Summer School 2018
Summer School is a tradition at Oak Hill Academy. It allows new students and families to explore a new approach to developing good academic and social habits, while offering a very practical opportunity for grade improvement. The 5-week summer session has been a starting point for many Oak Hill Academy students. And for current students who want more for themselves, it is a continuation of the momentum they experience during the regular school year. Overwhelmingly, students report that summer school at Oak Hill Academy is a great investment of time, and a fun way to spend part of their summer.
When is summer school?
The 2018 summer session will run for five consecutive weeks, beginning Monday, June 18 and concluding Friday, July 20, 2018.
Why attend summer school?
•To repeat courses to achieve credits needed for graduation.
•To repeat courses to improve your GPA and therefore your college admission possibilities.
•To take a new course to lighten a heavy academic load during the regular school year.
•To take a new course to get ahead in a subject area.
What are the advantages of summer school at Oak Hill?
•The session lasts only five weeks in the middle of summer allowing for vacation time.
•If you are an incoming student for fall, summer school provides an opportunity to adjust to your new environment.
•Students may repeat semesters of courses if needed instead of repeating an entire year.
•Oak Hill’s policy for repeating courses is a grade replacement. This means that when you repeat a course, only the second grade is calculated in your GPA.
•There is time set aside each night for study hall, and there is daily accountability for school work.
What classes are offered during summer school?
Students may select from a curriculum that includes most English, math, science, social studies, and Spanish classes that are offered during the regular school year.
How much time do students spend in class?
Students spend a total of 150 hours in the classroom during the summer term. Classes run from 7:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday.
How many classes can a student take during the summer session?
Students may take one new course (two new semesters—150 hours in class) or repeat two courses (four semesters—75 hours in class for each course). An additional option is to repeat four semesters in four different subjects.
For students who need more than the standard summer studies as described above, “tutoring” is offered in the afternoons. Tutoring refers to extra coursework in small classes with a 3:1 student-teacher ratio or less. Those students needing this additional credit will miss afternoon recreation and return to the school building after lunch to complete their coursework. Additional fees apply for such classes.
What activities are offered after classes?
Recreational activities are planned throughout the summer session. These may include hiking, canoeing, paintball, bowling, swimming, and movie trips. Students may also participate in the school’s horseback riding program, and have access to the weight room and athletic facilities on campus.
What is the tuition for the summer session?
Costs for Summer 2018 will not be set until late February. For reference, the costs for 2017 were as follow: Tuition, room, board, allowance account, and expense account fees totalled $4,000; new students also paid a summer uniform fee of $525 (required), and the Student Computer and Software Fee of $1015 (required) . If students require extra coursework for credit beyond the standard summer session class schedule, there is an additional fee. International students are asked to have an additional $2500 in expense funds on deposit. Full payment for all students is due by June 5.
How do students apply for the summer session?
Prospective students must submit an application for admission along with two recommendation forms and official school transcripts. An interview and campus tour are also recommended.