Institute for the Arts (IFTA): Camps and Institutes

A summer enrichment program for students currently in grades 6-11.

We are excited to offer our enrichment program in person! Space is limited, and registration is on a first-come basis until seats are filled.

Four Week Program:

  • Cost: $855
    • Students eligible for free and reduced lunch: No tuition.*
  • Date: July 5-29, 2022
    • IFTA HPE 9: classes from June 27-July 1 are held virtually via Zoom
    • IFTA HPE 9: classes from July 5-July 26 are held in person
  • Host School: Lake Braddock Secondary
  • Program Times: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

*To be eligible, students must apply on Free and Reduced Meals website. You must allow your benefits to be shared or submit the Consent to Share Information Form.

Two Week Program:

  • Cost: $427
    • Free and reduced meals: No tuition*
  • Date: July 5-15, July 18-29, 2022
  • Host School: Lake Braddock Secondary
  • Program Times: 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. 

*To be eligible, students must apply on Free and Reduced Meals website. You must allow your benefits to be shared or submit the Consent to Share Information Form.

Eligibility

Open to students in grades 6-11 during the 2021-22 school year.

The Program - Summer 2022

The Institute for the Arts (IFTA) is a two or four-week summer enrichment program for students in middle school and high school. Students select from nearly 90 classes in:

  • Art
  • Dance
  • Health and PE 9 *
  • Music
  • Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance*
  • Theatre

*High school students can select Health and PE 9 or Self-Directed Economics and Personal Finance. They must register for both sessions.

Eligibility

Open to students in grades 6-11 who will enter grades 7-12 during the 2022-23 school year.

All students are welcome:

  • FCPS students.
  • Students enrolled in private schools.
  • Students who are home schooled.
  • Non-Fairfax County residents.

Attendance and Conduct Requirements

Students are expected to follow the rules outlined in the FCPS Student Rights and Responsibilities Regulation. To complete IFTA coursework, students must:

  • Be able to work independently and in large groups.
  • Follow teacher directions.
  • Maintain positive relationships with peers and adults.

Lunch

Students have 30 minutes for lunch. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Transportation

There is bus transportation from select FCPS high schools and middle schools outside of the Lake Braddock Secondary School pyramid. Transportation to and from these schools is the responsibility of the parent/guardian. Transportation information will be communicated to families prior to the start of the program.

Contact

[email protected]

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Refund Information

Refund requests must be submitted online by

  • Two week program: 11:59 p.m., Sunday, July 3, 2022
  • Four week program: 11:59 p.m., Saturday, July 16, 2022

Log-in to your ACE Account to request a refund. No late requests will be considered.

Credit card payments minus a withdrawal fee ($50) will be refunded to the credit card account. Please allow 4-6 weeks for processing. The time to process a credit card refund varies by banks/financial institutions. Other refunds will be made by check and may take up to 4 weeks to process.