Are Summer School grades added into a Hun student’s transcript and GPA?
Beginning July 1, 2016, grades for courses taken by Hun students at the Hun Summer School are required to appear on the student's transcript. Summer courses will be designated as "summer," and are calculated in the overall grade point average. Honors courses are weighted on student transcripts by a factor of 1.03. However, the maximum grade for any course is 100.
Are textbooks or ebooks needed?
Textbook, ebooks or workbooks may be required for some classes, specifically the math and science classes. Some classes may not require anything. Once enrolled, students will be directed to our website where a full list of textbooks, ebooks and workbooks required for each class will be listed. The Hun School of Princeton does not sell any of these materials.
Are there honors level courses?
We are adding Geometry Honors to our credit course options this summer. This course will take place from 8:00 a.m. to noon, June 26th to August 2nd, 2017.
Are there prerequisites for credit courses, or any requirements?
If necessary, prerequisites are listed in the course description. For math credit, physics credit, and chemistry credit, we do require that the Recommendation Form be completed by the student’s current math and science teachers respectively. Our decision to accept you into the credit course will be based on this recommendation and other criteria such as age, availability, and overall commitment to the course.
Can tuition payments be paid on on the first day of class?
We requirement full payment prior to the start of class. Students who apply after June 1 must submit the payment in full through online registration. All tuition payments are due prior to June 1. Non-refundable deposits are paid through the online application process and all deposits are deducted from the total tuition. Any remaining balance is due on or before June 1 through the online registration portal.
Do you accept international students?
We can accept international students into summer school as long as they have the required English ability: an 80 or higher on a recent TOEFL exam.
International students who are ready to work on their English may apply to The American Culture and Language Institute
, where we teach English from to beginners to advanced students.
Withing our American Culture and Language Institute is our Advanced ACLI track. Advanced students are given some preparation for the Test of English as a Foreign Language Examination (TOEFL) and some students may take a course in the Hun Summer School
if the student demonstrates the necessary English proficiency: (a 78 or higher on a recent TOEFL exam.
Do you have to be a Hun School student?
No! All summer classes at The Hun School of Princeton are open to any area student. There are prerequisites needed for certain credit classes and permission to take a credit course at Hun must be sent to the Summer Programs Office by email. Each year we welcome students from all over the world, United States, and surrounding communities.
How do Accelerated Credit Courses work?
Accelerated courses run for five to six weeks and are equivalent to a full school year of curriculum in a particular subject. Students in accelerated math and science students will study alongside of a certified teacher and peers to complete 120 classroom hours (140 hours in science) in their respective subject. Classes meet 8:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, June 26th to August 2. Accelerated Chemistry and Physics will meet 8 am to 2 pm. until August 4.
How do Enrichment Courses work?
Preview courses are intended to introduce students to course work that a student will pursue in the upcoming academic year. Review classes are intended for students who previously studied a course, but would like to review the material. Class sizes are limited to twelve students to create a close knit learning environment with individual attention. Classes meet two hours Monday through Friday during two periods 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. or 10:20 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Quizzes, tests, and assignments can be expected for each course to help measure the student’s understanding of the material. Enrichment courses begin on June 26th and run for five weeks.
How do Writing Intensives Work?
The Hun Summer School Writing Intensives feature focused tracks catered to specific skill sets like creative writing, college essay writing, and expository essay writing. These courses are designed to help students explore their potential and gain a new tangible skill for the upcoming school year. Students will: expand their imagination and expression in Creative Writing, learn how to compose a clear analytical argument in Expository Essay Writing, work on skills needed to master college essays. Writing Intensives meet during third period, 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., June 26 to July 28.
How does a student receive credit at their school for taking a credit course at Hun?
Upon completion of the program on July 28th and after final grades are recorded, a final grade will be sent to the student’s home high school and one to the parents upon request. The student’s high school will determine if an additional assessment test is warranted. The student’s home school will award the credit not The Hun School of Princeton.
How much homework is there?
Students should expect two to three hours of homework per night, multiple tests per week, and are required to be in the classroom 120 hours (140 hours for accelerated science credit). These students must be on time for class and may not miss more than one day of class. Time missed from class must be made up after lunch on designated days outlined by the teacher. Students must take the final exam on the designated day. Alternative days will not be provided however students are allowed to opt into extra help for a fee and boarders are required to participate in extra help as part of their experience.
Homework for enrichment courses vary and is less strenuous that a credit course. These students must be on time for class and may miss more than one day of class. Time missed from class should be communicated in advance to both the administration and teachers.
My middle school child is advanced and wants to take a high school level course. Is this possible?
Middle School students may apply for a high school course. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis. We may ask for additional documentation to verify eligibility for a higher-level course.
What courses do you offer?
What is required of boarding students?
The boarding program is from June 25th to July 28th. As a boarder, students need to take two enrichment classes, and a third period Writing Intensive, or one credit course and extra help. A variety of enrichment courses are listed on our website under Summer School. Boarding students must be in class both periods of the academic day, along with the Writing Intensive or extra help. The academic day ends at 2:30 p.m. Boarding students must also enroll in afternoon activities that begin at 3:00 p.m.
What is the deadline for applying?
There is no specific deadline for applying. Admissions are on a rolling basis. Applications submitted proir to June 1 are given preference and classes often fill up before May 1. When a class is full (twelve students) we close the class due to maximum enrollment.
What is the tuition for classes?
Here is the tuition before any discounts:
How much would five weeks at Hun actually cost?
- 1st and 2nd period enrichment class: $1295
- Lunch and extra help for non-Hun students: $345
- 3rd period writing intensive period: $975
- Credit math class (geometry, geometry honors, algebra II, pre calculus) $2120
- Credit Science (physics or chemistry) $2320
- Afternoon Activities Program: $395, 3 pm to 5:15 pm, (basketball, soccer, free time, gaming, or strength and conditioning)
You'll see that we offer many options for students at the Hun Summer School. A student could opt into first and second period enrichment courses, lunch, a writing intensive, and afternoon activities for the full five weeks and pay $3,874 after the discounts OR a student could simply take one enrichment course for the price of $1,165 OR one credit course for the price of $2,070. Our goal is to provide you with the most options possible to meet your summer needs!
*Early Bird Registration Discounts!*
1. Hun Summer School Enrichment Courses and Extracurricular Activities. For those of you that sign up for before specific campaign deadlines, you will receive a 10% discount off of the tuition. To sign up, simply create a login to your Hun Summer Programs Account and claim your discount. We’ll take 10% off of your final Enrichment Course and Extracurricular Activities invoice.
2. Hun Summer School Credit Courses. For those of you interested in Credit Courses, including Credit Geometry Honors, we’re offering $50 off of the new lower tuition by using discount code “HUNSUMMERCREDIT”. This code is only valid for a limited time and you are welcome to share it with families with children looking to earn credit this summer.
3. Hun Summer School Boarding Tuition. $6,650 - 10% = $5,985 for five weeks. For those of you that sign up for before specific campaign deadlines, you will receive a 10% discount off of the tuition. To sign up, simply create a login to your Hun Summer Programs Account and claim your discount. We’ll take 10% off of your final invoice. International students are required to carry U.S. accident and sickness insurance.
When do courses begin?
All Courses begin on Monday, June 26th. Enrichment courses run for five weeks until July 28th. Credit math courses run for six weeks, June 26th to August 2nd. Credit science courses begin on June 26th and end on August 4th. The Writing Intensive is for five weeks, June 26th to July 28th, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm each day and can be combined with the enrichment courses, or a credit course.
Who are the summer school teachers?
Many of our teachers are full time faculty at The Hun School. We also hire highly qualified teachers from area private and public schools who have been recommended to us, or have worked for The Hun School of Princeton previously. All new teachers will be fingerprinted and must pass a criminal background check before the start of the program.