Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA VS: Summer School Program

DVHS Online Summer School Program

DVHS's Online Summer School Program is designed for students to complete the equivalent of one semester course credit. The program traditionally provides students an opportunity to earn original credit or to replace a failing grade. For the 2021 summer school session, students who attended DVS full-time in school year (SY) 2020-21 with 5 or fewer classes will be allowed to take up to two semester credits (equaling 1 full credit) in summer school. Some limitations apply. Please read below for more information.

Summer School 2021 will run from June 18 - July 29.


  • Eligibility is limited to students enrolled in grades 9 -12 in the current school year, with priority given to rising seniors who need the credit for graduation and DVS full-time students in 2020-21 who took 5 or fewer classes.


The registration period generally runs from April to mid-June prior to the beginning of the online summer school classes.

  • Registration for Summer School 2021:
    • School year (SY) 2020-21 full-time virtual option students: April 19 - May 10
    • All others: May 17 - June 14
  • Requests for online summer high school courses must be submitted through the DVHS Summer School Workflow by a local DoDEA school counselor.
  • Confirmation of enrollment is provided to the local school counselor through the Aspen workflow process.
  • Upon receipt of confirmation, the local school counselor is responsible for informing students and sponsors of their enrollment status, obtaining signatures for the Online Summer School Student Agreement and reviewing applicable DoDEA summer school guidance published each year.

Course Selection

Students generally enroll in only one semester course during the summer program. For the 2021 summer school session, students who attended DVS full-time in SY 2020-21 with 5 or fewer classes will be allowed to take up to two semester credits (equaling 1 full credit) in summer school. Full year courses cannot be enrolled concurrently. Final course offerings and student enrollments will be subject to minimum course enrollments and course and staff availability.

Please download the course offerings for the DVHS Summer School Program 2021.


  • The DVHS Online Summer School Program generally begins mid-June and ends the first week of August.
  • Summer school courses compress eighteen weeks of work into the six week summer session. Three days of material are covered in a single four hour session. Missing one week of classwork (five days) is the equivalent of missing three weeks (fifteen days). Each course includes an assignment schedule with required due dates: tests and exams cannot be opened early. If you are planning on being absent for any time this summer, for example, for a family vacation or a camp, please contact our administration at or by phone at 703-630-1990 before beginning the class.  We are located on MCB Quantico in Virginia in the EDT time zone.

  • It is compatible with the majority of the DoDEA high school calendars.
  • Considerations are made for students enrolled in the DoDEA Americas schools, which may begin prior to the end of the summer school.
  • Requests for course schedule extensions may not be granted.

Student Responsibilities

Because students will be participating in the DVHS Online Summer School Program away from the local school environment, students must have access to a computer at home or another location with a stable internet connection for the entire length of the program. Students should also plan to devote, at a minimum, two to four hours each day per course (Monday-Friday) throughout the term. This dedicated time is necessary to allow students to be fully engaged in learning activities, submit assignments, and complete coursework.

Course Withdrawal

Requests for withdrawal from a summer school course must be submitted to the summer school email address provided on the student's () enrollment letter within five days of the start of the course.

  • Any enrolled student deemed inactive after the third day of the start of a course will be withdrawn by the DVHS staff.
  • Re-enrollment in an online summer school course after the start of a course is subject to DVHS administrative approval.
  • Any student deemed active beyond the fifth day of a course will receive an official grade on his or her transcript.
  • Any student who withdraws between the sixth and tenth day will receive a grade of WP (Withdrawn Passing) or WF (Withdrawn Failing).
  • No withdrawals will be processed after the tenth day of class.