Enrollment for summer 2017 is open.
This year, Whitney Summer Academy helps you plan the summer break season by splitting the season into two 2-week sessions. The first one starts on Monday June 26 and ends Friday July 7. The second one follows immediately, starting on Monday July 10 and ending Friday July 21. A student can take one of the sessions or join for both sessions. See Classes and Sessions page for more information and to see the list of available classes (we added a few new ones!).
The course directory is updated with new classes and new focus for some of the continued classes. We did our best to offer you options that will complement the school year and set students for best chances to succeed next year. The enrollment starts Friday, March 17 this year and ends Friday June 23. We recommend that you enroll early to secure the spot in the classes of your choice, and get the best price with early bird discounts. From past years’ experience, Performing Arts Camp fills up quickest, and then does Critical Writing and Reading I. There are two periods of the Performing Arts Camp this year and three periods of Critical Writing and Reading I, but if you want a specific period it’s a safe choice to enroll right now!
Details for some of the classes are still being finalized, including this year’s curriculum that splits most classes into two independent sessions that build upon each other but can be taken without each other as well. We will be posting detailed information (including finalized teacher assignments) through the rest of March and early April.
Summer Academy is run by Whitney High School, #1 public high school in California and consistent Top20 in the US by many ratings including current US News ranking. In 2017, we are building on the experience of over 10 years of running Summer Academy, as well as information from last years’ surveys of students and parents to offer you the best selection of classes at affordable prices, in convenient time. The program was created by highly acclaimed Whitney staff, and most classes are taught by teachers with years of Whitney experience.
We researched the feedback from parents and students that came in 2016, and made some changes to classes. First, we continue focusing on providing fun, hands-on learning that complements the school year program and gives students more chances to truly excel the knowledge and love the subject. We still keep it balanced for summer time, offering a healthy selection of Performing Arts and Life/Study skills classes along with Math, Language Arts, Computer Science and History. We highly encourage you to sign up for the whole program of 3 periods, including two more traditional academic study sessions in the morning, and one outside-of-the-box afternoon session that helps develops a happy, creative, energetic student. However, this year we are adding flexibility to sign up in two week increments and still get an experience of a complete course taken from the beginning to an end. Also, we are adding a much asked for Science class, as well as running a full-scale second period for Performing Arts Camp.