A  coed Friends school, pre-K to 12, on 47 acres in East Falls, Philadelphia


Summer 2022 Courses

Each summer Penn Charter offers several summer courses that students may take for credit. Course grades will be included on a student’s transcript and calculated into the GPA of semester 1 in the 2022-2023 school year. Generally, courses need a minimum of at least five students to run.

Enrollment for these courses is separate from the 2022-2023 course planning process. Please contact the respective department chair for more information about a specific summer course. To enroll in a summer course, print and complete the registration form linked in the course description and return it to Rose Mary Cavalcante in the Upper School office by the due date listed on the form. Alternatively, you may simply email the information contained in the form to rmcavalcante@penncharter.com by the due date.

Summer Course Attendance Policy

In summer courses, students engage in a vast amount of intense learning in a very short period of time. For instance, in the summer, students can cover in a week what might take a couple of months during the school year. Thus, every day—every minute—is especially significant in the summer. Consequently, full attendance of summer courses is required, as is punctuality.

Generally, only one day of approved absence is allowed for a student to receive credit for a summer course. The assistant director of Upper School determines whether absences are approved, on a case-by-case basis. Approved absences typically include extreme illness (with a doctor’s or hospital’s note) or a funeral. Unapproved absences include: family trips or obligations, participation in sporting events, performances, job interviews, summer jobs, drivers license tests and similar conflicts. Please do not register a student for a summer class if they have a conflict with the dates and times listed. 

In addition to attending all classes, students must complete all assignments and pass all assessments to earn credit for a summer course. We regret that we cannot offer refunds for summer classes, even if a student is not able to secure course credit due to poor attendance or failure to complete work.  

Summer Courses