Extended Learning & Intersession
Educational Options offers Saturday Academies and Intersession housed at Village High School to give Pleasanton Unified students the opportunity to remediate credits and provide extended learning opportunities for other specifically identified higher need populations.
Please see the descriptions of programs below being offered during one or more Saturday Academies/Intersessions.
High School Credit Remediation (Grades 9-12)
This intervention is for 9-12 students who received an F/NC grade in classes that are required for graduation, not college eligibility. Students in Saturday Academy will not receive D or F grades. While in class, students enrolled in high school courses are required to complete PUSD-approved and A-G approved curriculum (with the exception of PE) to earn credits that they were not able to earn during the school year.
Each Saturday Academy/Intersession allows for a student to make up 5 credits. We will offer 3 Credit Remediation sessions throughout the 2022-23 school year (for a total of 15 credits).
The grading scale used is A-C-/NC. Pending staffing, priority will be given to students by grade level in the following order: 9th, 12th, 11th, and 10th.
Students will be completing the Credit Recovery versions of courses on Edgenuity with in-person teacher help. Teachers will meet with each of their students individually in order to support them while they are completing their courses.
Eligible students and parents will receive registration information via email two weeks before each session starts.
If you have any questions about whether or not you/your student should enroll in Saturday Academy or which class to register for, please contact your/your student's counselor at AVHS, FHS, or VHS.
Students who pass a class during Saturday Academy do not need to remediate that class during Summer School.
Newcomer Program (Grades 6-12)
This is a program designed to meet the needs of students identified as "Newcomers" in grades 6-12 with little English ability as well as limited or interrupted formal education. Students in this program build their ability to communicate in English as well as skills in ELA and Mathematics in both English and their home language.
Strong Start (Grades 6 and 9)
The purpose of this program is to provide a platform for identified students in grades 6 and 9 to have extra academic and social support as they begin a new phase of their academic careers. Students in this program receive help in foundational academic skills, executive functioning, goal setting, and time and space to work on homework/classwork from the students' classes during the school week.
Elementary English Language Enrichment (Grades K-5)
Our youngest students will have the opportunity to engage in our Saturday Academy through our English Language Enrichment program. This program is designed to meet the needs of our K-5 Emerging Bilingual students through fun and engaging lessons targeted at refining skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing in English.