Summer Academy is a mandatory 3-week event for all EIP students. It runs from 9:00 am - 1:15 pm Monday - Friday for 3 weeks starting the Monday after July 4th. The goal is to expose students to key knowledge in core academic areas and prepare students prior to returning to school in the fall. There are only 15 days of instruction, so every day is important.


Summer Academy 2021

Dates: July 12th - July 30th; Monday through Friday
Times:  9:00am - 1:15pm
Location: Virtual with select immersion dates by grade level
Virtual Summer Academy
Forgot Mason Password? 
  • Go to and select "Forgotten/Expired Password"
  • For assistance, click here to watch this step-by-step video
Immersion Days: EIP On-Campus Experience

During Summer Academy this summer, EIP will be hosting in-person days for our students on the dates below. Each grade-level will be invited to participate in these days in person or online. Buses will be provided for grades 9th - 11th, and all COVID protocols will be followed at these days. We encourage all students to attend in person if possible.

Rising 9th grade - Thursday, July 15th from 9AM-12PM
Rising 10th grade - Tuesday, July 20th from 9AM-12PM
Rising 11th grade - Tuesday, July 27th from 9AM-12PM
Rising 12th grade - Thursday, July 29th from 6PM-7:30PM (Senior celebration for all counties - buses not provided)

Due to Fairfax county's summer field trip policy, all Fairfax County students (riding 9th - 11th) will participate in Immersion Day virtually.

Click here to submit your RSVP for the Summer Academy Immersion Day

Student Blackboard Training

If you missed the training, please watch the recordings below. In the recordings, the following topics are discussed: Summer Academy courses, Immersion Days, Mason Passwords, and questions from the audience.
  • June 16 for all rising 9th graders -
  • June 17 for rising 10th-12th graders in Arlington, Manassas City, Manassas Park, and Prince William counties -
  • June 17 for all rising 10th-12th graders in Falls Church, Fairfax, and Alexandria City counties - Coming Soon
Important Links - Must complete before June 11th
  • Click here to request a schedule change follow this link
  • Click here complete the 2021-2022 EIP GMU Risk Forms
  • Click here to submit your RSVP for the Summer Academy Immersion Day

Excuses and Absences

Excuses will be reviewed and decided upon on a case-by-case basis. After two unexcused absences, the student will be dismissed from the program. Excused absences will only be granted with documentation. EIP will consider exceptions beyond the two days on a case-by-case basis if there is documentation of family emergency or personal illness.
For any questions, please contact the EIP office at or 703-993-3120