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Six Questions About Online Summer School Answered


To those of you looking to catch up on 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 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 Instead of having to read an outdated, boring textbook, we keep you engaged through our 100% online, award-winning curriculum with practice workbooks, videos, animated lessons and much more to help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.

Our next summer session starts Monday, May 21. To enroll, head to or give us a call at 480.405.2703.

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  1. 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. 🙂

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

    Can I travel out of state?

    • Primavera Online
      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. 🙂

  3. 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??

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

      I mean for summer school

      • Primavera Online
        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. 🙂

  4. 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?

    • Primavera Online
      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.

  5. 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?

    • Primavera Online
      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. 🙂

  6. 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?

    • Primavera Online
      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.

  7. 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?

  8. 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?

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

    Do you offer health class?

    • Primavera Online
      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. 🙂

  10. 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 ?

    • Primavera Online
      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. 🙂

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

    for summer 2018 is there a physics class available?

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

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

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

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

  13. 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. 🙂

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

    Who chooses what class you take?

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

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

  15. 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. 🙂

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

    • Primavera Online
      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. 🙂

  18. 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. 🙂

  19. 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?

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

    Can someone that is 21 still do primavera?

    • Primavera Online
      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 :).

  21. 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?

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

    Can I graduate over the summer through this?

  23. 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?

    • Primavera Online
      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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