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Anonymous asked in Education & ReferencePrimary & Secondary Education · 1 month ago

If you fail an elective course in 11th or 12th grade, do you have to go to summer school?

Typically when you’re a junior or senior, you get to select a few of the courses for your schedule, such as math in 12th grade, since that subject is not required for seniors.  But what if you fail a course you selected?  Does that require summer school? I was wondering since electives don’t count for as many points on GPA as much as the required courses. 

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You have to pass a certain number of courses in order to graduate.  So if you flunked an elective, yes, you have to make it up in summer school.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    1st, electives weigh just as much as core classes. Whatever course you chose may not be a required course, but it IS a requirement to take a certain amount of electives during your HS stay. Math, science, English, & socials for 3 & 1/2 years will not give you enough credits for graduation. That being said, you must have enough elective credits (in addition to core credits) if graduation is goal.

    2nd, schools are different from state to state & district to district. At my HS, summer school wasn't even in its vocabulary. They would often hold back the student for a year or have the student go to some vocational building during regular school hours where they can build some credits or receive their GED.

    As some others have said, I would recommend you to look into your school specifically about this. Perhaps read the school's manual, check their website, or speak with an advisor. If you know you already have enough credits that your school requires or is on the right track for graduation, failing an elective or two shall not require extra schooling. Though, it will impact your GPA.

  • 1 month ago

    each individual school district sets own policies

  • drip
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Electives figure into your unweighted cumulative gpa and count the same.  

    HS graduation requirements do include electives. You will need to have taken a certain amount of elective classes to graduate. 

    Many elective classes wouldn’t be offered for summer courses. 

    Each HS a district can have different policies and requirements.  You would  need to talk to your HS

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  • 1 month ago

    You would need to contact your counselor. You need to take certain classes and earn a certain number of credits to graduate. Depending on the classes taken, the level of those classes, and the general set up of your school you may meet graduation requirements even failing a course (or more or be able to graduate early). Usually as a senior, if you are in danger of failing and not graduating they will be notifying you and trying to get you to pass. 

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