This year-long course is designed for students who have completed Algebra I in the Upper School.
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 2018-2019 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.
Tropical ecology students in Monteverde, Costa Rica.
This course is designed for students who will work at least two weeks in the Horizons summer camp with an interest in service learning and social justice.
This course provides the study of the properties and the behavior of matter. Emphasis is placed on laboratory work and chemical problem solving.
This course provides elective credit to students who are attending the summer trip to Vietnam and who show an interest in community-based and service projects.
This online course focuses on journalistic writing through analysis of newspapers, yearbooks, literary magazines, and broadcast journalism publications.
his course fulfills the mandatory summer work for rising 11th and 12th graders required to have 20 hours of tutoring because they earned D grades for two semesters in English 2 or English 3.
Grammar review, writing exercises based on a summer reading book, critical reading and critical thinking work, as well as lessons to improve listening, speaking, and viewing skills comprise the coursework.
For 11 days, students will travel throughout Costa Rica exploring and learning about some of the richest ecosystems on earth, Costa Rica’s fascinating history and culture, and often, the connection between the two.
This one-semester course is the the third component of the two semesters of Pre-Calculus with Algebra EP offered in the school year.
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.