EPHS Summer Academy

NOTE: This page will be updated in early spring 2018 with information about this year's EPHS Summer Academy. For the time being, this page contains information about last year's program so that prospective Summer Academy students will have an idea of what to expect. Students are encouraged to contact their counselors to learn more about the program.

Elmwood Park High School students can earn credit toward graduation during the summer.

Students can get ahead in their required classes or recover credits through Apex Learning, an online educational platform.

Using Apex Learning, students work individually, with teacher monitoring, frequent check-ins and instructional assistance as needed, all conducted by certified EPHS staff.

Our Summer Academy is explained in greater detail below. Click the section(s) you would like to learn more about.

The brochure for EPHS's 2017 Summer Academy is being made available here so that prospective 2018 students can get an idea of what to expect as they await publication of the 2018 brochure:

► 2017 Summer Academy Brochure & Registration Form

We will provide a link to the Summer Academy's 2018 Brochure and Registration Form as soon as the document becomes available.

All core content and elective courses are available to students as long as they are continued offerings through Apex Learning. The following courses were offered in 2017:






Effective Writing

Algebra I



Business Electives

English 9

Algebra II


U.S. History

Consumer Education

English 10



World History


English 11



Physical Education

English 12


World Language Electives

You can read course descriptions and find out more about the online digital curriculum by visiting the Apex Learning website.

These courses are primarily for students who want to free up their schedule so they can enroll in Advanced Placement and/or Dual Credit courses, as well as for students who need to retake a course.

We will update this page with a listing of the Summer Academy's 2018 courses as soon as that information becomes available.

A student may enroll in only one credit per Summer Academy and cannot take multiple classes at the same time.

Courses listed on the Apex Learning website as "One Semester" in length are 0.5 credits. Courses listed as "Two Semesters" in length are 1.0 credits.

Students are expected to attend the Summer Academy from 8 a.m. to noon Monday through Friday in the EPHS library.

However, students using the Apex Learning digital curriculum work at their own pace. When a student successfully completes the coursework, he or she is no longer required to attend class.

In 2017, the Summer Academy began June 5 and ended July 14. Classes did not meet on the 4th of July holiday.

We will update this page with the Summer Academy's 2018 dates as soon as they become available.

In 2017, general registration had to be submitted to the District Office by May 12

Late registration was accepted between May 13 and June 1. Assessment of a late registration fee was an option.

We will update this page with the Summer Academy's 2018 registration information as soon as it becomes available.

In 2017, the cost for 1.0 credit was $275 for in-district students and $375 for out-of-district students.

A minimum deposit of $100 was due at the time of registration.

Payment in full was required by June 5, which was the first day of class. If full payment was not received by that date, the student was not allowed to attend the Summer Academy.

There were no refunds once students began their classes.

We will update this page with the Summer Academy's 2018 cost and payment information as soon as it becomes available.

If you have questions about the EPHS Summer Academy, please contact:

Ms. Sheri Costello
Assistant Principal, EPHS