Frequently Asked Questions - High School

STEM Summer Programs

We are very pleased to bring our summer program to Dublin Unified School District for the 10th straight year. Please note that all DPIE high school courses are the same courses taught at Dublin High School.

On March 16, 2017 the governing board of the Dublin Unified School District, following the guidelines of the UC systems “Principal’s Certification” process, passed resolution 2016-17-32 accepting all DPIE courses as their own and agreeing to issue credit and add them to student transcripts.

Who can enroll in the DPIE Summer High School Academy Program?

Dublin students in grades 8 – 11 who attend school in the Dublin Unified School District, meet the pre-requisites/ essential skills to take the class and have been approved to take an accelerated course by Dublin High Counselors may enroll in the program for course credit and receive A-G UC admission credit towards college admission.

Dublin students in grades 6 & 7 – By DUSD policy, students in grades 6 & 7 may not enroll in summer courses for acceleration purposes.

Non-Dublin High School Students - Since DPIE is not a comprehensive high school we cannot issue an official transcript that can be used for college admission.  Students may enroll in the DPIE high school program for enrichment purposes only.

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Can any Dublin student take a DPIE course for credit & advancement?

All Dublin students who wish to enroll in DPIE courses for advancement purposes must submit the Non DHS Courses for Alternative Credit – Criteria & Application form and be approved to take a course for acceleration purposes. The Alternative Credit form can be found on the Dublin High School website here.

Physical Education Course Information
Physical Education credit earned during the Summer counts toward the completion of the second year of the two-year PE requirement and does not satisfy the requirement of Physical Education for freshman. State of California policy requires all freshman to take Physical Education in their freshman year/. However, incoming 9th grade students may still enroll in DPIE’s Physical Education classes.

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Can my student enroll in the DPIE Summer High School Academy purely for enrichment purposes?

Yes.  Students who want to take a DPIE Summer Academy high school course purely for enrichment purposes or to be better prepared for the same course in the Fall, may enroll in the program without submitting the Alternative Credit Application form to the high school. This course WILL NOT appear on your transcript unless approved.

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Where will the DPIE Summer High School Program be held this year?

The DPIE program courses will be taught at Dublin High School this summer. Each school day will feature a five-hour live instructional program from 8:30 am – 1:30 pm with a 15 minute break midway through the day.

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What are the dates and hours for the 2022 DPIE Summer High School Academy?

Dates:   Wednesday, June 6 -  Friday, July 15, 2022

Times:   Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 1:30pm

Holidays:  Friday, June 24 2022, NO SCHOOL
                    Monday, July 4 2022, NO SCHOOL 

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Why do I have to pay to enroll my student in the DPIE Summer High School Academy program?

 The State of California does not fund summer courses for any California public school district. Without your fees, there could not be a DPIE Summer High School Academy. The good news is that our fees are significantly lower than both private and public options in the Bay Area and run $700 to $2,000 less than nearby programs.

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What does the enrollment fee cover?

DPIE charges a fee for the DPIE Summer High School Academy to pay the costs for teacher and staff salaries, additional mandatory employer expenses, administration, security, utilities, custodians materials, supplies and rental of classroom facilities, textbooks, chrome books, and other related costs.

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What method of payment do you accept?

When you enroll online, you will be required to pay the enrollment fee with your credit card. Our website is secure and encrypted so you can feel safe in paying online. Your card number is not stored. Please contact us if you need additional payment information or have payment questions.

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Is Financial Aid available?  

Yes, any Dublin family that qualifies for the National School Lunch program which provides free or reduced-price lunches to students can receive financial assistance. If you are already in the Free or Reduced Price Lunch program just email us the name of your child, their student ID number and school of attendance.  Once we have determined they are in the program, we will send you information to help you enroll your child in the class of their choice.  Students must still submit the Alternative Credit Application form to the school district to participate in the DPIE Summer High School Academy program.

 If you would like to know more about the National School Lunch Program and/or want to complete an online application, please click the link below. This Link will take you to the DUSD webpage where you can apply for entrance into the program.  It will take a couple of days for the school district to determine if you qualify.  Upon notification of qualification for this program, please let us know your students full name and ID number.  We will then verify that you have qualified for the program and determine how much financial aid you qualify to receive. http://www.schoolnutritionandfitness.com/index.php?sid=2203112030183753. 

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Does my student need to meet a certain grade criteria to qualify to enroll in the DPIE Summer High School Academy this summer?

No, this year the Dublin School District has eliminated their grade requirement for participation in the DPIE Summer High School Academy.  Students who meet the prerequisite/essential skills for class participation will be allowed to enroll in the program.  You can find these details on the course page.

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What is the cost of enrolling in the DPIE Summer High School Academy program?

All 6-week, year-long Summer high school courses 

  • $950

 

3-week semester courses - (Physical Education Only)

  • $475 - February – June 6 to June 22 – First Semester (13 days)
  • $475 – February – June 27 to July 14 – Second Semester (13 days)

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What is the refund policy if we change our mind or my student’s grades drop?

DPIE has a strict “NO REFUND” policy in place so we recommend you only make the decision to enroll if you are confident your student meets the pre-requisites/essential skills as established by the school district for each course and have submitted the Non-DHS Course for Alternate Credit Application. You can find the prerequisites on our course page.

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My student has an IEP or a 504 Plan, can I enroll them in the summer program?

 If you have an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or a 504 plan set up by a California school district, you MUST reach out to DPIE staff and share the IEP or 504 Plan to determine if we can accommodate the student’s need in our program. Enrollment in our program is provisional until we have made this determination as this is an accelerated learning environment that may not be compatible with your student’s needs.

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How do I enroll my student in the DPIE Summer High School Academy program?

Enrollment in our program takes place online via our website. Classes will be filled on a first come, first served basis, as determined by the date stamp at the completion of enrollment. Enrollment is capped in each class so please consider enrolling early. Once a class is filled a waitlist will be generated for the next class. As soon as enough students are on the waitlist, another course will be opened, students will be added from the waitlist and parents will be contacted and instructed to pay the enrollment fee to ensure a spot in the class.

Once you have completed enrollment you will receive an email receipt.  You will receive a second notification once the class has filled, a teacher has been hired and we have determined the course will be moving forward.

Enrollment Opens February 7

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What do I need to know about enrolling my student in DPIE Summer High School courses?

Students must meet the prerequisites/essential skills necessary to qualify for any courses offered by DPIE Summer High School Academy and should have submitted the Alternative Credit Application Form required by the school district. Please be aware that DPIE has a strict “NO REFUND” policy, therefore, we strongly recommend you wait to hear from your school counselor regarding your application form prior to enrolling in the program.

Additionally, the DPIE Summer High School Academy is an accelerated program that covers 5 days of material in one-day, students should be strong students who come ready to work. Its normal to expect 1-4 hours of homework outside of the classroom each night. Some students report that it takes them longer to complete all assigned work.

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If my student performs well and meets the grade criteria required by Dublin High, will they be allowed to advance to the next course level in the Fall of 2022 - 2023?

Yes, according to Dublin Unified School District Administration, students who pass courses taken in the DPIE Academy will be allowed to have their grades added to their high school transcript and advance to the next course level in the next school year.

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Your Literature indicates that the DPIE Summer High School Academy meets the UC Systems A – G Requirements, so why Isn’t the DPIE Summer High School Academy Listed on their Approval List?

All DPIE Summer High School Academy courses meet the curriculum guidelines of the Dublin Unified School District. The Dublin School Board passed resolution, # 2016-17-32, allowing DPIE courses and grades to be added to Dublin High transcripts and therefore, are approved and meet the A-G requirements for UC admission. 

This process, known as "Principal's Certification" was created by the UC system’s Admissions department in support of supplementary programs like the DPIE Summer High School Academy.  UC recognizes that the DPIE Summer High SChool Academy is accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools & Colleges) just like Dublin High and we offer the same courses as offered by Dublin High School. 

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When may I enroll my student in the DPIE Summer High School Academy? 

You may enroll your student in the DPIE Summer High School Academy as soon as enrollment opens.  We encourage you to be sure your student meets the prerequisites/essential skills required for each course, have submitted the Non-DHS Course for Alternate Credit Application form which can be found on the Dublin High School Counseling website and have heard from your counselor regarding that application.

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When will I receive my student’s schedule? 

You will receive several emails from DPIE between the time you enroll and the time the summer program begins which are detailed below. 

  1. You will receive a enrollment receipt upon enrollment in the program. 
  2. If waitlisted - you will be sent and email once the class you enrolled your child in has enough enrollments to move forward and a teacher has been hired to lead the class.  You can use that email as confirmation that your class is moving forward.
  3. About a week before the DPIE Summer High School Academy begins, you will receive notification of your teacher assignment and information of how to connect virtually with your assigned teacher. 
  4. Additional emails will be sent during the DPIE Summer High School Academy to inform you of any program updates.

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What is the attendance policy?

  • All students MUST attend the last day of their assigned class so they can take their final exam. Students must successfully complete the final in order to successfully complete the class. 

  • Any student not in attendance on the first day needs to receive prior approval from DPIE Summer High School Academy Administration for the absence or they will be dropped in favor of a student on the waiting list. 

  • Excused absences must be agreed to in advance with Academy Administration. Students are generally not allowed more than 1 ½ days of absence in any 3-week semester. Students are not allowed more than 3 days of absence when enrolled in a 6-week program without prior consent of Academy Administration. Two tardies equal one ½ day absence. It is very important that your student be on time and available for the full session to be successful at such an accelerated pace. 

Important Note: Each day in the DPIE Summer High School Summer Academy is the equivalent of one week of instruction in the regular school year.  Students who miss one day of class is missing the equivalent of one week of school and are not likely to be successful in the program.

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Do we have to submit our student’s final grade and credit on their Dublin High School transcript?

Passing grades (C- or better) will automatically be uploaded to your student’s transcript in August or September. Since DPIE is a separate organization from the school district, it will be up to parents to decide if they want the grades earned in the DPIE Summer High School Academy to be added to their student's transcript.

Any parent who does not want their student’s grade uploaded will need to let us know via email prior to August 1st to ensure that Dublin High does not upload your child’s grade to their transcript. Any student whose DPIE course grade is not uploaded to their Dublin High transcript will be required to take the course over at Dublin High School in the next school year.

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How can I get a copy of my grade report? 

The Parent Portal will remain open for a week after all final grades have been recorded and families will be able to check their student's grades through the portal. Since you will have access to the parent portal, DPIE will not send out report cards during the DPIE Summer High School Academy. Passing grades will automatically be uploaded to your student’s transcript in August or September.

Any parent who does not want their student’s grade uploaded, will need to let us know via email prior to August 1st to ensure that Dublin High does not upload your child’s grade to their transcript. 

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How do I order additional transcripts?

Since your student’s grades are automatically uploaded to their transcript, you will not need to order transcripts for a DPIE course.

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How can I monitor my student’s performance in the class during the summer program?

DPIE will use Infinite Campus to record all course grades during our six-week Academy and parents will be able to monitor student progress via the same parent portal they use during the regular school year. The portal will remain open until August 1.

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May our student take more than one class at the same time in the DPIE summer program?

DPIE Summer High School Academy classes run for five hours per day, therefore, students will only have the time to take one year-long course in our Summer Academy.

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My questions were not answered, what should I do? 

 If you need additional information or have a question that was not answered, please contact:

Rich Boschetti
Academy Superintendent
Dublin Partners in Education
925 587-5610 Ext. 1004
rich@dpie.org

or

Angela Clifford
Academy Assistant
Dublin Partners in Education
925 587 5614
angela@dpie.org

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