Schedule and Fees

There are two sessions in 2017 Whitney Summer Academy: 1st session is Monday June 26 to Friday July 7, and 2nd session is Monday July 10 to Friday July 21. Most classes are modular, with each session available as a self-sufficient class (with best benefit from taking both sessions as the modules build upon each other). Note that first and second sessions don’t repeat each other – instead, second session builds upon the first.

Each session runs for two weeks, Monday through Friday (except July 4th Independence Day holiday).
A day consists of three periods, to which most classes are aligned:

  • Early morning (8:00am-10:00am), ending with a 15-minute break
  • Late morning (10:15am-12:15pm), ending with a 30-minute lunch break (please bring your lunch)
  • Afternoon (12:45pm-2:45pm), ending with a student pick-up or an optional extended 1-hour activities session for 2:45-3:45pm

Every student needs to be picked up no later than 3:55pm.

The price is $200 for one session, one class – and we offer significant discounts for signing up for two sessions and/or multiple classes:

1 session (2 weeks) 2 sessions (4 weeks)
1 class $200 (full price) $315 ($85 off)
2 classes $315 ($85 off) $570 ($230 off)
3 classes $445 ($155 off) $770 ($430 off)

Any siblings (after the first student enrolled) will get a $100 discount to make it more affordable for larger families. Immediately after we open the enrollment on March 17 and through April 15, we are offering additional early bird discounts – $20 per student. Email us if you have special circumstances, such as travel or other commitments – we will work with you to see if we can accommodate your situation.

Cancellations policy:
– Whitney High Summer Academy will refund 100% of payments for the enrollments that were cancelled before June 1. Partial cancellation of enrollments will be processed as full cancellation of the package, then enrollment in a different package using most up-to-date prices and discounts.
– Starting June 1, cancellations not initiated by Whitney High Summer Academy will not be refunded. Exceptional circumstances would be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and and refunds will be made at sole discretion of Whitney High Summer Academy.
– If any cancellations of enrollments are initiated by Whitney High Summer Academy, full refund will be made.

58 thoughts on “Schedule and Fees

  1. Hello! I submitted my choices for summer session 1 for my son and I have not yet received an invoice. Could someone look into this for me?

    1. Sorry Jenny – we will review it today. Expect to get the invoice by tomorrow, Saturday 4/29/17.

  2. Hi Whitney Foundation,

    I am trying to enroll my son for multiple classes for this summer, but when i tried the discount code at checkout it doesn’t get applied to the total, please let me know if i can still checkout and later will be reimbursed, or is this a website issue and needs to be fixed. Here are the classes i would like to enroll for this summer (2017):

    Math I Algebra Foundation Module I (6/26-7/7) 8am
    1 × $200
    PlaceholderTime Management and Study Skills Module I (6/26-7/7) 10:15am
    1 × $200
    PlaceholderOutdoor Activities I (6/26-7/7) 2:45pm-3:45pm
    1 × $50
    Math I Algebra Foundation Module II (7/10-7/21) 8am
    1 × $200
    PlaceholderOutdoor Activities II (7/10-7/21) 2:45pm-3:45pm
    1 × $50
    PlaceholderTime Management and Study Skills Module II (7/10-7/21) 10:15am
    1 × $200
    MUN (Model United Nations) Module I (6/26-7/7) 12:45pm
    1 × $200
    MUN (Model United Nations) Module II (7/10-7/21) 12:45pm
    1 × $200

    Subtotal: $1,300
    Discount code applied: 6c – 6 classes ($430 off)
    Also are there other discounts that can be applied? Also does the summer program end on 07/21/2017, what about August, will there be more courses offered in August?

    Anu Srinivasan.

    1. Anu, thank you for explaining the issue in such great details. Please go ahead and submit the registration – even if the discount code doesn’t apply well, we will apply it manually and send you an invoice for the discounted tuition. It will also help us understand if something in the web site broke down.
      A for the time after 7/21, we won’t be able to run more classes this year because Whitney campus will be closed for maintenance. We are working on extending the Summer Academy program next year, but this year we’ve got only 4 weeks available for students.

      1. Thank you Whitney Summer Academy for your quick response, i will go ahead and register him for the classes.


  3. quick question- just remembered that we are travelling out of the country on 07/20, so my son will miss the last two days of the session 2, so will the fee be prorated accordingly?


    1. Hi Anu – thank you for letting us know. The classes you selected support the option to leave early (though of course it’s taking away from the student experience). We will adjust your registration dates and reduce the price. Expect it to be done within a day – you will receive a confirmation/invoice then.

      1. Thank you Whitney Summer Academy for the quick response, appreciate it.

        1. Hi Whitney Summer Academy,

          I received the invoice in my mail today, i see that the adjustment for the 6 classes discount has been applied, however the adjustment for the last two days has not been applied for in the invoice, could you please readjust and send me a new invoice so i can go ahead and make the payment?


          1. Hi Anu –
            We have reviewed your tuition invoice – you are right, there was a mistake there. For some reasons, we were unable to override the price. That’s corrected now – the updated invoice should be in our inbox by now.

  4. I’d like to enroll two children and it’ll be 10 classes in addition to 4 outdoor activities class. My first one will be taking 6 classes and 4 for second child. How do you do math on this? Do I get $430 off 10 classes along with $100 dc for sibling or two separate discounts?

    1. Hi Sue – we will add the discounts up: $430 for 6-class package, $230 for 4-class package, and $100 as the sibling discount. The total discount will be $760. The registration for both of your kids is in our system – we will combine them, adjust the price down and send you a confirmation/invoice within a day.

  5. I don’t see discount for 5 classes applied to total, please check I should get discount of $330. please call me or email me

    1. Hi Meeta – we see that the discount coupon for some reason didn’t get applied to the registration for Sanya. Don’t worry, we will adjust the enrollment and apply appropriate discounts before sending you the confirmation/invoice.

  6. How do I enroll 2 different students during one transaction and apply the sibling discount to my order??

    1. Hi Celeste – just register two students in separate transactions. We will match them by your email address, and apply the siblings discount.

  7. Hello,
    I believe, I can request a reimbursement for these fees from my employer. But in order to do that, I will need provider’s name and TAX ID. Is this something you will be able to provide us?

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Kamal – the name and tax ID are spelled out on our invoices, for your convenience in case you can get it reimbursed. Please be careful though: unless your employer has a more focused program, general child care tax deductions/credits may not apply because our program is focused on specific educational services, not childcare while parents are at work. Similarly, Dependent Care FSA programs may or may not approve such expenses (e.g. they may treat Performing Arts Camp expenses as eligible, but Math class as ineligible for reimbursement).

  8. Hello. I enrolled my son for performing arts camp. I followed the invoice in email and paid. A couple days later i checked back on the web site, it says the status is pending payment, so I clicked and followed Pay button on the web site again. Today when I checked the web site, that status is pending payment again. Did I pay? Did I double pay? Please check the status and instruct me what to do.

    1. Hi Lijun – thank you for letting us know. The payment went through, but the status on the web site wasn’t updated right away. Sorry for the inconvenience – we updated the status manually, it should be showing the right status now. Don’t worry – the payment was taken only once.

  9. Hello,

    I have a question regarding the math levels. Even though my child is going into 9th grade next school year, he may not be at the Math 1-Algebra level. Do I still enroll him in that call according to his grade level for the next school year, or will there be an assessment done to determine what math level he may currently be at?

    Also, I wanted to inquire about the teachers/instructors. Only one teacher’s name is listed. Who will be teaching the other courses?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Connie – we recommend signing up students for the math class matching the one they will be taking next year. This way, students get the foundation of the skills they will be developing next year – in a more comfortable, non-threatening way. The entire goal of these classes is to improve the student’s ability to be successful in the class next school year. Therefore, your son will likely benefit the most from taking Math 1 classes. However, the teachers always watch for the students skills in the first couple of days – so that if your son needs to be moved to a different class, the teacher will advise and you will be able to move your son to another class without any penalties.

  10. Hi again,

    Another question–is Module 2 that is offered on 7/10-7/21, a continuation of Module 1 from the first 2 weeks of the same course? Or is it the same materials that will be taught from the first 2 weeks?

    Thank you!

    1. Connie, Module II builds on the contents of Module I, but never repeats it. Two modules together make a complete program – that’s the best choice to take if your son is able to join for all four weeks.

  11. Hello again!

    Thank you for your quick replies!

    One inquiry was not answered, which was in regards to the teachers/instructors. Aside from the Performing Arts and Programming teachers, the other teachers were listed. Are the teachers certificated? Are they Whitney teachers or from elsewhere?


    1. Sorry, we missed the second question. We are finalizing teachers assignments to the classes – most of the classes will start showing the teacher assignment by the end of the week. The teachers are primarily Whitney teachers who teach similar classes throughout the school year (and as such, they are certified/credentialed in alignment with California requirements). For subjects where we don’t have Whitney teachers available (for example, Introduction into Programming), we invite teachers with Whitney background and teaching experience (e.g. alumni who teach in colleges or retirees).

  12. Hi Whitney Summer Academy,
    My son will not be able to join the Session 1 as we will only return to the States in the beginning of July. Can he take the Module II math classes without taking Module I and be able to understand? Thanks.

    1. Hi Jennie – most of Math classes would support taking Module II without Module I. Math 7 and Math 8 sure can. Math I would require some independent work prior to taking Module II without taking Module I, and Math II would need more independent work.

      1. Thank you. My son is currently in the 8th grade and will be 9th grade after the Summer. Which Math class should he take?

        1. Hi Jennie – for a student going to 9th grade next school year, we recommend Math I classes (Algebra and Geometry) or Math II classes (also Algebra and Geometry). The selection depends on what Math class your son plans to have next school year – if he is preparing to take the advanced path, Math II will help him start the advanced program stronger. If he is taking the regular path, Math I will give him best start for the coming year.

  13. Hello Whitney Team – My son will not be able to enroll in Session 1 since he is only available for Session 2. He will be entering 7th grade in the fall. What math and language art course do you recommend? Since he will miss session 1 I am concerned he will be behind in both courses when he begins. Please advise.

    1. Hi Sandra – we would recommend Math 7 Headstart and Critical Writing and Reading I classes. It’s OK to sign up just for Module II of each class – we structure the material the way that students don’t have to attend Module I to understand Module II.
      Also, consider other classes that may help him explore new topics of interest and hopefully become passionate about subjects beyond the core Math/Language: for example, Hands-on Physics can be a great introduction into Science, while Public Speaking can lead help advance to leadership positions in the Middle school.

  14. Hello, my daughter is 8. Is she too young for the performing arts camp? Thank you

    1. 8 is just right for the Performing Arts Camp! We accept young performers of ages 7 to 16, and consider younger kids based on their readiness. Our very experienced directors assign roles based on the student’s capability after doing basic auditions – be assured your daughter will be assigned a role she would be able to perform.

  15. Hello I signed my son up for 2 classes but have not received the invoice via email. How can I receive confirmation he is registered for the 2 classes. Thanks.

    1. Hi Sandra – it takes us about a day to process a registration. We have just processed it and sent you a confirmation/invoice. Once you pay it, the enrollment for your son will be complete.

  16. Hello,
    I was thinking of putting my son in the math and English program session one and session two. He will be going into 7th grade. My question is what type of material will they be using to teach him math for 7th grade. Are they using 7th-grade textbooks from ABC School? Will there be homework assigned to the child?

    1. Hi Shelly – the material used by Whitney Summer Academy Math 7 class is not by a textbook, but rather a compilation from the district’s 7th grade program taught at Whitney. The goal of the teacher is not to duplicate the 7th grade program, but to give students a solid foundation to start next year stronger. There is no mandatory homework in that class (we recognize it’s summer after all), but the teacher can give recommended assignments if some students (or parents) choose so.

  17. Hello ,

    I am planning to enroll my son in Math 8 Headstart summer programme . He is in Advanced Math 8 now. Will this programme be useful for him ? Will the topics covered in summer programme be helpful to him for his advanced math 8 next year or is it for Math 8 ? Please advise.


    1. Hi Rukmani – Advanced Math 8 is essentially a combination of the second semester of Math 8 and a whole year of Math I. Math 8 Headstart would probably be too easy for him – but Math I Algebra or Math I Geometry would give a better start for the next year.

      1. Oh..Currently he is a seventh grader and he is going to do Advanced Math 8 next year . So what do you think is right for him?

        1. We would recommend Math I Algebra or Math I Geometry (or both). Importantly, first 2-3 days the teachers will be observing students’ readiness for their classes; so if your son needs a transfer to a Math 8 class, we would do that.

          1. that’s great ! Thanks much .

    2. Also, we see that you have a pending registration for Math 8 classes. We have put this registration on hold for now, and will wait for your response if you would like to change the registration to Math I Algebra or Math I Geometry classes.

      1. hello ,
        Can you change the registration to Math Algebra and Geometry , both. Please let me know how can I pay for this . Thanks ,

        1. Thank you Rukmani – just to clarify, would you like to remove Math 8 from your son’s registration (2 classes), and add both Math I Algebra and Math I Geometry, for total of 4 classes?

  18. Hi I already have my invoice last week, but I decided to add more classes. What should I Do next? & Do I still get a discount?

    1. Hi Cheryl – just email us at the list of classes you would like to add. We will update the registration, recalculate the tuition fee using all the available discounts, and update your confirmation/invoice.

  19. Hi Whiney Foundation,

    I just registered yesterday, but i need to make some change for the class, can you check my registration under Jennifer Hewitt, i am not sure my ID number, and i will bring the check to the Whiney high school office.

    Jennifer Hewitt

    1. Thank you Jennifer – we will update the registration.

  20. Hello, I received my invoice for the class my son is enrolled in but I need to change his class. How do I pull up my account and how do I pay for the class? Where is the site or the button to do these? Thank you.

    1. Hi Eui – the easiest way is to let us know via email We will process the change and re-issue the confirmation/invoice.

  21. Hi, i registered my daughter yesterday but not received invoice or confirmation. Could you please confirm . Thanks

    1. Hi Bharathi – thank you for the message. We responded to your email, as there is an issue with the class selection we received. Please choose one of the possible paths to resolve it, and we will be able to process the registration.

  22. where can i view the teacher/instructor name for each class?

    1. Hi Anu – on Saturday, we are sending emails with important details on the classes that will contain the teacher and classroom information. Until that time, the best way to view the teachers information is to go to our web site and check on the classes for your student – we added instructor information there when we finalized the teacher assignments.

  23. Thank you for the details, appreciate it.

  24. Hello,
    I have not received any information on my son classes. No invoice, and I don’t know where the classes are.
    Can you please email the information.
    thank you.

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