Summer School Policies
Woodward students who are entering grades 9-12 may apply to attend. For scheduling purposes, please note there will be no class the week of July 1 - 5, in observance of Independence Day. All courses without a minimum number of registrants are subject to cancellation.
Students MUST receive approval from the Academic Dean in the Upper School before enrolling and paying for a Summer Academic class. Once approval has been granted, parents will be notified via email that their student may enroll. Enrollment and payment for Summer Academic programs is through the camps website. Please note that financial aid is not available for summer programs. Tuition is $1,500 for one semester or $2,950 for full year (two semester) courses. Field studies carry additional fees.
The Summer Academic Program is an intense program, one requiring students be at class and on task; therefore, it is important that the student be fully committed when registering for the course. In addition to the class work during the academic day, students can expect homework designed to support and reinforce the class work. All students are expected to adhere to the academic and personal standards of conduct and behavior as outlined in the Woodward Academy Upper School Student/Parent Handbook.
Attendance: The Upper School academic year attendance policy is not feasible in the summer where a day of Woodward's compacted program is roughly the equivalent to more than a week in the normal school year. Therefore, all absences during the summer academic program must be health-related or emergency family situations (funerals, etc.). The academic school day begins at 9:00 a.m. and ends for most classes at 1:00 p.m. Students must arrive on time and thus take into consideration possible traffic problems as they are to arrive on campus no later than 8:55 a.m. Students should schedule or reschedule doctors appointments to the late afternoon. To report a legitimate and unavoidable absence, the parent must contact the Summer Office (404.765.4400) and the classroom teacher. It is the students responsibility to schedule a time with the teacher to makeup missed work. Collaboratively, the teacher and student will devise a time-line for make-up work, a time-line which the student must follow. If a student misses more than 10% (eight hours) of either a four-week or three-week course, the Academic Dean has the right to remove the student from the course and deny credit. However, if a student needed remediation due to two D's, he may, with the Academic Dean's permission, be allowed to remain in the course but will receive no credit on his Upper School transcript (but will receive tutoring credit).
The school is not obligated to refund money should a student's absenteeism exceed the above limits.
Conduct: All Woodward Academy rules regarding student behavior apply to the summer sessions. Students are expected to behave in a mature and responsible manner at all times, respecting each other's desire to learn and develop to her or his fullest potential. The program director may at any time require a student to leave the program if her or his conduct is disruptive. A student who is dismissed under such circumstances is not eligible for a tuition refund. Students are expected to uphold the traditions of an academic community in which all members accept responsibility to do their own work and to give credit to sources that they use. They are expected to respect the Woodward Academy Honor Code which does not tolerate lying, cheating, or plagiarism. Dress at the Summer School is informal, but should be neat, clean, and appropriate.
Students are not permitted to leave the campus for any reason while attending the program. If a student leaves campus without permission, he or she will be subject to dismissal from the Summer Academic Program.
Books and Materials: Most for-credit classes require the additional purchase of books and/or materials for the class. Book lists (including ISBN numbers) will be provided upon confirmation on the class.
Grade Reports: Mid-session and final grade reports will be issued to all students enrolled in for-credit courses. Final grades will be mailed home at the end of the session.