All Of Your Method Summer School Questions Answered
By Taylor Sanchez - May 16, 2018
It's almost that time of the year again where the days get warmer and longer, and a beach trip seems to be on everyone's mind. Summer is also a time for students to decide if they want to commit to summer school. Whether you want to get ahead on credits or needs to make up a class, Method Schools offers the best virtual experience for Southern California high school students. Both parents and students alike are anticipating the start of summer school and checking out our new mobile-friendly curriculum powered by SmartFox.
This summer we are currently set to serve 2,000 students and counting. As an Enrollment Specialist, I have encountered many common questions regarding summer school. Check out some of our frequently asked questions and answers for those seeking an online summer school.
Q: What are the start and end dates for your summer program?
A: Summer school runs from the end of June through the first week of August.
Q: Will these credits transfer over to my High School?
A: Yes, we are a WASC accredited public school, so any credits completed with us will transfer over to any high school. If you are unsure, please check with your counselor.
Q: Do you offer AP and Honors courses for summer school?
A: Yes, we offer AP and Honors courses. The options are based on your school's agreement with us.
Q: Are your courses UC and NCAA approved?
A: Most of our summer courses are UC and NCAA approved. You can review our summer course list that we update each summer. View our summer course list.
Q: Do I have to come to campus for tests and quizzes?
A: No, students do not have to be physically present for tests and quizzes. The courses are entirely online; however, students are required to have a webcam and valid ID during exams because they are proctored by our teachers.
Q: How many hours of worth of work do I need to complete per day?
A: We require students to be online and working in the curriculum for at least 1 hour to 1.5 hours per class, Monday-Friday. You do not have to complete these hours consecutively, and the curriculum is flexible at the pace you move through each course.
Q: Can I finish a class early?
A: Yes, you can complete the class before the end date; however, you will be required to complete the final during the days set. Note, your class will not be considered complete if you do not take the final exam.
Q: I am going on vacation in the middle of summer school, what can I do? Can I be absent for a few days?
A: Attendance will be tracked based on the amount of work you put into each class. We always encourage our students to login Monday - Friday for routine, but it's not a requirement. It's an online program so you will need to have an internet connection or a mobile hotspot in order to log in.
Q: At the conclusion of summer, how do I request my transcript?
A: There is an option on your student dashboard where you can obtain an unofficial copy of your transcript. You can submit an official request on our website at www.methodschools.org/request-transcripts.
Q: How do I enroll for summer school?
A: Registration is online and you can enroll at www.socalsummer.com.
Don't see an answer to your question above, schedule a time to speak with a member of our team.