Fall 2020 Opening of School Information for Phillips Academy Families

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eSummer Learning

With offerings ranging from theater and design to biology to advanced calculus, eSummer offers something for every student. Designed to meet the needs of students who have completed 6th grade all the way to those entering their senior year in high school, eSummer learning is active, personalized, and challenging - regardless of your starting point.

As part of the eSummer program, you'll commit to a 5-week academic experience that will work for YOUR schedule:

  • Synchronous class meetings and small-group workshops
  • Asynchronous learning through video, readings, discussions, and more
  • 1:1 learning conferences
  • Office hours and opportunities for additional small group and 1:1 help

Each week, you'll tackle a new element of your Personalized Learning Plan, something you'll construct together with your teacher at the start of the summer. You'll focus on mastering the learning goals that most interest you, at a pace that works for you, in the way that is most appealing to you. Courses are designed to offer extensive opportunities for practice and engagement through multiple modalities: videos, readings, hands-on projects, discussions, and more. As an eSummer student, you have the power to direct your learning and decide what, when and how you learn. Take control of your academic experience!

Offerings for rising 7th - 8th graders

Study Materials

HS Prep Institute

This interdisciplinary institute is designed to provide middle school students of all ages a personalized pathway to academic success in math and English. Led by faculty from Phillips Academy and Andover Summer.

Work Bench

Physics of Flight

Along with lectures and videos highlighting the history and the challenges of human flight, you'll be making use of flight simulation and space exploration games. Learning how to design and fly planes, then blast off!

Student at computer

Express Yourself

Develop skills in close reading, observation, and reflection. Through the study of literature and dramatic techniques, you will consider how human beings tell their stories then apply through your own work.

Complete LSI Course Catalog

View all of the available online course offerings, including full course descriptions, potential assignments, and projects. Courses fill on a rolling basis.

I loved this summer program! I learned lots of new material and stretched my mind, while having a lot of fun. I felt very engaged in this online community, having met some new friends who are passionate about learning. This is a well organized program where every participant gets individualized attention not just with learning a new subject but also with their personal goals and growth.

Brandon Horne eSummer 2020

Offerings for Rising 9th-12th Graders

Engage Your Passion

With offerings that include Intensive Film Workshop and Digital Photography students can engage their creative passions this summer through an online experience at Andover, without ever needing to leave their homes. No specialized equipment will be required, as faculty will guide students through how to use their own devices to create art.

Writing For Success

Andover Summer's most popular course - Writing for Success - has been reimagined for an online summer experience. Students seeking to build their academic and creative writing skills, or hoping to get a jump on writing their college essays, can receive instruction, guidance, and support from Phillips Academy and Andover Summer faculty in the online English courses offered this summer.

Study for the Next Level

For those students seeking a way to prepare for the rigors of the next level of mathematics, Phillips Academy's faculty have designed a series of courses that couple easy-to-follow instruction with challenging practice and extensive supporting resources. From Introduction to Algebra all the way to Prep for AP Calculus, our math offerings provide something for everyone.

Develop Your Knowledge

Aspiring biologists, physicists, and astronomers will be well-served by Phillips Academy's offerings this summer. Providing coursework that focuses on development of knowledge and deep understanding in each discipline, coupled with at-home experiments and simulations, our science courses offer an option for students seeking to better understand the physical world around them.

Get to know a bit more about one of our eSummer courses: Intensive Film Workshop