Summer School FAQs
Snohomish School District offers Apex Online Learning during the summer. Classes are taken on-line using the Apex Online Learning curriculum with certificated teachers monitoring each student’s progress. Summer school starts in July and are 4 weeks long.
All testing must be completed at the APEX Parkway Lab.
How do I register?
- Complete an application with all required signatures. A counselor’s signature is required to verify the student is enrolled in the correct course.
- Complete the internet usage form. A new form is required for night and for summer school.
- Registration fee – cost is $250 per course, $200 for credit retrieval courses. Make checks payable to Snohomish School District. Sorry, there are no refunds.
- Please bring a current grade report or transcript.
Completed registration form and fee may be returned to your school bookkeeper before school is out for the summer. Please return in person – do not mail. (Completed paperwork requires a counselor and parent signature.)
How does a student know if their home computer is compatible with the Apex website and curriculum?
Visit www.apexlearning.com to verify compatibility. The website allows you to run a checkup and will direct you to safely download any plug-in software that might be required to fully access the curriculum. If your computer is not compatible or internet access is not available at your home, students can complete all requirements during lab hours listed below.
When do the students get an Apex log in ID and password?
There will be a required orientation (schedule will be posted). IDs, passwords and other course information will be provided to students and parents at the orientation. The orientation schedule is listed at the top of this page.
Can a student complete all his/her course work at home, on his/her own time and schedule?
Students can choose to complete their work at home on their own schedule or at the school computer lab during lab hours. Although the vast majority of teaching is done via the computer, we have found that students are more successful if they blend the computer lessons with interaction with a teacher. Therefore, we do ask that all students visit the school lab to check in with their teacher, hand in work and/or get assistance with their course work. In addition, some of the course assessments will require students to submit written work to their teacher and/or have an assessment proctored by their teacher rather than on-line. Students who are unable to meet the minimum requirement, should make arrangements with the teacher.
When can a student get started and when does the work need to be completed?
A student can start working from home as soon as he/she receives his/her ID and password. Summer school is four weeks long.
Can a student take more than one course?
We have had students complete more than one course. However, we ask that students enroll in only one course to start. If the student completes the first course in a timely manner and the student, teacher and parent feels the student has time to complete a second course, we can register the student for a second course at that time. Please discuss each course the student plans to take with student's counselor to ensure the student is enrolled in the correct course.