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.
Textbook requirements are indicated in the course descriptions and can also be accessed through this textbook link. Some textbooks may not be confirmed until May. Please check back if your textbook indicates TBD.
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 50% additional time) on tests and examinations. Other accommodations should be discussed with the Summer Academic Program Director. Students are encouraged to identify whether they have an IEP at the time of registration and provide a copy of the IEP to the Program Director before the first day of the course.
Please direct questions and/or submit IEP documents to
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".
Refunds, less a $100 administrative fee, will be issued for course withdrawals requested by May 12, 2023. After May 12, 2023, no refunds will be provided.
Prorated refunds are not available for days absent.
Crescent School reserves the right to cancel a course if the minimum enrollment is not met. If a course is cancelled, we will do our best to accommodate the student in an alternate course. Alternatively, we will issue a full refund.
If an on-campus course is cancelled, families will be given the option to transfer to a virtual offering.
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 summative assessments.
Session 1 report cards will be available on July 14, 2023.
Session 2 report cards will be available on August 4, 2023.
Depending on when the final summative assessment or culminating task is submitted, a student may receive their final grade verbally from the teacher on the last 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 grades. 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 2023.