Summer Courses & GPA

Students attend summer courses for a variety of reasons. Approval must be obtained from the Department Supervisor, the Director of School Counseling, and the Principal prior to enrollment in any summer courses outside of the MLHS Summer Academy. Students seeking advanced credit to accelerate in a discipline must fill out a Course Placement Application prior to enrolling in an outside course.

  • If a summer course is taken because a student has failed a course, the course is required to meet for 60 class hours (for a full year or 5 credit course) to meet the requirement for remediation. If successfully completed, credit and the grade for this course will be added to the student’s transcript and calculated in the cumulative GPA The failed course will likewise remain on the transcript and therefore will be calculated into the cumulative GPA.

  • If a summer course is taken for advanced placement or enrichment, the course is required to meet for 120 class hours for a full year or 5 credit course (60 hours for a semester or 2.5 credit course). With the exception of students who have taken an advanced credit course at the MLHS Summer Academy, the actual grade earned in a summer program will not be calculated into the MLHS cumulative GPA. Courses not taken through the MLHS Summer Academy will still appear on the student’s transcript; however, the grade posted will be a "P" for pass. In all cases, credits earned will be included on the MLHS transcript.

  • If a summer course is taken in an attempt to improve a grade in a course already completed or to improve mastery in a course already completed, the actual grade earned will not be calculated into the MLHS cumulative GPA, nor will it be averaged into the grades achieved in the original course taken at MLHS. Credits earned will not be posted since credit for the course has already been awarded. A summer course is required to meet for 120 class hours for a full year or 5 credit course and for 60 hours for a semester or 2.5 credit course.

Please note that all courses taken under the above circumstances must have curricula approved by the NJ Department of Education. College courses taken during a high school career will not be included on the MLHS transcript. Students and parents are highly encouraged to coordinate with their assigned counselors prior to enrollment in summer courses in order to ensure that selected courses support the student’s academic goals and program.