What is Academic Recovery? Common Questions Answered

What is Academic Recovery

What is academic recovery? Academic recovery is the process of recovering necessary credits to graduate from high school or a higher learning institution. Whether you failed a class, scored lower than you would have liked, or need to re-obtain some credits after spending time away from school, credit recovery is a straightforward solution for getting the necessary credits you need to complete your studies.

There are many reasons why students may need academic recovery services. Some students may simply fall behind due to extenuating circumstances such as illness or family issues that prevent them from attending classes regularly or completing assignments on time. Others may experience difficulties with course content, leading them to struggle with their grades and subsequently fail courses without passing them. The following are some of the most common questions asked about academic recovery.

Common Questions About Academic Recovery

I Didn’t Do Well in This Class the First Time – How Can I Do Better This Time?

If you did not perform well in a class the first time around, don’t be discouraged! There are several paths to improving your grades and making up for the lost time. The first step in improving your grades is deciding what type of help you need. 

When you take a test, focus on the topics you didn’t do well on. If you did well on specific assignments the first time, you would likely repeat that success. Instead, take the time to improve upon the areas you struggled with most. Communicate with your teacher about how much support you need and when you would like to meet with them or receive additional resources for studying and preparing for exams.

Are There Credit Recovery Options for Electives?

Credit recovery programs are designed to help students who have struggled with their coursework and fallen behind on credits. These programs can benefit adults who need to make up credits to graduate or transfer to another institution. 

Most academic recovery programs will offer common-core classes to recover credits, and some will also provide this for electives. If you need to recover elective credits, be sure to carefully look at an adult high school’s credit recovery options to ensure that you will be able to retake electives through their institution.

Can Credit Recovery Be Done on an Individual Basis?

Academic recovery programs can be offered on an individual basis or as part of a full diploma curriculum. If you only need to recover credits for one or a small handful of classes, consider looking for a school that offers this option.

When Are Academic Recovery Classes Offered?

Academic recovery classes can be taken during any part of the school year. However, the summer is often a great time to pursue recovery classes, as summer classes are often smaller and allow for more access to teachers.

Can Academic Recovery Be Done at Multiple Schools?

Recovering credits between different schools can be tricky business. If you’re currently enrolled in a local high school and want to go back and earn credits through an online program like Citizens, we’ve got good news: it’s possible! 

Generally, about 75-100% of credits transfer between your high school and an online program like ours. To ensure that credit transfer is accepted, contact both your previous institution and our enrollment faculty to ensure that you can complete the credit recovery program with our online classes.

Can I Work At My Own Pace to Recover Credits?

The answer to this question will depend on the school that you choose. Our classes at Citizen’s High School are designed to last 16 weeks, but they can be completed in as little as 28 days. 

You can determine the frequency within the 16-week timeframe. If you’re taking a course at another institution and want to know whether or not you can work at your own pace, it’s best to ask your instructor or contact the school directly for more information.

Start Recovering Credits Today

At Citizens High School, we are committed to helping every student succeed regardless of his or her background or circumstances. You don’t need any previous experience to enroll in our program; we will help you discover everything required to complete your studies successfully!

Our customizable, fully-accredited learning environment allows students to progress at their own pace. We offer individualized support and curriculum-based learning, year-round classes, and resources to help you succeed in your chosen career path. If you are ready to start recovering credits today, contact us directly at 800-736-4723 or fill out our contact form below.

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