2022 - 2023 PUHSD Credit Recovery Syllabus

Last Updated: 10/18/2022 5:29 PM

Class Overview

  • Students will be assigned to credit recovery by their counselor to make-up credits for a class they have previously earned a “D” or an “F.”
  • This program is designed to give students the opportunity to prove their knowledge and pass the course without having to attend a full semester of direct instruction all over again.
  • A student account will be activated by a Plato teacher when the student is first assigned the course by their counselor. 
  • The work that students will do is found within the Plato courseware and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.  
  • Focus and determination is the key to getting the work finished.
  • Students will work on one course at a time in Plato. Working on one course at a time allows students to finish a course in a timely manner.  Once a student finishes a course, they may begin another course in Plato if they have more credits to recover and/or they desire to work on grade enhancement.
  • Students will have one semester to complete any course started in Plato credit recovery.  Failure to do so may result in the restarting of the course from the beginning. Remember that every lesson a student completes is one step closer to finishing a course!


Notes are not required. However, students are encouraged to take notes on all tutorials within their course. Many courses have guided notes that can be utilized. Also, some tutorials may show as exempt based on the results from the unit pretests. Students are encouraged to still review those exempted tutorials before taking the unit post tests.

Academic Integrity

Cheating in any form will not be tolerated.  The following is a partial list of what may constitute cheating:

  1. Use of the internet while taking any test 
  2. Using another student’s Plato notes 
  3. Copying test questions and/or answers from any Plato test
  4. Logging in as another student
  5. Plagiarizing other’s material
  6. Copy/pasting/screenshotting Plato materials to any other source
  7. Talking or any type of communication with another student during any Plato test

These actions are not acceptable and in some cases may be illegal. One or more of the following consequences may occur:

1st offense: warning (this syllabus may serve as the first warning) and a zero on the activity and/or test 
2nd offense: student will earn a zero on the activity and/or test and will receive a referral 
3rd offense: removal from the program for one grading period and/or have the course restarted from the beginning
4th offense: permanent removal from the PUHSD Plato program with all completed work voided

Testing Procedure

Students must take pre, post, and end of semester tests with their credit recovery teacher.  These tests may not be taken at home. During testing, all cell phones must be out of sight. Students who are caught on any website that is not Plato/Edmentum will receive an automatic zero for the test and a referral. (See Academic Integrity section for more information). 

General Lesson Flow    

  • Unit Pretests - Pretests will be locked and must be done in the credit recovery lab/classroom setting with the student’s assigned teacher. Pretests are optional but can exempt the student from one or more lessons within the unit if they achieve mastery on the pretest. Pretests must be done prior to starting the unit, they will not be unlocked if the unit has been started. 
  • Tutorials/Mastery Tests - Students may complete unit components in any location with internet access. If a student fails a mastery test they may retake it by rewatching the tutorial. This will unlock the mastery test so that the student can redo it for a higher score.
  • Unit Post Tests - Post tests will be locked and must be done in the credit recovery lab/classroom setting with the student’s assigned Plato teacher.
  • Discussions/Unit Activities/Course Activities - Discussions, Unit Activities, and Course Activities are found in most units. These are all mandatory.
  • End of Semester Exam (EOS) - The EOS exam will be locked and must be done in the credit recovery lab/classroom setting with the student’s assigned Plato teacher.


Once students have completed the EOS in a Plato lab session, they need to notify the teacher who will then calculate the course grade based on the following weights.

Grading Weights (Percentages)

The following grading weights apply to most courses in Plato.  Please see your teacher for the final grading scale for your specific course.

  ELA Math Science PE Health Social
Elective CTE Essentials
Discussions 5 5 5 5 NA 5 10 10 NA
Tutorial + Mastery Tests (Module) 15 15 15 15 20 25 25 25 80
Unit and/or Course Activities 30 10 10 15 15 20 45 45 NA
Post Test 35 50 45 40 40 35 10 10 NA
EOS Tests 15 20 25 25 25 15 10 10 20

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