Summer Semester

At Woodward Academy, we continue our academic excellence through the summer, giving students the opportunity to receive academic credit while discovering new interests, cultivating academic and service-learning skills, and improving in areas of weakness. Non-Woodward students also are welcome to apply for most courses offered in Summer Semester at Woodward and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All students must meet prerequisites and be approved by the academic dean (and at times, the department chair) before registering for classes. If students want to take a course at a level different from their coursework in the 2020-2021 school year, department chair approval is required. Only students who complete Step 1 below will be allowed to proceed to Step 2 and thus be officially included in the class count. Acceptance into Summer Semester does not affect regular school year admission decisions.

Woodward students in Costa Rica
Tropical ecology students in Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Summer Semester Classes

For those with F in a semester grade:
CF denotes Credit Forward. CR denotes Credit Recovery.

What You Need to Know About Summer Semester at Woodward

The academic school day begins at 9 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. for most classes. Students must arrive on campus no later than 8:55 a.m. To report a legitimate and unavoidable absence related to health or a family emergency, parents must contact the Summer Semester office at 404.765.4400 as well as the classroom teacher. It is the student's responsibility to schedule a time with the teacher to make up missed work. If a student misses more than 10 percent (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. If a student needed remediation due to two Ds, the student may be allowed to remain in the course without transcript credit. The school is not obligated to refund payment should a student's absenteeism exceed the eight-hour limit.

Note: There will be no class the week of July 2 - 6, in observance of Independence Day. Classes end in June with the exception of online courses and course travel.

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 Semester 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.

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.

Books are available online through MBS.

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.