Summer Academy @ Academy of Whole Learning

IMG_4450 copySummer Academy offers students, entering Kindergarten through grades 12, unique opportunities for enrichment, advancement, and fun in academics and essential social and life skills.  We have ample opportunities to explore interests, develop important skills, and become more prepared for the next level of academic challenges or to maintain skills that were gained during the school year.

All of our Summer Academy Programs are taught by Academy of Whole Learning’s highly trained staff who are devoted to working with students with autism spectrum disorder or related learning differences.  The goals for AOWL Summer Academy Programs are to provide a variety of options for growth academically, artistically, and socially in an environment that is safe, caring, and fun for students of all ages.

Although we specialize in educating students with autism spectrum disorder or related learning differences, our Summer Academy is open to all students.

To see a our Summer Academy program offerings, click HERE for the brochure.

Application for admission is below. 


Scholarships Available  click HERE to apply


For Summer Academy Program questions, please contact or (952) 737- 6900. We look forward to a summer filled with knowledge, activities, and friendships that will be created for students and teachers.


AOWL Summer Academy Application

To register your student, please fill out this application form and return it to Academy of Whole Learning along with your $50 registration fee (new families only) and supporting documents (if applicable) by May 1, 2018. If you have questions, please call Academy of Whole Learning at (952) 737-6900 or email

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  • Summer Academy Program Selections

  • Price: $50.00 Quantity:
  • Learning2Learn is for students entering kindergarten through third grade. Students will take part in “The Zones of Regulation” curriculum, a proven, researched-based curriculum which incorporates social thinking, emotional awareness, impulse awareness and sensory needs. This program is designed to provide opportunities for students to apply what they have learned to social situations and develop social interaction skills amongst their peers.
    Price: $1,900.00 Quantity:
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  • This program will target reinforcement, remediation and enhancement in the core academic areas of reading, writing and math. Students enrolled in this program will engage in our researched-based blended learning approach. Blended education combines the best practice of direct instruction, repetition, review, and reinforcement through computer mediated instruction programs led by licensed special education teachers.
    Price: $1,850.00 Quantity:
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  • Summer Sports Camp is an education-based athletic camp for students entering grades four through twelve. Each day will be dedicated to a different sport. Campers will work on the fundamental motor skills that are specific to each sport as well as focus on teamwork, communication and competitive sportsmanship. Put down the computer and come outside and play with AOWL!
    Price: $450.00 Quantity:
  • STEM + Art = STEAM Through this week-long enrichment camp, students will have the opportunity to explore themes in Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Math. Students will immerse themselves in units of study that foster creativity and project-based learning.
    Price: $450.00 Quantity:
  • Social Hour is a social and emotional learning class. This afternoon program is tailored for students on the autism spectrum with an emphasis on direct social and emotional instruction through group activities, role-play opportunities, video modeling and hands-on learning. Instructional materials based on “PEERS”, “Think Social!”, and “Thinking About YOU Thinking About Me”
    Price: $200.00 Quantity:
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  • Teams travel from “country to country” participating in different challenges. The team that finishes first wins. Amazing Race Camp is a thrilling blend of teamwork, cultural activities and fun! Don’t forget your passport!
    Price: $250.00 Quantity:
  • Come join us and explore the insect world! Students are given an introduction to the biology of insects and other arthropods, the courses will explore how they live, where they can be found and the potential benefit or harm they represent.
    Price: $250.00 Quantity:
  • The camp introduces students to the growing field of renewable energy. Upon completion, students will have a basic understanding of solar, wind and electric technology. Students will engage in hands-on experiential activities relating to Renewable Energy Solutions, depletion of Fossil Fuels, and Climate Change.
    Price: $250.00 Quantity:
  • Come on a journey around the world! Students will immerse themselves into five different countries form around the world. Each country has something different, new and exciting to share: dancing, crafts, culinary activities, and music too!
    Price: $250.00 Quantity:
  • In this a nature science class, students will explore local trails, learn how to make observations in a journal, experiment with trapping insects, and more! Grab your binoculars and get ready to make discoveries.
    Price: $250.00 Quantity:
  • This is exciting hands-on camp, students will be introduced to the engineering design process while they learn and use basic science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM). Students will be given blueprints of structures and then build it out of Legos, Kinex and even the 3D printer. Students can create, tinker and imagine new ideas in unique week-long summer sessions.
    Price: $250.00 Quantity:
  • Space Exploration Camp offers age appropriate material for students 4-12. Activities are tailored to engage and excite campers who may already be knowledgeable about space, as well as those who are newly interested. Students will have the opportunity to build and launch rockets and use the 3D printer in their design and activities.
    Price: $250.00 Quantity:
  • Using digital cameras movie software and YouTube, students will film and edit their own short movies, skits and viral videos to become the next YouTube sensation. They will learn how to add music, special effects, and backgrounds using green screen, along with creating both stop-motion and live-action movies. Students will also learn basic marketing concepts to help propel their career into stardom.
    Price: $250.00 Quantity:
  • Real Skills Academy is a partnership between Academy of Whole Learning and Minnesota Life College ( This is a unique summer opportunity for 14-18 year olds on the autism spectrum who are looking to boost their academic skills, while also preparing for increased independence in and after high school. Students will spend the mornings receiving academic instruction and support from AOWL teachers, and the afternoons gaining exposure to possible career paths, engaging community activities, social skills training, and independent living skills under the guidance of MLC educators. This program is a must for any student who is ready to expand their independence and prepare for the future. The full 3-week session will take place at the MLC Campus in Richfield, MN. * Please fill out the Authorization to Release form via the link below, save, and upload file.
    Price: $3,200.00 Quantity:
  • Real Skills Academy Authorization to Release Form  click HERE
  • "Step into the spotlight and come shine on stage! If you’ve been “bit by the acting bug,” come join us for an exciting adventure in theater! Young actors of all skill levels are welcome. Camp is great for building self-esteem, confidence, communication skills, social skills, etc. Our teachers are specialists in their fields and have extensive experience working with children. Many of our teachers work professionally in theater, film and television and/or have their degrees in their respective fields.
    Price: $450.00 Quantity:
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  • Tutoring provides additional one-to-one support for your student in critical core areas of language arts and/or math. Tutoring services are provided by our special education teachers and can be purchased in blocks of ten one-hour sessions.
    Price: $600.00 Quantity:
  • Pricing Packages

    Please Note: Students transitioning from morning parliament to afternoon programming must be registered in Social Hour in order to register for Creation or Exploration programs.
  • Includes three weeks of morning Academic Programming, Social Hour, and subsequent afternoon Creation or Exploration Program.
    Price: $3,000.00 Quantity:
  • Includes, Sports Camp, Social Hour, and subsequent afternoon Creation or Exploration Program.
    Price: $850.00 Quantity:
  • Includes, STEAM Camp, Social Hour, and subsequent afternoon Creation or Exploration Program.
    Price: $850.00 Quantity:

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