Benefits of Attending Summer School at LCP
Legend College Preparatory is a private, WASC-accredited school that offers credited courses year-round. Many of our students attend part-time, as they attend a public school during the school. They come to us for summer school. By using their opportunities at LCP, our students are able to:
- get ahead in their coursework by completing prerequisites,
- complete AP courses they couldn’t fit into their school year,
- get Credit Recovery for low grades, or
- get access to unique AP classes not normally offered in the Bay Area.
How Does Summer School Work?
Legend College Preparatory holds two sessions in the summer. The first session of summer school is completed in six weeks, and the second session is completed in three. Classes held in the summer school cover a full year of content.
Session I courses meet twice per week, in 3.5 hour sessions, for a total of 7 hours of instruction per week (42 hours of instruction in total). Session II courses meet four times per week for the same length and overall instructional hours. Although both sessions cover the same material over equal class hours, the compressed timeframe of Session II is acknowledged to be challenging. We advise all parents to select and schedule their classes with this in mind.
Summer School FAQ’s
Can we really complete a class in six (or three) weeks?
Yes. This is something we do regularly at Legend College Preparatory. Our students frequently succeed in learning the needed content during the summer because they are highly focused on a narrower set of subjects, in contrast with their normal school schedules during the rest of the year. That said, students will need strong study skills and devoted work time to effectively thrive in our summer sessions. We also hold academic clinics on Fridays or Saturdays during the summer session to give more face time with teachers for help.
Can I transfer these credits to my high school? How about with colleges?
That depends on your high school, although we rarely have any issues with credit transfers. As an accredited institution, colleges will accept our courses for GPA and credits. If you are looking to use our classes to fulfill prerequisites or for credit recovery, then you should check in with your guidance counselor to see if your school has any procedures to follow.
What if my child has difficulty over the summer?
There are two general categories of “difficulties” we encounter over our summers – Academic and Logistic.
For academic issues, we advise that you notify the teacher immediately to catch up on any topics your child is falling behind on. The earlier you speak up, the better we can serve you. Although our teachers hold regular in-class assessments, we recommend that parents keep an eye on their child’s progress in the summer school so that we can address any emerging issues with the utmost efficiency.
Logistical issues tend to be under each family’s control. If you know of any schedule conflicts with other activities, please let your teacher know ahead of time so your child can be prepared with study materials to keep up. Although we do our utmost to be flexible, there will be limits. If you believe your child will miss more than two sessions, we advise very careful planning should you continue with enrollment. (Our past experience is that only high-achieving students can afford to miss more than two sessions.)
Make-up or additional sessions can be scheduled with additional fees.
If I take an AP course over the summer, how do I prepare for the AP exam in May?
We advise all students to do their own review intermittently throughout the school year. However, it requires very intentional effort because other priorities come about in the intervening months. For that reason, we hold review sessions during Spring Break (around mid-April) and practice exams throughout March and April. Our teachers also provide review materials for your AP exam review to maximize students’ chances of success.
What if I still have other questions?
Feel free to reach out to us, at firstname.lastname@example.org.