Summer

General Information

List of 10 items.

  • Accreditation

    Newark Academy is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools and the New Jersey Association of Independent Schools.
  • Book and Materials Distribution

    Book and materials distribution for courses will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Wrightson Gymnasium on the Newark Academy campus. Students will purchase books and locate their classrooms within the building. Students enrolled in courses that begin on Monday, June 28 and require books should attend. Students whose programs begin after June 28, 2021 may purchase their books on the day that their classes begin.
  • FAQ's

    FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
     
    WHEN CAN I ENROLL?

    Enrollment will open on January 11, 2021.  You can enroll and pay online using our Summer Session Enrollment Portal.
    You will receive a confirmation letter when your application is received and processed.

    WILL CLASSES BE HELD IN PERSON ON THE NEWARK ACADEMY CAMPUS?

    It is our intention to hold our classes on campus and in person this summer. If public health conditions dictate a different approach we will offer classes remotely. We will keep families informed as these decisions are made. Our priority is the safety and welfare of all students and faculty.

    HOW LONG DOES BOOK AND MATERIALS PICK UP LAST AND WHAT IF MY CHILD OR I CANNOT MAKE IT?

    Book and materials distribution for courses will take place on Saturday, June 26, 2021 from 8:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. in the Wrightson Gymnasium on the Newark Academy campus. Students will purchase books and locate their classrooms within the building. Students enrolled in courses that begin on Monday, June 28 and require books should attend. Students whose programs begin after June 28, 2021 may purchase their books on the day that their classes begin.
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    HOW MANY STUDENTS ARE IN A CLASS ?

    Advanced credit courses and preview courses are limited to 18 students. Writing/Literature courses are limited to 18 students. Enrichment courses are limited to 14 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 ADVANCED CREDIT COURSES AND PREVIEW COURSES?

    Advanced credit courses meet June 28 to August 6, 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 advanced 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 28 to August 6, 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 at the completion of the course.

    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. In a large room there are four teachers teaching students in small groups. 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 PROGRAM TUITION AN ELIGIBLE EXPENSE FOR MY FLEXIBLE SPENDING ACCOUNT?

    Please consult with your employer to determine if your payments to the Newark Academy Summer Programs are eligible expenses for your FSA.   Your Registration receipt contains the Newark Academy Tax ID information.  

    HOW DOES THE CARPOOL LIST WORK?

    You can be placed on the carpool list by:
    Checking the appropriate box when you register your child. You must also complete the Hold Harmless Form when registering.
  • Registration

    Students register online for NA Summer academic and enrichment courses here. Students should enroll for the grade level that they will enter in the Fall 2021. Enrollment is on a first-come-first-served basis and acceptance in a class will be confirmed via email. Student schedules will be sent via email prior to the beginning of the session.
  • Campus Visitors

    Newark Academy provides a secure environment that promotes opportunities for student growth. Parents and all other visitors to our campus must enter through the front entrance to the building and report directly to the receptionist. Here they will sign in and receive a visitor’s pass that must be worn at all times.

    Parents or guardians who need to contact a child during the program, should speak to a member of the Summer Session staff, the Mott-Leeny Baseball Camp staff.  Parents may not interrupt classes or camp sessions. Teachers and counselors may not release a child early from a class or activity without clearance from the appropriate Summer Program staff.
  • Food Service

    Newark Academy is proud to partner with SAGE Dining Services® for our food service. Students are welcome to enjoy meals in the dining room for breakfast, lunch, or snack. The dining room is open every day from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. For daily menu options, including a customizable allergen filter, visit www.sagedining.com/menus/newarkacademy
  • Medical Form and On-Site Health Professionals

    Students enrolling in NA Summer Programs must complete the medical form as part of the registration for summer programs. 

    Newark Academy’s Summer Programs are staffed, daily, by a licensed registered nurse and a certified athletic trainer.
  • Student Conduct

    Newark Academy expects all summer programming participants to conduct themselves responsibly, and to show consideration for the rights and properties of others. Students who enroll in Summer Session academic programs must be in good disciplinary standing at their respective schools. The following are guidelines for student conduct: 

    • Casual attire is permitted for students in the Summer Session.
    • Student-athletes enrolled in the Summer Sports programs are expected to arrive, daily, in ready-to-play athletic footwear and apparel.
    • Only enrolled students are permitted on campus.
    • Students are expected to leave campus within one-half hour after the completion of their last scheduled class or activity.
    • Students may not bring visitors to classes or activities.
    • Smoking and vaping are not permitted on campus.
    • Failure to comply with the rules of conduct may result in dismissal.
  • Transportation

    Newark Academy typically welcomes more than 1,500 students to its campus during its Summer Programs. Traffic during drop-off and pick-up times is heavy and students/families are encouraged to car-pool whenever possible. When on the NA campus, parents, guardians and child-care providers are expected to abide by all traffic directions provided by Summer staff. Parking is not allowed in the Newark Academy driveway.
  • Tuition, Fees and Refunds

    Tuition for each course and/or summer program is listed within the course/program descriptions. Tuition payment is due upon enrollment. Payment must be made by credit card (online enrollment). Please note that there is a separate non-refundable enrollment fee of $75. 

    As commitments to faculty are made in advance of the session, please see the refund information below.
    • The $75 registration fee is non-refundable.
    • A student who withdraws from a course before May 15 will receive the $250 tuition deposit including any additional tuition paid.
    • A student who withdraws from a course between May 15 and May 31 will be assessed an additional $250 fee.
    • A student who withdraws from a course between June 1 and June 23 will be assessed 75% of the tuition.
    • No refunds will be granted after June 23.
    Students may be required to purchase a textbook or other instructional materials. The cost for books ranges from $25 to $150 and can be paid by credit card, check, cash, or money order at book distribution.

    Please refer to the Summer Academic and Enrichment Program or Mott-Leeney Baseball Camp webpages for specific information related to tuition for each program.
For more information, please contact Nancy Celente, Director of Summer Programs, at summer@newarka.edu or (973) 992-7000, ext. 217.
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