Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm (Mon – Fri)
Grade: 3rd – 11th grade
Session 1: 6/20 - 7/07 (3-week) $675 ($875 for SAT/PSAT)
Session 2: 7/10 - 7/28 (3-week) $675 ($875 for SAT/PSAT)
Session 3: 7/31 - 8/18 (3-week) $675 ($875 for SAT/PSAT)
Writing Workshops ¦ Public Speaking ¦ Reading Comprehension ¦ Magnet School Prep ¦ Grammar & Vocabulary ¦ SAT/PSAT Prep ¦ Intensive Essay Writing Practices ¦
The Afternoon Camp offers students a variety of exciting courses aimed at improving language, speaking skills, and test-taking skills.
APLUS Writing Workshops help students learn to read more challenging literature with greater skill, to write more complex and mature compositions, to develop independent analytical skills, and to develop disciplined study habits for continued academic success. Compared with regular school English courses, the workshops are more demanding and more focused. Students also receive much more one-on-one attention in these smaller class settings. This course focuses on the two most important skills needed for success in the classroom – reading complex literature and writing thesis-based essays.
Writing & Grammar class provides the opportunity for students to improve their grammar usage – which has become increasingly necessary since since the College Board adopted the grammar and writing sections in its SAT test. This course focuses on improving grammar and writing on all levels from elementary to high school. It assists students in building and strengthening skills essential to success in all academic classes and on college entrance exams.
Magnet Program Prep is designed to help students gain confidence and build expertise in taking standardized tests, such as Magnet school entrance tests, Johns Hopkins CTY assessment tests, private school screening tests (ISEE/SSAT), and other highly selective entrance exams. Instructors teach students strategies for answering a variety of test questions as well as methods for alleviating test-taking anxiety. This class is essential for any student seeking acceptance into a highly competitive academic program.
Public Speaking, which is often overlooked in typical public school curricula, enhances students’ leadership and communication abilities. This course helps students learn and practice the art of speechwriting and public speaking. It also helps students overcome their fear of public speaking and appear more poised in presentation situations. Students will find the speaking course both refreshing and challenging.
Reading Comprehension provides elementary and middle school students an excellent opportunity to learn the critical reading skills that are the key to success in all their academic classes. This course will enhance students’ skills in understanding and discussing literature, as well as succeeding on standardized tests.
Mathcounts Practices provide an excellent opportunity for students to continue Mathcounts problem practice during summer time. For those who are new to Mathcounts, this class will broaden students' exposure to many math challenges that they rarely have in their school. This course will certainly keep each student's mind sharp during the summer time.
Intensive Essay Writing Practices challenges students with opportunities to practice writing different types of common academic essays. Students who are in the seventh grade or higher and comfortable with the fundamental elements of essay writing will benefit most from this class. Through teacher instruction, students can expect to learn the structure of seven types of academic essays, and, under teacher guidance, practice writing each of these essay types in class and at home. Student-written essays will be reviewed and graded by classroom teachers, providing students with critiques comprised of detailed comments, corrections, and suggestions. Frequent class discussion and on-on-one conferences between students and teacher will reinforce students' learning and understanding.