FAQ

Communications From SA

Prior to Summer Academy, families will be receive a welcome letter, transportation information and other pertinent information.

During Summer Academy, families should receive daily communication from their teacher.  In addition, the Summer Academy Director will send out weekly updates/reminders regarding Summer Academy.

After the conclusion of Summer Academy, families will be emailed a completed Success Criteria from your student’s teacher. The success criteria  will provide valuable insight regarding your student’s experience at Summer  Academy.

General Questions

Sunday preview will be on Sunday, June 14th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Both buildings of Summer Academy will be open for preview on a very informal basis for those who are interested in seeing the buildings. As in the past, this is informal and optional. Teachers will not be present and rooms will not be open. However, many families have found this helpful to become more familiar with the campus before the first regular day of classes.

Your child will receive a letter from his/her Summer Academy teacher in the middle to end of May. This letter will include some specifics about the Summer Academy class and supplies needed.

Summer Academy does not have a physical location during the school year. During June, Summer Academy moves into Columbia Heights High School and neighboring Highland Elementary at 1400 49th Ave NE, Columbia Heights, MN.

Our year-round mailing address is Summer Academy, 2515 White Bear Ave. Ste. A8-272,Maplewood, MN, 55109.

Each course is expected to meet the unique needs of our district identified students; to develop leadership skills, problem-solving, and communication; and to provide special challenges in the content areas. Summer Academy exists to complement district programs, not to be repetitious of existing opportunities during the school year. Each student will experience a hands-on opportunity like none other.

 

Registration & Tuition

Each course runs four hours in length, daily, except for the extended days which run from 8:00-2:30 p.m. Students will be able to select from any available courses within your grade level, on the website.

If your first choice is not available, you have the option to choose another course or sign up for the course waiting list.  Because courses fill up quickly, we encourage you to have a backup plan(s) for selecting a course.  Prior to registration, research our courses and find multiple options that could interest your student.  

During registration, you’ll be able to select available courses on a first-come, first-serve basis.   If the course is full, you will see the option to select the course waiting list.

If an opening becomes available, Summer Academy will contact families.  Families will have 24 hours to accept and payment will be due upon accepting registration.

You will be confirmed once you complete the registration.  If there are multiple sections, specific teacher placement will come at a later date.

Summer Academy does not distribute financial aid. Each district may distribute limited funds on a high needs basis. If you are interested in financial aid, please contact your Summer Academy district representative. To apply for financial aid, after talking with your Summer Academy district representative, please complete the online registration and select “Applying for Financial Aid“. No money is required when initially registering.

Please Note: Financial aid, where available, covers only a portion of the total tuition. It is the parent’s responsibility to pay the remaining balance by the April 13th deadline.

Transportation

Sign up to receive a carpool listing by checking the carpool option on the application. By the end of April, the names of those students who wish to become part of car pools will be mailed. This list will include names, addresses, and phone numbers of those students who live within the same school district. If you wish to participate, you will need to make your own contacts to form car pools.

Students will be dismissed at 2:30 on extended days. Updates are given on our Twitter page

If you need to change transportation plans, contact the Summer Academy office at 651-895-7337. The staff will notify your child and their teacher of the change of plans.

Transportation is provided by the families of the students, either through private cars, car pools, or through participation in chartered bus services from their attendance area.

If busing is provided to and from Summer Academy, it is provided by your school district, not Summer Academy. Your individual school district will notify you of any arrangements available. If there are any transportation questions or concerns, please contact your local district representative.

Students eating breakfast at Summer Academy may enter the schools at 7:30 am.  Students not getting breakfast may be dropped off at 7:45 am and will wait in the lobby area until 7:50 when they are permitted to go to their class.

If you are picking up your child directly from Summer Academy, you may choose to use the loops or park your vehicle and walk to pick up your student.  If you choose to use the loop, you must stay in your vehicle. Teachers will escort students out of the school and stay with the students until they are picked up.

For further details, please see the links below:

Summer Academy Transportation Information & Transportation Map

Who To Contact

Summer Academy is always looking for teachers with a passion for talented and gifted students. If you are interested in developing a class and teaching at Summer Academy, an Online Application should be completed by December 31. Interviews will take place in January. If you have any questions please contact us at info@nssacademy.com or call 651-895-7337.

If you would like to contact your child’s teacher, please contact the Summer Academy office at 651-895-7337 or send a note with your child. You can expect to hear back from your child’s teacher within 1 business day.

Please contact your child’s teacher if you are interested in chaperoning your child’s field trip.

Please send any medical notifications and a completed SA Dispensation of Medication form (if necessary) to our Summer Academy office.

Mail:  2515 White Bear Ave. Ste, A8-272, Maplewood, MN 55109 Fax: 651-560-7922

We will pass these along to our registered nurse that will be on campus for the entirety of the Academy.

 

If you need to change transportation plans, contact the Summer Academy office at 651-895-7337. The staff will notify your child and their teacher of the change of plans.

After a payment has been made, a receipt will be emailed to the address on file.  The receipts can also be found with your “My Account” page.  These receipts have been used to claim pretax money sequestered at your work, matching money from your employer, or deductions. If you have papers that must have the Summer Academy director’s signature, please email the director at info@nssacademy.com

 

Summer Academy does not distribute financial aid. Each district may distribute limited funds on a high needs basis. If you are interested in financial aid, please contact your Summer Academy district representative. To apply for financial aid, after talking with your Summer Academy district representative, please complete the online registration and select “Applying for Financial Aid“. No money is required when initially registering.

Please Note: Financial aid, where available, covers only a portion of the total tuition. It is the parent’s responsibility to pay the remaining balance by the April 13th deadline.