Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS)
Registration for night school classes will begin Aug. 26 and conclude on Sept.16 at each of the School Division’s high schools. Students interested in registering should contact their Counseling Office. Late registration for night school will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 17 at Forest Park High School and Stonewall Jackson High School. Classes begin the week of Sept. 23.
The Night School program provides high school courses designed to help students earn credits outside of their traditional school day course load. Students choose the night school option for the following reasons:
- To repeat a course for a better grade and grade-point-average (GPA);
- To recover a credit lost by a failing grade;
- To add an extra course that would not fit into their normal day schedule of classes; or
- To earn a credit necessary for on-time graduation.
In addition to the computer lab sessions held twice a week, students can access their coursework wherever there is an internet connection.
A course schedule typically lasts one semester (18 weeks). Within the span of one semester, students will complete a yearlong course. A certified content teacher will support each student in a computer lab environment.
The Night School program offers students personalized instruction, one-to-one support, and open lines of communication so students and parents can connect with teachers when needed.
- Courses are $250 each and must be made payable to PWCS by cashier’s check or money order.
- Students are limited to one course per semester session.
- Sessions are 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Forest Park High School and Stonewall Jackson High School.
- Attendance is mandatory and courses will be cancelled if enrollment does not meet the minimum enrollment standard. Refunds will be issued in the event of a course cancellation and may take up to six weeks to process.
- Transportation is provided through satellite stops.
Information is available on the PWCS website under Alternative Programs. You may contact Jessica Barrett, supervisor, Nontraditional Programs, Office of Student Management and Alternative Programs, at 703.791.8573 for more information.