SHP Summer Session features a variety of courses and experiences designed to fit the unique opportunity for learning summertime offers. Courses are offered as intensive learning experiences at a variety of lengths (3-week, 4-week, and 6-week) and a variety of formats (Fully in-person, Fully online, and Hybrid). Pay close attention to course details to ensure your desired course meets your (or your students) learning style and needs. All courses, regardless of length, will include the same amount of coursework (60 hours for semester-long courses, 120 for year long), so the shorter the calendar length of a course, the more intensive it is.
Students who typically thrive in fully online or hybrid courses are self-directed, motivated, technology proficient, and independent learners. Students must be comfortable studying, participating in online discussions, and learning in an online environment. They must have regular access to a computer and the internet for the entire duration of the course. While online learning has flexibility, these courses require regular online participation, meeting submission deadlines, and face-to-face meetings as determined by the course instructor. Families should note course-specific synchronous meeting times/dates and reserve these times on their student’s calendar. Families should also ensure that their student has additional time in their days protected to complete the balance of their coursework, which can be quite substantial.
Please note that teachers reserve the right to refine the class meeting schedule as summer approaches, although all summer courses will fit entirely within the 6-week timeframe (June 6 - July 15). The Senior Writers workshop, which awards no academic credit, takes place May 31-June 3 with check-ins throughout the summer. Courses have limited capacity, so enrollment is not guaranteed. Courses without enough enrollment by April 1, 2022 will not be offered.
The registration process for Summer Session 2022 is changing slightly from previous years. Instead of a strictly first-come-first-serve process, the school will assign seats in high-demand courses via lottery.
Course Request Portal Opens Monday, February 7 at 9:00am
Students and families may formally request enrollment for summer session courses starting Monday, Feb. 7. No payment is required at this time.
Lottery Deadline Monday, February 28 at 6:00pm
After the lottery deadline, seats in courses that are over capacity will be assigned first to students who qualify for priority registration (see below) and then to students selected via lottery. Students who get a seat will receive an email with a link to register and submit tuition payment. Students who do not will be placed on a waitlist and notified accordingly.
Final Registration Deadline Friday, April 1 at 6:00pm
Following the Lottery deadline on February 28, students and families will still be able to register for courses that are not yet at capacity on a first-come-first-serve basis until Friday, April 1.
The demand for SHP Summer Session courses always exceeds capacity, particularly true for Religious Studies and Science courses. In order to facilitate equitable access to these high-demand courses, we will assign available course seats via lottery among students who have requested enrollment by the initial “Lottery Deadline” on February 28 at 6pm. Students who are not assigned a seat based on the outcome of the lottery will be placed on a waiting list in the order of their lottery number. Students who are assigned a course seat will receive an email with a registration link and will then have three days to secure their seat with tuition payment. Any student who does not register within these three days will lose their seat, so that it can be offered to the next student on the waiting list.
Students who meet certain strict criteria may be eligible for priority registration, which allows access to course seats in advance of the lottery. Students who qualify for priority registration must reach out to their school counselor to confirm eligibility and submit a course request online by the Feb 28 deadline.