GENERAL INFORMATION: Summer School will be held from July 6th to July 31 being taught remotely. Classes are in session from 8-10:30 or 11, depending on the class) and afternoon sessions (10:35-1:05 or 11-2).
CREDIT PROVISIONS: At Framingham Summer Institute, students are able to take courses for either original or make-up credit. In order to receive make-up credit for a course, a student needs to have completed the full course during the school year and received a failing grade.
- For students at FHS, if a course is offered at FSI, credit for an equivalent course will not be accepted from any other summer school.
- Non-residents must ask administrators at their schools in advance whether course credit will be approved and recognized.
AUDITING COURSES Students that have registered and paid the regular tuition are permitted to audit courses for NO academic credit. Students may participate fully in classes and will receive informal evaluation from teachers.
AP Readiness Courses--The purpose of these courses is to help students prepare for the rigor and expectations of an Advanced Placement course. This includes writing AP essays, preparing for AP tests, graphing (if applicable), and any other important skills that will help students be ready for their AP classes in the fall. The course will take place over a two week period, Monday through Thursday, and the fee is $120.00.
Meeting Dates: July 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 15th, and 16th
Meeting Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Readiness classes are offered in the following Advanced Placement subjects; students can select only one Readiness Course subject:
College Readiness Course--The purpose of this one week course is to help prepare students for and begin the college application process. This includes how to navigate Naviance, write a college essay, fill out the college application, and look at colleges that fit students’ interests. The course will be a one-week session, Monday through Friday. The fee is $60.00.
Meeting Dates: July 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, and 10th (1st session); July 13th, 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th (2nd session)
Meeting Time: 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
HIGH SCHOOL ORIGINAL CREDIT COURSES (GRADES 9 – 12)
Health Education (8-11 am) M-F 0.5 Credit Students will gain the knowledge and skills to make informed, responsible decisions for healthy living. The areas of study will include wellness, communication skills, cancers, infectious diseases, social and emotional health, sex and family life education, violence prevention, sexual harassment and substance free lifestyles. This course satisfies a semester of the Health Education graduation requirement at FHS and can be applied proactively toward the next school year.
Lifetime Activities (8-11 am) M-F 0.5 Credit During the Lifetime Activities segment of the physical education program, students will experience a wide variety of activities focusing on lifelong participation. These activities will include the racquet sports of tennis, badminton, table tennis, volleyball and softball as well as, archery and golf. The pursuit of lifelong fitness will be emphasized. This course satisfies a semester of the Physical Education graduation requirement at FHS and can be applied proactively toward the next school year.
Creative Writing (11-2 pm) M-F 0.5 Credit This course will help students become more creative, develop an individual writing style, and develop facility in written communication. Many writing assignments stimulate students to observe the world around them and to incorporate their impressions and ideas into their writing. Students will be asked to write poems, journals, short stories and plays. This class is for English credit and can be applied proactively toward the next school year.
Study Skills (11-2 pm) M-F 0.5 Credit A course for students who demonstrate difficulties navigating the necessary executive functioning skills of planning, organizing, monitoring performance, and general follow through; all skills that are critical for achieving success in high school. This course may be of particular interest to students entering 9th grade who feel they are lacking in these areas. The course will teach skills such as how to organize a binder, creating checklists, planning and studying for tests and taking notes. Students will learn wherein lie their organizational strengths and weaknesses and work to make improvements. Summer reading for English will also be incorporated into the curriculum. This course satisfies a semester of the Practical Arts graduation requirement at FHS and can be applied proactively toward the next school year.
HIGH SCHOOL CREDIT RECOVERY COURSES (GRADES 9 – 12)
MAKEUP AND REVIEW PROGRAM (GRADES 9 – 12) (8-10:30 am or 10:35-1:05 pm, depending on the class)
Grade 11 English/Grade 12 English
Modern World History
US History 1 and US History 2
TUITION AND FEES
Tuition: Residents Non-Residents Credit Recovery $195 Original Credit Course $245
No refunds will be made after June 30,2020, unless the class is canceled.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FSI is a self-supporting school. Financial aid is extremely limited and may be available to students with very unusual circumstances of need. Only Framingham residents with a good attendance record in the Framingham Public Schools will be considered. Applications are available in the summer school office. The deadline for submitting an application is June 30, 2020. Any applications lacking the required documentation and signatures will not be considered.
- Due to the limited number of class days and the intensity of the program, attendance to all classes is mandatory.
- No tuition will be refunded if a student is dropped or fails due to excessive absences or tardiness. THERE ARE NO EXCUSED ABSENCES. Students who exceed two absences may be removed from the program.
- Tardies and absences are subject to the discretion of the director.
STUDENT CONDUCT All students are expected to comply with the same rules of conduct that apply within the Framingham Schools during the regular school year. Attire may be comfortable, but should be keeping with the prevailing standards for school dress.
Note: Though these classes have a fee, we are strongly encouraging all students interested to apply; we will have financial aid readily available. We want to provide all students interested with the means to enroll in these classes! To request a meeting regarding financial assistance please fill out this form.