Alternative Programs & Credits

  • Working in conjunction with our district, Tempe Union offers the below listed alternative programs. These programs allow students additional flexibility in course selections and credit-earning opportunities. Students behind in credits, looking to get ahead, needing to retake a course, and/or want to engage in courses not offered at the site are encouraged to investigate the coursework offered at one of our alternative programs.

    TUHSD Summer Education Academy (Summer School)

    TUHSD Summer Edu Academy Logo Our district's traditional summer school program allows students to take a course or remediate classes in which they were not successful the first time. Typically, Summer School is held at one of our seven district high schools for about four hours each morning, Monday through Friday. 14 days sessions are offered, each equating to a semester of work in a course during the regular school year. Since it is an optional program, fees apply. Registration takes place each March in the Counseling Office. Learn more by clicking the icon.

    Tempe Union Online

    The Tempe Union High School District’s Tempe Union Online program offers students online learning opportunities to provide flexibility for personalized student success. Students work with their teachers in a virtual online environment to study and complete all coursework at their own pace in an asynchronous learning environment.

    TUOL students receive one-on-one instructional support and tutoring from highly qualified, certified teachers. Students also have access to Online Learning Labs at every Tempe Union campus where computers are available for student use in a supervised classroom lab setting. Final exams for all courses must be taken in person at a designated district location and will be proctored by district assigned staff. All courses are aligned to the Arizona Standards and curriculum standards of the District.

    Important: ALL classes/courses taken outside of a student’s regular schedule MUST have prior approval. ALL students wishing to take a class off-campus must visit their school counselor to pick up an Alternative Credit Form, have it signed and approved. Failure to do this will result in the denial of outside credit placed on transcripts.

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