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SUMMER SCHOOL CARRIES A PRICE AND CONDITIONS

May 23, 2002 – If students who failed high school courses this year on St. Thomas want to go to summer school at Charlotte Amalie High School to make up the work, they or their parents or guardians will have to cough up $100 for each course plus a $50 registration fee.
Education Department spokeswoman Juel Anderson said charging for summer school isn't new. "Even when I was in high school, they charged," she said.
If you haven't got the money, you'll have to wait and take the course over next school year.
There also are restrictions on who can take the summer courses. Only students who failed with grades of 60 to 69 can enroll in summer school. Those who received grades of 59 and under must wait and repeat their courses next year in order to get credit. And if you failed because you were absent too much, forget summer school; you, too, are going to have to take the course over next year. Finally, those wanting to do the make-up work this summer must have a recommendation from their school counselors.
The courses being offered are English 9 through 12, U.S. history, Caribbean history, V.I. history, basic algebra, geometry, advanced algebra, general science, biology, chemistry and Spanish. Students may take one or two classes.
Also being offered as summer courses are these electives, which each are worth one half credit toward graduation: Scholastic Aptitude Test preparation, physical education and computer application/keyboarding.
Summer school will run June 17 through July 23. Classes meet for two hours and 25 minutes. The first starts at 8:15 a.m. and ends at 10:40 a.m. After a 15-minute break, the second class starts at 10:55 a.m. and goes until 1:20 p.m.
Registration will be held June 12-14 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at CAHS. Students from all local high schools, public and private, may enroll, Anderson said.
The Education Department has not announced its summer school schedule for St. Croix.

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