DHS Credit Policy (during distance learning)
It is possible to earn up to 15 credits per project every six-week grading period for a total of 45 per semester.
Downtown High School awards variable credits. Schoolwork is how you earn credits. No work means no credits. If a student only completes half of the work, s/he can only earn half of the credits.
Each hour of the school day counts as a period. There are four periods per day except Fridays, when there are two periods.
Students/families need to communicate with the teachers when a student has a valid reason to miss class. Regardless of the reason for absence, communicate with the teachers regarding making up class assignments.
I want MORE credits
Edgenuity Courses – These courses are taken online to accelerate credits accrual for graduation.
Night School (City College) – City College offers a variety of different options for high school juniors and seniors.
Wellness Groups – The groups will be offered online.
Job/Work Credit – If you have a job or will get one while attending Downtown High School, we can give you elective credits.
JVS Internship - The Success 21 Program provides job readiness and success & retention skills online.
Library - The library offers Book Club and Independent Reading for credit.