PD Academy

PD Academy is Providence Day's traditional summer school offering courses in math, English, and other topics of interest to middle and high school students. Click on a course name below to see more details, including a full course description, start and end times, and more. High school students should check with their school regarding transferability of credit prior to registering. No classes on June 19,  July 3, and July 4.

Questions? Please contact Lee Taylor, Dean of Summer Academics.

teachers Todd Johnson (standing) and Rebecca Roemer (sitting) wearing masks and working at a desk together banner image



Earn credit online through a selection of  PD-approved courses. Register directly with GOA by clicking the image above.


June 12-27; Rising Grades 10-12
Study the conceptual tools necessary to develop an understanding of some of the world’s diverse political structures and practices. Students will study the governmental systems of Great Britain, Nigeria, China, Russia, Iran and Mexico, providing a foundation for developing paradigms of different types of political systems.

June 28-July 14; Rising Grades 10-12Students will explore issues related to sustainable development and the UN Sustainable Development Goals, including topics such as the circular economy, gender equality, and access to clean water.

June 20-July 7; Rising Grades 9-12
In today’s society, we are inundated with ideas about healthy living and what others suggest we do to improve our quality of life. This course will teach students how to analyze and evaluate health topics.

June 12-July 7; Rising Grades 6-8
Students will study a variety of literary works and the use of the writing process to develop proficiency in paragraph writing and supplementary reading.

June 12-July 7; Rising Grades 6-8
Middle School Math emphasizes continuous and recurring practice on the basic mathematical concepts and operations of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. 

June 20-30; Rising Grades 10-12
This course is for students who wish to improve their performance on the SAT. Students study types of questions found on the test by working sample problems and completing timed tests.

June 12-27; Rising Grades 11-12
In this course, student writing constitutes the text. Frequent brief essays that draw upon students’ own experiences and knowledge provide students a body of work with which to practice revising and editing skills.