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Credit & Grade Recovery Options

‘D/F’ Grades

Please be aware of the following:

  • ‘D/F’ grades impact 4-year college eligibility
  • ‘F’ grades impact high school graduation

MVHS Credit Recovery and Remediation Guidelines:

  • If you earn a 'D/F' you will have the options to repeat the course at MVHS:
    • Full term class (10 credits) on a space-available basis
    • Semester only (5 credits) by approved exception on a space-available basis
  • Students will be given one opportunity to retake a class that they failed on the MVHS campus if space is available and the schedule can be properly accommodated.
  • If a student fails a class twice on the MVHS Campus they must retake the course though Edgenuity, Adult Education credit recovery program, or other MVHS approved accredited institutions. Written contact and/or Off Campus Approval Forms must be completed in advance.
  • If a student fails a class on the MVHS campus and is not successful in the completion of the Edgenuity credit recovery course at MVHS, they must complete the course off campus through the Adult Education credit recovery program or other MVHS approved accredited institution. Off Campus Approval Forms mist be completed in advance.

Remediation Options

Remediation within Mission Vista High School:

 Edgenuity is the district’s online curriculum program

  • Is a scheduled class; attendance required
  • Student is also expected to:
    • Work outside of classroom on assignments
    • Seek out support as necessary from on campus subject area teachers
  • Provide parent with username / password information to help monitor progress

    Remediation with Outside Charter and Online Schools:

    These schools are not affiliated with the Vista Unified School District. These options are listed below without implied or intended endorsement. All aspects of involvement (scheduling, communications, fees) along with verifying course approval ('a-g', college, NCAA, etc.) are the responsibility of the student & their family. You must have classes pre-approved using the VUSD Off Campus Course Approval Form.  Students should discuss plans with their assigned counselor prior to enrollment in the course.

    • BYU Online High School
      • Fee based, one year to complete; proctored final
      • Available as Teacher-Led, Online, or Paper

    Remediation with Community College:


    High school students may consider taking community college courses for high school credit (with some classes counting as college prep). However, you must have classes pre-approved using the VUSD Off Campus Course Approval Form. Be aware that there will be a cost to take the class. In addition to the VUSD paperwork, each college has its own registration process, forms, and assessment tests to be allowed to enroll. Course opportunities may be limited. If considering Community College, please first contact the college for their enrollment requirements and course options:



    2017-01-18 MVHS Counseling

How to improve my grade:

  • Discusses problems or challenges with each teacher
    • Ask for help / Bring up questions during or after class / Attend tutorials
  • Take advantage of MVHS Tutoring Services
    • Request Peer Tutoring support through CSF<>
    • Speak with your teachers about tutoring that they might offer throughout the week
    • Freshman - Participate in the Link Crew Sponsered 'Cookie and Cram' before MidTerms and Finals
  • Use a Progress Report Form <>
  • Review Counseling’s “Student Path to Success” <>
  • Review topic specific improvement strategies <>
  • Invest time in Naviance
    • System for matching high school progress to college and career opportunities
      • Can improve student focus and academic intention
        • “about me” tab for self­awareness and interests surveys
      • Use results to fine tune course requests
      • Get a head start on the right college, the right major, the right career
  • See your Counselor <>
  • Be involved with your school <>