The summer school provides an opportunity for students to enroll in courses that they have not had time for during the regular school term, makeup credit deficiencies, improve their grade in order to meet prerequisites for advanced classwork, or accelerate their high school program. A special bulletin is issued indicating the specific courses that will be available.
The summer school location alternates between DHS and HPHS. Full credit toward graduation is granted by both high schools for summer school courses taken at either location, depending on the year.
During summer school, all District rules and policies apply, with certain exceptions due to the nature of the summer school schedule. Summer-school-specific information is distributed to students when summer school classes begin.