Credit Recovery

There are a number of reasons why you may find yourself “off-track” with less credits or more absences than you should have at any given point in your high school career. The good thing is that with the programs and supports listed in this section, there are a number of ways to recover. Take advantage of these programs to gain credits in a variety of settings and at flexible hours that best fit your needs and schedule, and get back on-track for graduation and/or earning your high school diploma.

Evening and Saturday Credit RecoveryShow More

Title I / NCLB Credit Recovery Program Overview

The Title I / No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Credit Recovery Program offers students who attend a CPS District school (non-charter, non-contract) who have previously failed a core academic course another opportunity to earn that credit required to earn a high school diploma. Taught by highly qualified and certified teachers, Credit Recovery courses cover core content in a variety of subjects including English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, World Languages, and Fine Arts. Credit Recovery course offerings vary by location so please be sure and review the Course Offering file provided below before registering at a school.

Course Offerings, Class Schedules, & Registration Information

Monday, September 17th – After School Registration begins for the fall 2018 session of the Credit Recovery program

Monday, September 24th – Classes begin for the fall 2018 session of the Credit Recovery program

All credit recovery sites will meet on Monday/Wednesday, Tuesday/Thursday, or Saturday. All evening classes will be for 2.5 hours and all Saturday classes will be for 6 hours. The start times for each program will vary. Click the link below to access the Google Sheet or the Excel Spreadsheet which shows the schools, their address, what courses each school will offer, the start times for class, and when each school will host their registration.

Google Sheet Version – S1 Credit Recovery Course Offerings 2018-19

Excel Spreadsheet Version – S1 Credit Recovery Course Offerings 2018-19

Click the link below for the calendar of specific days classes will be held

Calendar: 2018-2019 Evening and Saturday School

Click the link below to download the Credit Recovery Referral and Addendum Forms (this form is for CPS staff only and cannot be used by students or parents).

Google Docs Version – Credit Recovery Referral and Addendum Forms

Word Doc Version – Credit Recovery Referral and Addendum Forms

Participation

To register for the Credit Recovery program one must be an active student of a CPS district school, and must bring the following to the Credit Recovery site where he/she wishes to enroll during their registration period:

  • A copy of his/her transcript with failed course(s) identified
  • Credit Recovery Student Referral Form (and the Addendum if needed) signed by the counselor and specifying course(s) needed for recovery
    • Please Note: The Addendum Forum is required for students with IEPs
  • Student fee per semester course: $25 (exceptions can be made for STLS)

No student may register without proper documentation

Students enrolled at CPS alternative, charter, and contract schools are not eligible to attend CPS Evening School Credit Recovery as these schools received separate Title I funding to provide credit recovery opportunities at their schools. Exceptions to this rule are students enrolled at Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts HS) and Community Services West High School as they did not receive such funding.

More Information

Questions about Credit Recovery are best answered by counselors in your school. If you still need assistance reach out to the person listed below.

Danielle Cox-Jones, Program Manager of HS Credit Recovery & Virtual Learning

ddcox-jones@cps.edu

Summer Credit RecoveryShow More

Title I / NCLB Credit Recovery Program Overview

The Title I / No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Credit Recovery Program offers students who attend a CPS District school (non-charter, non-contract) who have previously failed a core academic course another opportunity to earn that credit required to earn a high school diploma. Taught by highly qualified and certified teachers, Credit Recovery courses cover core content in a variety of subjects including English, Science, Mathematics, Social Studies, Foreign Languages, and Fine Arts. Credit Recovery course offerings vary by location so please be sure and review the Course Offering file provided below before registering at a school.

Course Offerings, Class Schedules, & Registration Information

Summer School will begin on July 2nd and will end on August 1st. All schools will follow the same day/time schedule. Pay attention to the session being offered at your school as some schools are offering AM sessions only, PM sessions only, or both AM and PM sessions. The AM Session is from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and the PM session is from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Classes will run Monday – Friday.

Click the link below to access the PDF which outlines what schools will offer credit recovery, what courses they will offer, and when their registration occurs.

PDF Credit Recovery Guide

If you are a CPS staff member, click the link below to download the Credit Recovery Referral and Addendum Form (this form will not be available to students or parents).

Credit Recovery Referral and Addendum Form

Participation

To register for the Credit Recovery program one must be a student of a CPS district school, and must bring the following to the Credit Recovery site where he/she wishes to enroll during their registration period:

  • A copy of his/her transcript with failed course(s) identified
  • Credit Recovery Student Referral and Addendum Form signed by the counselor and specifying course(s) needed for recovery
    • Please Note: The Addendum Forum is required for students with IEPs
  • Student fee per semester course: $25 (exceptions can be made for STLS)

No student may register without proper documentation

Students enrolled at CPS alternative, charter, and contract schools are not eligible to attend CPS Summer Credit Recovery as these schools received separate Title I funding to provide credit recovery opportunities at their schools. Exceptions to this rule are students enrolled at The Chicago High School for the Arts and Community Services West High School as they did not receive such funding.

More Information
Questions about Credit Recovery are best answered by counselors in your school. If you still need assistance reach out to:

Danielle Cox-Jones
Program Manager of HS Credit Recovery & Virtual Learning
ddcox-jones@cps.edu

Virtual LearningShow More

The purpose of the CPS Virtual Learning program is to increase graduation rates and provide an opportunity for CPS students to take a virtual or online course through an accredited online learning platform with an Illinois Certified Teacher to recover a course previously taken, to take a course not offered at the school, or to get ahead and graduate early.

 

Students can take virtual courses for original credit or for credit recovery in a wide variety of subject areas including English, Mathematics, Science, Social Science, Foreign Languages, and various Electives. There are also Honors and Advanced Placement courses available for certain courses. Students should expect to spend between 60-80 hours over the course of 4 to 16 weeks in order to complete a course.

 

It is important to note that this program is not a virtual school, nor is it a replacement for school, students must be enrolled in a Chicago Public School to participate. Also, students must work with their school counselor and/or administration to get enrolled in a virtual course. It is at the Principal’s discretion on how virtual courses are integrated at each school.

Governing Board Policies

Please be aware that per CPS Board Policy 605.4, students can only have a maximum of 2.0 credit hours of virtual courses on their transcript that count towards their 24.0 credit hours for graduation.

 

Per CPS Board Policy 605.11, students must have their Principal’s approval prior to enrolling in an online course. Principal’s have the right to reject any online course taken by a student if the online provider is not accredited by one of the six regional accrediting associations and/or if the course content is not aligned to the school’s curriculum.

 

Vendors and Course Offerings

These are the 3 vendors the District has Board Approval to purchase virtual courses from. Visit their website to see the courses offered.

 

Enrollment and Participation

All enrollments are processed by the designated Virtual Mentor at each school (usually a school counselor or teacher). Once received, the district office will complete the enrollment of the students in the virtual courses. Any course fees associated with taking an online course are determined by the school and students can take only one virtual course at a time.

 

Student Athletes should only enroll in original credit courses, even if it is for recovery to be in compliance with NCAA regulations.

 

Students enrolled at private, charter and/or contract schools are not eligible to enroll in virtual courses purchased by the District. Exceptions to this rule are students enrolled at Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts HS) and Community Services West High School.

More Information

Questions about the Virtual Learning program are best answered by the administration and/or counselors in your school. If you still need assistance reach out to the person listed below.

 

Danielle Cox-Jones

Program Manager of HS Credit Recovery & Virtual Learning

cpsonlinecourses@cps.edu

Alternative ProgramsShow More

Have you dropped out, been expelled or been in trouble with the law? CPS offers a number of programs to help you complete your course work and graduate from high school.

Network of Alternative Schools

Alternative Schools List

Alternative Schools Map

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