Crescent School’s Summer Academic Program is designed for students seeking an enriched and engaging summer learning opportunity. Crescent’s high academic standards allow students to accelerate their learning, broaden their learning, or lighten their course load in the coming school year
Regardless of the delivery model, teaching and student-understanding occur as the result of lessons.
Student-learning occurs individually, as a function of homework completion and studying. The quantity of homework is course-dependent and student-dependent; some lessons and topics will have more homework than others. Students are expected to complete coursework through a combination of in-class or synchronous work and asynchronous study/homework each school day, with additional study on weekends. These are credit courses; effective learning--the successful outcome--requires time and effort.
Students can expect a fast-paced educational environment, much more so than year-long courses. This format may not be suitable for all students. Single-credit courses require 110 hours of class time; this is compressed into four intense weeks in a summer course at Crescent.
For students with an IEP, Crescent can accommodate extra time (up to 1.5 times as long) on tests and examinations. Other accommodations should be discussed with the Summer Academic Program Director to determine if a fast-paced summer course is the best choice. In any case, a student must identify whether he/she has an IEP at the time of registration, and provide a copy of the IEP to the Program Director no later than May 31, 2021.
No. Summer courses are not "easy credits". They are accredited courses that prepare students for further study in the discipline. All courses are taught and evaluated to Crescent School's high academic standards and rigorous evaluation, the same as during the regular school year. Our Summer Academic Program is not for those who simply "want a high mark".
All cancellations and refunds are subject to the following policies:
Refunds, less a $100 administrative fee, will be issued for course cancellations up to May 14, 2021.
After May 14, 2021, no refunds will be provided.
All cancellations must be made in writing (i.e. email) to the Director, Summer Academic Program.
Prorated refunds are not available for days absent.
Crescent School reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum enrolment is not met. If we have to cancel a course, we will do our best to accommodate the student in an alternate course, or provide a full refund.
No. Courses in our Summer Academic Program are taught and evaluated to Crescent School's rigorous standards. Students' final grades are determined by their performance on evaluated items such as quizzes, assignments, tests and the final examination.
Depending on when the final assessment or culminating task is submitted, a student may receive his/her final grade, verbally from the teacher, on the final day of classes. If coursework is submitted on the final day of classes, the teacher will make alternate arrangements to advise students of their final grade. In all cases, a final report will be mailed/emailed. Non-Crescent students will have their final grade communicated to their home school in September 2021.