Forward Thinkers Academic Summer Camp

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, or abilities. 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, summer camp 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 – 9 during the 2019 – 2020 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 higher grade subjects. High school campers will engage in instruction and activities that prepare them for SAT testing, and STEM career readiness. Middle school campers will engage in instruction and activities that prepare them for high school Math and English, Pre-SAT testing and STEM career readiness.

 

Focus Subjects

  • Pre-Algebra, Algebra 1 & 2, Geometry
  • English Language Arts (Vocabulary, Reading comprehension & Grammar)

 

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.

 

 

Schedule & Registration

Summer Camp 1 : June 17 2019 – July 19, 2019 (updated 6/10/2019)

Age Group rising 6th – 9th graders
Monday – Friday Morning (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST) – Mathematics
Monday – Friday Afternoon (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST) – English
Locations Ballantyne Branch & University Branch
Fee $25 per 4 hr session
$625 – Half-Day 5 week Summer Camp
$50 – for materials

Summer Camp 2 : July 22 2019 – Aug 23, 2019 (updated 6/10/2019)

Age Group rising 6th – 9th graders
Monday – Friday Morning (8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. EST) – English
Monday – Friday Afternoon (1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST) – Mathematics
Locations Ballantyne Branch & University Branch
Fee $25 per 4 hr session
$625 – Half-Day 5 week Summer Camp
$50 – for materials

 

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

Fees

A 50% non-refundable deposit is due upon registration. The remainder is due after the first week of camp.