Summer Academy Programs - 2016
Algebra I Enrichment Program
August 8-12, 8:00 am -11:00 am
Ms. Felicia Jean, Instructor
The Algebra Prep program is designed to enrich and enhance student preparation for high school Algebra I concepts. Students will develop mathematical skills, practice strategies for success and master beginning Algebra I concepts, including but not limited to: order of operations, fractions, and arithmetic, decimals and writing of algebraic equations. Students looking to refresh their Algebra I skills are also invited to participate.
Jump Start Summer Enrichment Program
July 25-28, 9:00 am - noon
Mrs. Alice Giarrusso, Instructor
This program is designed for ninth graders and incoming students who wish to learn and refine a variety of organizational and study skills in order to maximize their high school experience. Major areas of focus for students will include: Creating a Mindset for Success, Organization, Effective Study Methods, Note Taking, Critical Reading and Comprehension Strategies and Time Management.
July 11-28, Monday-Thursday, No Friday Classes
Morning Session - 9:00 am - noon
Evening Session - 5:30 - 8:30 pm
Instructors: Mr. Joseph Catanese and Mr. Bill Lambert
This course will include a full length practice test as well as a review session on September 18, 4:00 pm (prior to all fall test dates).
Lights! Camera! Action! - Film School for Grades 5-8
August 1-5, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mrs. Rose Marie Marinace, Instructor
Following the professional workflow outlined in Apple's Digital Media Curriculum, students will learn to pitch movie ideas, write scripts and film a production with professional equipment and digital editing software. With an emphasis on the technical aspects of production, the final product will include a "director's cut" of the group production along with a viewing session.
Got Game? Intro to Game Art and Design for Grades 6-10
Tuesdays and Thursdays, July 12 - August 11, 10:00 am - noon
Mr. Nick Fegley, Instructor
This workshop provides an opportunity for students to make their own video game. Students will work in groups to develop their own game and gain exposure to a diverse set of skills including graphic and art design, sound and audio design, level design and some basic scripting. No programming experience is necessary, but an aptitude and access to computers at home is highly encouraged. High school students can earn 1/2 elective credit for this course.