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Credit Recovery


There is a distinct difference between credit recovery and grade improvement, but they are related because both can be accomplished by similar means. CREDIT RECOVERY is the process of retaking a class in which an "F" grade was assigned and no credit was earned for the term (semester). On the other hand, GRADE IMPROVEMENT is the process in which a student earns a "D" as a final grade but wants to improve the grade by retaking the same class, additional credit is NOT earned.  Please note which of the following options can be used for grade improvement and which are for credit recovery only.


Regarding Honors and AP: Any grade earned in an Honors or AP class can NOT be replaced by a college prep course.  In order to improve a grade in and Honors or AP class, the exact same class must be taken.  Please note that Honors and AP class are NOT offered over summer.


Summer School 

Generally, summer school begins the week after the spring semester ends and lasts for six weeks.  This takes place on the Wilson campus, though students may choose to attend any school in the district.  Students can take up to 10 credits for summer school, this can be one year long class or two semester classes.  Information on summer school is usually available on the district website in March.  Priority for summer school is credit recovery but grade improvement can also be done. 

Mt. San Antonio High School Referral Program

The Mt. San Antonio High School Referral Program can be used for credit recovery or grade improvement.  This program will take place ONLINE this school year.  It is open to grades 10 - 12.  You must complete an online referral AND request for your counselor to submit a referral.  See this website for more details:

During summer, the program runs just like our district summer school except classes are held on the MSAC campus from 2:30 - 8:30 for two three week sessions.  Referrals are usually available from your counselor after the first week of March.  


Adult School

Adult School classes are available to students beginning the summer after the 11th grade.  Limited space may also be available in the fall for 11th grade students.  These classes cannot be used to make up a 'D' grade (however if space permits it may be possible).  Again, you must speak with your counselor to obtain a referral to enroll.  Wilson students attend classes at the Dibble Learning Center a minimum of three days a week from 4pm to 8:30pm.   


Online Courses

Opportunities for taking a course online will vary from year to year.  One resource students have is paid online classes.  There is no program that the HLPUSD endorses, however National University Virtual High School offers approved A-G courses for grade improvement that may not be offered at MSAC, such as AP courses or higher level math.  Fees will apply.  Additional online resources may be available; counselors will inform students in need as opportunities arise.