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 CPS students 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 and are available in the evenings, on Saturdays, via virtual courses and in the summer to provide flexible options for students.

Course Offerings, Class Schedules, & Registration Information

Monday, February 13th – After School Registration begins for Session 2 Evening and Saturday Credit Recovery

Tuesday, February 21st - Classes begin for Session 2 Evening and Saturday Credit Recovery

Click the link below to access the Google Spreadsheet which outlines what schools will offer credit recovery, what courses they will offer, and when their registration occurs.
Session 2 2016-17 Credit Recovery Course Offerings, Class Schedules & Registration Info

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

Calendar: 2016-2017 Evening and Saturday School

Click the link below to download the Credit Recovery Referral and Addendum Forms

Credit Recovery Referral and Addendum Forms

Participation

To register for the Credit Recovery program one must be a CPS student, active or inactive, and must bring the following to the Credit Recovery site where he/she wishes to enroll:

  • A copy of his/her transcript with failed course(s) identified
  • Credit Recovery Student Referral 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

No student may register without proper documentation

Students enrolled at CPS alternative, charter, and contract schools are not eligible to attend CPS Evening and Saturday 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 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.

Deneice McClary
Program Manager of HS Credit Recovery & Virtual Learning
dmmcclary@cps.edu

Summer Credit RecoveryShow More

After School Registration for 2016 Summer Session begins Wednesday June 1, 2016. Classes for Summer Credit Recovery begin Tuesday July 5. See the attached listing of courses, sites, and dates to choose a program that suits your needs. Students needing to recover credit need a completed referral form from their home school counselor and a copy of their transcript in order to register for classes.

Student fees per semester course: $25

Course Offerings & Class Schedules, & Registration Information

About NCLB Credit Recovery Program

NCLB refers to the federal No Child Left Behind law. The NCLB Credit Recovery Program is designed to provide CPS students with the academic coursework required to earn a high school diploma.

Program Overview

Course offerings vary by location and are available in the evenings, on Saturdays, and in the summer to provide flexible options for students wishing to recover credits. Taught by highly qualified and certified teachers, the courses cover core content in a variety of subjects including English, science, mathematics, social studies, foreign languages and fine arts. Students .5 or 1.0 credits off-pace for graduation.

Participation

Students planning to register in the Credit Recovery program must be a CPS student, active or inactive, and must bring to the Credit Recovery site where he/she wishes to enroll:

  • A copy of transcript with failed course(s) identified
  • The NCLB Credit Recovery Student Referral Form signed by the counselor and specifying course(s) needed for recovery

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

No student may register without proper documentation

NCLB Credit Recovery Referral Forms

2015 – 2016 Credit Recovery Referral
Student Referral Addendum for Students with Disabilities
The Credit Recovery Student Referral Form must be completed for participation in the NCLB Credit Recovery Program.

More Information

Questions about Credit Recovery are best answered by counselors in your school.

More Information

Angela Dumas
Credit Recovery Manager
amdumas@cps.edu

Virtual LearningShow More

The Virtual Learning program is a computer-based credit recovery alternative for high school students, who are behind on credits to graduate.

Virtual Learning offers more than 120 rigorous yet flexible online high school courses. Courses supplement local school offerings and help students achieve course credit towards graduation. They are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and range from introductory to advanced and cover a wide variety of subjects including English, Mathematics, History and foreign languages.

The Virtual Learning program offers online courses to expand students’ educational opportunities and 21st century skills.

——Please Note—–

The only CPS Board approved online course providers are:

  • Apex Learning
  • Edgenuity
  • Edmentum

Per Board policy, any other schools or online course providers that wish to be considered for course credit must meet the criteria outlined by the Board. This includes being accredited by one of six regional accreditation associations along with several other criteria listed.

We do not make recommendations around any online courses or curriculum outside of the three we have vetted and approved. All courses offered for initial credit by the three providers are NCAA accredited. NCAA eligibility statuses may be verified at the NCAA website: https://web1.ncaa.org/hsportal/exec/hsAction.
Schools codes for each provider are:

  • Apex Learning High School Code – 481142
  • Edgenuity High School Code – 850147
  • Edmentum High School Code – 850247

Please contact us if you have questions or further concerns.

More Information

Deneice McClary

Program Manager of HS Credit Recovery & Virtual Learning
dmmcclary@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.

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