Kirkwood High school offers an Extended School Year program (ESY) for its students during the month of June. The program consists of credit recovery and credit enhancement courses. You may enroll in either credit recovery or credit enhancement-not both. Both programs require strict attendance-lack of attendance will result in students being dropped from the course. 

    Credit Recovery

    Credit recovery courses are designed for students who fail a core class (Social Studies, Math, English, & Science) and must retake the class to meet a graduation requirement. Courses run 4 hours in length for 16 days.  

    The dates for Credit Recovery are May 29th through June 18th. This would include the following Fridays - 5/31, 6/7 and 6/14. 

    If you are enrolled in Credit Recovery, you are ineligible to take Credit Enhancement courses. 

    Credit Enhancement

    Kirkwood ESY Enhancement Courses 

    • KHS will be offering Lifetime Fitness, Health and Personal Finance.
    • Health, Personal Finance and Lifetime Fitness will be ONLINE ONLY for credit enhancement through KHS. Students will take the courses online, via Schoology. These courses will be taught by KSD teachers, using Kirkwood School District curriculum. 
    • Use the link below to sign up for a Kirkwood Enhancement Course.
    • Dates for the Kirkwood Enhancement courses are 5/28 through 6/25.
    • Rising Freshmen (Class of 2028) can NOT take Personal Finance.


    REMINDER: Credit enhancement – Students who have not failed a core course can take a credit enhancement class. Any student enrolled in credit recovery is ineligible to take a credit enhancement course. You may only enroll in 1 credit hour (2 courses) during ESY. 

    Priority for enrollment is given to rising senior students who need the course for graduation.  Enrollment is based on graduation year and time stamp. Students can take one course for ½ credit or two courses for 1 credit. 

    Launch Classes 2024 

    If you wish to take a course through Springfield Public Schools and their Launch program, you must sign up through KHS ENHANCEMENT SIGN UP link from above.


    Launch Summer 2024 course offerings 



    Students will have ten days (not including Saturdays and Sundays) to drop a PeLA or Launch class. Per KHS drop policy, if students drop after 10 days, they will receive an F in the class and that grade will be transcripted. 


    June 11th, 2024, at 11:59 pm, is the last day to drop a PeLA class for no penalty. 

    June 14th, 2024, at 11:59 pm, is the last day to drop a June LAUNCH class for no penalty.

    July 19th, 2024, at 11:59 pm, is the last day to drop a July LAUNCH class for no penalty. 

    To drop a summer PeLA or Launch class, students must email the following people: