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Frequently Asked Questions

Do you prorate tuition if my child is unable to attend a portion of the camp?

  • Unfortunately, no. Due to instructional costs, the Summer Academy program does not offer a reduced rate if a child misses a portion of the program. However, parents may excuse their child from attending due to a family vacation, emergency, illness, other activities, etc. To excuse a child, the parent notifies the program coordinator.

Where is the Summer Academy held?

  • Students begin each day at Foothills School of Arts and Sciences, located at 618 South Eighth Street in Boise. When students arrive, they will be directed to classrooms for morning activities.
  • Moving & Thinking Program students will often walk from Foothills School of Arts and Sciences to the Boise State campus or a nearby park for math, physical education, and other classes.
  • Bicycle Adventure Program students use their bikes as a main mode of transportation, and are away from the Foothills School of Arts and Sciences and Boise State campus for most of each day.

What are the age requirements?

  • Students entering Grades 2-6 in the 2018-19 School Year can enroll in the Moving & Thinking Program.
  • Students entering Grades 7-9 in the 2018-19 School Year can enroll in the Bicycle Adventure Program.
  • If you have a question about eligibility for your child, please don’t hesitate to contact us with details.

What is the teacher/student ratio for the Summer Academy?

  • The Moving & Thinking Program is approximately 12 students to 1 staff member. The Bicycle Adventure Program is approximately 7 students to 1 staff member.

What does a typical daily schedule look like?

  • Students arrive at the Foothills School of Arts and Sciences between 7:30 and 8:30 a.m. Moving and Thinking Program students engage in math and physical education activities in the morning, walk to the park for lunch, and proceed to Boise State for additional classroom instruction and computer classes, as well as outdoor activities and/or field trips in the afternoon.
  • Bicycle Adventure Program students have instruction time in the morning, followed by activities such as volunteering, rock-climbing, outdoor activity, swimming, field trips, etc. Students are to be picked from the Foothills School of Arts and Sciences between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m.

Do you provide my child with lunch and/or snacks?

  • We do not provide lunch or snacks (please send your child with a lunch). Some activities may include snacks, but we encourage you to send nutritious snacks with your child.

How can I contact the Summer Academy lead-teachers during the day?

Who may I contact for more information?

  • You may contact the Center for School Improvement & Policy Studies main office, or Michelle Pancoast,, 208-426-1094, for more information.