Academy Summer School provides a unique opportunity for enrolled Punahou students to fulfill graduation requirements in a focused and immersive learning environment. Summer School allows students to focus on one or two courses 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 2020 are entered as part of the student’s 2020 – 2021 first semester record. Students register based on the grade they are entering in the fall.
Summer School registration for credit courses is completed during each student’s individual programming conference with their Deans in February. Summer School courses may be overenrolled and, due to 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 their Class deans. Tuition and fees for Summer School are charged to the student’s account.
Punahou students who take summer courses are expected to do so at Punahou unless an exception has been approved in advance by the deans.
Please note 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. Additionally, there is a selection of Global Online Academy (GOA) 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.