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Lower Merion School District


Face to Face Courses

Registration Process for Face-to-Face Courses

  • These sessions will be held at Lower Merion High School
  • Registration forms are online.
  • Students may only enroll in one Face-to-Face course.
  • Face-to-Face accelerated learning course registration is March 14, 2023 through April 28, 2023
  • Registration for Face-to-Face credit recovery courses closes by June 21, 2023.
  • Students from out of district schools or those who are residents but do not attend LMSD schools must register for all face-to-face courses by April 8, 2023.

Cost for Summer School

Please note that summer school fees do not qualify as a child and dependent care expense deduction for federal income tax purposes. Therefore, the District will not provide its Employer Identification Number for this purpose.

Program Face-to-Face Cost
Summer School Registration (For All Students) Face-to-Face $75.00 (Paid to LMSD)
Resident face to face courses Face-to-Face CA or CR $915.00(Paid to LMSD)
Non-Resident face to face courses Face-to-Face CA or CR $1,850.00 (Paid to LMSD)

Students on Free and Reduced Lunch

Students participating in the Free and Reduced Lunch program are only responsible for the $75.00 non-refundable registration fee.

Students MUST have applied, been accepted to the F/R lunch program, AND have completed the “Sharing Information with Other Programs” waiver form prior to April 28, 2023 to be considered eligible.

No free and reduced lunch applications will be processed after April 28, 2023.

Both forms are below

The waiver form must be printed, filled in and scanned to Lauren Marcuson at and Karen Pinardo, Food Services, at

Eligibility for F/R lunch status must be certified by having the student's principal notify Lauren Marcuson via email regarding eligibility. Students who qualify for F/R lunch status must attend LMSD schools.

Payment Options for Face-to-Face Courses

$75.00 Non-Refundable registration fee may be paid:

Face-to-Face Course Tuition fee may be paid:

All fees must be paid in full by at the time of registration.

** You will only be notified if a course does NOT run. If you do not hear from the Summer School Office prior to the start of classes, you may assume the class is running.


If a Face-to-Face course cannot run due to insufficient enrollment, the registration fee and course tuition will be refunded.

If the course is offered and a student withdraws by Wednesday, June 28, 2023 only the course tuition will be refunded.

If a student is withdrawn on or after Wednesday, June 28, 2023, due to attendance issues, no refund will be issued.

Withdrawal From Courses

When a student withdraws during the first three days of Summer School from both Face-to-Face and MVP Online Courses, no record will be made on the student's transcript. After that, if a student withdraws during the first three weeks of a Summer School course, one of the following notations will be made on the student's transcript for that course:

  • "WP" for Withdrew/Passing
  • "WF" for Withdrew/Failing

When a student withdraws after the first three weeks an "F" for Failure will be recorded on the transcript.

Level Changes

(For accelerated learning face to face classes only)

Level changes can only occur during the FIRST 2 days of Summer School and ONLY if there room in another class.

Biology Keystone Exam

Students enrolled in Biology for Face to Face will be REQUIRED to take the Biology Keystone on Thursday, July 27, 2023 (make up day July 28, 2023). Students who cannot attend either of these dates, may NOT enroll in Biology for summer school.

Academic Credit

Successful completion of a summer school course carries the same credit as may be earned during the regular school year.

All High School credit recovery (CR) courses will be offered at the college prep level.

All Course Advancement (CA) in a Face-to-Face session will be offered at the college prep or honors level.

Only courses offered through LMSD face-to-face summer school for Accelerated Learning (AL) will be calculated into the student’s GPA. If an Accelerated Learning (AL) course is not offered face-to-face due to low enrollment (fewer than 15 students), LMSD may offer an option for the student to enroll in MVP in accordance with the approved course offerings.

LMSD's Face-to-Face Summer School Course Offerings

LMSD 2023 Summer School Offerings LMSD Face-to-Face
Global Studies 1 CR
Global Studies 2 CR
U.S. History (must be entering 10th grade or above) CA
U.S. Government (must be entering 10th grade or above) CR
Biology (must take Keystone exam in the summer) CA
Chemistry (must have completed Biology) CA
Physics (must have completed Biology) CA
  • CA = Course Advancement
  • CR =Credit Recovery

Educational Experience/Coursework Outside the Lower Merion School District

Students often engage in educational experiences or coursework outside the District’s program. While these experiences may enrich and enhance a student’s learning, such courses will not be documented on an LMSD transcript nor be awarded District credit. Enrollment in these experiences is a decision made by a family or student, thus the District will not offer opinion or guidance for participation. Students are welcome to pursue outside courses on their own. Upon request, the District will evaluate placement into the next best course in the curriculum sequence for students who choose to do so; however, credit will not be awarded towards graduation for outside courses. In addition, Lower Merion does not recognize courses taken outside the District for acceleration purposes when those courses are associated with a Keystone Exam. Students are allowed to take an AP Exam for any District offered AP courses, even without taking a District AP course, but we do not award credit for taking the AP exam. Credit is only earned when they complete a District offered AP course.

Attendance for Face-to-Face Courses

Each day of summer school is the equivalent of a week of school during the regular school year. It is important that a student attend every day. No credit will be given for a course if a student is absent more than TWO days. Days missed because of suspension will be counted as absences. For summer school purposes, a student is considered absent when they are not in attendance-regardless of reason; even if the absence would be considered excused during the regular school year. If your child is late/absent, please call the Summer School Office at 610-896-2002 to let us know. Please call the day of the lateness/absence.

Students who are late to school will have the number of minutes late accrue to count towards days absent It will be possible to exceed the two day (or one day) limit simply by arriving late to summer school on a regular basis. If the absence limit is exceeded, the student will be withdrawn from summer school and will earn a W/P, W/F or F depending on when during the session the student is dismissed.

Student Tardiness Guidelines

If you arrive after 8am and (Time) and have a (Course Length) you will be assigned (consequence)

Time Course Length Consequence
Between 8:00AM-8:30AM 5.5 Hour Course Late Minutes
Between 8:31AM-8:59AM 5.5 Hour Course Late Minutes
Between 9:00AM-10:09AM 5.5 Hour Course ½ Day Absence
Between 10:10AM-10:40AM 5.5 Hour Course ½ Day Absence & Late Minutes
Between 10:41AM-11:09AM 5.5 Hour Course 1 Day Absence
Between 11:10AM-12:30PM 5.5 Hour Course 1 Day Absence
Between 12:31PM-1:30PM 5.5 Hour Course 1 Day Absence

Course Assignments and Class Schedules

Course assignments will be posted outside the main entrance and lobby area of Lower Merion High School at the start of Summer School. Students should report to the Lobby by 7:50 AM on the first day of Summer School or come to the windows the day before to check course assignments, times and room assignments. Course assignments are not sent home or disseminated in advance of the first day of Summer School.

Class Type Class Times
Face to Face Course Time 8:00AM - 1:30PM
Sessions on Last Day Only 8:00AM - 11:00AM


No visitors are permitted in Summer School. Summer School is a concentrated educational effort.

Conferences and/or Extra Help

Since teachers remain in Summer School for 20 minutes following the end of the student day, they are available for conferences and/or extra help.  Please contact teachers in advance to confirm meeting arrangements.

Dropping Off/Picking Up/Parking

Parents should drop students off in the front parking lot at LMHS. There will be no transportation from HHS to LMHS.


Students may park in the student lot at Lower Merion HS. Students may park in the designated spaces only. Students may NOT park in the bus circle or in “reserved” or “visitor” spaces. Students who park in the circle or in “reserved” or “visitor” spaces risked being towed. Students who choose to park on the streets surrounding the school do so at their own risk. If there is signage indicating that parking is for 2 hours only, students will NOT be permitted to leave school to move their cars.