Summer Courses Presented To District Four Board

The summer courses were presented to the Dillon District Four Board at their March meeting.
A half unit driver’s education course will be offered at Dillon High School (Instructor: Greg Dozier) and Lake View High School (Instructor: Johnny Dew). Class instruction will be from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. from June 10-14. The time includes breaks and lunch. Driving begins June 17th with each student scheduled for six hours by the instructor. Students must be rising 9th, 10th, 11th, and 12th graders with a minimum age requirement of 15 years old. The cost is $200 for Dillon District Four Students and $250 for students outside the school district. Classes are limited to 30 students, and registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Registration dates are April 21st-May 31st at the main offices of the high schools. In addition, two courses called Personal Development/Service Learning I and II will be offered at no cost to the student. These two courses are for students who need a ninth elective course for graduation or another elective course for athletic eligibility.
The course descriptions are:
Personal Development/ Service Learning I:
This summer course provides students with opportunities for service learning through character development activities. Students will learn the meaning and benefits of responsibility, dependability, cooperation, teamwork and employability by performing service learning activities directly linked to fostering self-confidence and school pride. A total of 120 hours of service must be performed to earn 1 unit of elective credit.
Personal Development/ Service Learning II:
This summer course follows Personal Development/Service Learning I. Students will refine the character development skills learned during the first course. Students will continue working under the direction of their instructor to complete service learning projects that directly benefit the school and community. Employability skills of punctuality, conflict resolution, cooperation among peers, and teamwork will continue to be stressed.
A total of 120 hours must be completed to earn 1 unit of elective credit.
Dillon High School and Lake View High School will also offer courses for those students who failed a content course with a grade between 50-59 utilizing the software program called A+ Credit Recovery.
Student grades in credit recovery are designed to be GPA-neutral, meaning that the student’s GPA will not be affected by the student’s grade in the course.
The failing grade in the initial credit course will remain on the student’s transcript. If the student passes the credit recovery course with a 60 or higher, the passing grade will be entered as “P”. If the student does not pass, the failing grade will be entered as “NP”. Either the “P” or “NP” grade designation will impact the students GPA.

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