Upper School Summer Academics

First Session
   Monday, June 3 - Friday, June 21, 2019

    8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Second Session 
    Monday, June 24 - Friday, July 12, 2019 
    8 a.m. - 1:20 p.m.

Since July 4, 2019 is on Thursday, we will have no school that day; therefore, we will extend the times during the second session so that we do not have to make up the day.

CONTINUING THIS SUMMER FOR RISING FRESHMEN: The PE & Health course will be offered this summer. Required for graduation from Upper School, it is a six-week course. There will only be one class available this summer and the class size is 5 - 14 students.  Registration is now open.

Beginning June 2020, HIES will offer new form summer school courses that combine classroom-based study with domestic and international experiential learning opportunities. Designed in partnership with Envoys, these 3-5-week courses will be interdisciplinary in their approach, highlight a global theme or issue as the subject of study, and focus on developing core literacy, research and communication skills. Students will be able to apply one of these courses toward elective credit in one or more subject areas (e.g. Humanities, STEM, Fine Arts, Global and Religious Studies). More detailed information about course options and their cost will be provided in Fall 2019. Initial inquiries can be directed to Erik Vincent, director of global studies:

List of 12 frequently asked questions.

  • What is the Upper School Academic and Enrichment Summer Program?

    Our program is three-fold:
    Repeat/Remediation - if a student has failed a course (semester or full year) or just needs to take remediation in order to be more successful the next year. The classes for this part of the program will not be finalized until very close to the end of the school year; however, since HI students failing a course (semester or year) will be required to attend the HI Upper School Program and pass the course to be able to fulfill all graduation requirements, certain classes will definitely be available. Should the student fail the course during summer school, parents and students will have to meet with the Upper School Principal to determine the next step in order to be able to graduate from Holy Innocents’ School.
    Credit Forward - students may take required classes or elective classes that are offered in the summer in order to provide them with the opportunity to take additional classes during the school year in order to enhance their education and their transcripts; taking these classes, however, is not for the purpose of having free periods during the school year – extra or otherwise. These courses may be semester or yearlong courses. Credit Forward courses will be averaged into the student’s GPA. Certain classes will be designated Elective For Credit and the student’s grade will be averaged into his/her GPA. These are only classes that are approved by accreditation standards and Holy Innocents' Upper School Administration.
    Enrichment - students also will have the opportunity to take courses that our school-year schedule does not or cannot offer. These courses could be just for fun or to enhance their transcripts and college applications/resumes. Enrichment classes and grades will not be included in the GPA, but they will be recorded on each student’s transcript. Once again, these courses can be semester or yearlong.
  • What is the dress code for the Upper School Summer Program?

    Of course, good taste and common sense should dictate all choices regarding attire, and the USSP Director will have the ultimate say in whether your child is dressed appropriately. Our goal at the Holy Innocents’ USSP is to create a positive academic environment, and your cooperation in all aspects is essential. Thank you in advance.
    Girls may wear Bermuda shorts, slacks, skirts & dresses (3” above the knee), blouses and girls’ tees, Holy Innocents' logo T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets. Footwear: Sandals, Sperrys, tennis shoes, flats, or other closed-toed shoes are acceptable.
    Boys may wear Bermuda shorts, slacks, collared shirts, and Holy Innocents’ logo T-shirts, sweatshirts, and jackets. Footwear: Sperrys, tennis shoes, or other closed-toed shoes are acceptable.
    Girls: Inappropriate attire includes: visible undergarments, see-through blouses, halter tops, spaghetti straps, low cut necklines, extremely bare back clothing, bare midriffs, work overalls, boys’ undershirt style T-shirts, blue jeans or jean shorts, torn or frayed clothing, opaque tights, workout tights, sweat or yoga pants, or athletic gear. Necklines should be no lower than an imaginary line between the tops of the armpits.
    In addition, girls may not use excessive make-up, must only wear tasteful jewelry, may not wear visible piercings other than earrings, and may not have inappropriate hairstyles or colors. Hair must be neatly groomed. Skirts are to be an appropriate length. Tattoos must be covered at all times.
    Boys: Inappropriate attire includes: visible undergarments, earrings or other visible piercings, clothing bearing objectionable writing or designs, sleeveless tank-top shirts, undershirts, overalls, coveralls, workout clothing, jeans or jean shorts, athletic gear, or torn or frayed clothing. Tattoos must be covered at all times. No hats or hoodies may be worn in the building. Hair must be neatly groomed, and facial hair will not be permitted.
  • What requirements will students be held responsible for within the course?

    Students will have homework, tests, quizzes, mid-term tests, and exams. Each course must meet the state of Georgia requirements for graduation, as well as those of a college prep private school, with regards to number of hours in class and strenuousness of the course. If you require extended time on tests and quizzes, other class work and assignments will need to be completed at home for the next day.
  • What are the attendance requirements?

    Please note the seriousness of the attendance policy: Students must attend five (5) consecutive hours of class a day for five (5) consecutive days a week. If taking a semester course, the classes will be held for three (3) consecutive weeks; if taking a yearlong course, the classes will be for six (6) consecutive weeks. If the student needs to take only one semester of work of a yearlong session, the student may enroll for the appropriate three weeks of the class or choose to take the entire six weeks of the course.
    Can a student miss any days of class?
    A student may miss one day only if taking a semester (3 week) course and only two days - one per session - if taking a yearlong (6 week) course. Students may not miss an hour a day for five days to equal one day of absence. Please understand that for any day missed, the student is missing a week of classes. There are no makeup classes for missed days or work. Students are responsible for staying current in their studies and getting the missed information.
    Summer schools are on a tightly run schedule in order to meet Georgia and SACS standards for a College Preparatory High School.
  • What if my child misses for more than the acceptable day(s)?

    The student may finish the course but will not receive credit. Any work missed will be the student’s responsibility to acquire. There are also no refunds for missed days.
  • What are the dates and times of the Upper School Summer School sessions?

    The entire 2019 Upper School Summer School Program will run from June 3– July 12.

    Semester courses are June 3 – June 21 and June 24 – July 12.
    Hours are 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM (first session) and 8:00 AM - 1:20 PM (second session)

    Hours, days, and weeks must be consecutive in order to earn credit.
    The Fourth of July is on Thursday this year; therefore, we will have no school on Thursday, July 4th.

  • How do I register for the Summer Program?

    • Download the document posted on the right side of this page, "2019 Course Offerings" to make your course selections and to view cost and credit information.
    • Download and print the registration form from the right side of this page.
    • Complete a separate registration form for each student you are registering, even if paying with one check.
    • Return completed registration forms with full payment of tuition amount plus the non-refundable $50 registration fee per student registered to:
           Niki Simpson
           Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Upper School
           805 Mt. Vernon Hwy, NW, Atlanta, GA 30327.
    Make checks payable to: Holy Innocents' Episcopal School

    Early registration begins October 15th, 2018 and ends May 15, 2019 for Credit Forward classes.
    Registration for the Repeat/Remedial classes ends May 29, 2019.
  • When is the registration deadline?

    Registration Deadlines
    For Credit Forward/Elective For Credit and Enrichment Courses - May 15, 2019.
    For Repeat/Remediation Courses - May 29, 2019.

    *Registrations received after the deadline will be subject to a $200 late fee.
  • What is the cost of this program?

    Semester courses (three weeks) are $1,550.00 plus a non-refundable $50.00  registration fee (unless otherwise specified beside the course offering)

    Yearlong or two different semester courses (six weeks) are $3,000.00 plus a non-refundable $50.00 registration fee (unless otherwise specified beside the course offering)
    ***Payment is check or cash only and needs to be sent with the registration form to the attention of Niki Simpson. Checks are made out to HIES Summer Academics. There is a $50.00 non-refundable registration fee.

    Some courses will cost more than the semester and yearlong courses as stated above as they will incur additional expenses – travel, supplies, food, etc. For example, a Marine Biology class travelling to an ocean or an English class studying Shakespeare and his world in Europe would require travel expenses in addition room and board. Please see the list of courses for the exact amounts.
  • When will the tuition have to be paid?

    Tuition for all classes, along with the non-refundable registration fee, must be received with your registration form in order to reserve a space for your child.
  • What about refunds?

    Once classes begin, there will be no refunds. There will also be no refunds for classes missed during the course or for students leaving the program early.
    If a parent chooses to withdraw his or her student from the course two weeks prior to the start date, a 90% refund of the tuition will be given. A 50% refund of the tuition will be given if the student is withdrawn between one and two weeks prior to the start date. However, no refunds will be given after this time unless there are extenuating circumstances. Please note: the registration fee is non-refundable.
    Some class sizes are limited. If a course does not make because of fewer than 5 students or gets filled, your tuition for that course will be refunded. See the Registration Form for a repeat of this information.
  • Will lunch be provided for students?

    No, however, students will be provided with two short breaks during the five hours and they may bring snacks and beverages.
Niki Simpson
Director, US Summer Academics Program
404-255-4026, ext. 236

Jennifer Goldsberry
Assistant Director, US Summer Academics Program
404-255-4026, ext. 826
  • 2019 Registration Form
    In order to register for Summer Academics 2019, download and complete this form.  Submit the completed form with payment to Jennifer Goldsberry or Niki Simpson.
  • 2019 Course Offerings
    Descriptions of Courses Offered
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Phone: (404) 255-4026
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