BHS 2022 Summer School Offerings

The Bolivar High School Summer School Program is for Bolivar students who will be in grades 9-12 during the upcoming school year. Each summer course (with the exception of Freshman P.E.) is worth one half of a high school credit. This equals one semester during the regular school year. For the Summer 2022 session, classes are offered both in-person and online. To enroll in summer school, students must sign up using the link provided below.


  • Students may take up to two online courses (1/2 credit each) unless they are taking Freshman PE (1 credit).

  • Students who wish to take any of the Fitness courses can schedule it in addition to 2 online courses or Freshmen PE.

  • Students taking Course Completion must fill out the required special Course Completion Questionnaire during the online application process (Class failed, year it was taken, semester to be made up, teacher of failed course, and percentage grade earned for that class).

  • Breakfast and Lunch is provided at no cost for all students.

  • Students are not allowed to miss in-person classes and must work diligently within online courses to keep up with the curriculum.

  • Students must follow all regular school policies, including dress code.

  • Building Hours: 7:45 am to 2:45 pm.

  • Courses without sufficient enrollment numbers will not be offered.

  • Students who do not complete Summer School will receive a failing grade (no “dropping” classes).

  • Freshman P.E. is a full day course for all 20 days (due to 1 full credit given for the course).

  • Contact summer school director, Ron Owens, with questions regarding summer school (

Enrollment Instructions

Students can enroll by completing the following form below using their Bolivar student email account. Only student school email accounts ( will be eligible to enroll. Students may only register once. If changes are needed, please contact Mr. Owens or Ms. Darby.




In-Person Classes

Freshmen Physical Education

This is a required course for all freshmen during the school year unless taken during summer school. All students will be able to identify and apply rules of play, skill techniques and basic game strategies in a variety of individual, dual and team sports. Several local field trips may be taken during the twenty days of this course. Male students will be taught by Coach Bandy. Female students will be taught by Coach Berry.

Please note: Many students wrote down on their enrollment form for the 2022-23 school year that they planned to take PE during summer school. That does not enroll students in the course for summer--that was for planning purposes for next year. Please be sure to do the summer school application if you plan to take PE in summer school.

  • 1 credit, Grades 9-12

  • Graduation Requirement

  • June 1 - June 28, 8:00am to 2:30pm

Fitness: Athletic Conditioning/Weights-Coach Johnson

This course will provide students with opportunities to develop a planned program of physical conditioning and wellness. Areas of emphasis include strength development, cardiovascular conditioning, speed training, and nutrition. Activities include calisthenics, rope jumping, distance running, short sprints, agilities, plyometrics, weight lifting, and other various physical education activities.

Contact Coach Johnson for additional information.

Sessions are held on Mon, Wed, and Thu, from 6:30-7:45am throughout June & July.

Cardio Fitness-Coach Bandy

Students will focus on cardiovascular fitness and the health benefits that result with that endeavor. Daily runs, cardio Cross Fit workouts, muscular system flexibility including range of motion, dynamic/static stretching techniques and nutrition/diet will be covered. Each student will create a fitness plan based on the essential components of the class. Daily exercise routines will be tailored to individual students. All are welcome….from the advanced athlete to those looking to begin an exercise program.

A+ Tutoring-Mrs. Glasgow

This course is offered to help A+ students work toward their 50 hours of required tutoring. Students will tutor younger students at the Primary School, the Intermediate School, or the Middle School.

  • ½ credit, Grades 10-12

  • 12 ½ A+ virtual hours during summer

  • One Session - 6/1 to 6/28

  • For more information, email

Summer School Math - Mrs. Holt

This class is only for students who failed SECOND semester math (Algebra 1, Geometry or Algebra 2) during the 21-22 school year. Students who successfully complete the Summer School Math course will receive their 1/2 math credit and will be able to enroll in the next math class. This class will be a seated course and will not be available online.

  • 1/2 credit
  • One Session - June 1-14

Course Completion - Mr. Bayless & Mrs. Gooding

This course is designed for students who have failed a class in one of the following subject areas – Science, English, or Social Studies. Students will utilize a credit recovery software program to complete a minimum of 15 objectives in the subject area they are attempting to complete. Students will also be given assignments and tests from their textbook and may complete a research paper. This course is only open to students that have failed a previous course by no more than twenty percent (40-59%).

  • ½ or 1 credit, Grades 10-12

  • English, Science & Social Studies (If course failed during prior semesters)

  • Check with your counselor for eligibility

  • May take this course for 1 or 2 failed core semester classes. If taking this course for 2 failed courses, select it twice on the application.

  • One Session - 6/1 to 6/28

Hybrid Course - Online & In-Person Components

Drivers Education-Mr. Wells (Online & In-Person Course)

This course is designed for students who are at least 15 years old and do not yet have their driver's license. The course consists of an online driving education component as well as a hands on driving component. Students will be scheduled with specific driving times with the Driver's Education instructor and up to two other students. The driving times will vary and may be scheduled as early as 7am and may extend into evening hours. On occasion, weekend hours are also scheduled.

  • ½ credit, Must be age 15 by June 1st

  • Online and Driving component June 1-30

Online Classes

American Government - Mr. Rothdiener (Online Course)

Yes! It is fun to take government in the summer…but why?

Activities Include:

Design a Government - You think it’s easy? Assume the role of “founding fathers and mothers” and give government design a try with your peers. Can you improve our form of government? Create a power point presentation and persuade the class that you have the best design.

Earning a meaningful credit in a short period of time – By Missouri law, you must take this course to graduate. By taking government in the summer, you will have more room in your schedule for other elective classes you may want to take.

This course will be offered to students in grades 10-12 who have a 3.0 GPA or higher. This is a required course to graduate and students will be required to come in to the school to take the EOC test at the end of each session to receive credit.

This course is offered as optional dual credit with SBU. Dual credit applications will be distributed the first week of class for those students wanting to receive college hours for this course. The total cost of the class is $225 if a student wants the college credits (3 credit hours--POL 1113) and must be paid in full with the application if a student chooses to take the course for college credits. If a student is on free/reduced lunches, the cost is free.

  • ½ credit, Grades 10-12

  • Graduation Requirement, EOC test required to be taken in person at end of session

  • Two Sessions: 6/1 to 6/14 and 6/15 to 6/28

  • Dual College Credit Available

Personal Finance-Mrs. Clift (Online Course)

This course is offered online through Canvas. This course will help students learn how to manage their money. They will learn how to make proper financial decisions, prepare a budget, understand taxes, evaluate insurance, explore investment options, and promote intelligent spending, saving, and use of credit. The students will construct a personal/savings plan based on short and long-term goals. They will analyze how career choice, education, skills, and economic conditions affect income. Students should expect to spend all 4 summer school weeks on Personal Finance coursework. Students are not required to be on campus during their assigned Personal Finance Online class. This is a Graduation Requirement course. 3.0 GPA requirement

  • ½ credit, Grades 10-12

  • Graduation Requirement

  • One Session - 6/1 to 6/28

Health-Mr. Bandy (Online Course)

The purpose of Family and Individual Health is for students to recognize the importance of physical, social and mental wellness. The health class prepares students to understand health/wellness with special emphasis on nutrition, mental, social and physical health, the prevention of illness, basic care of the ill, life-management skills as well as risk-reduction skills and how these behaviors can improve the quality of life and life expectancy. The Family/Individual Health high school semester course will meet the one-half unit health requirement in the high school curriculum classification standard. Daily walks and every other day body weight exercises are required if you take this class.

  • ½ credit, Grades 9-12

  • Graduation Requirement

  • One Session - 6/1 to 6/28

Launch Online-Springfield Public Schools (Online Courses)

Launch is an online course offering through Springfield Public Schools. For more information about Launch, visit or email

Each 1/2 credit class is either June 6-17 (2 weeks), June 20-30 (2 weeks), or can be spread out over a month June 6-30.

  • 1/2 credit, Grades 10-12
  • June 6-30 (note date differences from BHS Summer School dates)

Courses offered through Launch (see their website above for additional listings and course information):

  • Fine Arts Appreciation 1: Music (Fine Art)

  • Fine Arts Appreciation 2: Art (Fine Art)

  • Professional Math (Math)

  • Psychology (Social Studies)

  • World Geography (Social Studies)

  • American Civil War (Social Studies)

  • American Baseball History (Social Studies)

  • Psychology of the Holocaust (Social Studies)

  • Economics (Social Studies)

  • Earth Science (Science)

  • Astronomy (Science)

  • Lifetime Fitness (PE)

  • Digital Communications (Practical Art)

  • Computer Applications (Practical Art)

  • ACT Prep (Elective)

  • Creative Writing 1 (Elective)

  • Volunteerism (Elective)

  • Introductory Speech (Elective)

  • Hunter & Boat Safety (Elective)

  • French (Elective)

  • Japanese (Elective)

  • Film as Literature 1 (Elective)

  • Reading (Elective)