Summer School

High School Summer Semester

  • UPDATED for SUMMER 2019


    Need to recover credits? Put yourself a step ahead? Retake the STAAR? Prep for the PSAT/SAT? Just a small part of your summer can go a long way!  

    Download the High School Summer School Brochure - English Version or Spanish Version


    It’s for students in grades 9-12 who:

    • Want to get ahead by taking a class in summer instead of the regular school year
    • Need to retake a course for credit recovery

    Courses for Credit Recovery Only:
    English Language Arts: English I-IV AB
    Mathematics: Algebra I AB, Algebra II AB, Geometry I AB, Pre Calculus AB, Mathematical Models with Applications I AB
    Science: Integrated Physics and Chemistry AB, Biology AB, Chemistry AB, Physics AB
    Social Studies: World Geography AB, World History Studies AB, United States History AB

    Courses Offered for Acceleration or Credit Recovery: 
    Health: Health Education IT
    Social Studies: United States Government T • Economics T
    Speech: Communication Applications T
    World Languages: Spanish I AB • Spanish II AB

    Additional courses will be added if sufficient requests for enrollment are received.

    June 13, 2019 - 7 a.m. to 7 p.m 
    Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center
    5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd.

    Online registration May 21 - June 4, 2019.  Not available for students with scholarships, students using family discount or out-of-district students.

    Location of Classes:

    Western Hills HS (Campuses to attend: Western Hills HS, Arlington Heights HS, Paschal HS and Benbrook HS)

    Eastern Hills HS (Campuses to attend: Polytechnic HS, Eastern Hills HS, and Dunbar HS)

    Trimble Tech HS (Campuses to attend: Carter-Riverside HS, Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS, and North Side HS)

    South Hills HS (Campuses to attend: South Hills HS, Southwest HS, and O.D. Wyatt HS)

    All other students will attend the summer school location of their home campus.

    Class Dates and Times:
    June 18 - July 25, 2019 (M-Th)
    (Holiday: July 4) 

    Open Lab Sessions

    Session 1: 7:30 am to 11:15 am

    Lunch: 11:15 am to 12:00 pm

    Session 2: 12:00 pm to 3:45 pm

    Transportation for Fort Worth ISD students is provided from home school sites to the summer school location. Out-of-District students must provide their own transportation.


    Program Details:

    Summer School has been designed to be a blended learning environment.  Students will meet with their teachers to receive a laptop and to take a pre-test.  A course of study will then be assigned to each student with suggested pacing.  Students can attend open lab sessions daily to receive assistance from their content teachers.  However, students may also work individually. Transportation will be available for students to attend the open labs. Students will meet with their teachers to take their final exam and return their laptops.  Students may take up to three courses (1.5 credits).  Breakfast and lunch will be provided at each summer school location.

    Regular Program Tuition
    In-District Students: Free for students retaking a course for credit recovery
    $90 per one-half credit course for Acceleration

    Out-Of-District Students: $180 per one-half credit course**

    Refunds: Tuition will be refunded in extreme emergencies only with the approval of the principal. Any refund will be mailed directly to parents based on the following scale:

    June 18 - 20:  2/3 tuition 
    June 24 - 27: 1/3 tuition
    After June 27:  NO REFUND

    Please see school counselor for qualifications and application information or by calling Gill Children’s Services at 817.332.5070. Application deadline June 13 by noon. 

    Requirements for Graduating Seniors 
    Each student who plans to graduate at the close of the 2019 summer session must present the application for admission at the time of registration, complete with the following information:

    1. Subject(s) needed to complete requirements
    2. Number of high school credits completed
    3. Signature of home school principal

    No student may expect to graduate unless this requirement is met at the time of registration. Correspondence courses must be completed and grades returned to the principal of the summer term no later than June 20, 2019. Graduation will be held on August 16, 2019, at Wilkerson-Greines Activity Center, 5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd., 7 p.m.


    STAAR EOC tutoring is for students who need to retake STAAR EOC from the 2018-2019 school year. This program provides intensive instruction on the Writing, Reading, Mathematics, Social Studies, and Science objectives for STAAR EOC.

    Locations: All 14 traditional Fort Worth ISD high school campuses

    Tutorial Dates and Times: June 5-20, 2019 (M-Th)
    Period 1 7:30-10 a.m.
    Period 2 10:10 a.m. to 12:40 p.m.

    Tuition: None

    STAAR EOC Testing

    All EOC exams will be administered at the student’s home high school campus. This includes out-of-school testers. Please contact the Student Assessment Office at 817.814.1630 for information.

    STAAR EOC Testing Dates for all students who have not passed one or more EOC exams.
    June 24: STAAR English I EOC; STAAR U.S. History EOC 
    June 25: STAAR Algebra I EOC
    June 26: STAAR English II EOC; STAAR Biology EOC

    YOU MUST PRESENT A PICTURE I.D. IN ORDER TO TEST. Additional information may be obtained from the school counselors. Please call the Academic Advisement Office at 817.814.2575 with questions.


    Improving Critical Reading, Mathematics, Writing and Language Skills

    The Fort Worth ISD will offer summer PSAT/SAT preparation courses at seven high school sites beginning in June through August. Registration information and dates are available in the College and Career Readiness Coordinator’s office on each high school campus and the Advanced, Accelerated and Innovative Learning Department website. The courses will strengthen skills of interested students. Any student who will be in high school during the 2019-2020 school year is eligible to attend. Interested students are encouraged to register early to be accepted at their preferred site and be accommodated with appropriate materials. Class sizes will range from 15 to 20 students. 

    PSAT/SAT Course Dates and  Locations:

    PSAT/SAT – June 10 - June 20 (M-Th)     Arlington Heights High School (partnering with Western Hills, Benbrook, Trimble Tech, TABS)

    PSAT/SAT – June 10- June 20 (M-Th)      Carter Riverside (partnering with North Side, Diamond Hill-Jarvis)

    PSAT/SAT – July 22 – Aug. 1 (M-Th)       Eastern Hills High School (partnering with Poly, YWLA, YMLA, Dunbar, Wyatt)

    SAT/TSI – June 10 – June 20 (M-Th)      Marine Creek (partnering with World Languages, Diamond Hill-Jarvis)

    SAT – June 10 – June 20 (M-Th)            Paschal High School

    ACT – July 8 – July 18 (M-Th)                Paschal High School

    SAT – July 22 – Aug. 1 (M-Th)               Paschal High School

    PSAT/SAT – June 10 – 20 (M-Th)           Polytechnic High School (partnering with Eastern Hills, YWLA, YMLA, Dunbar, Wyatt)

    PSAT/SAT – June 10 – June 20 (M-Th)    Southwest High School (partnering with South Hills)

    Tuition: $150 for Fort Worth ISD students. Scholarship application forms should be requested from the campus College and Career Readiness Coordinator.

    High School English Learner (EL) Credit Program

    For students enrolled in the Language Center (Newcomer) Program at Arlington Heights HS, Diamond Hill-Jarvis HS, International Newcomer Academy, O.D. Wyatt HS, Polytechnic HS, Southwest HS, or Success HS. Core courses and other elective courses needed by Language Center students for graduation will be offered (one-half credit for each course successfully completed up to 1.5 credits). 

    Dates and Location:
    June 18-July 25, 2019 (M-Th)
    South Hills High School, 6101 McCart

    Class Periods:
    Period 1 - 7:30-10:00 a.m.
    Period 2 - 10:10 a.m.-12:40 p.m.
    Period 3 - 1:15-3:45 p.m.

    Registration: The Bilingual/ESL Department will handle registration through the Language Center Team Leader on each campus.

    Tuition: There is no cost for Language Center students.



  • For more information, see your Guidance Counselor.