GRCC Summer Academy

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GRCC Scholastic Summer Academy

We are proud to announce the GRCC 2021 Summer Academy! It will be an 4-6 week scholastic academy program designed for students 2nd – 12th grade. We will schedule this on Saturdays to fit the schedules of most families. The GRCC will staff 1 lead teacher and we will need several volunteer facilitators. If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to us at:

4-6 meetings (depending on registration level) during June and July. The basic registration will be for four weeks granting you access to meetings from the 5th to the 26th. The premium enrollment will give you access to all six meetings. All abilities and levels are invited to all six meetings if you register for all six.

1st Meeting – June 5th
2nd Meeting – June 12th
3rd Meeting – June 19th
4th Meeting – June 26th
5th Meeting – July 10th
6th Meeting – July 17th


We will be breaking the registrations into groups of 20 students each and a maximum of two groups total. If there is only one group then the schedule will be adjusted.

Group #1 Arrival – 10:45-11:00
Group #1 Class and Play – 11:00-12:15

Registration Costs

You must pre-register for the event by claiming your spot via email. Download the form, fill it out, and bring a cash payment on the day of the first meeting. To claim your spot please email

Download Registration Form

Basic Enrollment – Attend Meetings 1-4 – $120
Premium Enrollment – Attend All Meetings – $140

Family Max: If a family has 4 or more students they would pay a maximum of $400 for the basic level and a maximum of $450 for the premium enrollment.

Safety Disclaimer: Mask requirements will be in effect to abide by the standards of our host, and to comply with state requirements. For questions contact us. While safety is a concern and a priority the GRCC is not responsible for the health of students that participate. You participate at your own risk and in signing the registration form you certify that the GRCC is not responsible for the health and safety of your students.

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