Summer school tends to be more relaxed with smaller classes. It is the optimal learning environment in which all teens could benefit, particularly those who struggle during the regular school year. Due to this, a teen may do very well during summer classes, even in a subject that he has previously failed. This can be the boost in confidence needed to have a more positive attitude toward school in general.
Considering if summer classes are right for you?
Reason #4: Raise Your GPA
Summer school will give you the chance to raise your grade point average. A failure in any class really hurts a teen’s cumulative average and can cost him the chance of getting into the college or technical school of his choice. While letting an elective class go and not retaking it is an option, summer school grades replace the failing grade already earned. That will raise your GPA.
Focus on Fewer
Summer school will give you a second chance to obtain class credit and avoid doubling up on a core class during the school year. Even if you aren’t going to college, you'll still have to pass four math classes (including algebra and geometry) to obtain your diploma.
This can be difficult for teens that have a hard time in math classes. If they fail one and have to take two next year, it can be too much math at one time. This can lead to more failure and the possibility of the teenager dropping out of school. Summer school prevents this problem.
You've seen that summer classes are starting up soon and you're beginning to wonder if you should sign up and get a few extra credits done before you go back to school. Still, you're not quite sure if it's the right decision for you. It's true that there are ups and downs to summer classes, and it's important to consider your reasons before you make your choice.
Focus on Fewer Course Subjects
Smaller Classes in a Relaxed Environment
Avoid Two Core Classes Next Year
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During summer school, you will be able to focus on 1 or 2 particular classes. Deadlines and the push to perform well during the school year can sometimes be difficult. Summer school can give you time to focus on a tough subject and get the class credit you need.
Sticking to the Routine
During the school year, it's pretty easy to fall into a sort of rhythm. You'll hit your stride and be able to keep momentum and work ethic up. But after a lengthy summer break, you might notice that you've lost your rhythm when school time comes back around. If you don't stop working, that work ethic doesn't go away. So by taking summer classes you'll already be fully in the swing of things by the time you get back to school.