An Independent School • Grades 5-12

High School Academic Courses

Courses are designed for students from any school, entering grades 9 – 12.

Why spend the summer in class? Students value the ability to delve deeply into one content area without other demands on their schedule and to engage in immersive learning environments like the IslandWood environmental learning center. For-credit classes help students advance in a subject area or fulfill a graduation requirement in order to free up space in their school-year schedule. And rising juniors and seniors can get a jump on the college application process with classes for the SAT, ACT, and college essay-writing.

Prerequisites are required for some for-credit courses.

Financial aid is available. The financial aid application is included as an option in our online registration process.

Important Dates for 2020

Feb. 8: Registration opens for Lakeside students, children of Lakeside alumni, and The Downtown School students. Non-Lakeside students must also complete an application for credited high school courses.

Feb. 15: Registration opens for all students. Non-Lakeside students must also complete an application for credited high school courses.

June 1: Registration closes and all payments due. Application for credited high school courses due for students not attending Lakeside.

Financial aid: The program awards financial assistance according to demonstrated family need on a first-come, first-served basis. You may choose to apply for aid during the registration process. Lakeside Families: During the registration process, you may choose to use the financial aid information already on file with Lakeside. 

The Global Online Academy has launched a catalog of summer courses. These classes are only available to students currently attending GOA member schools. Grades will appear on your Lakeside transcript. For more information, and to see what classes are offered, visit:

Registration for summer 2020 is now closed. Please check back in December to see our offerings for summer 2021!

2020 Courses


Tel: 206-440-2700