As a unique, independent academy, Pinkerton Academy's mission is to strive to ensure the growth of all students in a challenging, respectful, and collaborative environment. The Academy fosters a student-centered community with purposefully designed, interactive and relevant learning opportunities.

Competency Recovery Website Pic  Summer Advancement Courses

Credit Advancement is a program that will be offered during the summer to help students complete graduation requirements, thus allowing time during the school year for additional courses. This program is intended for students who are taking these courses for the first time.  These courses will fulfill the State of New Hampshire and Pinkerton Academy graduation requirements.  They are the exact same courses that are offered during the regular school year and will be taught by Pinkerton Academy staff members. Classes will be held on our campus.

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NOTE:  The partner school districts of Pinkerton Academy have programs that fulfill the state's computer literacy requirement, however students at Pinkerton are required to retake computer applications at the Academy and submit an e-portfolio of computer work.

When?  Where?  How Much?

Classes will start on Wednesday, July 5th, 2017 and run through Tuesday, August 1st, 2017.  Each class is 3 hours long and will meet either from 8 - 11 am (Session 1) or 11:15 am - 2:15 pm (Session 2). Classes will meet in various locations on campus, so refer to this site by June 30th for updated locations.  Cost for each class is $185 and must be paid in full using a credit card at the time of registration.


Session 1: 8:00 - 11:00

Session 2: 11:15 - 2:15



PE 2 - Fit for Life (SOLD OUT)

PE 2 - Fit for Life (SOLD OUT)

Intro to Art: Digital Photography


Computer Applications in Business

Intro to the World of Business and Finance

Which classes are being offered?

Class Name


Computer Applications in Business

This half-year (0.5 credit) course combines computer skills needed for college, work or personal use and will serve as the first step to the successful use of computer technology. Units of instruction will include Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Google Apps, and computer basics. Current trends in technology, digital citizenship, and cloud-based collaborative software will be incorporated throughout the course as well. This course fulfills the 0.5 credit technology graduation requirement.

Intro to the World of Business & Finance

This half-year (0.5 credit) course is for students who are considering being entrepreneurs or who want to learn about all aspects of the business industry. This project-based course will give students a taste of accounting, marketing, merchandising, inventory, managing, advertising, finance and technology. Students will have the opportunity to learn through the use of hands-on projects and Internet research activities, as well as having the opportunity to plan, set up and run a small business on campus. This course fulfills the Economics graduation requirement.

Health Education

This half-year (0.5 credit) course will focus on 5 different topics: Wellness (including safety issues and bullying prevention), Mental and Emotional Health and Disease; Death and Dying/Suicide; Sexuality and Parenthood; Substance Abuse; Exercise/Nutrition. Students taking this course should have superior scholastic ability and maturity to manage the topics being covered.

Intro to Art: Digital Photography

This half-year (0.5 credit) course will fulfill the 0.5 credit Arts requirement for graduation. Using a digital point and shoot cameras, students will create projects that explore the basic elements and principles of design. Using the camera as a tool, students will creatively solve design problems, will learn basic photo-taking techniques as well as explore ways to enhance their images. Students may bring their own cameras from home, but will also have the option to borrow one in class if needed. Students who select this course will not be eligible to register for Introduction to Art: Graphic Design or Intro to Art: Studio Emphasis.

Physical Education 1 (SOLD OUT)

This half-year (0.5 credit) course is designed to prepare students to live a physically active lifestyle and show the importance of regular physical activity. Students will participate in a variety of activities throughout the semester taken from each of the following areas: body dynamics, group games, individual sports, team sports and fitness. One piece of the e-portfolio and competency will be met using the fitnessgram program.  PE 1 MUST BE TAKEN PRIOR TO PE 2.

Physical Education 2 - Fit for Life (Available for Session 2)

Students must have taken and passed PE 1 to register for PE 2.  This PE 2 course will include individual fitness activities. The class will focus on a wellness lifestyle and incorporate aerobic, strengthening, endurance and flexibility components on a regular basis. Personal fitness portfolios will be created for each student. The activities will include walking, strength training, aerobic exercise, yoga, Pilates, and other fitness-based activities.  Fitness testing will be an important part of the curriculum to assess methods to improve in health related components of fitness.

Registration Information

Registration will be done online starting Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 7:00 am and continue through Friday, January 27th, 2017 at 3:00 pm or until the classes are at capacity.

Courses are $185 each and must be paid in full using a credit card at the time of registration.

To register, please use the Event Brite link below using the password: Astros

If, in the event you are unable to attend once registered, a full refund may be issued until Wednesday, March 1st, 2017.  Any cancellations after that date will result in the loss of the cost of the course.




Contact Sharon Clute - Summer Session Director

[email protected]