Digital Credit Recovery FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Digital Credit Recovery Summer Learning Programs
For parents/guardians of students taking digital credit recovery (formerly online credit recovery)
Q: What is digital credit recovery?
A: Digital credit recovery allows students to gain the credits they need to graduate by taking courses online. Under the guidance of a Saint Paul Public Schools (SPPS) teacher, students complete the lessons online and meet with their teacher twice a week to review their work. Students must complete all assigned work by the deadline announced by the teacher in order to earn credit.
Q: Why is my child signed up for digital credit recovery?
A: Your child may be missing credits they need to graduate on time. Your child’s counselor has recommended that they take digital courses to gain those credits. Please note that courses in U.S. Government, Physics and Financial Literacy are ONLY offered as digital courses.
Q: What digital credit recovery classes are offered in an SPPS Summer Learning Program?
A: Only courses required for graduation are offered. Most digital courses are offered in both summer session 1 and 2. The Financial Literacy course is only offered during summer session 2.
Q: How does digital credit recovery work?
A: Students will take digital courses by logging in to http://apexvs.com using their assigned username and password. Classes are designed so that students:
- Complete two to three units at a time in order.
- Take quizzes to advance to the next assignment by scoring 70 percent or higher. If students score below 70 percent, they must contact their teacher to improve their understanding of the topic. Quizzes may be taken twice.
- Complete written assignments and send to their teacher by using email inside their digital course.
- Can monitor their progress and show parents how much they have accomplished
- When they have completed all of the activities assigned and taken all the assessments, they are awarded a final grade and receive credit for their course. This grade is posted to the student’s transcript at the end of the session.
Q: What are the expectations for students taking digital credit recovery courses?
A: Students are expected to:
- Follow the Academic Honesty Policy and the Acceptable Use Policy (complete pre-tests, quizzes, and unit tests without the aid of search engines).
- Read and study all instructional materials, including videos, interactive exercises, and texts
- Work on their digital credit recovery class for multiple hours every day of the session.
- Attend meetings at their assigned summer site twice a week with their classmates and teacher. Students can only be absent once.
- Check their email daily and ask their teacher for help in between class meetings.
- Earn 70 percent or more on quizzes in order to move on to the next activity.
- Submit written work to their teacher by the due date by using email.
- Complete the course by the last day of the summer session in order to earn credit. There are no extensions. All requests for accommodations for special circumstances must be forwarded to the site administrator at their school.
Q: Why does my student have to attend an in-person meeting twice a week?
A: Data shows that students who attend a meeting twice a week are more likely to earn the credits they need for graduation.
Q: What transportation is available for students attending an SPPS Summer Learning Program?
A: Students who are only taking digital classes and live within the city limits of Saint Paul, will be provided a Metro Transit Summer Student Pass. If they are taking both traditional and digital classes, they can ride a school bus, if they meet transportation guidelines.
More questions? Contact: Mark Head | 651-744-3170