SAT/ACT Prep Course / Grades 9 -12
Time: 8:05 am – 10:10 am Tuition: $350 (materials included to reflect changes in 2016 SAT)
June 26 - July 14 OR July 17 - August 4This three-week course meets two hours per day and prepares students for both the SAT I and ACT exams. Over the course of the 20 hours, students will learn both the skills and strategies to succeed on the Math, Critical Reading, and Writing sections of the tests. Students will rotate through the test sections with two specialized instructors, spending an hour at a time in each classroom. By the end of the three weeks, all students will possess the confidence and know-how to maximize their individual performance on the SAT & ACT exams.
Advanced Composition / Grades 9-12
June 26 - July 14 Time: 10:25 am – 12:30 pm Tuition: $325
Taught by an AP English teacher, this three-week workshop is designed to deepen composition skills and help high school students gain fluency and confidence in their writing. Using a workshop format, students will use the writing process to sharpen approaches and strategies for writing expository, argumentative, and narrative pieces. Experience in these modes of writing is valuable for standardized tests and college applications, and is critical in the academic setting. Students will emerge from the class with a better sense of how to organize, draft, revise, and edit their own work for publication and submission.
Digital Storytelling / Grades 5 – 9
July 17 - August 4 Time: 10:25 am – 12:30 pm Tuition: $325
This three-week workshop offers students an opportunity to write and create original digital stories using iMovie. Digital Storytelling is a multi-media format for capturing, creating, and sharing personal stories. This highly effective form of communication brings together creative writing, image, sound, music, and voice to form original digital narratives.
Fundamentals of Language Arts / Grades 6 – 9 PREVIEW
Time: 8:05 am – 10:10 am Tuition: $650 June 27 - August 5This six-week course is for students seeking to improve their reading and writing skills and prepare for the types of readings and writing tasks that will appear on next year's new PARCC assessments. This course employs structures and strategies to help students develop skills in several areas including writing, reading of literature, proper use of grammatical structures, and vocabulary building. Using different genres of literature as springboards for varied writing assignments, students can experience writing for many diverse purposes and audiences. By connecting this learning to real-world situations, the curriculum allows students to see beyond the classroom for practical application of the skills learned. In addition, students are responsible for defining and employing in their own writing high-level vocabulary words that are found in the literature. Through the use of benchmark lessons, targeted mini-lessons, one-on-one conferencing, and group work, students will use the texts to complete writing assignments that both enhance their understanding of the themes/writing techniques used in literature and develop their own style of writing that follows the current Common Core States Standards.