. If a student has been absent for any reason, he/she must bring a note from home to the summer school principal's office. If a student must leave class, regardless of the reason, the student must check-out through the principal's office.
Dress code standards for the regular school year will apply. Students should dress in a manner that is clean and neat and that will not be a health or safety hazard to themselves or others.
Students are expected to comply with behavior requirements outlined in the Technology Responsible Use Guidelines.
Grading standards for the regular school year will apply. Credit will be awarded if documentation verifies both mastery of course objectives and required attendance. A recommendation from the summer school principal to the campus principal will be made concerning credit. The grade will appear on a student’s transcript, but Summer School grades are not used when calculating a student's GPA or Top 10% standing in the class at Westlake High School.
Students are expected to comply with behavior requirements outlined in the EISD Student Code of Conduct. A violation of the Code or disruption of a class can result in the student being withdrawn from summer school with no refund of his or her tuition, as well as other Student Code of Conduct disciplinary actions. A student who commits an offense that would result in a mandatory DAEP placement will be removed and no refund will be provided. DAEP offenses will require hearings and possible DAEP placement in the Fall semester.
Snacks and refreshments will be available through the school's vending machines or can be brought from home for the two 10 minute breaks. Summer School is a closed campus. Students may not leave during breaks.
Contacting a Student During School Hours
If an emergency arises, a summer school student may be reached by calling 512-732-9280.