Special Programs

These programs do not fit our regular weekly format and/or require registration via a different method. Should you have any questions about the programs below, please email summer@parishepiscopal.org.

Parish Summer Science Research students learn hands-on lab techniques onsite at UT Southwester in Dallas, Texas.

Summer Science Research

Grades: 5-12

Participation in a science research program is an excellent way for upper school students to build and distinguish their résumés for college admission. Students will have the opportunity to contribute to ongoing Parish Upper School science research projects, or they may choose to create a new project. The end result is a research poster and possibly an article to submit to high school science research journals. The summer research program is tailored to each student, and the duration and intensity is available in three options including two, four and eight week commitments.

Students will work with Tracie Román, who has an undergraduate degree in chemistry and master’s degrees in both bioanalytical chemistry and molecular biology. She has worked in research laboratories at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, UT Southwestern’s department of Biophysics, the University of Virginia, the Medical University of South Carolina and Furman University. Ms. Román has presented her research at the National American Chemical Society and Biophysics Society meetings, and she is a contributing author of a research journal article published in Science magazine.

Instructor: Tracie Román, Parish Episcopal School

Dates: 2 week Research Assistant, 4 week Research Apprentice, 8 week Research Associate

Times: 3 hours per day* / 5 days per week

$900/per week

Please Note: The cost above should be considered a base price as supply fees and other related expenses will be added once they are determined for the chosen project. Projects could take more or less time depending on the subject matter. If you are interested in this class, please first email Ms. Román at troman@parishepiscopal.org to discuss your potential project.

Parish Summer Counselors in Training in Dallas, Texas.

Counselor in Training

Grades: 7-8
This is a training program for rising 7th and 8th grade students who are looking to move into a paid summer position for high school. CITs will work directly with campers in lower grades and will enthusiastically participate as an organizer, an assistant to lead counselors, and will work with the Parish Summer director on various summer tasks. CITs are required to attend a one-day training and must commit to four consecutive weeks of camp. This is a volunteer position with Parish Summer and space is limited to five select students. The CIT application for 2019 is closed. Please check back in February 2020 for next summer.


Driver’s Education through Parish Drives

ParishDrives offers a convenient online driver's ed class paired with in-car instruction that can be completed during your child's lunch, free periods, on weekends or during the summer. These two required parts can be completed at your own pace. ParishDrives is available to Parish students and those in the surrounding community.

Part 1: Online course

The first component of our driver’s education program is a 32-hour online course which fulfills the Texas classroom requirement.

Part 2: Behind-the-wheel instruction

Once the classroom portion is complete and a permit has been obtained, students may begin the 14-hour behind-the-wheel course. This course fulfills instructor-led behind-the-wheel requirements set by the state of Texas.

Additional Drive Time

After completion of the course, the state requires an additional 20 hours of driving time under the supervision of an adult over 21, ten of which must be completed at night. Families may choose to purchase additional driving hours from ParishDrives should they prefer to complete these additional hours under the instruction of a driver's ed professional.

Questions about ParishDrives can be directed to Andrew Jennings at ajennings@parishepiscopal.org.