STEM High School

Summer Program - June 2 - July 10, 2020

For the last nine years, DPIE has excelled at offering accelerated year-long courses in a six-week, five hour per day format and Dublin students have done extremely well in the program.  Due to the continuing changes we are facing due to COVID-19, we have decided this year after recommendations from parents, discussions with the DUSD and Dublin High School to offer our summer academy in a online distance learning format.  

Our obligation to the school district is that we teach Dublin High School courses as they are designed by the DUSD. Therefore, we asked our lead teachers for each course to design an online distance learning format that would provide the greatest opportunity for students to learn, succeed and to prepare them for the next course level.  Below is the list of courses that we are offering this summer.  Click on each subject to see the detailed distance course outline.

DPIE Offering Online Tutoring Support

We are pleased to announce that during the 2020 Distance Learning DPIE Summer Academy, we will be providing DHS HUB tutoring services to our enrolled students.  We realize that online distant learning is different to our traditional Summer Academy and we want to help our students succeed, therefore, we are offering this tutoring service at no additional cost.

Who can use the Tutoring Service?   We have broken our enrolled students into 2 groups: 

  1. Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Pre-Calculus and Math Course 3 Students
  2. Geometry Students

When?   All sessions are Monday - Friday from 4 - 6pm starting now, through to the end of Summer Academy.

How to gain access?    The tutoring service is via Webex calls.  All students should have received an email from either DPIE or Jean Josey of the Hub with the Webex Link.  If you have not received your link, please email and let her know which subject course you are enrolled in.

We hope you will all be patient with us as our teachers gain their footing in this world of distance learning and thank you to all of you for your support.


Following Dublin School District Board approval on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020, DPIE will be offering the new Advanced Algebra and Advanced Geometry to their course offerings this summer.

If you sent in an approval form early and your child has been approved to take Algebra 1 or Geometry with us, they will automatically be placed into Advanced Algebra or Advanced Geometry for the summer of 2020.

Summer Program Dates & Times

  • Dates: Six weeks - June 2 to July 10, 2020.

  • Venue: Online.

  • Class times: 8:30am to 1:30pm

  • First Semester
    Week 1: June 2 - 5
    Week 2: June 8 - 12
    Week 3: June 15 - 18 (NO class on Friday, June 19)

  • Second Semester
    Week 4: June 22 - 25 (NO class on Friday, June 26)
    Week 5: June 29 - July 2 (NO class on Friday, July 3)
    Week 6: July 6 - July 10 (Final Exams Friday, July 10)

Who Can Enroll in the DPIE Summer Program?

Dublin Students – Dublin students who have met the prerequisites and grade criteria for math and science courses and have been approved by Dublin High School may enroll in DPIE Summer courses. Upon successful completion of the course, students will receive Credit for the course on their DHS transcript.

Students enrolling in DPIE Physical Education and Elective courses do not need to get Pre-approved and may enroll online as soon as enrollment opens on January 24th. Students who want to take DPIE course for enrichment or exposure only may also enroll on January 24th without prior approval.

Non-Dublin Students – If you attend school outside of the Dublin School district, you may enroll in our classes for enrichment purposes only. You may only receive credit for successfully completing a course with us if your current school district approves you to take the course with us for credit.  You will have to check with the Educational Services department in your school district to learn what process they have for getting outside classes approved.

How do I get Approval to take a course in the DPIE summer program? 

Dublin students who want to take a math or science course for credit must be pre-approved by Dublin High  in order to have the course and grade added to their transcript.  The Dublin High School approval proess is paperless and approvals must be submitted online by utilizing the approval link below.  Click on the link and complete the information asked and then submit your request.

Online Approval Link for Math - LIVE 

Online Approval Link for Science - LIVE

The online approval requests are submitted to the Head of Maths and Science Departments at Dublin High School.  You will be notified via email of your approval or denial after all first semester grades have been added to student transcripts.  We anticipate these emails to begin after January 27, 2020.

Students enrolling in Physical Education courses DO NOT need prior aproval and may enroll straight away. (Click here for course information and to enroll).

Cost of High School Programs
– Enroll Early and Save

 All 6-week, year-long Summer high school courses

  • $980 – January 29th to February 29th
  • $1,030 – March 1st to March 31st
  • $1,080 – April 1st to June 3rd

3-week semester courses

  • $490 – January 29th to February 29th
  • $515 – March 1st to March 31st
  • $540 – April 1st to June 3rd for 1st semester and June 21st for second semester

What are the pre-requisites and grade criteria required for approvals?

Math Pre-Requisites and Grade Criteria

*NOTE: Students may only take one Algebra based course for acceleration through DPIE. They can take either Algebra 1 or Algebra 2/Trigonometry in DPIE, but they cannot take both classes through any Summer program.

** Math students who do not earn the minimum grade requirements to have their grades automatically added to their high school transcript and move on to the next course level, may appeal  to have their grades counted and to move onto the next course level by completing the Dublin High School Waiver form. As a convenience, the Waiver form will be distributed by DPIE via email to the families of all math students enrolled in the Academy during the last week of the summer session. The waivers can be turned into your DPIE math teacher and they will be collected and given to the head of the DHS Math Department for review.

Science Pre-Requisites & Grade Criteria


  • Student must be entering grades 9 or 10 in the Fall (2020 – 2021 school year).
  • Students wanting to enroll in this class must have a strong “B” or better in both their current science and English classes.

Note: Students enrolling in the Biomedical Academy must take this class during the regular school year and cannot take this class in the Summer.

Honors Chemistry

  • Successful completion of or concurrently enrolled in Alg.2/Trig class.
  • Successful completion of Biology.

Physical Education and Elective Courses

  • Students who want to enroll in Physical Education or Elective programs do not need prior approval from the high school and may register as soon as registration opens on January 29, 2020.
  • Physical Education credit earned during the Summer counts toward the completion of the Sophomore PE requirement and does not satisfy the requirement of Physical Education for Freshman. This means all freshman will be required to take Physical Education in their Freshman year.

DHS Math Department Waiver Form Link HERE - OPEN 15th - 22nd JULY ONLY


A. Students in Adv. Algebra 1 or Adv. Geometry who earn a "B+" (86.5%) or better in each semester.
B. Students in Advanced Algebra 2 or Pre Calculus who earn a "B" (82.5%) or better in each semester.

A. Students in Adv. Algebra 1 or Adv. Geometry who did not earn a "B+" or better grade in each semester will need to complete a waiver form.
B. Students in Adv. Algebra 2 or PreCalculus who did not earn a "B" or better grade in each (both) semesters

* Any student who earns a qualifying grade in one semester but not both, will need to submit the waiver form in order to have the class added to your students high school transcript and move on to the next course. As an example, if a student earns a "B+" (86.5%) or better grade in the first semester and a "B-" in semester 2, that student will need to submit a waiver form if they want approval to have the grades added to their transcript and move onto the next course.

Generally speaking, Dublin high school approves waivers for students who earned grades of "B-" or above for each semester. If they are approved, their DPIE grades will be added to their transcript, they will be issued 10 credits toward the graduation requirement their grade will be counted in their high school gpa and students will be advanced to the next course in the fall.

It will be up to the high school to decide if they will allow you to add any "C" grade to your student's transcript and move to the next course level in the fall. However, because Adv. Algebra 1 and Advanced Algebra 2 are considered to be foundational classes for the math program, "C" grades are not likely to be accepted for those two courses.

A student who earns "C" grades in Geometry, may be allowed to move on to the next course level, but those students are generally added to Algebra 2 in the fall semester and not into Adv. Algebra 2.

All students earning a "B-" (79.6%) or higher grade in Science and PE classes this summer will automatically have their grades added to their transcript. If your child earns a "C" grade of any kind in the summer program and you want that grade added to your student's transcript, please use the waiver form link to submit your waiver request as well.

Students who meet the criteria for advancement as outlined by Dublin High School will automatically have their grades added to their Dublin High Transcript. If your child earned a qualifying grade in each semester and you don't want the grade uploaded to his/her transcript. Please email Ms. Velez at to let her know.

Students whose waiver request are approved will also have their grades added to their transcripts and advanced to the next class in the fall

DHS Math Department Waiver Form Link HERE - OPEN 15th - 22nd JULY ONLY