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Summer Academy FAQs

Q: What are the dates for the Summer Academy?

A: June 13- July 22 (no instruction on July 4th) Note: 3-week session will run from June 13th through July 1st

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 24 via email to summeracademy@quarrylane.org. All Enrichment courses will not provide a grade (Spanish, English, Math Competitions, 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 2-5) 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 exposure, please contact summeracademy@quarrylane.org.

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: 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 15th.

Q: When and how do I pay my fees?

A: After you register online, you will immediately receive an email. Please click on the link that is provided in the email to download the contract that you will submit with the full tuition to the Dublin campus in Building #1. Your student’s enrollment is not finalized or complete without the contract and submission of the full payment.  After the contract is submitted, your student will be assigned to a course and you will receive an enrollment confirmation via email within a week of enrollment completion. Portal login information will be emailed out a few weeks before the start of Summer Academy so you can access your student's account and finish the remaining paperwork.

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 and can take 1 to 2 weeks to process.

Q: Transcripts- Will Quarry Lane submit my student's grade to his/her school upon completion of the course?

A: The school will make transcripts available on August 1st. A report card will be sent via email and 1 official copy of the transcript will be provided to each student. It is the responsibility of the student to submit the transcript to his/her school for credit transfer. The transcripts will be available for pick up in the Upper School Office, if they are not picked up by August 7th, they will be mailed to your home address.

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: What are the current COVID protocols and Testing requirements? 

A: While COVID policies are being updated often, please refer to this link for a communication sent out on June 8: https://www.quarrylane.org/cf_enotify/view.cfm?n=2702 . ALL students will be required to submit a weekly PCR tests. Masks are required.

Q: How do I access Zoom if I test positive for COVID? 

A: Once you have been in contact with Admin please email your teacher and cc summeracademy@quarrylane.org stating that due to Covid related reasons that Zoom will be required. The Zoom link will be provided by the teacher

Q: Will instruction be onsite or online this summer? 

A: Our plan is to offer onsite instruction only this summer. We are taking extra precautions to ensure a safe onsite learning experience by requiring all eligible students and staff to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19*. However, due to the fluidity of the circumstances, we reserve the right to make any necessary shifts to our learning platform based on current data and guidance from public health agencies.