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Credit Recovery

Credit Recovery

  • Summer School is our first choice option for most students who have fallen behind and any student who has credits and/or requirements to make up is strongly encouraged to participate. One of the great advantages to making up credits during the summer is that any credits earned there are entirely net gain (classes taken are in addition to a full school year, not in lieu of something else they might have taken). Students may also find that they can better focus on their credit recovery goals because they are not managing so many classes at once. 

    There are limits to how many credits can be recovered in summer school (typically 10-20 per summer, as determined by the district). Format, location and other details of our summer programs vary from year to year.

    Students may contact their grade-level counselor to sign up.

  • Students enrolled in our on-site credit recovery program are enrolled in an elective course called Academic Support for one class period per day. Students in this class work individually to complete online courses to make up for traditional classes they have failed in the past (though not every class is available). Students enrolled in this program are supervised by a credentialed teacher, but work independently to complete their coursework.

    Students in this program typically have multiple classes to make up, though any student who is behind may contact their counselor to ask about this opportunity. Enrollment is limited to the number of seats available in Academic Support classes, and priority may be given to those who are closer to their intended graduation date. Successful online credit recovery students tend to be comfortable working on a Chromebook, are able to stay focused, read and follow detailed written instructions, and are willing to seek help when needed. 

    After being enrolled in the Academic Support class, students will be expected to maintain good attendance and use class time wisely to complete assignments daily. Although students may be able to work on the course lessons from home, all assessments must be completed in class. Students who fail to make adequate progress may be removed from the program.

    The results of this program vary widely from student to student, but 10 credits recovered per semester is a reasonable goal. Many highly motivated students exceed that number, while some less motivated students fail to recover any credits at all. Success depends entirely on the motivation, focus, and work ethic of the student.

    Interested students should contact their counselor.

  • The MAS Concurrent program is typically utilized for students who have not had success with other credit recovery opportunities. The program is open to seniors, though juniors may enroll in the fall semester as space permits. A student in this program has a regular day of classes at GVHS, and then goes to Merced Adult School to take additional classes in the afternoon or at night. Courses are for remediation only (previously taken and failed), though not every course is offered in this program.

    Interested students should contact their counselor to learn more.

  • The Merced Union High School District offers various alternative education sites to meet students' individual needs, including credit recovery for those that are significantly behind. These sites are: Sequoia High School, Yosemite High School, and Merced Adult School. Descriptions of these schools and their programs can be found on the Merced Union High School District home page.