Summer Refresh 2020

Review Classes for SSA Students Only

Summer Refresh is a new virtual program designed exclusively for current and newly enrolled Shady Side Academy students. The program provides SSA students entering grades 1-12 the opportunity to review and solidify foundational concepts in language arts, math and study skills in preparation for the 2020-2021 school year. The program is structured to meet the unique needs of students at each division. SSA teachers will engage students through both synchronous and asynchronous activities, and small class sizes will enable teachers to be responsive to each student's needs.

Each session is two weeks, and students may only sign up for one session per subject area. Please choose the class that matches the student's grade at SSA for the 2020-2021 school year.

Dates & Rates

Who: ONLY for students entering grades 1-12 at Shady Side Academy in the 2020-2021 school year

Where: Virtual classes held via Zoom

When: Two two-week sessions (students can register for each subject in only one session, but can register for differing subjects in both, if desired):

  • Session I: July 6-17, 2020
  • Session II: July 20-31, 2020

Students entering grades 1-9 will begin each day with a 30- to 45-minute Zoom session.  Assignments will be given to complete outside of class that reinforce concepts covered in each Zoom session. Students entering grades 10-12 will have Zoom sessions on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday with asynchronous material posted for Tuesday and Thursday, except Learning and Your Brain, which will meet daily.  We aim to hold all live classes in the mornings between 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. (see specific classes below for times).  Please note that times and days are subject to change due to enrollment and educator's schedules.  

Cost: $30 per class, paid via credit card or billed to student account (financial aid is available)

NOTE: Most classes have enrollment limits so that we can provide a quality learning experience for every student. All classes, times, sessions, and content are subject to change and/or cancellation if fewer than seven students enroll per grade-level class prior to Monday, June 29, 2020. After June 29, 2020, no refunds or cancellations will be given unless enrollment limits are not met.  Such changes would be communicated prior to the start of the program, and if a cancellation occurs, we will provide a full refund. If you need access to Technology in the Summer please email

Class Descriptions