Summer School

Academy Summer School provides a great opportunity for enrolled Punahou students to fulfill graduation requirements in an environment that allows each student to focus on one course at a time. Rather than fulfilling a remedial requirement, Academy Summer School opens up possibilities for students to broaden their course selection during the school year.

Summer School courses taken in 2017 are entered as part of the student’s 2017 – 2018 first semester record. Students register based on the grade they will be entering in the fall.

Summer School registration for credit courses is done during the programming conference with the Deans in February.

Summer School courses may sometimes be overenrolled, and because of limited space, students are not guaranteed their first choice in course selection. In such cases, priority is given to seniors first, then juniors and so on. All things being equal, a lottery may be held to determine which students are placed in a particular course.

All course offerings are subject to sufficient enrollment. Students are notified of any new course offerings, deletions or prerequisite changes via the Academy Daily Bulletin and/or their class Deans. Tuition for Summer School is charged to the student’s account.

We expect Punahou students who take summer courses to do so at Punahou unless an exception has been approved in advance by the Deans.

Please note that courses are scheduled for varying lengths from three to six weeks. These options may allow students with travel plans or conflicting programs to still attend Summer School.

Important Information

Summer School Dates: June 13 – July 21


Summer Absence Policy

Since Summer School packs so much into a limited time period, we expect regular and punctual attendance, especially in credit-bearing courses. There are two types of absences: Approved and Not Approved.

  • Approved Absences: Absences for illness, medical or dental appointments, or funerals are subject to approval by the Academy Summer School Director. The number of such absences allowed during a Summer School course is determined on a case by case basis by the Academy Summer School Director and the Dean.  
  • Not Approved Absences: Absences for family trips, sports trips, driver-license tests, job interviews, employment, summer camp, errands, performances and similar conflicts will not be approved as excused absences from class.

Students will fail a course if they accrue more than two “Not Approved” absences in a 5-week or a 6-week summer course, more than one “Not Approved” absence in a 4-week summer course, or any “Not Approved” absences in a 3-week summer course.

The School reserves the right to request a doctor’s note to substantiate any absence from class unless previously approved by the Director.

Please note that courses are scheduled for varying lengths from three to six weeks. Also, there is a selection of online courses for upperclassmen that do not require attendance on campus. These options allow students with travel plans or conflicting programs to still attend Summer School.

Summer Registration

Each student may register for up to one graduation credit in Academy courses during the summer, except that students may not register for both an English and a Social Studies course in the same summer. Students may also elect a non-credit course such as Driver Education or SAT Prep provided there are no scheduling conflicts.

Attire and Behavior Policies

The attire and behavior policies during Summer School are the same as those in force during the regular school year. These policies can be found in the Punahou School Handbook.

Books and Supplies

Books and supplies are not included in tuition unless noted in the course description. Textbooks for Academy Summer School courses should be purchased through the MBS Direct bookstore. Additional materials are available in the Punahou School Bookstore.

Fees


Late Registration

Any registration received after the registration deadline will be charged a late fee of $50, and the desired class(es) will be registered on a space-available basis. Punahou School reserves the right to end or refuse registration at any time after the registration deadline.

Credit Courses


  • Registration deadline: May 12, 2017
  • Change after May 12: $50 fee

Art

 
CoursesOpen to grades
Drawing* (3 wks)9 – 12
Printmaking* (3 wks)9 – 12
Black and White Film Photography* (5 wks)9 – 12
Color Digital Photography* (5 wks)9 – 12
Ceramics: Wheel Throwing 1*10 – 12

 

Drawing 1*

4 hours daily at 12:30 p.m.
3-week course: June 13 – 30
Tuition: $775

Open to Grades 9, 10, 11, 12. One-half credit.

Printmaking*

4 hours daily at 12:30 p.m.
3-week course: July 3 – 21
Tuition: $775

Open to Grades 9, 10, 11, 12. One-half credit.

Black and White Film Photography*

2 1/2 hours daily at 10 a.m.
5-week course: June 13 – July 14
Tuition: $775

Open to Grades 9, 10, 11, 12. One-half credit.

Color Digital Photography*

2 1/2 hours daily at 12:30 p.m.
5-week course: June 13 – July 14
Tuition: $775

Open to Grades 9, 10, 11, 12. One-half credit.

Introduction to Ceramics: Wheel Throwing I*

2 hours daily at 8 a.m.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21
Tuition: $775

Open to Grades 10, 11, 12. One-half credit.

English

 

Students may take only two English courses in Summer School to fulfill the four credits required for graduation. They may take either English 1A between 8th and 9th grades or English 2A between 9th and 10th grades. Before their junior or senior years, they may take one offered elective.

CoursesOpen to grades
English 1A* (5 or 6 wks)9
English 2A* (5 or 6 wks)10
American Literature-Survey* (5 wks)11 – 12
Creative Writing*# (5 wks)11 – 12
Writing with Clarity and Grace11 – 12

 

English 1A: 5 Weeks*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
5-week course: June 13 – July 14
This summer school course only covers the first semester content of the year-long course.
Tuition: $800

Open to Grade 9. One-half credit.

English 1A: 6 weeks*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m except no class on Wednesday.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21
This summer school course only covers the first semester content of the year-long course.
Tuition: $800

Open to Grade 9. One-half credit.

English 2A: 5 Weeks*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
5-week course: June 13 – July 14
This summer school course only covers the first semester content of the year-long course.
Tuition: $800

Open to Grade 10. Prerequisite: English 1. One-half credit.

English 2A: 6 weeks*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m except no class on Wednesday.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21
This summer school course only covers the first semester content of the year-long course.
Tuition: $800

Open to Grade 10. Prerequisite: English 1. One-half credit.

American Literature – Survey: Dream and Disillusion*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
5-week course: June 13 – July 14
Tuition: $800

Open to Grades 11, 12. Prerequisite: English 2. One-half credit.

Creative Writing*#

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
5-week course: June 13 – July 14
Tuition: $800

Open to Grades 11, 12. Prerequisite: English 2. One-half credit and Spiritual, Ethical, Community Responsibility graduation requirement.

Writing with Clarity and Grace*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
5-week course: June 13 – July 14
Tuition: $800

Open to Grades 11, 12. Prerequisite: English 2.

LANGUAGE

 
CoursesOpen to grades
Spanish II*10 – 12

 

Spanish II*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21
Tuition: $950

Open to Grades 10, 11, 12. Prerequisites for summer course: Spanish 1 in the Academy, permission of instructor and student's class dean. One credit.

MATHEMATICS

 

Students are required to earn three credits in mathematics for graduation from Punahou. Only one of those three credits may be earned in Summer School. Usually students choose to take Geometry in the summer between their freshman and sophomore years as a means to accelerate in mathematics, opening the door to Calculus their senior year.

CoursesOpen to grades
Algebra 1*9 – 10
Geometry (6/5 – 7/14)
10 – 11
Geometry (6/13 – 7/21)
10 – 11
Algebra 2/Trigonometry*10 – 12
Advanced Pre-Calculus*11 – 12

 

Algebra 2/Trigonometry*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21

Tuition: $950

Open to Grades 10, 11, 12. Prerequisites for summer course: B+ or better in both semesters of Geometry and in Algebra I. One credit. Students are required to bring an edition of the TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, but a TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator is recommended.

Algebra 1*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21

This is a rigorous, intensive course in the fundamentals of Algebra. Testing is daily on topics that include number theory, solving equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, systems of open sentences, polynomials and factoring, rational expressions, irrational numbers, and quadratic equations and functions. Expect approximately two to three hours of homework a night.

Tuition: $950

Open to Grades 9, 10, 11. Prerequisites: Teacher recommendation based on original quiz and test scores and work habits, commensurate diagnostic test scores, and supervisor/dean approval. One credit. Enrollment is limited.

Geometry*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21

This is a rigorous and intensive course in the study of Euclidean Geometry. This course is based upon deductive reasoning, and topics include planar and coordinate Geometry, parallel and perpendicular lines, triangles, quadrilaterals, circles, congruence, similarity, inequality, area, volume and motions. Algebra and right triangle trigonometry is incorporated into the course, as well as formal and informal proof. Testing is daily, and students should expect approximately two to three hours of homework a night.

Tuition: $950

Open to Grades 10, 11. Prerequisites for summer course: B+ or better in both semesters of Algebra I. One credit.

Advanced Pre-Calculus*

4 hours daily in class at 8 a.m.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21
Tuition: $950

Open to Grades 11, 12. Prerequisites for summer course: B+ or better in both semesters of Algebra 2/Trigonometry and teacher recommendation. One credit. Students are required to bring an edition of the TI-83 Plus or TI-84 Plus graphing calculator, but a TI-84 Plus CE graphing calculator is recommended.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION

 
CoursesOpen to grades
Lifetime Fitness*9 – 10
PEP: Physical Exercise through Play*10 – 12

 

Lifetime Fitness (Physical Education)*

2 hours daily at 8 or 10:15 a.m.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21

Students should dress appropriately for physical activity each day (PE uniform/ athletic shoes). Some time is spent in the pool as well as in the classroom. Expectations include CPR certification and passing a survival swim test. Students sign up for a CPR class, which is held on campus in the afternoon, at no extra fee. The survival swim test is administered during the swim unit.

Tuition: $750

Open to Grades 9, 10. One-half credit.

PEP: Physical Exercise through Play*

2 hours daily at 10:15 a.m.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21

Emphasis for this course is on playing hard and having fun while staying fit. Students are exposed to a variety of activities where they work to develop proficiency in skills and various movement forms and incorporate tactics, concepts and strategies in situations relative to the activity. Ultimately, students become confident and competent enough to enjoy the activities in a recreational setting.

Activities include many of the following: badminton, basketball, fitness exercises, flag football, pool games, racquet sports, touch rugby, ultimate Frisbee and volleyball. Off-campus activities may also include canoe paddling, surfing, ice skating and hiking.

Tuition: $750

Open to Grades 10, 11, 12. Prerequisite: Lifetime Fitness. One-half credit.

SCIENCE

 

Students may take only one credit in Summer School towards the two credits in laboratory science required for graduation.

CoursesOpen to grades
Biology*9 – 12
Chemistry*10 – 12
Chemistry Honors*10 – 12
Physics*10 – 12
Physics Honors*11 – 12
Medical Problem Solving (3 wks)11 – 12
Real World Research11 – 12

 

Biology*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m. plus 2-hour afternoon sessions on Tuesday, Thursday.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21
Tuition: $1,100

Open to Grades 9, 10, 11, 12. One credit.

Chemistry*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m. plus 2-hour afternoon sessions on Tuesday, Thursday.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21
Tuition: $1,100

Open to Grades 10, 11, 12. Prerequisite: Algebra I. One credit.

Chemistry Honors*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m. plus 2-hour afternoon sessions on Tuesday, Thursday.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21
Tuition: $1,100

Open to Grades 10, 11, 12. Prerequisite: Students taking Chemistry Honors in the summer must have completed Geometry or Geometry Honors. One credit.

Physics*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m. plus 2-hour afternoon sessions on Tuesday, Thursday.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21
Tuition: $1100

Open to Grades 10, 11, 12. One credit.

Physics Honors*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m. plus 2-hour afternoon sessions on Tuesday, Thursday.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21
Tuition: $1,100

Open to Grades 11, 12. Prerequisite: Algebra 2/ Trigonometry or Algebra 2/Trigonometry Honors. One credit.

Medical Problem Solving

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
3-week course: June 13 – June 30

Tuition: $700

Open to Grades 11, 12. Prerequisites: Biology/Biology Honors and Chemistry/Chemistry Honors. One-half general elective credit. Class held at the John A. Burns School of Medicine. Students may take either Medical Problem Solving or Medical Problem Solving Online, but not both.

Real World Research

4 hours daily on Monday and Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
6 hours daily on Thursday and Friday at 8:30 a.m.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21

Tuition: $800

Open to Grades 11, 12. Prerequisites: two yearlong science courses and consent of instructor. Semester course. One-half credit. Satisfies general elective credit. Enrollment limited.

SOCIAL STUDIES

 

Students may take only one credit in Summer School towards the three and one-half Social Studies credits required for graduation. A student may take either ISS between 8th and 9th grades or Asian History between 9th and 10th grades, but not both; and either the first half of U.S. History between 10th and 11th grades or either of the two required senior courses between 11th and 12th grades, but not both.

CoursesOpen to grades
Intro to Social Studies* (5 wks)9
Intro to Social Studies - Hawai'i*# (4 wks)9
Asian History (sem)* (5 or 6 wks)
10
Asian History Travel
10
U.S.History (1st sem)* (5 wks)11 – 12
European History* (5 wks)11 – 12
Senior Capstone* 12
Senior Capstone: Psychology*12
Senior Capstone: Science*12
Senior Capstone: International
     Alaska *#12
     Bhutan *#12
     New Zealand *#12

 

 

Introduction to Social Studies*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
5-week course: June 13 – July 14
Tuition: $800

Open to Grade 9. One-half credit.

Introduction to Social Studies – Hawai‘i*#

4 hours daily Monday - Friday at 8 a.m.
Wednesday or Friday class continues until 4 p.m. to accommodate extended field trips
4-week course: June 13 – July 7

This version of ISS offers another option to the required gateway course for 9th graders. While the core ISS content and skills remain the same, this version of the course frames the content around the cultural region of Hawai‘i.

Tuition: $800

Open to Grade 9. One-half credit and Spiritual, Ethical, Community Responsibility graduation requirement.

Asian History (Accelerated)*

Accelerated course
4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
5-week course: June 13 – July 14
Tuition: $800

Open to Grade 10. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half credit.

Asian History*

3 1/2 hours daily except 2 hours on Wednesday at 8 a.m.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21
Tuition: $800

Open to Grade 10. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half credit.

Asian History Travel*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
June 13 – 23 (tentative): Pre-trip class
June 25 – July 6 (tentative): Travel
July 10 – July 21 (tentative): Post-trip class

Tuition: Cost of trip. Need-based financial aid available through Wo International Center.

Open to Grade 10. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half credit. Apply for this course through Wo International Center by January 20, 2017.

United States History*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
5-week course: June 13 – July 14
This summer school course only covers the first semester content of the year-long course.
Tuition: $800

Open to Grades 11, 12. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half credit for 1st semester U.S. History.

European History*

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
5-week course: June 13 – July 14
Tuition: $800

Open to Grades 11, 12. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half credit.

Senior Capstone*

2 hours on Monday at 10 a.m.
Tuesday – Friday: 3 1/2 hours twice a week on campus at 8 a.m. and 2 hours twice a week of community service.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21

Community service (four hours per week) will be scheduled according to the needs of the agencies. Limited service options are available due to summer hours and participating agencies. Students must have proof of a TB Clearance at the first class meeting.

Tuition: $800

Open to Grade 12. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half credit and Community Service graduation requirement. Limited enrollment.

Senior Capstone: Psychology*

2 hours on Monday at 10 a.m.
Tuesday – Friday: 3 1/2 hours twice a week on campus at 8 a.m. and 2 hours twice a week of community service.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21

This course has the same requirements as the regular Capstone course, including proof of TB Clearance.

Tuition: $800

Open to Grade 12. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half credit and Community Service graduation requirement. Limited enrollment.

Senior Capstone: Science*

2 hours on Monday at 10 a.m.
Tuesday – Friday: 3 1/2 hours twice a week on campus at 8 a.m. and 2 hours twice a week of community service.
6-week course: June 13 – July 21

This course has the same requirements as the regular Capstone course, including proof of TB Clearance.

Tuition: $800

Open to Grade 12. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half credit and Community Service graduation requirement. Limited enrollment.

Senior Capstone: International

This course covers the same concepts as the regular summer Capstone class, but after coursework at Punahou, students explore the course issues further and do their project work in the context of their experiences and activities at the selected destination.

Tuition: Cost of trip. Need-based financial aid available through Wo International Center.

Open to Grade 12. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half Social Studies credit, Community Service graduation requirement, and Spiritual, Ethical, Community Responsibility graduation requirement. Apply for this course through Wo International Center by January 20, 2017.

Capstone Alaska*#

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
June 8 – 16 (tentative): Required pre-trip class at Punahou
June 18 – July 12 (tentative): Travel to Alaska

This course covers the same concepts as the regular summer Capstone class, but after coursework at Punahou, students explore the course issues further and do their project work in the context of their experiences and activities in Alaska.

Tuition: Cost of trip. Need-based financial aid available through Wo International Center.

Open to Grade 12. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half Social Studies credit, Community Service graduation requirement, and Spiritual, Ethical, Community Responsibility graduation requirement. Apply for this course through Wo International Center by January 20, 2017.

Capstone: Bhutan*#

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
June 13 – 23 (tentative): Required pre-trip class at Punahou
June 25 – July 19 (tentative): Travel to Bhutan

This course covers the same concepts as the regular summer Capstone class, but after coursework at Punahou, students explore the course issues further and do their project work in the context of their experiences and activities in Bhutan.

Tuition: Cost of trip. Need-based financial aid available through Wo International Center.

Open to Grade 12. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half Social Studies credit, Community Service graduation requirement, and Spiritual, Ethical, Community Responsibility graduation requirement. Apply for this course through Wo International Center by January 20, 2017.

Capstone New Zealand (Christchurch, Hamilton/Cambridge, and Auckland)*#

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
June 6 – 16 (tentative): Required pre-trip class at Punahou
June 17 – July 11 (tentative): Travel to New Zealand

This course covers the same concepts as the regular summer Capstone class, but after coursework at Punahou, students explore the course issues further and do their project work in the context of their experiences and activities in New Zealand.

Tuition: Cost of trip. Need-based financial aid available through Wo International Center.

Open to Grade 12. Prerequisite: A Gateway Course. One-half Social Studies credit, Community Service graduation requirement, and Spiritual, Ethical, Community Responsibility graduation requirement. Apply for this course through Wo International Center by January 20, 2017.

WO INTERNATIONAL CENTER

 

Courses Open to grades
Language and Culture of Contemporary Japan 9 – 12

Language and Culture of Contemporary Japan

4 hours daily at 8 a.m.
June 13 – 30 (tentative): Pre-trip class
July 1 – 23 (tentative): Travel

Open to Grades 9, 10, 11, 12. Prerequisite: B or better in both semesters of Japanese 2 or Japanese 2 Honors, or consent of instructor. One-half credit. Apply for this course through Wo International Center by January 20, 2017.