Forward Thinkers Academic Summer Camp

*Update: We’ve narrowed down three sessions to one session due to greater interest in our SAT program. To accommodate students wanting to take our SAT program over the summer, we’ve created the Intensive Summer SAT Prep course.

 

Our new Forward Thinkers Academic Summer Camp focuses on helping middle and high school students further develop their math and English Language Arts (ELA) skills while exploring real-world applications for both skill sets. Aligned with the Common Core Standards for Mathematics and English, our summer curriculum will enhance and broaden students’ understanding of core concepts learned during the school year. Additionally, camp projects and challenges will provide fun opportunities for teamwork and confidence-building activities.

 

Goals

  1. To help academically motivated students get “ahead of the curve” through instruction, cross-disciplinary application, and team interaction.
  2. To develop students into more confident and proactive thinkers and doers.

 

 

Criteria

Our summer camp is open to students currently in grades 6 – 10 during the 2018 – 2019 school year. Students must demonstrate an interest in advanced learning and creative problem-solving in math and English. Students will need to be able to work both independently and in groups. Each student will complete a pre- and post-assessment on the first and last day of camp, respectively.

 

 

Curriculum

Using Common Core standards, our curriculum and activities will primarily focus on preparing high schoolers and middle schoolers for college and high school, respectively. High school campers will engage in instruction and activities that prepare them for freshman prerequisite courses, SAT testing, and STEAM career readiness. Middle school campers will engage in instruction and activities that prepare them for high school Math and English, Pre-SAT testing and STEAM career readiness. Instruction will be supplemented by real-world, team-based projects and challenges, like coding / programming and group games.

 

Focus Subjects

  • Math I
  • Critical Reading – Literary Book Club*
  • English Language Arts

 

Last Day & Post-Camp

At the end of camp, students will present their projects and findings, take a post-assessment questionnaire to gauge their level of growth, and receive a certificate of completion. Using the post-assessments, we will make recommendations for enrolling students in our SAT/ACT Prep and/or Stay-Ahead Tutoring programs.

*Please check back soon for more details on our camp curriculum, including our selected book club novel.

 

 

Schedule & Registration

July 9 – July 27, 2018

Monday – Friday Morning (8:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. EST)
Middle (Unit 230) / High (Unit 220)*
Afternoon (12:45 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST)
Middle (Unit 230) / High (Unit 220)*
Drop-off 8:45 a.m. 12:45 p.m.
Math I 9:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.
Book Club / ELA 10:15 a.m. 2:15 p.m.
Lunch / Break 11:30 a.m. 3:30 p.m.
Applied 12:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m.
Pick-up 12:45 p.m. 4:45 p.m.

*10 – 12 students per group

 

To register, create both your parent and student account via MyPortal. In your registration notes, you may specify Forward Thinkers.

 

 

Fees

The total cost is $600. This cost includes all course materials. A 50% non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. The remainder is due after the first week of camp.