English

Creative Writing: Writers

Students will engage in the fundamentals of story, poetry, and playwriting that incorporates literary techniques to develop writing skills and extend vocabulary while encouraging creative expression. Participants will read a variety of literature orally as well as write, edit, and revise original writing. Students will complete several projects including crafts and handwritten pieces throughout the course to demonstrate mastery. In addition, the course will culminate with a portfolio of student work that students can take home.

Creative Writing: Inventors

Explores the elements of various genres of fiction. Students will read a wide variety of short stories, poems, plays and various other fiction pieces and study literary devices in order to develop their writing skills as well as incorporate the habits necessary to grow as a writer. Students will engage in writing, editing and revising original pieces. Students will also complete various projects throughout the course to demonstrate mastery. Writing assignments will include fiction writing in the form of a short story that encompasses narrative, character, plot development and dialogue, various styles of poetry and other fiction pieces. In addition, the course will culminate with a type-written portfolio of student work that students can take home.

Speech and Drama

This course is designed to equip students with the skills necessary for successful public speaking engagements and dynamic theatrical arts presentations. Students are challenged to work their interpretive skills as they hone precision into their diction and articulation, overcome shyness and stage-fright, learn to command authority and convince audiences through the best use of their facial expressions, hand gestures and body movements, study scripts for literary analysis, depth of knowledge and comprehension, as well as portray various roles for the purpose of character building and the overall development of greater human understanding. This class includes an end of the term personal performance and/or cast production for parents, family and friends to attend.

This course will build your student'sconfidence as itdevelops theircommunication and comprehension skills, and challenges their abilities of interpretation and self-expression. Students will enjoy the hardwork of proper speech, script analysis, the arts of persuasion and debate, as well as character portrayal and development. This class includes an end of the term production for parents to attend.

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Science


Physics 1

This algebra­-based Physics course is for middle/high school students who are new to physics with no prior physics course work necessary. Students should have completed algebra I and geometry. This summer course will also give students a head start if they would like to prepare for the F=ma contest.

Prerequisite: Algebra 1, Geometry


Intermediate Physics (Preparing for F=ma contest)

The main focus of the course is to enhance the understanding of complex mechanics concepts through problem solving and interactive discussions. Practices are concept group focused to help students achieve mastery through comprehensive study of a subject.

Who should take this course: This course is for students who have finished Mechanics part of AP Physics 1 course and is planning to register for the F=ma contest next January.

 


Science Bowl I: Beginner

In this introduction to Science Bowl course, students will be offered the opportunity to begin their journey towards becoming successful competitors through an exploration of the basic building blocks of scientific competition. Topics covered in this course will include the basics of: anatomy, astronomy, botany, geology, and zoology.  Each session will include both lecture based instruction on core concepts and practical buzzer experience with real questions from previous academic competitions.

Who should take this course: This course is designed for middle school students who enjoy science and would like to compete in science. The content of this course changes organically each semester. A student would benefit from taking the course more than once.


Science Bowl II: Intermediate

In this introduction to Science Bowl course, students will be offered the opportunity to continue their journey towards competition success with more advanced topics. Topics covered in this course will include the basics of: chemistry, mathematics, and physics. It is preferred that students have either completed or are concurrently taking Science Bowl Level I. Each session will include both lecture based instruction on core concepts and practical buzzer experience with real questions from previous academic competitions.

Who should take this course: This course is designed for middle school students who enjoy science and would like to compete in science. The content of this course changes organically each semester. A student would benefit from taking the course more than once.