How to Catch up on Credits and Get Back on Track to Graduate

Credit recovery through Primavera Online High School

Every year, 1.2 million U.S. students drop out of high school.

That’s about one in four high school students who will not graduate. Earning your high school diploma is extremely important. You can learn more in this article.

If you’re thinking of dropping out, don’t. If you’ve already dropped out, it’s not too late.

About 43% of Primavera Online High School students come already behind on credits. And each year, thousands of former “at-risk” students go on to receive their high school diploma.

That means we can help you!

You Don’t Need a Credit Recovery Program to Graduate on Time

Primavera is not a credit recovery program. A credit recovery program tends to consist of you sitting on a computer, reading documents, taking quizzes and passing the course.

If you failed your course the first time, why would you do better with hardly any support or guidance? That’s not what Primavera’s about.

We are an accredited, public high school which means our courses aren’t easy. But we do have a few programs and personalized support that will make you more capable of catching up and graduating here at Primavera than at another school. Learn more below.

How to Catch Up on Credits to Graduate

Full-Time Students

  • Enroll with Primavera full time. Learn how to here.
  • Successfully complete one block with Primavera with good grades.
  • Get counselor approval to take additional courses.

Part-time students

You don’t have to leave your current school to catch up on credits. Primavera also offers part-time enrollment. This means you would enroll in one six-week class. Since Primavera is 100% online, you can go to your current high school, come home and log in to start Primavera coursework.

Primavera credits are transferrable to all Arizona public schools by law. But before enrolling with Primavera, we recommend you check your school’s policies. You can learn more about transferring Primavera credits in this article.

Sometimes life circumstances can make it difficult to add on courses. If you are behind and unable to take on extra work, you can still earn your high school diploma. You can stay with iSucceed until you are 21. However long it takes you to finish high school is not important, so long as you do earn that accredited diploma!

Looking to recover just a class or two quickly? Summer school might be your best option.

Credit Recovery Through Primavera’s Online Summer School

Credit recovery through summer school

Again, we are not a credit recovery program. But you can quickly recover credits through Primavera summer school.

Summer school courses are condensed into four weeks. Coursework is accelerated, but if you work hard, you will finish a semester course in just a month. Primavera offers 2-3 summer blocks each year. Students are allowed to take one class per block. That means you can finish up to three classes during your summer.

Summer 2017 sessions are May 30 and July 5.

Enroll for Summer School Here

Primavera Graduate Testimonials

Over the years, Primavera has helped thousands of students who were behind on credits catch up and graduate. Many of them even worked so hard that they graduated early! Take, for example, Felicity Newman, whose story you can read on this blog.

Here are a few other testimonials:

“I’ve had a rough high school career that put me in a bunch of different schools and left me behind in credits. Primavera has helped me change that and was a great way to catch up and learn plenty of things on the way!

The way I finished was just realizing, I HAVE to do this. Don’t just drop out and give up after working for a couple years on it. Just be motivated and understand that having a diploma helps out a great bit in the real world…Good luck to all of you and understand that it’s all worth it in the end!”
-Joey Hergatt, Graduate

“My experience doing Primavera Online was great. I encountered credit problems at the beginning of my sophomore year, so my school recommended taking online courses.

At first I thought it was hard and that it needed a lot of focusing and dedication. Thanks to the help of all my teachers and student advisors, I was able to do so! I even became confident in asking for all the help I always needed, that’s how helpful and nice the teachers and advisors were with me.

Even though I came upon many conflicts and would fall behind on homework, the teachers always had a backup plan to help me move along and succeed. I enjoyed Primavera, it offered a lot of flexibility! I highly recommend Primavera!”
Marianna Montes, Graduate

  • Do you have a question about recovering credits with Primavera? Share with us in the comments below!


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    Cynthia May 30, 2017 at 4:44 pm - Reply

    I was told that if the current grade that you received which in my son’s case is a C in math. He could retake with the online summer math course & after that the better grade he receives would be his grade at his current high school?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 31, 2017 at 8:34 am - Reply

      Hi, Cynthia. This depends on your current school’s policies. Your son’s guidance counselor can provide a better answer to your question. Give us a call at 480.456.6678. 🙂

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        Lilly October 12, 2018 at 10:57 am - Reply

        Hi I’m behind will primavera help me get back on track how many classes can I take I’m currently taking 3 because I got 80% in both classes.

        • Primavera Online
          Primavera Online October 12, 2018 at 4:14 pm - Reply

          Hi, Lily. We’d love to help you get back on track! 🙂 You can get started online here, or we can answer any other questions you have at 480.456.6678, option 1.

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    Marvin T August 8, 2017 at 11:34 pm - Reply

    Hey its my last year of high school and I’m behind 1.5 credits I don’t want to completly inrole in the school just catch up on credits can Primavera help me

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online August 9, 2017 at 9:14 am - Reply

      Hi, Marvin. Absolutely! 🙂 You can enroll with Primavera part-time while attending your current high school. Get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678 and press option 1.

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    Sally August 20, 2017 at 1:13 am - Reply

    Hi , I was behind many credits . I had a rough time in highschool considering my family’s situation , I know I have credits to make up so that’s why I’m considering going online. But I was wondering if I wanted to get enrolled and I don’t have a laptop does the school provide one ?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online August 21, 2017 at 8:10 am - Reply

      Hi, Sally. Please reach out to our enrollment advisors at 480.456.6678, option 1 so they can help you with your situation.

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    Erika December 19, 2017 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    If i was enrolled already but my school got in the way and it was too much for me but i really need my credits am i still enrolled or what can i do.

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online December 19, 2017 at 1:03 pm - Reply

      Hi, Erika. If you were previously enrolled with Primavera, start an application here. If you are new to Primavera, we’d be happy to help you get caught up to graduate. 🙂 You can start that application here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

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    Abel May 9, 2018 at 10:11 am - Reply

    DO you guys have days for students to come in or is this for real only online?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 9, 2018 at 1:29 pm - Reply

      Hi, Abel. This is a 100% online school. Although if you need in-person support, you could schedule appointments with teachers.

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    Karla May 9, 2018 at 10:24 am - Reply

    Is possible to only go to primavera only to catch up on credits and then go graduate to a different school?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 9, 2018 at 1:26 pm - Reply

      Hi, Karla. Absolutely! You can enroll part-time with Primavera to catch up on credits. Get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678. 🙂

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    Andrew Pena June 28, 2018 at 4:43 pm - Reply

    Is primavera for Arizona schools only?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online June 29, 2018 at 10:28 am - Reply

      Hi, Andrew. Great question! 🙂 Yes, Primavera is only available to residents of Arizona.

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    Kaitlin July 19, 2018 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Hi there! Is there an age limit to enroll and finish my high school diploma through primavera? I was a primavera student in the past but unfortunately never completed my courses. Thank you!

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online July 19, 2018 at 5:03 pm - Reply

      Hi, Kaitlin. Great question! 🙂 The age limit is 21. You can get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

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    Leo August 11, 2018 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    Hi there! If I’m missing many credits, and my last year of highschool is this year, is it possible to graduate on time?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online August 13, 2018 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Hi, Leo. Graduating on time is possible, it simply depends on how many credits you are behind, and how hard you’re willing to work. 😉 Our enrollment advisors are happy to provide you with a more specific answer. You can start your application here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

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    Debbie September 6, 2018 at 6:37 pm - Reply

    Good Day~ I have just moved here and I’m an adult looking to finallly get that diploma. We’re do I start to look?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online September 17, 2018 at 4:51 pm - Reply

      Hi, Debbie. If you are under the age of 22, you are welcome to apply with Primavera! If not, your best route would be to obtain a GED. We hope we are able to help you out! 🙂

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    Mayra November 13, 2018 at 7:34 pm - Reply

    What if I just want to retake one semester of algebra 1, is this possible?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online November 14, 2018 at 9:57 am - Reply

      Hi, Mayra. Absolutely! 🙂 Students often re-take courses at Primavera, and sometimes are more successful in math here because of personalized support from teachers in addition to free 24/7 online tutoring available. You can get started here or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

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    Daniel C. December 2, 2018 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Hi! I have gotten behind on my current online school, and at this point, I will have to do summer school on a couple of classes. If I do primavera this coming semester and do a fast pace on my work, could I possibly avoid summer school?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online December 3, 2018 at 9:10 am - Reply

      Hi, Daniel. It can certainly be a possibility. You could enroll part-time, which means you take one course with us. Since our classes are condensed into six-week blocks, you might be able to get caught up on up to three semester courses before summer school. You can get started here or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

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    Christopher W April 9, 2019 at 4:28 pm - Reply

    So glad I found Primavera !

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    Anna August 14, 2019 at 9:45 pm - Reply

    Is every 6 weeks a credit or .5 credits?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online August 16, 2019 at 7:24 am - Reply

      Hi, Anna. Six weeks counts as a semester credit, which is .5 credits. 🙂

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