Academic Gear-up: August 2-6
Academic Gear-up: August 2-6
JUNIOR KINDERGARTEN BRIDGE (TWO SESSIONS)
Marisa Daihl, Elizabeth Augustus
Led by Junior Kindergarten teacher Marusa Daihl, this program is designed for campers entering Collegiate’s Junior Kindergarten to introduce them to each other, the teachers, and the campus prior to the start of school. Each day features a different on-campus “field trip” which allows the new student to become more familiar with Collegiate’s layout and the Junior Kindergarten’s daily routine. Our goal is to provide campers an opportunity to have a smooth transition and feel more at ease when the school year begins.
This program is designed for campers entering Collegiate’s Kindergarten to introduce them to each other, the teachers, and the campus prior to the start of school. Each day our Kindergarten teachers will feature a different on-campus “field trip” which allows the new students to become more familiar with Collegiate’s layout and get a glimpse into the daily schedule. Students have the opportunity to practice age-appropriate reading, math, and fine motor skills, through a variety of educational activities and games. Our goal is to provide campers an opportunity to have a smooth transition and feel more at ease when the school year begins.
FIRST GRADE BRIDGE
This week-long program is intended for students rising into first-grade at Collegiate. The transition from kindergarten to first-grade is a big and exciting jump up the academic ladder. Students will have the week to become familiar with first-grade daily routines while interacting with fellow classmates and teachers. Our focus will be literacy strategies: reading comprehension, accuracy, fluency, and writing. We look forward to getting to know our new Fantastic First Graders!
SECOND GRADE BRIDGE
In Get Ready for Second Grade, rising second graders will get in gear for the coming school year. Students will have opportunities to freshen up their literacy and math skills through participation in engaging learning centers and interactive reading, writing, and math activities. This camp is designed to give students a glimpse into the second-grade routines and will help to ensure that they are ready to roll in the new school year. Our adventures throughout this week will also take us to a variety of locations on Collegiate’s campus, allowing new students to feel more comfortable in their new school home.
THIRD GRADE BRIDGE
In Get Ready for Third Grade, rising third graders will get in gear for the coming school year. Students will have opportunities to freshen up their literacy and math skills through group challenges, games, and problem-solving activities. Our adventures throughout this week will also take us to a variety of locations on Collegiate’s campus, allowing new students to feel more comfortable in their new school home. Ms. Cohn, third-grade teacher at Louisville Collegiate School, is excited to help rising third graders make a smooth transition to third grade.
FOURTH GRADE BRIDGE
Fourth-grade teacher Jill Beasley will work with rising fourth graders to build and reinforce skills and concepts from third grade. In math, students will spend time on the four basic mathematical operations–addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division. With respect to literacy, Ms. Beasley will work with students to build comprehension, read with understanding and fluency, make inferences using the clues in the text, and identify the relationships between a text’s main idea and its supporting details. Students will also work on composing effective, unified paragraphs, specifically writing with topic sentences, well-chosen supporting details, and closing sentences.
INTRO TO MIDDLE SCHOOL
Jessica Holtzman-Rich/Hannah Patross
Are you about to start fifth grade? Are you feeling the first-day jitters already? Are you concerned the summer months have caused you to forget everything you’ve ever learned? No worries. Join fifth-grade English teacher Mrs. Holtzman-Rich and fifth-grade math guru Mrs. Patross to brush up on your math and reading skills. In addition to getting to know these two amazing teachers, campers will spend the week on the fifth-grade wing in the fifth-grade classrooms, and experience what a typical English and math block feels like. Each day campers will have an hour and 15 minutes of both English and math with a break in the middle. After a week of games, interactive lessons, movement, and fun, campers will feel more than ready to be an official fifth-grader at the start of the school year.
6TH-8TH GRADE STUDY SKILLS
Designed by seventh-grade Language Arts teacher John Beasley, this camp will help students prepare for the upcoming 6th, 7th, or 8th-grade adventure. With 25 years of teaching experience, Mr. Beasley will use his talents and knowledge to help students discover and practice various techniques for studying, note-taking, organizing concepts, and using the block schedule to their advantage. Time management and organization strategies will be modeled and discussed. Myers Briggs and other self-inventory assessments will help students grow in their understanding of their individual learning style. Using this information students will explore how to approach academics to play to their own strengths. Even more exciting, students will also be given the opportunity to organize their lockers with their new school supplies! Students will leave the week armed with strategies for success at the start of the school year!
ALGEBRA A PREP
Join Middle School math teacher Darien Franco in an Algebra preview week! This camp is specially designed to provide support and boost skills and confidence of 7th and 8th-grade students who are entering Algebra A in the fall. Mr. Franco will review basic skills as well as preview some upcoming concepts.
COLLEGE APP BOOTCAMP
Sara Gahan/Molly Prince
- Seniors often report that the fall of their senior year is one of the most stressful times of their high school experience because of the college application process. The process is, in many ways, like adding another writing-intensive class to a student’s already tight academic load. Add in extracurricular involvement and various other activities, and it is easy to understand how students are overwhelmed by it all.
- In response to the pressures and demands of the application process, Collegiate is excited to offer APP LAB, a week-long college application workshop for rising seniors. This workshop gives students an opportunity to complete their applications before school begins. At the workshop, Collegiate’s College Counseling team will:
- Review application admissions strategy;
- Guide students through the completion of all sections of the Common Application, a universal application used by over 500 colleges and universities;
- Engage students in brainstorming activities, provide editing and individual feedback, and assist students in the completion of the main Common Application essay by the end of the workshop;
- Assist students in developing a strategy for completing all of the supplemental writing required by colleges and universities;
- Provide guidance and advice on school-specific applications (non-Common Application schools);
- Advise students on all steps required to complete an application file at the colleges and universities on their list, i.e. submitting test scores, securing recommendation letters, sending supplemental information, and conducting interviews.
- Independent work between classes will be expected. The session includes an additional one-hour individual meeting where students, parents/guardians, and a counselor can discuss their application plan and strategy.
- The cost is $450 (Louisville Collegiate students will receive a $100 discount). In an effort to provide a highly individualized experience for each student, we are limiting enrollment in this course, so please sign up early to reserve your spot. We will generate a waiting list of interested students after we reach maximum enrollment and we will pull from that waitlist if room becomes available.
SUPPLEMENTAL ESSAYS LAB
Sara Gahan/Molly Prince
For many students, it’s not the Common Application personal essay but the many additional supplemental essays on each college’s application that prove to be overwhelming. This week-long workshop focused specifically on supplement essays is designed for the student who is eager to have their applications finished or close to finished before the school year begins. Students will receive detailed guidance on different supplement essay topics; will craft an organized system of supplement essay completion; and will draft, revise, and receive feedback on each of their supplemental essays. This workshop can be taken independently or in tandem with one of the other summer application labs.