• Summer School

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Wayland Academy’s summer school classes help high school students follow their curiosity and boost their skills for the coming school year. These dynamic, challenging, and supportive courses combine asynchronous and synchronous instruction—a flexible model that allows students to access their coursework when it fits their summer schedule. Select a five-week (June 7–July 9) or 10-week (July 12–August 11) course option to fit your schedule and educational goals.

Wayland's Summer School students who successfully complete these intensive courses may earn a full year’s academic credit and letter grade. Each class requires a minimum of 15-20 hours of coursework per week.

Wayland Academy is accredited by Independent School of the Central States.

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  • Our Academic Process 

    Our online summer classes deliver the same rigorous and inspired curriculum as our on-campus academic year courses and uphold Wayland’s long tradition of providing students with a meaningful and memorable learning experience. In keeping with our school’s mission and core values, students are at the center of all we do and are fully supported in all aspects of a learning process that promotes participation, curiosity, and individual success. Our teachers are readily available for questions, guidance, and support.
  • Convenient Learning Management System 

    Summer students will receive a Wayland email account and access to MyWayland, the school’s learning management system. On MyWayland, students will find class pages, multi-media course content, discussion boards, assessments, and all grading information. MyWayland is an all-in-one learning system designed to maximize student success in their online program. The majority of teacher and student communication throughout the online session is via the MyWayland learning management system or Wayland email.
  • Comprehensive Student Support 

    Students are fully supported in all aspects of the online learning process. They will have direct access to their teachers for real-time video conferencing, formative assessment feedback, and guidance in developing and reinforcing critical academic skills. Teachers closely monitor each student’s progress and provide timely and detailed comments throughout both sessions. Wayland teachers are passionate about education and committed to the academic growth and success of every student.
  • Accessible Textbooks and Classroom Materials 

    Required class materials vary by course and instructor. Most materials are available free online, but families are responsible for the purchase of any additional required books, fee-based online documents, or lab supplies if needed. Any purchase requirements will be kept to a minimum, and enrolled students will receive a list of these items upon registration.
  • Guidance for Online Learning 

    Even if you are taking an online class for the first time, we are here for you every step of the way! Students and families receive an orientation packet, video instructions for our learning management system, and strategies and tips for a successful online learning experience. 
  • Open Partnership with Parents

    At Wayland, we know parents play a critical role in students’ academic success. From summer registration to final report cards, we partner with parents to ensure a meaningful and memorable learning experience for their children. This includes direct access to program administration and faculty, as well as the ability to view progress and grade reports.
  • Tuition, Deposit, and Withdrawal Policies 

    Tuition for non-Wayland students: $700 per session, plus a $50 registration fee.

    Tuition for enrolled 2020-2021 Wayland students: $300 per session, with no registration fee

    Payment Schedule: 
    • Registration Fee: $50 due at the time of registration. Registration fee is waived for current (2020-2021) Wayland students. 
    • Non-refundable tuition deposit: $100, Due on or before May 28, 2021.
    • Remaining summer tuition balance: Due on or before June 7, 2021. 
    Withdrawal requests received prior to June 7, 2021 are eligible for a refund, minus the enrollment deposit and registration fee. After June 10, 2021, withdrawal requests are not eligible for a refund. 
    Wayland reserves the right to cancel any course due to a low student enrollment of 5 or less.

Summer School Calendar

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  • May

    Informational Webinar for Enrolled Students/Parents

  • May

    Tuition Balance Due/Last Day to Register for Summer Sessions

  • Jun

    Session One Classes Begin

  • Jul

    Session One Ends

  • Jul

    Session Two Begins

  • Aug

    Session Two Ends

  • Aug

    Final Grades and Comments Available

Teacher-Led, Inspiring, and Challenging Classes
Online and on campus classes for Summer School 2021 are hybrid synchronous and asynchronous instruction. Teachers will lead synchronous classes three times a week for one hour. These classes can be in-person or online. The asynchronous process often includes listening to prerecorded instructor lectures online, reading an assigned web article, joining an online discussion board, online submission of an assignment or test, and reviewing the homework for the week online. Some classes also include virtual field trips and lab activities. Classes are instructor-paced and assessed through many modes. Students are required to complete coursework before a grade and credit are granted

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  • Fine Arts

    Music History
    Session 1, June 7–July 9
    Content will cover Ancient Music through Baroque Music—with a focus on the composers, musical styles and techniques, the development of instruments, and the correlation between the musical world and the cultures and historical developments of each period. 
    Music Theory
    Session 2, July 12–August 11
    Students will learn to read rhythms; identify instruments and instrumental families, major and minor key signatures, intervals, triads, and seventh chords; and practice sight-reading and ear training. 
  • History and Social Sciences

    Comparative Religions
    Session 1, June 7–July 9
    This course objectively addresses both the history and doctrine of the world’s great religions. Emphasis is placed on the myths, sacred texts, rituals, and beliefs of Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism, and Buddhism.


    Session 2, July 12–August 11
    Offered during session two, beginning July 12.Introduction to Ethics will ask students to investigate and acquire the skills needed to think about, analyze, and discuss ethical issues.The course will examine the works of Plato, Aristotle, Kant, and others. The course will explore contemporary ethical issues.
    Modern Middle East
    Session 1, June 7–July 9
    This course will begin with some background on the Ottoman Empire and cover material into the present day. It will focus on the individual countries of the Middle East and how these countries have grown and developed since the end of the First World War and the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire. Special attention will be paid to the quasi-imperialism of the Cold War era and its effect on the development of the Middle East. Each country will have its own unit. 
    Prerequisite: US History 

    Music History
    Session 1, June 7–July 9 
    Content will cover Ancient Music through Baroque Music—with a focus on the composers, musical styles and techniques, the development of instruments, and the correlation between the musical world and the cultures and historical developments of each period. 

    Slavery in the Early Republic 1600–1865
    Session 1, June 7–July 9
    This course will examine the origins, mechanisms, and effects of slavery in the early American Republic. The course will begin with an examination of the earliest forms of forced labor in the territory that would become the United States. Students will then shift towards the emergence of the abolition movement both pre- and post-American Revolution. The class will culminate with a deep dive on the American Civil War and the importance of this conflict. In addition to selected readings, students will read Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave by Frederick Douglass, and Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup. Students should expect to write a one- to two-page paper per week.

    Understanding the Holocaust 1871–1945
    Session 2, July 12–August 11 
    This course will examine the roots, events, and aftermath of the Holocaust in Europe. It will begin with an examination of the Jewish people in Europe around 1900 and will then shift to a discussion of the rise of fascism and Nazism in Germany. With the context of World War II, students will understand the origins of the Holocaust and the progression to the death camps in Europe. The course will conclude with one week of reading a survivor’s account and one week of discussing the aftermath and search for justice. Students will read Night by Elie Wiesel and selected sections of Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning, and students will watch Conspiracy (a 2001 film). Students should expect to write a one- to two-page paper per week. 
    Prerequisite: World Civilizations or equivalent and entering grade 10, 11, or 12 

  • Languages

    Spanish 1
    Sessions 1 & 2, June 7–August 11

    In this course, students will acquire language through an introduction of vocabulary and grammar. They will learn vocabulary through stories, music, and different practice exercises. Grammar is presented alongside vocabulary in units to build comprehension. Students will improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills as the session progresses. Culture will be presented within the context of music and videos.  
    Spanish Language Elective: Don Quijote
    Session 1, June 7–July 9
    Follow the adventures of Don Quijote and his best friend Sancho Panza while improving your reading, listening, speaking, and writing skills in Spanish. This course is designed for students who have a working knowledge of the present tense. Students will acquire language using Comprehensible Input (CI). There will be discussion of readings and engagement through games and other input-based activities. Continued varied input of vocabulary and structures as well as required student output in both speaking and writing. Comprehensive traditional treatment of grammar rules is incorporated at this level. 
    Prerequisite: Spanish 1 or consent of the instructor 
    Novel:Las aventuras de don Quijote de la Mancha: La historiasegún Sancho Panza, E-module (activities, audiobook, etc. online—no paper text needed). Instructor will order the e-module for $6 per student. 
  • Math and Computer Science

    Sessions 1 & 2, June 7–August 11
    The course is not intended for credit recovery or remediation. Students in Geometry improve their knowledge of the properties of two- and three-dimensional figures, work with better visual perception of two- and three-dimensional figures and develop the skills of using inductive reasoning and deductive reasoning as problem-solving tools. Topics covered in this course include parallel lines and planes, properties of triangles, quadrilaterals and circles, congruent and similar triangles, areas of polygons, circles, and an introduction to trigonometry.  
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra 1. This course is not intended for credit recovery or remediation.

    Intro to Database Design
    Session 2, July 12–August 11
    The course will look at the introduction to the concept of database systems in general and relational systems. Content will also cover the standard database language and SQL will be introduced. Emphasis will be on understanding the fundamentals of relational systems including data models and database manipulations for storing and managing information. Topics to be covered includes database terminology, the evolution of the modern database, Database Management Systems (DBMS) such as Microsoft SQL Server with query languages. Instruction will include simple database creation, inputting data, and developing common queries. 
    N.B. Microsoft SQL server 2012 will be used for this course.
    System Requirements 
    Operating System
    Windows vista service pack, Windows 7 and above

    Processor Speed
    Minimum: x86 Processor: 1.0 GHz OR x64 Processor: 1.4 GHz 
    Recommended: 2.0 GHz or faster 
    Processor Type
    • x64 Processor: AMD Opteron, AMD Athlon 64, Intel Xeon with Intel EM64T support, Intel Pentium IV with EM64T support 
    • x86 Processor: Pentium III-compatible processor or faster
    The minimum memory required for installing the Data Quality Server component in Data Quality Services (DQS) is 2 GB of RAM, which is different from the SQL Server 2012 minimum memory requirement.  

    Hard Disk
    SQL Server 2012 requires a minimum of 6 GB of available hard-disk space. 

    The minimum memory required for installing the Data Quality Server component in Data Quality Services (DQS) is 2 GB of RAM, which is different from the SQL Server 2012 minimum memory requirement. 
  • Science

    Introduction to Organic Chemistry
    Sessions 1 & 2, June 7–July 9 and
    July 12–August 11—meeting three days per week 
    Organic Chemistry is the study of life and all the chemical reactions related to life. An introduction to Organic Chemistry will expose students to nomenclature of organic compounds using the IUPAC (International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry) system, predict some of the properties and reactions of compounds based on their molecular structure, reaction mechanisms like how viruses behave and how to prevent it, stereochemistry, biochemistry, and understand the importance of these concepts and their application to all sciences and life in general. Majority of the reactions occurring in living matter is related to Organic Chemistry, hence it is impossible to understand the biochemical processes in living matter without knowing organic chemistry.

    Introduction to Research Methodology
    Session 1, June 7–July 9—meeting two days per week 
    Research methodology is a stepwise approach adopted in research processes to collect, assemble, and evaluate data. It defines the tools that are used to gather relevant information in a specific research study. It is about how a researcher systematically designs a study to ensure valid and reliable results that address the research aims and objectives in solving an identified problem. 
    The main purpose of this course is to introduce students to quantitative and qualitative methods for conducting meaningful inquiry and research. It is designed to improve students’ understanding of the basic issues in the Scientific Method, thus improving students’ ability to critically evaluate the research conducted by others and to have confidence in how to plan and conduct their own research or contribute as part of a research team. The scope of this course is quite broad, so it will not be possible to cover all the details of all the research methods that are used currently. However, students will gain a good awareness of the various techniques that can be applied to different types of research studies with the appropriate guidelines in selecting a research method. The students will be taught how to design research questions, research objectives, research hypothesis, review of relevant literature, how to identify the materials needed to attain the research objectives, developing a research design, data collection and analysis, interpretation of results, and final conclusion. 
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