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Accelerator

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Summer
Accelerator

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About the Summer Accelerator
Gravitas offers intensive summer courses to aspirational students in all grade levels. Join master teachers and peers from the around the world for 80 minutes of engaging live class discussion and complete the rest of your work asynchronously as you leap ahead in fields like math, science, and computer science, take interesting elective courses in philosophy, ethics, history, and English, and ignite your passions in our summer Passion Academy courses.

Character Formation Program Included
All students enrolled in a Summer Accelerator will also take part in the Gravitas signature Character Formation Program so they can continue to grow in wisdom, faith, and virtue throughout the summer.

Optional Residential Program
Select programs will also offer a residential component on the campus of The Stony Brook School. Once we have worked out the details, we will post them here.

Prerequisites
Prerequisite courses and grades are listed in each course description. Students must meet the prerequisites to register for a course. Admission will be determined by the Academic Team and the Executive Director of Gravitas. Students who do not currently attend The Stony Brook School or Gravitas will be required to apply through the school's admissions portal. An admissions representative will walk you through the process. You will need to submit transcripts or report cards for the past three school years.

High School Credit
High school courses can be taken for official high school credit from The Stony Brook School or audited for enrichment purposes only. Students will receive a Stony Brook School transcript indicating their grade for the course and the term during which they took it. The tuition for the summer course is the same either way. Students may choose whether they want credit or not upon completion of the course. No withdrawals will be published on the transcript.

Sessions
Each summer session will last three weeks, with students completing the equivalent of one week’s worth of coursework per day. Three weeks at this pace is equivalent to one semester (0.5 credits) of a course. Students may take a maximum of 1 credit per three-week session. Students taking 1-credit courses will schedule an oral exam with their teacher during the week after the class has finished. Students wishing to complete a year’s worth of work will take six weeks worth of class and then will schedule an oral final exam with their teacher during the seventh week.

  • Summer A - June 3-21 (0.5 credits/12 live sessions)
  • Summer B - June 24-July 12 (0.5 credits/12 live sessions)
  • Summer C - July 15-August 2 (0.5 credits/12 live sessions)
  • Summer B-C - June 24-August 9 (1.0 credit/24 live sessions)

Cost
Tuition is $1,550 for a 0.5-credit three-week intensive and $3,100 for a 1.0-credit six-week intensive. Students may take no more than one course at a time. Financial aid is available to students enrolled at SBS and is proportionate to existing agreements with the school. Payments will be made through Smart Tuition. Students new to The Stony Brook School will also pay an application fee of $100.

Application Deadlines
To apply, select your preferred courses using this registration form.

Applications are due by:

  • May 1 for Session A
  • June 1 for Session B
  • July 1 for Session C

Decisions will be made and communicated to families within two weeks of each session's application deadline. For students already enrolled in Stony Brook School, this form constitutes both your application and your registration request. For students not currently enrolled as Stony Brook students, please clock on the "Apply" link on the page to complete your application through SchoolAdmin.

Course availability is subject to enrollment and staffing availability. Courses with fewer than four students registered may not run. Students will be offered an alternative course should their first choice class be canceled. Students will be admitted on a rolling basis to classes that are already running but have available seats after May 1.

Refund Policy
After the class begins, no refunds issued.

Summer 2022 Semester-Equivalent Online Classes

Session A: June 3-21

  • AP Macroeconomics(0.5 credits)
  • AP Microeconomics(0.5 credits)
  • College Counseling (not for credit)
  • Health & Human Flourishing (0.5 credits)

Session B: June 24-July 12

  • Ceramics I (0.5 credits) - On Campus Only
  • College Counseling (not for credit)
  • Health & Human Flourishing (0.5 credits)

Session C: July 15-August 2

  • Ceramics II (0.5 credits) - On Campus Only
  • College Counseling (not for credit)
  • Health & Human Flourishing (0.5 credits)
  • Philosophy Honors: Artificial Intelligence(0.5 credits)

More courses will be added soon.

Don't see what you want to take? Suggest a summer course here!

Summer 2023 Full-Year Equivalent Online Classes

Sessions B-C: June 26-August 11

  • Advanced Computer Programming: Data Engineering with Python (1.0 credit)
  • Advanced or Regular English 11/12: Rhetoric & Composition (Not for SBS Campus Students)(1.0 credit)
  • Algebra I (1.0 credit)
  • Algebra II Regular/Honors (1.0 credit)
  • AP Calculus AB/BC (1.0 credit)
  • Chinese I (1.0 credit)
  • Chinese II (1.0 credit)
  • College-Level Multivariable Calculus (1.0 credit)
  • College-Level Ethics (1.0 credit)
  • English as a Second Language (not for credit)
  • Faith and Philosophy (1.0 credit)(Not Available to SBS Campus Students)
  • Geometry (1.0 credit)
  • Pre-Algebra II (not for high school credit)
  • Pre-Calculus Honors (1.0 credit)
  • Spanish I (1.0 credit)
  • Spanish II (1.0 credit)
  • Spanish III (1.0 credit)

Notice of Nondiscrimination as to Students:

The Stony Brook School admits students and provides equal educational opportunities in accordance with applicable laws and regulations and without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ethnicity, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or gender. The School does not discriminate against students on the basis of any of the above protected classifications in the administration of its educational, athletic or admissions policies.