Greensboro charter school, The Point is in fall intersession
The College Preparatory and Leadership Academy located in High Point, fondly known as The Point. According to their 2012-13 calendar The Point will be in session for 191 days between August and June. Including holidays, the school will also be closed for 34 days.
Parents who have chosen The Point have faith in the extended school year.
Their first Fall Intersession runs from October 1-12. The school will be closed and students will not be in attendance. During the intersessions the school offers Intersession Camp for a modest fee of $75 per week.
The students also receive take home assignments to be completed over the two weeks to reinforce what has been taught. The intersession is also an optimum time for parents and students to complete one of four parent-assisted learning projects that are required throughout the year.
The plus is that teachers and students will have time to refresh themselves during a time when traditional schools are in session and families can make vacation plans that will not interrupt school.
Accordingly to their daily schedule the students receive 4.5 hours of academic instruction along with enrichment opportunities and deliberate character development. The actual school day begins at 8:00 a.m. ending at 4:00 p.m.
This is the first of three intersessions. The Point will be looking forward to two more intersessions in the winter and spring. With ten extra school days and time-on-task as the mantra of many charter schools, it is their goal to prepare more students for college and close the achievement gap.
The last day of school is June 20, 2013 after which the students will have a two-month summer break.