Summer Academy FAQs
Welcome to the Quarry Lane Summer Academy!
We are excited that you have chosen to take course(s) with us. Our summer accelerated curriculum is designed to be both rigorous and challenging, covering an entire year's worth of material in just 6 weeks. This intensive approach provides students with a comprehensive education that prepares them for advancement into the next level course. Our 3-week enrichment courses are designed to provide students with a dynamic and engaging environment for exploring a specific topic in-depth and having fun while doing so.
The following pages contain information intended to answer frequently asked questions related to academics and navigating the summer courses at Quarry Lane. We encourage you to read them carefully as you begin your studies.
If you have any questions, please contact us. Our team is here to support you every step of the way and ensure that you have a successful and rewarding experience with us.
All the Best,
Quarry Lane Summer Academy
Q: Need to contact us?
A: General inquiries – SummerAcademy@quarrylane.org
Transcripts – Registrar@quarrylane.org
Q: What are the dates for the Summer Academy?
A: June 12- July 21 (no instruction on June 19th and July 4th) Note: 3-week session will run from June 12 th through June 30.
Q: Are QLS courses UC approved?
A: Yes, most courses are, please refer to the website for all course descriptions and UC approval information.
Q: Is QLS WASC accredited?
A: Yes, we are a WASC accredited school.
Q: Will my school take this class for credit?
A: You will have to consult with your school/School district to confirm. Most schools will allow you to advance to the next level; however your student’s school makes the final decision. For example, if you take the summer Algebra 1 session and pass the course, some schools may also require you to take a placement test before you can advance to Geometry.
Q: What are the policies for grades and audit options? What does it mean to audit a course?
A: All courses that provide credit will be graded. You may opt to AUDIT a class, where you will take the course but not receive credit and therefore not receive a grade. You must request to AUDIT the course by June 30. Instructions on opting to AUDIT a course will be provided after the start of Summer Academy. All Enrichment courses will not provide a grade (Spanish, English, Math Enrichment, Speech and Debate), hence the audit option does not apply.
Q: Absences- How many days of school can I miss?
A: To report an absence from school please e-mail LS-Attendance@quarrylane.org (grades JK-5) and US-Attendance@quarrylane.org (grade 6-12). Students enrolled in classes for credit may not miss any more than 2 days-this is a firm policy. If your student is missing school due to COVID, please contact email@example.com.
Q: Do you have prerequisites for your courses offered?
A: Yes. For our science courses, your student must have completed Algebra 1 with a “C” or above to take Biology, Chemistry and/or Physics. For the math courses, you must have completed the previous level math course with a “C” or above in order to be eligible to move on. Please refer to the course listing page for the criteria on all classes.
Q: Teacher Office Hours
A: The last 20-30 minutes of each class are dedicated to teacher office hours. No additional office hours are offered outside of this time. Given the pace and challenging nature of our for-credit classes, students who need extensive, extra support may want to consider seeking outside tutoring. Students must attend this 20–30-minute time allotment and may not leave early from class. This time can be utilized for a jump start on homework.
Q: When do I register?
A: All registration is on a first come first serve basis and can only be done online. Registration for all courses open on January 23.
Q: When and how do I pay my fees?
A: All tuition and fees paid are non-refundable. Refunds are only given if the course is cancelled.
Q: Who are the teachers and what materials do I need?
A: The textbooks are listed on the website and it is the families’ responsibility to purchase the textbooks separately. The syllabus will be given to your student on the first day of school and/or published on the Parent Portal. The teachers will be assigned to your student the week before the class starts along with the room number.
Q: Can I request a section or teacher change?
A: Under no circumstances will we accept any request for teachers or requests to be with a classmate.
Q: Textbooks- Where do I purchase my textbook?
A: The textbooks are listed on the website and it is the families’ responsibility to purchase the textbooks separately. Please refer back to the course description for the textbook details. Carefully review textbook options, while the school recommends physical textbooks, there may be e-books available. The school will not provide textbooks, please ensure your student is ready for the first day of school.
Q: Technology- Does my student need a laptop?
A: Yes, all students grade 6-12 should bring a laptop and headphones to class. If you are in an enrichment class, please check with your teacher on the first day of school.
Q: My school is asking for a proof of enrollment; what documentation can I provide to my school?
A: The Quarry Lane School will send you a confirmation of enrollment via email after your enrollment has been completed, which can be used as the proof of enrollment. This is sent to the email used during registration.
Q: Transcripts- Will Quarry Lane submit my student's grade to his/her school upon completion of the course?
A: Quarry Lane will not submit your student's transcript to their school. It is the responsibility of the student to submit the transcript to their school for credit transfer. The school will make transcripts available by Friday, July 28th via Parchment. Instructions for requesting transcripts through Parchment will be sent out closer to the end of Summer Academy. An unofficial transcript will be sent via email. It is the student's responsibility to submit the transcript to his/her school for credit transfer.
Q: How do obtain Plus Portal Access for the school online portal?
A: All parents and students should have access to the portal via their own account. All users in the system are sent an activation e-mail. If you did not receive an activation email, please check your spam folder prior to reaching out to the school. Please email IT-Help@quarrylane.org for assistance with your portal access.
Q: Where do I drop-off and pick-up my student?
A: All drop-off and pick-up must be curbside, please do not park to pick-up your student. Campus is open from 7:45 am to 5:00 pm in the summer, students may not be on campus before or after these hours.
Q: Where do I find my room assignment?
A: You can find your teacher assignment and classroom number on Plus Portals. Please refer to the campus map found on the Plus Portal to locate your classroom.
Q: How will I find my classroom on day one?
A: Refer to the campus map on the Plus Portal or find a school representative on the first day of class, we are here to assist you.
Q: Will instruction be onsite or online this summer?
A: Our plan is to offer onsite instruction only this summer.