Summer School - 2023

NHUHSD Families, 


Dear Parent/Guardian:


Northern Humboldt Union High School District will offer the majority of our summer school program through  in-person learning.  With site principal approval, students who demonstrate a unique need may take online courses through virtual learning/Independent Study.  Please note that students who have not been successful in Independent Study in the past will not qualify for summer school Independent Study.  If you register for the virtual learning/Independent Study program, we will let you know if you are eligible.  


This year our program will consist of two three-week sessions, allowing students to take multiple courses and earn up to five credits per class in person, and no more than ten additional credits in Independent Study per session with prior site principal approval.   Students not eligible for the Independent Study program will be required to attend an in person credit recovery learning lab, in which they will take their online courses.  Students who are more than ten credits behind, please see your counselor to make a tailored plan.  If your student has received a Semester 1 or 2 course grade of a D in any A-G course, that class must be repeated in summer school to satisfy university / college entrance requirements.   Semester 1 will run from June 26th to July 14th, with July 4th being a holiday, and Semester 2 will run from July 17th through August 3rd. The program will be held on the McKinleyville High School campus.


Students who will be taking a class, or classes, online through virtual learning/Independent Study are required to attend a one-hour orientation and attend a weekly in person meeting with a teacher throughout the summer program or they will not earn credits. Parents are required to attend one of the following one hour orientation prior to starting, which will be held Thursday, June 22 from 6:00 - 7:00 pm or Friday, June 23 from 12:00 -1:00 pm at the McKinleyville High School Library.  


Priority registration materials are due on or before May 19.  Please go to and view the Summer School link under News & Announcements to complete your registration form.  


The main goal of summer school is to maintain student’s ability to graduate, therefore most courses are being offered for remediation.  Remediation refers to enrollment of students who have previously taken the course, and would like to improve their grade or their knowledge of the material.  Students who sign up for in-person classes can miss no more than 2 days each semester to earn credit in the course.


Summer school is not a means to accelerate through an academic curriculum such as math.  When registering for academic courses, students should consider whether the six-week summer school curriculum would adequately prepare them for future success in the subject area.  Students who are considering summer school for academic acceleration are encouraged to seek the advice of their counselor and recommendation of their teacher for that subject area.


If you have any questions regarding summer school, please contact summer school principal Jeff Mielke ([email protected]) or your student’s school counselor. 


Roger Macdonald