EXPLO Admission Considerations + Community Standards

CONT. ADMISSION CONSIDERATIONS Many different types of students have had successful summers at EXPLO. It is important for parents/guardians to understand, however, that EXPLO might not be a good match for some students.

Making Sure EXPLO is The Right Match Students at EXPLO need sufficient energy, concentration, and stamina to get through a full, busy, and structured schedule. We expect a lot from our students in terms of their ability to handle the choices and responsibilities they are given with an appropriate level of maturity. If parents or guardians have any questions as to whether a particular EXPLO program is the right place for their child, we ask that they please contact our Admission Office before submitting an application. Supporting our Policies + Procedures EXPLO not only forms a relationship with the student who attends the program, but also with his or her parents or guardians. For the program to work in a positive and safe way for our students, parents/guardians must be able to support our policies and procedures. EXPLO reserves the right to dismiss a currently enrolled student if the student’s parents/guardians are not cooperative and/or compliant with EXPLO policies and procedures. In addition, EXPLO reserves the right in subsequent summers to deny enrollment for similar reasons. Program Attendance Before you enroll a student, please make sure the student will be able to attend the entire session. EXPLO has an overall curricular plan that includes courses, workshops, activities, speakers, and trips, as well as residential and student life. Since each program session is three weeks or shorter, it is not appropriate for a student to miss several days, or part of each day of the program, whether at the beginning, middle, or end of each session. If family vacations or other obligations mean a student will miss several days or more, the student will not be allowed to register. Depending on timing and whether the student can be replaced, we may not be able to grant a refund. See our refund policy for more information. On Bullying Bullying has become big news at all schools in recent years, but EXPLO has been responding vigorously to bullying for decades. We have dismissed students who did not live up to our ideals of respect and care. More importantly, we have always worked hard to create the kind of communities where bullying would make no sense — whether on floors, in classrooms, on playing fields, or on the campus at large. Bullying has no place on an EXPLO campus. Non-Discrimination EXPLO and Exploration Summer Programs are operated by Exploration School, a not-for- profit 501(c)(3) educational organization. EXPLO, as a part of the Exploration School, does not discriminate on the basis of physical handicap, sex, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, scholarships, or other social programs. It affords all students the rights and privileges that are generally made available at the School. Age Guidelines EXPLO summer programs are designed with specific age groups i mind. The appropriate campus for a s dent is determined by the grade that stu e t is entering in the U.S. sch ol system in September of the following academic y ar. Typically, studen s att nding EXPLO fall i to the followi g grade and age bre kdo ns: - EXPLO Chicago students are entering grades 10-12, and are between 15 and 17 years old - - EXPLO New York students are entering grades 8 -10 , and are between 13 and 1 5 years old EXPLO Boston students are entering grades 2-7 and are between 7 and 12 years old English Immersion students are entering grades 4-8 and are between 9 and 13 years old On rare occasions age exceptions may be made for a particular program i a c se is compelling, bu we do ge erally follow these guidelines. If you feel that an exception should be considere for your child, we encourage you to contact us prio to ubmitting n application. Non-Discrimination EXPLO and Exploration Summer Programs are operated by Exploration Learning, a not- for-profit 501(c)(3) educational organization. Exploration Learning does not discriminate on the basis of physical handicap, sex, race, creed, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions, scholarships, or other social programs. It affords all students the rights and privileges that are g nerally m de availab e at th organization. Immunization Requirements Please note that all enrolled students must be fully immunized against disease according to recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the Center for Disease Control (CDC) and state requirements. For more information about required immunizations, lease contact our Admission Office. -

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