Summer at Renaissance

At Renaissance School we are committed to a love of lifelong learning! That means while regular classes break for the summer, learning opportunities continue.

Summer Classes & Workshops

Each year, Renaissance School faculty offer classes for credit and workshops for skill-building during the summer. These classes are open to the Charlottesville community, and we have been happy to welcome students from the majority of area middle and high schools, both public and independent. The summer is a great time to focus on an area of interest, get ahead, or catch up in a more relaxed setting. We love our summer classes!

In 2019, the following three courses are being offered for high school credit:

Darkroom Photography for High School Credit - June 24 - July 5, M-F, 9am-3pm. Class does not meet 6/28 or 7/4. $750 ($800 after 5/1/19). This class is taught by Ms. Johnson. More information available here.

Algebra I for High School Credit - June 11 - August 1, M, T, & Th, 11am-3pm. Class does not meet 7/4. $1,050 ($1,250 after 5/1/19). This class is taught by Doc Nell. More information available here.

Algebra II for High School Credit - July 22 - August 15, M-Th, 1-4pm. $1,000 ($1,250 after 5/1/19). This class is taught by Ms. Farris. More information available here.

Spaces in all classes are limited and first-come, first served. Please submit the registration form to our Registrar, Louise Trudel, or call 434.984.1952.

Summer Workbook & Readings

Each year, all Renaissance Students (and faculty) participate in summer learning. We've added some new options and kept some old favorites, and can't wait to learn more about your summer goals and adventures!
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SUMMER PROJECTS FOR ALL STUDENTS:
​1.  All students read the selected community book:  Animal Farm by George Orwell.
2.  All students have summer reading for English by grade level (titles below).
3.  All students pick three activities from the menu (at this link).

When completed, you may email your three projects to bfarris@renaissanceschool.org before the first day of school.

PLEASE ENSURE ALL FILES ARE SET AS “SHARABLE” LABELED AS FOLLOWS:
Activity - Your Name
e.g., Visit a Museum - Sammy Jones
e.g., Attend a Workshop - Cris Smith

We look forward to your submissions!

SUMMER READING TITLES, BY GRADE:

9th: Selections from “Mythology: Timeless Tales of Gods and Heroes” — Edith Hamilton

10th:  Selections from “Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Rolfe Humphries Translation”

11th: “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (original, unabridged edition)” by L. Frank Baum

12th: “Peter Pan”, by James Barrie, and “Alice In Wonderland” and “Alice Through the Looking Glass” by Lewis Carroll