Students receiving a “D” or “F” in an academic class are required to make up that grade in summer school.
Low Grades and Summer School
Courses that a student has taken may not be repeated during the regular school year at Archbishop Mitty. A grade of "D" or “F” must be made up the ensuing summer in summer school. Failure to remediate a "D" or "F" grade will result in a student's dismissal from AMHS.
Summer School Acceleration
At times, a student who is excelling academically in a particular subject may wish to accelerate in that subject area. Archbishop Mitty allows for acceleration in mathematics. A student who is performing at the “A” level in mathematics, e.g., geometry, may wish to accelerate so as to make it possible to take calculus in high school. A student wishing to do this must receive approval from the math department chair. The approval form can be found on myMitty under QuickLinks and must be completed by the designated due date.
Summer School and Athletic Eligibility
When computing a student’s 4th quarter mark point average for purposes of athletic eligibility for the coming fall quarter, grades earned in summer may replace grades in the same course taken the previous quarter, e.g., a “D” in second semester sophomore geometry may be replaced with a “B” earned in a summer school course.
Summer School and Low Grades
The grades of “D” and “F” are low grades. A “D” indicates a lack of competence in the subject area and is a very damaging grade for admission to a four-year college. An “F” indicates a failure in the subject area and loss of credit for the course.
If a student receives a "D" or an “F” as a final grade at the end of the first or second semester during the regular academic year and the student is not dismissed from AMHS, the student is required to retake the course immediately in the ensuing summer or the student will not be allowed to return to Archbishop Mitty for the next academic year. Archbishop Mitty will give the student credit for the summer course if the student passes the course with a “C” or higher and if the summer school forwards an official transcript to AMHS.
Students may take courses not required at AMHS for enrichment. These units are not added to the AMHS transcript. Families may provide transcripts from other institutions with enrichment course work as a part of a student's application to a college or university. The school will not approve students to take courses offered at AMHS at another institution.
Students may not take a course required at AMHS in summer school in lieu of taking the course during the regular year at AMHS. All students attending AMHS must carry a full course load each semester.