You mentioned attendance requirements. Can you tell me more about those?
Students are required to have regular attendance and are allowed no more than three excused or unexcused absences during the five-week period. Classes cover advanced material in a short amount of time. Much of the learning is project-based and completed through group work or collaborative activities. In addition, our staff strongly believes in cultivating a co-curricular environment that develops the whole student, enriching their cultural, interpersonal, emotional and moral growth. When a student misses components of the program or fails to align with behavioral expectations or policies, this disrupts the learning and program experience for all students.
We understand that students have many opportunities and commitments in the summer. This is one reason that we don’t have camp the week of July Fourth; we know that families like to vacation then. Program fees will not be refunded for students who are dismissed from the program for failure to meet the attendance requirements. Because the camp is TEA-accredited, these attendance requirements are inflexible.
Students should arrive promptly. Tardies count toward accumulated absences.