Summer School

students at computersHanover County Public Schools provides a variety of educational opportunities for students during the summer. The purpose of summer school is to enrich the education of students and to permit students to earn credits needed for graduation or promotion.

Summer school courses and programs are for Hanover residents only.

Elementary School

A limited number of students will be invited to attend the elementary school summer program. Students will be identified using criteria established at the division and school level. Please contact your school principal to learn more about the elementary school program.

Middle School

A limited number of students will be invited to attend middle school summer programs. Students will be identified using criteria established at the division and school level. Please contact your school principal to learn more about the middle school summer programs.

High School Courses

The 2024 high school summer school program is online and provides students the opportunity to earn credits needed for graduation, promotion, and courses for advancement. Students may enroll in only one course.

High school students eligible for summer remediation and credit recovery programs will be identified at the school level. Please contact your school principal for more information about summer remediation and credit recovery programs. 

Online Course Offerings

  • E152DL: English 9
  • E158DL: English 10
  • E163DL: English 11
  • E173DL: English 12
  • EPF100DL: Economics and Personal Finance
  • H468DL: Virginia and United States Government
  • M260DL: Algebra I
  • M263DL: Geometry
  • P651DL: Health/PE 9
  • P660DL: Health/PE 10 (This option will not include driver education)
    Note: If a student takes the online course for health and PE 10, the student would need to take on the responsibility both personally and financially to take driver education.

Virtual Virginia

Virtual Virginia’s summer session 2024 will also offer online courses for instruction in grades 6–12 and online enrichment courses for instruction in grades k–5. Enrollment will be available in multiple cohorts with different start and end dates.  

Students who want to take other courses are encouraged to visit the Virtual Virginia website and review summer course offerings. Your school counselor will assist with the registration process if interested. Again, regardless of provider, HCPS students can only take one course during the summer.

Online Course Considerations:

With help from your school counselor and parents, students should consider the following questions?

  • Am I self-motivated and disciplined? Students should be prepared to devote as much time to the online course as would be expected in a face-to-face course. (three to five hours per day).
  • Am I receptive to information through written or visual context as opposed to spoken communication with an instructor?
  • Am I able to self-advocate and troubleshoot to get my academic and technological needs met?
  • Do I have consistent access to the internet and a reliable laptop/desktop?

As an online summer school student, it is the family's responsibility to have access to reliable, high-speed internet to be successful. A Chromebook will be provided by HCPS. 


  • June 10–July 25: High School Summer School (Monday–Thursday)
  • June 10: 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Online Learning Virtual Orientation Meeting (required for all parents and students)
  • June 19: Holiday (No School)
  • July 4:  Holiday (No School)
  • July 24: Graduation Practice (4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at Mechanicsville High School)
  • July 25: Graduation (5:30 p.m. at Mechanicsville High School) 

Save the Date: Graduating Seniors

  • Graduation Practice: July 24 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. at MHS
  • Graduation: July 25 at 5:30 p.m.
  • Location: Mechanicsville High School



  • Registration must be completed online. No registrations will be accepted after the closing date of both online.
  • The cost of online summer school is $400 per course.  
  • Students may only enroll in one course.
  • The preferred payment method is Online School Payment (OSP)Directions for payment will be emailed after counselor approval of course request. Parents may also pay by check or cash. 
  • No refunds will be given after July 3, 2024.


Online learning students are required to attend the mandatory virtual meetings for orientation, weekly support, and any scheduled exams. Additionally students should expect to be working in their course daily through the week.

After July 3, 2024, students will receive an academic penalty for dropping a course.

All rules and expectations regarding student conduct will be reviewed with students at the virtual student orientation on June 10, 2024. 

For general questions about the secondary summer school program, please contact Principal Stacy Stanford via email or by calling (804) 365-8069.

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