High School Summer Program

Students may attend the high school summer program to either replace a grade earned during the regular school session, or to earn required credits so as to make space for elective classes in their regular school schedule. Before participating in the summer program, students must consult with their guidance counselor.

Summer 2014 Dates

Session 1: June 18 - July 9 (7:45am - 1:30pm)

Physical Education (P.E.) Classes @ Western Albemarle High School

Session 2: July 14 - August 1 (8:00am - 1:30pm)

Physical Education (P.E.) Classes 

July 14-16 @ Cale Elementary School

July 17-Aug 1 @ Monticello High School

ALL other courses will meet at Albemarle High School.

General Information

  • All classes are taught at the Standard Level using the Apex Learning digital curriculum. (P.E. is a traditional class and does not use Apex.)
  • Apex is primarily a reading-based curriculum requiring self-discipline and motivation. Apex also allows for more individualized instruction.
  • Each 15-day session is equivalent to one semester of school (½ credit earned).
  • Final course offerings are determined by a minimum enrollment of 15 students.
  • According to staffing and classroom space, classes may be limited to 25 students.
  • P.E. will be limited to 100 students per session.
  • Before they can be processed, registration forms must be signed by a school guidance counselor and a parent/guardian.
  • It is the responsibility of the parent/guardian to provide a current copy of the child's IEP or 504 plan (if applicable) at the time of registration in order to ensure Special Education services as in the regular school year. It is imperative that the Accommodations sheet for SOL testing is attached to the registration form.
  • Albemarle County Public Schools does not provide transportation for the High School Summer Program.

Registration & Tuition

Registration begins for all students on May 1, 2014. See the Summer School Brochure for registration locations and more timeline information will be coming soon.

Tuition must be paid in full before registration is complete. Checks must be made payable to "Albemarle County Public Schools." Registration forms and tuition may be mailed to:

Albemarle County Public Schools
Attn: Summer School Registrar
401 McIntire Road, 3rd Floor Lobby
Charlottesville, VA 22902-4596

Tuition rates are as follows:

  • $230 per session for County students (3 week semester)
  • $265 per session for non-County students
  • $460 per course for County students (6 week full summer)
  • $530 per course for non-County students

Refunds will only be given if requested 10 days prior to the start of class or if the class is cancelled.

PLEASE NOTE: Payment Options are CASH (correct amount) and/or CHECKS. We do NOT accept credit cards.

Daily Schedule

Classes begin at 7:45 a.m. for the First Session and 8:00 a.m. for the Second Session and end at 1:30 p.m. The daily schedule is as follows:

  • 7:45 a.m. (1st Session) Classes begin
  • 8:00 a.m. (2nd Session) Classes begin
  • 10:00 a.m. Break (10 min.)
  • 10:10 a.m. Classes resume
  • 11:30 a.m. Break (20 min.)
  • 11:50 a.m. Classes resume
  • 1:30 p.m. End of school day

Absences and Tardies

Attendance during the summer program is critical. Students will be permitted to miss only 1½ days per session (regardless of the reason). If absences exceed 1½ days, the student will be awarded a grade of "Incomplete" with no credit earned.

Students returning to class late after breaks will be considered tardy. Three tardies count as a ½-day absence.

Arriving at school after 8:30 a.m. will count as a ½-day absence. Leaving school before the first break, or arriving at school after the first break, will count as a full-day absence. Leaving the school after the first break will count as a ½-day absence.

Contact Information

Betsy Bell, Summer School Principal

Ms. Jan Mawyer, Summer School Registrar
401 McIntire Road, 3rd Floor
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-296-5820
Fax: 434-872-4564