Newman Summer Academics and Enrichment

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Here are answers to some of the questions you may have. Please contact us for more information!

What is the process for earning a credit?

In order to receive Newman credit, students must successfully complete all requirements of the individual courses and abide by our attendance policy. These courses will appear on a student’s graduation transcript and will be awarded (.5) credits, equivalent to the credit earned in a semester-long course offered during the regular school year. Grades will be assigned by the summer teachers according to Newman’s upper school grading policy, outlined in the handbook and will be calculated in a student’s GPA.

Students wishing to withdraw from a for-credit course, for any reason, can do so without penalty within the first week of class. Thereafter, the withdrawal will appear on the student’s transcript. Students from schools other than Newman should contact their upper school offices for transfer credit policies; Newman will provide all summer academic records to such schools upon family request.

Is there parking for students driving themselves to class?

For those students who plan to drive themselves, only on-street, neighborhood parking is available. We encourage all such students to observe city parking regulations.

What is the attendance policy for students enrolled in classes earning a graduation credit?

Since for-credit classes meet for four and a half hours a day and attendance is an important aspect of the academic experience, Newman credit will normally NOT be awarded to any student who misses more than two days of class. All students are expected to arrive on time for class; excessive and/or repeated tardiness may result in academic penalty.

What should I do if my child is running late or will be absent from class?

Please contact the Newman Plus office at (504) 896-6297 with your child’s full name, class enrolled, and expected arrival time.

Is there a certified nurse or athletic trainer on campus?

Newman has a Health Center on campus, which is staffed by a certified nurse or athletic trainer, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Where is the drop-off / pick-up for Academics and Enrichment classes?

This is dependent on the age of your child. For rising 9th - 12th graders, the drop-off / pick-up is at 1903 Jefferson Avenue, through the main Upper School entrance. For rising Pre-Kindergarten - 5th graders, the drop-off / pick-up is at 5320 Loyola St, through the main Lower School entrance.

On the first day of each session, students should report to our welcome desk at the appropriate address for classroom assignment.

Will you be providing a snack?

Rising Pre-Kindergarteners - 5th graders will be provided with a snack during class break. No snack will be provided for rising 9th - 12th graders; however, there are a number of vending machines located throughout the School’s campus.


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