Here’s how to transfer Primavera summer school credits to your school

Primavera Online High School is Arizona’s largest summer school program. About 6,000 students each summer, to be more exact.

With summer courses being free, 100% online and just four weeks, it’s no wonder. But the major question is, “Will my school accept Primavera credits?”

By law, schools must accept credits earned through Primavera.

However, confusion among parents and students arises as many school registrars, administrators and counselors provide misinformation, stating that they do not allow concurrent enrollment or that they do not accept credits from Primavera.

These types of statements are untrue, and contrary to the law.

If you enroll with Primavera, you can receive credit. But we want to make the transition from Primavera back to your old school as smooth as possible. In order to make that happen, there are some steps you must follow. See below.

4 Steps for Transferring Primavera Summer School Credits to Your School


Before starting any courses with Primavera, talk to your current school counselor. Many are willing to work with Primavera, but some may try to grant elective credits (you can still earn a core credit, see below). It’s best to know beforehand.

Step 1: Talk With The Counselor At Your Current School

Schools in Arizona legally need to accept the credits you earn from Primavera.

Even so, some schools will still attempt to refuse Primavera earned credits.

On the other hand, several schools have no problem accepting our credits; it all depends on their policies. Before enrolling with Primavera, talk with your counselor. Ask for a hard copy of your school’s policies, so you are fully in the know before you starting a Primavera summer course.

Step 2: Enroll in a Primavera Summer School Course 


Once you apply online, an advisor will talk with you and help you get you enrolled in the classes you need. For more detailed instructions, head to this blog post.

Step 3: Follow Up With Your Current School Counselor

If this is sounding like overkill, it is. But we have had several instances where a student’s counselor told them they can take a Primavera course, then say something different once that student wants credit.

Once you’ve enrolled with Primavera, reach out to your current school counselor a second time. Let them know that the exact course you’ve enrolled in. And better yet, get it in writing from your counselor that they will accept your Primavera courses as core credits.

The “core” portion is important. We’ll explain that later.

Step 4: After successfully completing a course, notify your counselor immediately (yes, again)

Seeing a pattern here?

Overcommunication is key in this process. Once you’ve completed a course with a passing grade, email or call your school counselor right away. You will need to send a transcript once your grade is recorded. Our enrollment advisors will help you with that.

Accepting Primavera Credits As Core vs. Elective Credits: What You Can Do

Arizona schools have to accept credits earned from Primavera. However, schools can decide to grant an elective credit for a core credit class.

What is a Core Credit?

To earn your high school diploma, there are courses you must take in order to graduate, and then there are courses that are electives. You need to take elective courses, but you have the flexibility to choose which classes you want with electives.

For example, there are specific math courses that you need in order to graduate. Those are considered core credits.

If you take a core credit course over the summer with Primavera, a school could choose to give you elective credit. This means you get credit toward your diploma, but not a math credit. In other words, you would have to retake the math course in order to graduate.

Do not let a school give you elective credit for a core credit class.

What if My School is Only Offering Elective Credits for a Core Class?

You can take action. If a school claims they are going to grant elective credit only, you have 10 days to demand a test. Legally, the school must provide you an exam. If you pass that exam, the school has to grant you with a core credit.

This is why we say to reach out to your counselor immediately after finishing your Primavera course. If your counselor claims you’ll only get elective credit, you’ll want to take the test soon after you finish Primavera courses, so that the material is still fresh in your mind.

We Can Help You Transfer Your Credits!

Most of the time, transferring summer credits you earn with Primavera to your school is not such a hassle. The majority of schools allow you to choose where you want to learn.

But, if you encounter troubles, or you’d just like some extra support, please reach out to us at 480.456.6678. Our enrollment advisors are here to support you and want to help you through any troubles you encounter.

About Primavera’s Free Summer School

If you’re not familiar with Primavera’s summer school, here are a few reasons so many are drawn to it:

  • 100% online courses

  • Accredited and NCAA approved (for athletes wanting to participate in college sports)

  • Four-week long courses

  • Up to four sessions available to help you catch up on credits quickly

  • Highly qualified teachers who provide personalized support

  • Award-winning, engaging curriculum

What summer courses do you offer?

We offer all the core classes needed to obtain a high school diploma along with some exciting electives. To see a full course catalog, head to our Summer Courses page.

Summer 2019 sessions start June 3 and July 1.


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    Joie Mckiernan May 10, 2018 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Do you need teachers? Im a retired English teacher also certified in Spanish. Just looking for parttime.

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 10, 2018 at 2:18 pm - Reply

      Hi, Josie. We are in need of full-time Spanish teachers for sure, but you can check out all the employment opportunities here. 🙂

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    Landon Patti-Oelke May 14, 2018 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    I have completed a class, who do I contact to transfer the credit to my school?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 14, 2018 at 2:44 pm - Reply

      Hi, Landon. Congratulations on completing your course with Primavera! You can request a transcript record from us here, and your current school’s guidance counselor will help you get that credit transferred. If you have any complications, please call us at 480.456.6678.

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    Norma May 15, 2018 at 9:06 pm - Reply

    Can you live in California to take some summer courses from Primavera?

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    rickaya Daniels May 17, 2018 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Is there an age limit

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    Lia May 21, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    I want to replace a grade I wasn’t happy with, so if I take a class & receive an A, will that A replace the bad grade?

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

      Hi, Lia. This depends on your school’s policies. Certain classes will replace a grade completely, while others will be added to your transcript. Either way, it will raise your GPA if you earn an A. You can get started here, or give us a call at 480.456.6678, option 1.

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      Graciela May 4, 2019 at 2:40 am - Reply

      Can I start next month 6/4/19

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    Rachel May 21, 2018 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    So, I can’t take a failed math class online and get credit to graduate?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online May 24, 2018 at 11:53 am - Reply

      Hi, Rachel. You certainly can! You are welcome to retake courses with Primavera in order to catch up and graduate on time. You can get started here. 🙂

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    pamela May 24, 2018 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    I got a C+ on my physics grade for the 4th quarter ( i attend Tempe Preparatory Academy, a charter school) would it be possible for me to change my grade to a better one (that I would get from Primavera)?

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    Zoe June 8, 2018 at 10:26 pm - Reply

    Hi my name is Zoe and I took English 10 semester 1 and 2 with primera and you guys only sent over my first semester to my transcripts and I did both classes. Can you please tell me what happened?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online June 12, 2018 at 10:07 am - Reply

      Hi, Zoe. Did you use this link to request your transcript? If so, please give us a call at 480.456.6678 so we can correct the situtation.

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    Christine July 3, 2018 at 8:23 am - Reply

    My son is taking Spanish 2 A/B this summer, he doesn’t need it to graduate high school, but he does need it for college.
    Do we need to get it on his high school transcript or do we request a transcript from Primavera when we apply for college?


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    Debbi August 31, 2018 at 8:49 pm - Reply

    Do high schools have the same issues accepting 6 week class credits for core classes or just summer school classes?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online September 17, 2018 at 4:55 pm - Reply

      Hi, Debbi. It depends on the school and its policies. While legally, all Arizona schools must accept credits earned from Primavera, some schools are easier to work with than others. Our enrollment advisors would be happy to help explain more at 480.456.6678, option 1.

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    Norma Rodriguez June 5, 2019 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Hello, My daughter needs to complete 2 elective classes before she begins her senior year which starts on August 1, 2019, We were just informed a few minutes ago from the Administrator regarding her schedule in order to graduate on time. However I noticed your classes have already started. Is there any options available for her at this time? Thank you

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    Caden Conner July 23, 2019 at 11:57 pm - Reply

    Hello! I am almost done with my second summer school course.. do I call you guys to get a copy of my transcript, or do you send them directly to my school?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online July 24, 2019 at 9:49 am - Reply

      Hi, Caden. Congrats on finishing your summer courses! 🙂 You can request a transcript here or give us a call at 480.456.6678.

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    Dylan Tran August 12, 2019 at 5:57 pm - Reply

    Thank YOU!!! SOOO HELPFULL!!!!

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    Jay November 12, 2019 at 5:04 pm - Reply

    Hi, I’m currently enrolled at a public school full time and was wondering if I could redo my first semester math class in geometry. It’s a Cambridge math class and I have no interest in keeping it Cambridge, but would this prevent my grade on primavera from transferring?

    • Primavera Online
      Primavera Online November 19, 2019 at 8:37 am - Reply

      Hi, Jay. As long as your school is accredited, it should transfer just fine to Primavera. 🙂

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