Important News From The Creek: 5/20/20



This is a reminder that we are currently in Time Slot 3.  Please read the information below closely regarding HS Credit Courses plus additional learning opportunities for all other classes:


5/6 – 6/12

New Learning for HCMS Students in Credit-Bearing Courses

Middle School students currently enrolled in a high-school credit-bearing course (click here to see list of courses) will engage in required* new learning experiences that will include essential missing content that would have been taught after March 13, 2020. This content will not be graded, however, there will be a denotation on the transcript that will be removed upon completion of the missing content/new learning modules. *Students who are unable to complete the modules during this window will have another opportunity in the 2020-21 school year. Students enrolled in a course with an associated verified credit (e.g., related SOL) who need the associated verified credit to meet graduation requirements and have received the standard credit will be awarded a Locally Awarded Verified Credit (LAVC). 

Please make sure your Cougar is checking in with their teacher and completing the assignments.


5/6 – 6/12

Review and Enrichment for All Other HCMS Students

All middle school students in grades 6-8 not in HS credit-bearing courses will be provided with continued optional opportunities for review and enrichment of content that was previously taught as well as content that would have been delivered (or introduced) in Marking Period 4. This will be delivered in Schoology by the current class teacher for classes in which the student was enrolled. Social-emotional learning modules will also be available.



HCPS Season 3 “Early Release” – Summer School Acceleration Opportunities

Please note: Additional information about remediation, credit recovery, and other summer opportunities will be coming soon!

Please contact your school counselor if you are interested in pursuing any courses for acceleration through Virtual Virginia not included on this list.


Online Economics & Personal Finance (EPF) through Longwood University

Who: Rising 9-12th grade students (For students in grades 9 or 10, a GPA of 2.75 or a GPA of 2.5 plus an acceptable level of math is required.)

Summer Session June 15 – July 11, 2020

*Students are required to take their final exam on Longwood University’s campus.

Registration: Now – June 14, 2020

Tuition: $415

Register at 

Contact: (p) 434.395.2835


Economics and Personal Finance is a 4-week rigorous and mathematically intensive course covering economics and personal finance that may require students to spend up to 6 hours per day in order to be successful. The course satisfies the state’s economics and personal finance requirement as well as the online experience and certification requirements for high school graduation. The W!SE Financial Literacy Certification exam is administered in the course. Students will receive 3 hours of college credit for this class.

Required course text: Personal Finance, Turning Money Into Wealth, 7th edition (an earlier edition can be purchased for cost savings)

Required course calculator: Any graphing or financial calculator (Texas Instruments BAII+ is recommended).



Online Acceleration courses through Virtual Virginia

Summer Session: June 17- July 28, 2020


Registration: May 20 – June 17, 2020

Tuition: $375 per person, per course. 

Register by contacting your school’s Registrar


Who: Self-motivated and task-driven students in rising 8-12th grades who are driven to spend 4-6 hours per day working online may register to take one of the following courses for acceleration:

  • Spanish I, II, III, IV
    • French I, II, III, IV
    • Latin I, II, III


Self-motivated and task-driven students in rising 9-12th grades who have met prerequisites and are driven to spend 4-6 hours per day working online may register to take one of the following courses for acceleration:

  • Geometry
  • US/VA History
  • English 12
  • Government
  • Earth Science,
  • Economics & Personal Finance (EPF)


Stay safe and have a great day!!!