Frequently Asked Questions
Regarding Summer Programs

Does my child have to be a current student at Mentoring Academy to attend one of the Summer Programs?

No, Mentoring Academy is open to any high school student or incoming 9th Grader.

What is Bridge Camp?

Bridge Camp helps make the transition from middle school to high school easier. Students interact with peers and mentors to form relationships and build communication skills while beginning to develop their new academic toolkit. We find out where their skills are in math and attempt to develop those skills further and close any gaps that may cause difficulty in high school, and we help students develop their ability to write analytical essays and reports.

What is the difference between Credit Recovery and Summer School?

Credit Recovery is for students who had trouble completing a course while Summer School is for students who want to advance in their academic plan, wish to take AP courses, or explore electives outside of the normal school year.

How are courses taught?

We are dedicated to finding out what works for the individual. Some students learn best in a seminar style setting while others learn best by taking online courses. Our goal is to try to work with your student by meeting them where they are, further their current skills, and develop new skills. Gauging a style of mentoring will be discussed in a meeting with you, your family, and our head mentor John Muster.

When do the programs take place and for how long?

Our Summer Programs run from Jun 25 - Aug 10. However, the programs are all personalized, so we will determine the structure and payment for your student as part of a weekly plan. Students are not required to stay for the entire seven week program, but they can stay for as long as it takes to complete the course. Courses have ranged from a single week to the entire length of the program depending on the student's needs.

How long is a normal day?

All Summer Programs are in session from 9:00am - 4:00pm, and your student can choose to do full days or half days.

How much are the Summer Programs, and do you have tuition assistance or financial aid?

All Summer Programs are $600/week. However, the $100 deposit paid upon signing is applied to your first week of tuition. We offer variable tuition for some families who exhibit financial need, but it is not guaranteed. This will be part of the discussion with the parent/guardian and the head mentor.

Why do I have to pay $100 when signing up for the program?

WE have a $100 non-refundable placement fee for all Summer Programs to reserve your student's spot. This is to establish total enrollment for the programs and determine which courses need to be prepared. The $100 will be applied to your first week of the program.

What is the process for signing up for one of the Summer Programs?

If you are interested in any of our programs, contact johnmuster@mentoringacadem.org to schedule a meeting time with the head mentor. After meeting with John and determining whether or not our program is right for you, you will be asked to fill out our application online or submit a hardcopy with the $100 deposit. From there, you will have to fill out our Release Form Packet.