FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Intersessions are designed to serve approximately 20 percent of students with a maximum teacher/student ratio of 1:15. Since intersessions are shorter than a typical summer session, we expect to have more teachers who are interested in teaching a remediation or enrichment class during an intersession. The District is also currently seeking feedback from teachers via survey to determine how many teachers would be interested in teaching during an intersession. So far, that feedback has indicated there is considerable interest among teachers who would like to teach during intersessions. Teachers who choose to teach during an intersession will earn additional pay.
No, teachers are not required to teach during an intersession.
Students who are enrolled in Advanced Placement courses will follow the District's modified academic calendar. AP teachers may choose to offer a boot-camp type learning experience for students prior to AP testing.
How will the modified academic calendar impact Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment courses included Early Honors?
Students who are enrolled in Dual Credit/Dual Enrollment courses that are taught during the school day on the campus of SHS will follow the District's modified academic calendar.
Students who are enrolled in DC/DE courses that are NOT taught on campus at SHS will follow the academic calendar of the school offering the course which is the current practice.
Support staff, including cafeteria staff and bus drivers, who are needed for intersession operations, such as meal service and transportation, will earn additional pay.
Yes, teachers will earn additional pay during intersessions.
Teachers can earn up to $1400 for the fall intersession and up to $875 for the spring intersession in addition to their annual contractual salary of 187 days. Teachers will be paid $35 per hour for 5 hours each day which includes 4 hours of instruction and 1 hour of planning each day of intersession.
Will a modified calendar impact graduating seniors who plan to enroll in higher education for summer school?
No. The District will have some flexibility with senior privilege and graduation to allow seniors who have met graduation requirements to move forward with their plans to begin summer school at an institution of higher learning immediately following graduation.
How will a modified calendar impact high school seniors who are accepted into the MSU Early Honors College program?
Seniors who are accepted into the MSU Early Honors College program already attend classes at MSU based on the academic calendar for the University.
If I choose to work during an intersession, will my intersession pay count toward annual income for PERS?
Yes, any additional pay earned during intersessions will be included in your annual income and reported to PERS for your retirement.
Teachers who choose to teach during intersessions will earn $35 per hour. Teachers may earn up to $1400 for the fall intersession and $875 for the spring intersession in addition to their annual contractual salary for the 187 days.