Six questions about online summer school answered

To those of you looking to catch up or get ahead on credits this summer, Primavera Online High School is the place to be! If you’ve never taken an online summer school course before, we’re sure you have lots of questions. That’s why we’ve gathered the six most commonly asked questions and answered them all right here in this post! Check them out below.

1. How much will an online summer school course cost me?

We often hear this question, and the answer is two great words: tuition free! Because Primavera is a year-round public charter school, we offer all our courses (even summer) completely tuition free. Summer school is for all 9–12th grade Arizona students.

2. What will my class look like?

At Primavera, you can say goodbye to spending long days stuck in a stuffy classroom all summer long. Instead, enjoy the comfort of your home or get some fresh air at a coffee shop! As long as you have a laptop and an internet connection, you can study wherever you want.

Plus, our courses are designed specifically for you! Instead of having to read an outdated, boring textbook, we keep you engaged through our 100% online, award-winning curriculum with practice workbooks, videos, animated lessons and much more to help you get excited about learning!

3. How do I communicate with my teachers?

Primavera has highly-qualified, state-certified instructors who are dedicated to helping our students get their diplomas. You will be able to contact your teachers via email, phone calls and chat messages within our Parent Student Portal (PSP). In many cases, our students report that they communicate with their teachers more here than in a traditional school setting.

For more information on how to contact your teachers at Primavera, check out our previous blog post.

4. I’m working a summer job; can Primavera work with my schedule?

Absolutely! In fact, we’re probably your best option for summer school! While there will be about 15 hours of schoolwork you’re expected to complete each week, you are free to work on your courses on your schedule.

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5. Will I still get to interact with classmates?

Of course! At Primavera, there are several opportunities to connect with your classmates. You will be able to chat with students in classroom discussions as well as in the community page of our Parent Student Portal, attend monthly school events and even win tickets to our exclusive Primavera Online High School Lounge at Live 101.5!

For more information on social activities at Primavera, check out our Staying Social in an Online Environment blog post.

6. How long do online summer school courses last?

Primavera’s tuition free summer school courses are just four weeks long! That means you’ll be able to knock out a course and still have time to enjoy your summer.

This year’s summer sessions are June 3 and July 1. To enroll, head to or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.


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    Emily Kennedy April 18, 2018 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Do the four week classes count as half a credit or one full credit?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online April 18, 2018 at 10:13 am - Reply

      Hi, Emily. Each four-week class counts for a semester, or one-half credit. 🙂

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      William Duke July 29, 2019 at 12:02 am - Reply

      I didn’t finish a course but and the end of the course I got a 75 does that mean I passed? Or do you need to finish the course to pass the class?

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        Primavera Online July 30, 2019 at 11:00 am - Reply

        Hi, William. If you remember your teacher’s contact info, reach out to him/her. Otherwise, give us a call at 480.456.6678 and we can help answer your question. 🙂

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    Autumn April 25, 2018 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Can I travel out of state?

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      Primavera Online April 25, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Hi, Autumn. Yes, you can complete schoolwork while traveling, so long as you have enough time to focus on coursework weekly. 🙂

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    Diana May 1, 2018 at 7:33 pm - Reply

    How many classes can I take with with a six week course ?? Is it still one class??

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      Diana May 1, 2018 at 7:35 pm - Reply

      I mean for summer school

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        Primavera Online May 2, 2018 at 12:03 pm - Reply

        Hi, Diana. For six-week courses, part-time students take one course, full-time students can take two courses. For summer school, it is one course per block, which lasts four weeks. 🙂

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    Sarah May 3, 2018 at 7:22 pm - Reply

    My son failed his entire freshman year is it possible for him to make that up with all four summer school courses?

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      Primavera Online May 4, 2018 at 2:19 am - Reply

      Hi, Sarah. Your son would be able to make up a total of 2 credits over the summer if he enrolled in all summer blocks. However, we offer part-time enrollment year-round, so your son can continue to catch up on his freshman year. You can get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1. We’re happy to answer any questions.

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        araceli October 16, 2019 at 10:25 am - Reply

        would I be able to take both summer sessions? how many credits will I get?

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    Linda May 7, 2018 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Can i still be enrolled in my current school while taking summer school online? I got to Alhambra High school and would i need to talk to my school counselor about online summer courses?

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      Primavera Online May 8, 2018 at 8:53 am - Reply

      Hi, Linda. You certainly can be enrolled in another school while taking Primavera courses part time. 🙂 We do recommend you talk with your current school counselor before starting courses with Primavera. You can learn more about transferring Primavera summer credits in this post. 🙂

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    Amanda May 13, 2018 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    If I want to enroll in summer school for Algebra 1a and 1b would that be just a four-week enrollment to complete the entire class or would it be longer?

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      Primavera Online May 14, 2018 at 11:01 am - Reply

      Hi, Amanda. Great question! 🙂 Algebra 1a is one four-week course, and Algebra 1b would be another, for a total of eight weeks.

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    Laura May 14, 2018 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Can students enroll in the last three blocks of the summer session even though they overlap?

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    michelle May 15, 2018 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    My son needs to retake Algebra 2, if he signs up and fails again will this affect him at all?

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    Ruby May 17, 2018 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Do you offer health class?

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      Primavera Online May 21, 2018 at 9:08 am - Reply

      Hi, Ruby. Yes, we offer all health courses mandatory to graduate. You can get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678. 🙂

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    Amara Garcia May 21, 2018 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Hello if i finish my 2 lessons for the day under 5 hours do i continue until i’ve done 5 hours ?

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      Primavera Online May 21, 2018 at 2:25 pm - Reply

      Hi, Amara. You can spend as much time as you’d like a day on courses. We allow you to work through lessons at your pace. 🙂

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    Mark May 21, 2018 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    for summer 2018 is there a physics class available?

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    Lyndsie May 21, 2018 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    We currently live in South Dakota. Can my son still take summer classes thru Primavera?

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      Primavera Online May 24, 2018 at 11:54 am - Reply

      Hi, Lyndsie. Unfortunately, Primavera is only available to Arizona residents. Thanks for the question! 🙂

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        Zackary Boulbol April 11, 2019 at 3:27 pm - Reply

        If I live in Austin can I do this program? Thanks!

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          Primavera Online April 12, 2019 at 10:18 am - Reply

          Hi, Zackary. Unfortunately, Primavera is only available for Arizona residents.

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    Lia May 22, 2018 at 12:50 am - Reply

    Would there be any way to take algebra 2a & algebra 2b within the same four week period?
    Thank you!

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 24, 2018 at 11:52 am - Reply

      Hi, Lia. You would have to get special approval in order to take more than one course in a summer block. Give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1 and we’ll see what we can do. 🙂

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    Tiffany May 22, 2018 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Who chooses what class you take?

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      Primavera Online May 24, 2018 at 11:50 am - Reply

      Hi, Tiffany. You will work with an advisor to select the courses you take. 🙂

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    edward May 25, 2018 at 10:54 am - Reply

    how many blocks do y’all offer for summer school? and how many classes can i take per block?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 25, 2018 at 11:04 am - Reply

      Hi, Edward. We offer three blocks, and you can enroll in one course per block. You can get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1. 🙂

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    Karsyn May 29, 2018 at 11:44 am - Reply

    can we work whenever we want ? i wanted to complete my 8th grade year over the summer and go to high school in the fall

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 29, 2018 at 12:00 pm - Reply

      Hi, Karsyn. Yes, you have deadlines you’ll need to meet to stay on track, but you can choose when and where you work. If you are starting high school in the fall, you could qualify for summer school. Get started here or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

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    Lee June 3, 2018 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Im going to summer school because i failed math. Also one question what do people usally wear at summer school and what do the do at summer school, this is my first time going to . Im so scared.

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      Primavera Online June 4, 2018 at 4:53 pm - Reply

      Hi, Lee. Because Primavera is 100% online, there’s no dress code. You can study when and where you choose. 🙂

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    Pam June 7, 2018 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Hello, can a student enroll in Alg 1A & 1B in July A and July B, since the dates overlap slightly? Thank you!

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online June 8, 2018 at 3:41 pm - Reply

      Hi, Pam. It would require approval from the school, but it’s certainly a possibility. Give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1 so we can help you out. 🙂

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    Chloe June 26, 2018 at 4:54 pm - Reply

    I need to complete Algebra 2 by August 8th, can I take the entire course in one summer block? To earn a full credit?

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    Alma July 9, 2018 at 7:39 pm - Reply

    Can someone that is 21 still do primavera?

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      Primavera Online July 10, 2018 at 9:33 am - Reply

      Hi, Alma. It may depend on how many credits you have left to complete, but you certainly can apply! Our enrollment advisors are able to give you a better answer. You can either get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1 :).

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    Reece July 27, 2018 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    If i fail a summer course on primavera can i retake it as a full time student?

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    Paige October 20, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    Can I graduate over the summer through this?

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    Sam December 5, 2018 at 10:24 pm - Reply

    I didn’t do so well in Algebra 1 and Spanish 1 but I wanted to get ahead in math but I also wanted to retake Algebra 1 and Spanish 1. Is there any way to take both courses for each in just one session?

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      Primavera Online December 6, 2018 at 10:01 am - Reply

      Hi, Sam. Thanks for the question! 🙂 Because these are accelerated courses, part-time students take one course every six weeks. You would have to get special approval from a guidance counselor in order to enroll in two courses as a part-time student.We can give you a better answer to your question over the phone at 480.456.6678, option 1, or you can get started on enrolling here.

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    Martin February 14, 2019 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Is it possible to take 4 classes?

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    aisha March 3, 2019 at 10:17 pm - Reply

    Can you take elective courses in summer school if you only need elective courses to graduate?

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      Primavera Online March 4, 2019 at 9:06 am - Reply

      Hi, Aisha. Absolutely! We have several elective courses during the summer. 🙂

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    Dorcas March 17, 2019 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    How do i connect with my teachers online high school Primavera

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      Primavera Online March 18, 2019 at 2:02 pm - Reply

      Great question! 🙂 Teachers hold online live sessions where you’ll chat with them and your classmates. They also are available to help via phone calls, instant messaging, emails and 1-1 online tutoring. You can learn a little more here.

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      serenity April 11, 2019 at 11:04 am - Reply

      do the six week programs provide full credits for both courses you take, or half credits?

      • Primavera Online
        Primavera Online April 12, 2019 at 10:16 am - Reply

        Hi, Serenity. A six-week course is equivalent to a semester course, which is a half credit.

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    Dorcas March 17, 2019 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    If i fell 9th grade can online summer school help me when the school start to go to the next grade?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online March 18, 2019 at 2:03 pm - Reply

      Yep! 🙂 You can take summer school courses to help you get back on track.

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    Arlinda Thomas March 29, 2019 at 9:11 am - Reply

    Can a student that attends a public school full time still sign up for a course that they don’t want to take with a certain teacher from your program and have that credit counted for them? sorta like taking classes from the High school they attend and a class from your program?

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      Primavera Online March 29, 2019 at 11:10 am - Reply

      Hi, Arlinda. Absolutely. 🙂 You can take a summer school course with us and have it count as a credit at your current school. You can learn more here or give our enrollment advisors a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

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    Sabrina April 7, 2019 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Do you guys send transcripts to the high school or saying that we’ve completed that course? Or will I need to take a test at my high school so they can see that I can officially get that credit? Or how does it work for the high school to see that I’ve finished that credit

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    Zackary Boulbol April 11, 2019 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    So can I receive credit full credit for a class that takes 1 year like algebra 1? That starts off with .5 than 1 in 10th grade

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    Lolita April 11, 2019 at 6:11 pm - Reply

    if i take courses at primavera can those credits be transferred to my current highschool?

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    Anna April 29, 2019 at 8:28 pm - Reply

    I’m thinking about taking a class through Primavera’s online summer school to make room in my schedule for next year. I was told that in order to receive credit for the class I will still need to take the district final at my high school and that Primavera’s online course doesn’t align with the material on that test. Is it true that I have to take my district final to receive credit from Primavera? How will that test affect my getting credit for the course?

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    Dana May 3, 2019 at 6:45 pm - Reply

    We will be in Europe for a month during summer school. Is it possible to enroll and take the course during this time?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 6, 2019 at 9:57 am - Reply

      Hi, Dana. Give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1 so we can better answer your question. 🙂

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    Christina May 5, 2019 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    If someone is 21 can they sign up for classes?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 6, 2019 at 9:56 am - Reply

      Hi, Christina. It depends on the remaining credits you need to graduate. Give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1. We’d be happy to answer your questions. 🙂

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    Nancy May 8, 2019 at 4:10 pm - Reply

    Can my child work ahead in his summer school class? will he be able to finish summer school if he does more than 2 lessons a day and finishes in 2 weeks rather than 4 weeks?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 9, 2019 at 1:41 pm - Reply

      Hi, Nancy. It would be extremely difficult to finish lessons in more than four weeks. He could potentially get some work done ahead of time, but it will take him four weeks to complete the course. If you’d like, you can start enrolling here. Thanks for the question. 🙂

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      Clara May 27, 2019 at 3:59 pm - Reply

      Can you still enroll for summer school ?

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    Diana Bell May 14, 2019 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    My son is being held back due to failing the entirety of his sixth grade year. If I enroll him for both sessions of summer school would he be able to successfully move on to the seventh grade in the fall and get back on track?

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    Tad May 23, 2019 at 10:53 pm - Reply

    So say I’m someone who gets work done fast(its still good work), is it possible to finish the class before the 4 weeks?

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      Primavera Online May 24, 2019 at 10:36 am - Reply

      Hi, Tad. We wouldn’t say it’s impossible, but it is certainly very rare, considering the class is already considerably accelerated. 🙂

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    Sara May 27, 2019 at 9:35 am - Reply

    Can you live in a different state and still apply?

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    Clara May 27, 2019 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    Can you still enroll even if you go to a other high school

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    Alicianna Lopez June 4, 2019 at 12:51 pm - Reply

    If I already enrolled in summer school last year, do I have to re-enroll again?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online June 7, 2019 at 7:36 am - Reply

      Hi, Alicianna. Yes, you will need to re-enroll, but it’s much simpler a process now that you’ve previously enrolled. 🙂 Get started here.

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    Millie June 19, 2019 at 12:25 am - Reply

    If i finish classes early can I continue to go forward and get as much done as I can or can I only do a certain amount each day

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online June 20, 2019 at 7:24 am - Reply

      Hi, Millie. You can work ahead, but keep in mind that these courses are already accelerated. 🙂

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    Alina October 9, 2019 at 4:47 am - Reply

    So I am a middle school student on primavera, and I ended up falling behind a grade in school, so this year I was supposed to be in 8th grade but I am in 7th grade currently, I originaly had a plan to return to public school once I was in high school, but due to the fact that I have fallen a grade behind my plan to return to public school isnt really going as I had wanted , so I have a few questions, so since I wanted to go to regular high school next year in fall and I want to catch up doing primavera before then so I wanted to know what can I do and what options do I have on primavera to catch up on everything that I have missed before next fall , so that I can go to high school the way I wanted to..

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online October 18, 2019 at 8:27 am - Reply

      Hi, Alina. We’d love to help you catch up on credits. 🙂 Your guidance counselor can help you. You can either find his/her information on the PSP, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 4 and we’ll get you directed to the right person. Best of luck!

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    Aalyssa Miranda November 4, 2019 at 11:49 pm - Reply

    Hello, at my school there was a Pre-AP chemistry course. In order to apply for a certain scholarship, you need to have no D’s on your transcript. I only have a D for one semester. Would I be able to retake just a second semester of chemistry instead of doing it all over again? Would this replace the grade on my transcript ? Thank you 🙂

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online November 19, 2019 at 8:36 am - Reply

      Hi, Aalyssa. Of course! We do not have AP courses, but you can take chemistry second semester with us. To apply, head here or give us a call at 480.456.6678. 🙂

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    Larry January 16, 2020 at 3:12 pm - Reply

    Hi, not sure if my question from yesterday was removed or not but I have a question about high school physical education class. Like to want if it is being offered this summer 2020. Thank you

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