The Scholars Program offers students in grades 9 – 12 a more intense academic option. The offerings in this program are mostly credit bearing and can be taken in place of courses during the academic year. Other courses can be taken to build the skills and confidence necessary for students to succeed in advanced courses the following year. Through Summer Connections, we help you get ready for the rigorous subjects you plan to take in the future, be it during high school or college. A number of students who register for scholars classes use the summer coursework as an opportunity to build a bridge/review for AP classes and SAT Subject Tests. For additional math, writing or English courses for grades 5-8, please see the Junior Scholars Program. The Scholars classes may also be combined with any number of the weekly elective sports enrichment or athletic camps offered through our program to give students the opportunity to have a variety of experiences over the course of their time with us – see Enrichment for descriptions of the options.
Scholars Advancement Courses
Advancement Courses are intense and enable a student to complete a full year’s work in a few weeks. Students wishing to accelerate their studies may apply for credit to fulfill graduation requirements or may use the course to fulfill prerequisites for more advanced courses. Students may only take one course for advancement and should expect to do two to four hours of homework daily. Evaluations consist of the letter grades A, B, C, D and F. Interim grades and comments will be mailed on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. Final grades and comments will be mailed on Friday, August 9.
No credit will be granted to a student who is absent more than three days for any reason. Repeated tardiness will result in the loss of academic credit and/or a lower grade. The Independence Day holiday will be observed on Thursday, July 4 and Friday, July 5. No classes will be held on these days to celebrate the national holiday. Since the teachers are able to adjust their lessons to deliver the same experience in that week as any other week, the prices are not adjusted. The fee is based on the course offering and not a per diem cost.