Summer School 2020
Summer School is a tradition at Oak Hill Academy. It allows students and families to explore a new approach to developing good academic and social habits, while offering a very practical opportunity for grade improvement. For current OHA students who have begun to want more for themselves, Summer School 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 2020 summer session will run for five consecutive weeks, tentatively beginning Monday, June 22 and concluding Friday, July 24, 2020.
Why take summer courses?
•To improve GPA by repeating courses, thereby broadening college options
•To improve one’s foundation in core subject areas in order to be more ready for college
•To lighten a heavy academic load for the following school year by taking a new course
•To get ahead in a subject area by taking a new course
•To achieve credits needed for graduation
•To take advantage of our college lab, where juniors can work on college applications
in the afternoons
What are the advantages of summer school at Oak Hill?
•Students may repeat semesters of courses if needed (instead of repeating an entire year).
•Oak Hill’s policy for repeating courses is Grade Replacement: when a course is repeated, only
the second grade is calculated in the GPA. (The first course/grade still shows on
the transcript, but is not used in the GPA calculation.)
•The OHA summer term lasts only five weeks in the middle of summer, allowing for vacation time.
•Time is set aside each night for study hall, and there is daily accountability for school work.
•Students engage in recreational activities and trips in the afternoons: hiking, canoeing,
swimming, bowling, movie trips, etc.
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 7:45 a.m. to 1:00 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 1:3 teacher-student 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?
The cost for the 5-week 2020 summer term has not been finalized yet, but 2019 costs were: $3400 Tuition/Room/Board, plus Allowance ($150) and Expense Account ($500) deposits, for a total of $4,050; new students pay an additional $600 Uniform Fee (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?
Returning students must submit an application for readmission.
Prospective (new) students must submit an application for admission along with two recommendation forms and official school transcripts. An interview and campus tour are also recommended.