Summer School 2017
When is summer school?
The 2017 summer session will run for five consecutive weeks, beginning Monday, June 19 and concluding Friday, July 21, 2017.
Why take summer courses?
•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 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 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 tutoring 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 2017 are not set until February 2017. For reference, costs for Summer 2016 were as follow: Tuition, room, board, allowance account, and expense account fees total $4,000; new students also paid a summer uniform fee of $525 (required), and had the option to purchase a Dell Student Computer and accompanying software for $965 (recommended) . If students require extra coursework for credit beyond the standard summer session class schedule, there is an additional fee. Full payment 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.