Four Reasons to Take a Summer Class

Why Should I Do Summer School?

When summer comes around, usually all we want to do is sit back and relax by the pool. But taking a summer class can be both useful and fun. Here are four reasons why.

Summer school will make high school easier

You may be able to use a summer class to place out of one of your required high school classes. If not, at least you’ll be very knowledgeable about the subject and will be able to get a higher grade. You’ve gotten the hard part over with during the summer, which means less stress during school time.

You can list summer classes on your college applications

Taking classes over the summer shows colleges that you care about your education and are truly interested in learning more about certain subjects. There’s a space on the Common Application where you can fill in if you took any summer classes, and what grade you received. Doesn’t hurt to have something else to add to your resume!

You get to learn new things

Hopefully you can take a class in something you’re interested in. That way, you’ll be having fun, while being productive at the same time.

Make new friends

School is one of the easiest ways to make friends. Taking a summer class should be no different. Talk to your classmates. It’s always useful to have a study buddy.

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  • Nadira Berman

    As a Summer Marketing Intern, Nadira is excited to help high schoolers prepare for the SAT and ACT. As a freshman at the University of Pennsylvania, she is considering studying economics. In her free time, she reports for the school newspaper and styles photo shoots for the school's fashion magazine. Besides fashion and journalism, her passions include bagels, smoothies and Netflix.

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