mission & vision

Academics at the Rock School is committed to providing a quality, college preparatory program designed for students in the Professional Division.  We blend cutting edge technology with a progressive individualized academic plan to help students achieve a successful balance between their academics and intensive dance training.  Chosen for the talent and potential as dancers, Rock Academics students benefit from high caliber dance training with world-class instructors and choreographers in addition to a strong college preparatory program.  Our integrated approach to learning in combination with a nurturing residential life program provides young artists with a supportive environment and the tools they need to meet life's challenges with confidence, self-discipline, enthusiasm, and the highest standards of personal integrity.

SCHOOL YEAR SCHEDULE

8AM-10AM--------ROCK ACADEMICS
10AM-1PM---------BALLET CLASS  
1PM-1:30PM-------LUNCH
1:30PM-3PM------ROCK ACADEMICS
4PM-6PM----------BALLET CLASSES

SUMMER SCHEDULE

Level 3x and UP:
9AM-11AM----ROCK ACADEMICS
1PM-2:30PM------LUNCH  

PRICING

FOR THE 2017-2018 SCHOOL YEAR

Dwight Global Online School: $16,000
The Keystone School: $11,000
Commonwealth Charter Academy (Pennsylvania residents only): $3000

SUMMER OFFERINGS TUITIONS

SAT/PSAT Prep: $700
Summer Session High School Credit: 
$500 for half credit course
$750 for full credit course
Summer Session Academics Support:
$100 for Two Week Session
$150 for Three Week Session
$250 for Five Week Session

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ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Robert Hodges received his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts degrees in History from Rutgers University.  Prior to working at The Rock School, he worked as an Academics Advisor and taught courses on Early American History at the University of Maine, while pursuing his Doctorate in American History.  Robert is a very student-centered educator, working hard to create an environment conducive to student learning and where students feel valued, not just as a dancer, but as an individual. 

CONTACT ACADEMICS

For questions, please contact our
Director of Academics, Robert Hodges
at academics@therockschool.org
(215) 551-7010 ext. 1135

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COURSES & ACTIVITIES

Rock Academics has supplemental courses and activities to augment the online curriculum.  These include but not limited to:

TUESDAY NEWS DAY: 
Students research a current event or issue and present their topic or findings to the class.

COLLEGE & CAREER:
A bi-weekly seminar for advanced students where they learn to navigate the world of being a dancer and beyond.

PSAT/SAT PREP:

At the request of parents and students, we integrated this proven SAT prep course into the summer intensive. Academics is offering the Official Princeton Review SAT Fundamentals Course during the 5 Week Summer Intensive Program to enhance The Rock School experience. This course will run on Wednesdays and Thursdays, from 9am-11am. Three days a week for five weeks, students will receive 15 hours of live instruction that will help them master the content covered in the new SAT.

Students will gain an understanding of the different question types and learn test-taking strategies. Classes will be held in the morning prior to dance class. Spaces limited, class subject to enrollment. Open to students in Levels 3X- PM, 4, 5, and 6. 

Laptops are optional, but not required.  Students will be provided with laptops in the classroom.  

DATES: 6/28, 6/29, 7/5, 7/6, 7/12, 7/13, 7/19, 7/20
TIMES: 9am-11am
PRICE: $700

“It is my experience that students who enrolled in the Princeton Review SAT course score remarkably higher than students who have not had the opportunity to take the course.”
           - Robert Hodges,
            Academic Director of
                       Rock Academics

 

 

 

SUMMER SESSION HIGH-SCHOOL CREDIT:
Students who wish to earn additional high school credit can enroll to Keystone during the Rock School Summer Intensive. The Rock Academics Summer Session runs through the five week and students can enroll in one course. Classes will be held in the morning prior to dance class. The Director of Rock Academics will remain available to the student throughout the program to answer questions and to otherwise support the student through his/her course work. Families must supply their own laptop for the Summer Session. Open to students in Levels 3X-PM, 4, 5, and 6. Check therockschool.org for a list of approved Summer courses. 

Summer Session Academic Support
Students who are currently enrolled in an outside high school program and wish to utilize the Rock Academics classroom and support during the Summer Intensive can do so by enrolling in the Rock Academics Summer Session Support. The classroom is open in the morning prior to dance class. The Director of Rock Academics will be available to the student and his/her family during the Intensive to answer questions and to otherwise support the student through his/her coursework. Families must supply their own laptop for the Summer Session Support. Open to students Levels 3X-PM, 4, 5, and 6. 

OUTSIDE ACTIVITIES

Rock Academics students participate in a range of activities and trips outside the classroom, including but not limited to:

-Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State Penitentiary
-Philadelphia Museum of Modern Art
-Philadelphia Phillies Baseball Game
-Six Flags Great Adventure


PROVIDERS

THE KEYSTONE SCHOOL

The Keystone School is an online degree-granting program designed to provide a quality alternative to traditional public and independent schools.  The Keystone School is licensed by the State Board of Private Licensed Schools, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and accredited by a variety of associations and organizations.  The Keystone School's Instructional program is designed to meet the individual needs of students, including the unique daily/yearly schedule of Rock School students.


DWIGHT GLOBAL
ONLINE SCHOOL

The Dwight Global Online School blends 150 years of the Dwight School's educational tradition with 21st century emerging technologies, Dwight makes it a priority to focus on and develop each child's spark of genius.  Dwight kindles students' interests, developing inquisitive, knowledgeable, self-aware, and ethical citizens who will build a better world.  Dwight offers a full range of Advance Placement (AP) and International Baccalaureate (IB) courses.

COMMONWEALTH CHARTER ACADEMY

Commonwealth Charter Academy (CCA) is a public cyber school for the state of Pennsylvania that combines online and offline resources from leading educational publishers and curriculum specialists to deliver comprehensive, high-quality online education.  It's designed to provide structured lessons that are blended with self-paced learning to ensure that each student reaches his or her full potential.  CCA is accredited by both AdvancED and the Middle States Association of Colleges & Schools.