Spend Your Summer Learning With Catholic Virtual

Spend Your Summer With Catholic Virtual

This summer, join us at Catholic Virtual to keep your mind and spirit engaged. We offer two ways that students in grades K-12 can learn with us during the summer:

Summer Option 1: Credit Recovery Courses for High School

Our credit recovery courses allow you to retake a class you did not complete successfully when taken the first time. These courses are designed to be completed within the summer study period—8 weeks—but you may finish them in even less time. We offer over 40 credit recovery courses in subjects such as English language arts, math, science, social studies, and more.​

Credit recovery courses focus on the mastery of essential skills and concepts. These self-paced courses use pretests so you spend more time on what you need to learn and less time on the skills you’ve already mastered. To recover high school credit, you must pass each of the unit tests and the course final.

Note: Credit recovery courses are not to be used for original credit.

Summer Option 2: Semester-Length Courses for K-12

Choose from more than 400 courses to get ahead on learning during the summer. These courses are designed to be completed over a full 18-week semester, but you can take them during the summer, too. ​

Note: Be aware that you will need to accelerate your studies if you plan to complete these courses by the end of summer.


If you prefer a slower pace, you can start a course at any time during the summer and finish it in the fall—it’s your choice, as long as you complete the semester-length course within 18 weeks.

Note: Two semester-length courses is equivalent to a full school year.

Summer Learning FAQs

All courses are delivered entirely online and are designed for self-paced learning. Teachers review and grade work as you progress through the course, providing guidance and feedback through our internal email system. There are no live instructional sessions, so you are not required to attend class on a schedule.​​

Coursework is completed independently, so you can learn at any time of day, on any day of the week. You can study at your own pace, too, as long as you complete all required work by the end of the course. ​To finish before the new school year, students will need to commit to 4–5 hours a day for each semester-length summer course.

The amount of time you spend on a credit recovery course will depend on how much of the course content you mastered when you took the original course, and how quickly you demonstrate your own mastery. You will need to commit between 3-4 hours per day to complete a yearlong course in 8 weeks.

We recommend taking no more than two semester-length courses during the summer in order to ensure you are able to complete them prior the start of the new school year.

Our 18-week semester-length courses require students to work at an accelerated pace to complete courses by the end of the summer. For these courses, one school day during the summer is equivalent to one week of school during a regular semester. You will need to commit to 25 hours per week to complete a yearlong course in the summer!

All courses are provided by Catholic Virtual, which is fully accredited by SACS/CASI/NWAC/NCA through Cognia (formerly AdvancED), the largest internationally recognized accreditation agency in the world.​


Note: Credit Recovery courses are not approved by NCAA.

To request an extension, please contact our support team by submitting a request online. A team member will contact you within 24 hours or by the next business day.

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