Summer School PLATO Credit Recovery Syllabus

Last Updated: 6/17/2022 6:01 PM

Summer School Class Overview

Summer School 2022:

Session 1: June 21 - July 1 

Session 2: July 11 -  July 22

  • Students elect to enroll in summer school and will be assigned to credit recovery by their counselor to make-up credits for a class they have previously earned a “D” or an “F.” 

  • This program is designed to give students the opportunity to prove their knowledge and pass the course without having to attend a full semester of direct instruction all over again.

  • All work assigned to students will be found within Plato Courseware and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.  

  • Focus and determination are the key to getting the work finished.

  • The summer school Plato course must be completed no later than Friday July 22nd by noon. After this date and time, the course will be deleted from the student’s Plato account.
     


Note-taking

Notes are currently not required to be submitted for 5% of the Plato grade. However, students are encouraged to take notes on all tutorials within their course using the guided notes feature. Notes can be used on all Plato tests.


Academic Integrity

Cheating in any form will not be tolerated.  The following is a partial list of what may constitute cheating:

  1. Copying test questions and/or answers from any Plato test
  2. Using another student’s Plato notes 
  3. Logging in as another student
  4. Plagiarizing other’s material
  5. Copy/pasting/screenshotting Plato materials to any other source
  6. Talking or any type of communication with another student during any Plato test

These actions are not acceptable and in some cases may be illegal. One or more of the following consequences may occur:

1st offense: warning (this syllabus may serve as the first warning) and a zero on the activity 
and/or test 
2nd offense: student will earn a zero on the activity and/or test and will receive a referral 
3rd offense: removal from the program for one grading period and/or have the course restarted from
the beginning
4th offense: permanent removal from the PUHSD Plato program with all completed work voided


Testing Procedure

Students must take pre, post, and end of semester tests in class with their credit recovery teacher.  These tests may not be taken at home. During testing, all cell phones must be out of sight. Students who are caught on any website that is not Plato/Edmentum will receive an automatic zero for the test and a referral. (See Academic Integrity section for more information). 


General Lesson Flow    

  • Unit Pretests - Pretests will be locked and MUST be done in the credit recovery lab/classroom setting with the student’s assigned teacher. Pretests are optional for A-G Plato courses, but can exempt the student from one or more lessons within the unit if they achieve mastery on the pretest. Pretests must be done prior to starting the unit, they will not be unlocked if the unit has been started.
  • Tutorials/Mastery Tests - Students may complete unit components in any location with internet access. Students may take mastery tests as many times as they wish to get the score they wish. In order to unlock a mastery test once it has been taken, the student must redo the tutorial. 
  • Unit Post Tests - Post tests will be locked and MUST be done in the credit recovery lab/classroom setting with the student’s assigned teacher.
  • Discussions/Unit Activities - There is a discussion and unit activity in most units. These are all mandatory. Some courses have course activities as well, which are also mandatory.
  • End of Semester (Final) Exam - The EOS exam will be locked and MUST be done in the credit recovery lab/classroom setting with the student’s assigned teacher.

Grading

Once students have completed the final exam for their assigned Plato course, the student needs to notify the teacher, who will then calculate the course grade based on the following weights listed below.


Grading Weights (Percentages)

  ELA MATH SCIENCE PE HEALTH SOCIAL STUDIES ELECTIVE CTE Essentials
Discussions 5 5 5 5 NA 5 10 10 NA
Tutorial + Mastery Tests (Module) 15 15 15 15 20 25 25 25 80
Unit and/or Course Activities 30 10 10 15 15 20 45 45 NA
Post Test 35 50 45 40 40 35 10 10 NA
EOS Tests 15 20 25 25 25 15 10 10 20

 

Stay on task and finish your Plato classes before July 22nd!

Please sign the syllabus electronically by clicking on your high school’s button below: