Summer Academics Frequently Asked Questions

List of 11 frequently asked questions.

  • When can I enroll?

    Enrollment will open by January 13, 2020. You can enroll online by using the Summer Session Online Enrollment Portal (How to Apply), or by sending in the application and medical form along with the required $75 application fee and full tuition payment.  All program information and course descriptions are listed on this website. You will receive a confirmation letter when your application is received and processed.

  • How long does registration last and what if my child or I cannot make it?

    At registration on June 27, each student whose program begins on Monday, June 29, picks up a schedule, school map, other instructions and purchases any required texts and books. While registration runs from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. in the Wrightson Gymnasium, Registration takes about 15 - 20 minutes, depending on how long a given line may be at any moment. The school building will be open for students to locate their classrooms. If you or your child cannot attend Registration, you can register on Monday morning, June 29. You should come to the Wrightson Gymnasium at Newark Academy about 45 minutes before your first class begins. You cannot pick up your schedule or purchase books before June 27.
  • What are the class sizes?

    Advanced credit courses and preview courses are limited to 18 students. Writing/Literature courses are limited to 18 students. Enrichments courses are limited to 15 students. Reading classes are limited to 12 students. A minimum of 5 students is required to run a course.
  • What does it mean if a class is closed?

    A class is closed when the maximum number of students are enrolled in that specific course. If you attempt to enroll in a class that has closed, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified as soon as a spot opens or another section is formed. Please do not call the office and ask the status of a particular wait list. You will be asked to select an alternative course if a class is closed.
  • What is the difference between advance credit courses and preview courses?

    Advance credit courses meet June 29 to August 7, four hours daily for a total of 120 hours and are for students seeking to further their academic studies in the summer. These courses are equivalent in rigor and content to full-year programs at Newark Academy. Students can take advance credit courses for enrichment, or with their school's approval, transfer the course for credit at their respective schools.  Students taking advance credit courses are allowed two absences and are responsible for missed work.

    Preview courses are two-hour courses designed for students who want substantial exposure to courses they will take in the fall. Preview courses are offered in math, science and language and allow students to consider taking another two-hour course in the summer session. They meet June 29 to August 7, two hours daily for a total of 60 hours. Students in preview courses will cover approximately half of the entire course material over a six-week period.
  • Do I need my school's permission to take an advanced credit course?

    If you want to transfer credit to your school, you should get the school's approval in writing. You do not need to submit any approval with your application. Prior approval by your child's school is for your benefit. Your child will fill out a form during the summer session giving us approval to send a transcript in August.
  • What happens if my child is in school on or after June 29?

    Some classes have a variable starting enrollment and some classes begin after June 29. If you wish to enroll in a six-week course with a start date of June 29 and cannot attend the first day or two, make a notation on the application or call the summer session office at 973.992-7000, x217.  We will help your child get caught up once he/she arrives.
  • What is the difference between the math clinic and the math preview courses?

    The preview courses are six-week courses. During the six weeks, students will cover approximately half of the entire course material. Students who cannot attend the six-week previews, can still preview (or even review) course material in the math clinic. The room is set-up differently in the math clinic. Teachers work with students in a small group with a maximum of seven students. Students receive more individualized attention in the math clinic. Some students choose to do a six week preview in the math clinic because they prefer the teaching approach that the clinic offers.
  • What if my child needs extra time to complete tests?

    Newark Academy can provide limited accommodations such as extended time, during the summer session.  If your child needs special accommodations, you must submit formal documentation (IEP) to the summer session office at least one week prior to the start of your child's enrollment.
  • Is the Newark Academy Summer Session tuition an eligible expense for my Flexible Spending Account?

    Please consult with your employer to determine if your tuition payments to the Newark Academy Summer Session are eligible expenses for your FSA.   Upon request, Newark Academy will issue a separate receipt for tuition payment.  The summer session is an extension of Newark Academy, an independent school, and charges a tuition.  The summer session is not a certified camp nor a dependent / day care provider and as such, we do not sign or complete forms for eligible dependent care reimbursement. 
  • How does the carpool list work?

    You can be placed on the carpool list by:
    • Checking the appropriate box when completing the online registration.  You will be required to complete the Hold Harmless Form as part of your online registration.
    • Checking the appropriate box on the application form (hard copy) and completing the Hold Harmless Form available on our website.  This form should be mailed in with your application.
    Your name, address, phone number, and email will be placed on our carpool list and not shared for any other purpose.

    A carpool list will be sent to each family on the list on May 15th.  It is your responsibility to contact a family directly to check on common scheduling.  We do not publish student schedules.  You may request a list by town in advance of May 15th by sending a request to  Keep in mind that the list will continue to grow; you may request an updated list as needed.