MS Original Credit Accelerator [Registration Required]

Summer School (Middle School)

Eligible students: Rising 9th grade students  
Dates: June 26 – July 31, 2024
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 pm (0.5) or 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. (1.0)
Site: Eastern HS

Original Credit Accelerators are credit bearing courses available to middle grade students who would like to start earning DCPS graduation credits prior to officially enrolling in high school. Students are only allowed to enroll in one original accelerator course.  The Secondary Grading and Reporting Policy will be in effect; students will earn summer grades of A, B, C, D, or F. Original Credit Accelerator seats are limited. Students who accrue 4 unexcused absences will receive a grade of W (withdrawal) and may have to retake the course in high school. Below are the Original Credit Accelerator courses available for summer 2024. Please register for any of these programs using the link at the bottom of the page.

Algebra I OC:  This 1.0 credit math course is designated for the middle school student taking Algebra I only and combines 8th grade CCSS and Algebra CCSS. This math course focuses on the understanding of the real number system as a basic structure of algebra and to acquire facility in applying algebraic concepts to problem solving. Students will do operations with real numbers, solving equations and inequalities in one variable, lines and graphing, polynomials and algebraic fractions, factoring, solving systems of equations, and the quadratic formula.  Additionally, students will address understanding and applying the Pythagorean Theorem and interpreting data on categorical and/or quantitative data.

Health:  This 0.5 credit course provides learning experiences related to health concepts and safety practiced in the maintenance and improvement of body efficiency. 

Art A:  This 0.5 credit course is designed to provide students with the tools to interpret and communicate about works of art, as well as learn the skills and knowledge necessary to produce each art form. The intended outcome is artistic literacy.