Summer Studies

Bishop Ireton offers a variety of enrichment classes and classes for credit each summer.

Summer Enrichment Classes

These enrichment courses are intended to help prepare students for the upcoming school year. No academic credit will be awarded.

Registration is open now. Please note that if you are registering for the Summer PE/Health course, there is a separate link found by clicking here.

Enrollment and payment must be completed by June 7. Space is extremely limited. There are no refunds after June 8, 2020. Vacations and other scheduling conflicts will not be accommodated.

NOTE: All classes are now full.

Questions or want to be added to the wait list? Contact Mrs. Lonnell Battle, Assistant Principal for Academics, at

The classes offered this year are as follows:

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  • **Cancelled** Algebra Enrichment Class (for Returning Students)

    (for students taking Algebra II during the 2020-2021 school year)


    8:45 - 10:35am

    Monday, July 13 - Thursday, July 23; no meetings on Fridays

    Cost: $275

    NOTE: If Bishop Ireton is unable to offer this class on-site, it will be offered online.

    Description: This class will refresh and reinforce key concepts learned in Algebra I. It is an enrichment class for students who are enrolled in Algebra II for the upcoming school year. The key concepts that this course will cover include: Order of Operations, Inequalities, Linear Equations, Factoring Quadratic Equations, Ratios and Fractions, and Word Problems. Additionally, this class will also include SAT prep for the Math section with sample questions and test strategies given to all enrolled students. This class meets four days a week for two weeks.
  • **Cancelled** College Readiness for Reading, Research and Writing

    (For rising Juniors and Seniors)
    11:00am – 12:45pm

    Monday, July 13 – Thursday, July 23; no meetings on Fridays

    Cost: $275

    Description: A summer course designed for rising juniors or seniors, this course reinforces the key requirements for success in reading comprehension, analysis, and writing expectations.  Specifically this quick course will have students participate in activities including close reading, academic research, and writing skills as well as annotation practices and analysis of primary sources.  If time permits, the course will provide students with some practice for the SAT and ACT reading and writing/language 
  • Introduction to Algebra I (for Incoming Freshmen)

    11:00am - 12:30pm

    Monday, July 27 - Thursday, August 6; no meeting on Fridays

    Cost: $275
    NOTE: If Bishop Ireton is unable to offer this class on-site, it will be offered online.
    Description: This class will serve as an introductory class for students taking Algebra I during the 2020-2021 school year. This class will review key mathematical concepts that will serve as important algebraic concepts for the year ahead. Students will learn special techniques to solve algebraic equations, reduce and combine fractions, and logically deduce a word problem. This class meets four days a week for two weeks.
  • Introduction to High School English (for Incoming Freshmen)

    **This Class is now Full**

    9:15 - 10:45am

    Monday, July 27 - Thursday, August 6; no meeting on Fridays

    Cost: $275
    **This Class is now Full**

    NOTE: If Bishop Ireton is unable to offer this class on-site, it will be offered online.

    Description: This is a non-credit, two-week course to prepare incoming freshmen for Bishop Ireton’s ninth-grade English college preparatory curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to review literary elements and literary techniques, develop reading strategies for comprehension and review essential writing skills required for Freshmen English. Students must bring their required summer reading book.
  • Summer PE/Health Courses for School Year Credit

    NOTE: For 9th Grade Students Enrolled at Bishop Ireton Only
    Incoming 9th graders have the opportunity to register for an online summer PE/Health class. Students are required to take 1 quarter of PE and 1 quarter of Health during 9th grade. By taking this course online over the summer (and completing with a passing grade) it will fulfill the 9th grade PE/Health requirement and allow the student to add a study hall to their schedule for a semester during the 2020-2021 school year. 

    Scroll down on the course list to select 2020-21 Personal Health and Fitness - Bishop Ireton High School - 9th Grade.  

    What is the course? 
    The course is offered through Carone Learning. It is called "2020-21 Personal Health and Fitness - Bishop Ireton High School - 9th Grade." This course provides students with essential knowledge and decision-making skills for a healthy lifestyle. Students will analyze aspects of emotional, social, and physical health and how these realms of health influence each other. In addition, students will assess and evaluate their fitness levels, set goals for improvement, and design a personal fitness program. Other topics of study include substance abuse, safety and injury prevention, and nutrition. Throughout this course students participate in a weekly fitness program involving elements of cardio, strength, and flexibility

    How long is the course? 
    The course runs for 8 weeks and must be completed by August 19, 2020. This means your student must be signed up by June 24.  

    How much does it cost? 
    The cost is $279 and is paid through Carone Learning.
    How does Bishop Ireton know that my child has registered? 
    Our Director of Counseling, Erin O'Leary, will oversee the program. She will receive weekly updates on enrollment and whether there are participation issues.  

    Do I need to get prior approval from a Bishop Ireton administrator before I enroll my student? 
    No prior approval is required. Any 9th grader is approved to register.  

    Can my student take this course during the school year instead of over the summer? 
    No this is only an option for summer. Students that do not take this course over the summer will take PE and Health offered by Bishop Ireton during the 2020-2021 school year.  

    Are there other courses for credit that my student can take over the summer?  
    There are no other approved courses for credit for incoming 9th graders. If your child is a transfer student (10th, 11th or 12th grade) and you are interested in a particular summer course please contact Mrs. Battle. See below for Summer Classes for Enrichment offered at Bishop Ireton.  

    My student is already registered for a study hall next year, does this mean they would have two study hall periods? 
    Yes, if this course is taken over the summer the student would have one study hall for the entire year and another study hall for one semester.  

    Please direct questions to Ms.Erin O'Leary, Director of Counseling, at 

Summer Classes for Credit

Classes taken for credit during summer studies will become part of the student’s official Bishop Ireton transcript. Students currently enrolled in grades 9, 10 and 11 can also take classes for credit at a local college or area high school. Bishop Ireton has partnered with Educere to provide online, self-paced classes in Web Design, Geometry, Algebra II/Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus/Trigonometry. Click here for more information about the classes. Students are expected to spend at least 2-3 hours a day on the course.

Questions? Please contact Erin O'Leary, Director of School Counseling, at o' or (703) 212-5188. 

Information for Repeating a Course

A student who fails (F) a semester or full-year course must pass the course in an approved summer school program before returning to Bishop Ireton High School for the following school year. A student who receives a grade of D or F as the final year-end grade in World Language or Mathematics must re-take the course prior to continuing their study in World Language or Mathematics.

Students can repeat a course in a face-to-face summer school program at their local high school or online with Educere. You must get approval from Mrs. Battle, Assistant Principal for Academics, prior to enrolling in a program, other than Educere.

Online Course Information for Repeating a Course with a D or F

If you are taking an online course, please remember students work on these courses at home on their laptop or computer. Students will need to spend at least 2-3 hours a day on the course.

Families register and pay for the course directly with Educere using the unique Bishop Ireton link. Students must complete all online coursework for remediation. No extensions will be granted. The final exam must be taken at Bishop Ireton.

For religion courses, students must take the appropriate online course with Virtual Schools of Excellence. To enroll, please contact the Virtual Schools of Excellence Admission Office at 844-301-8763. You must identify yourself as a Bishop Ireton Students or parent. The work must be completed and grade verification submitted to Bishop Ireton. This is a Bishop Ireton requirement and no extensions will be granted.