Summer Mini-Courses Week 4: August 3-7

Junior Kindergarten Bridge

Ms. Daihl and Ms. Augustus
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Led by Collegiate Junior Kindergarten teachers, 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.

 

Kindergarten Bridge

Ms. Hendrix and Mr. Singer
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Led by Collegiate Kindergarten teachers, children will get familiar with the spaces and routines of kindergarten. They will get to know classmates, help develop some classroom rules, and be given the chance to play with other children in centers. During this playtime we will get a jumpstart on formal assessments. Attending this camp will ease transitions, boost self-confidence for the fall, and forge friendships with classmates. 

 

First Grade bridge

Ms. Sarah Allen
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

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

Ms. Rebecca Allen
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

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. Rebecca Allen is an alumna of and second-grade teacher at Louisville Collegiate School.

 

Third Grade bridge

Ms. Cohn
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

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 math skills through group challenges, games, and problem solving activities. Students will work on their summer reading list and play Book Bingo from Collegiate’s Back-to-School website. Class objectives have been crafted by our second and third grade instructors. The camp-like atmosphere is designed to boost rising-third graders with confidence and help them make a smooth transition to third grade with old and new friends.

 

Summer Reading Wrap-Up

Grades 4-5
Ms. Beasley
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Almost finished with your summer reading and projects? Let our fabulous fourth-grade teacher, Ms. Beasley, help you wrap up your reading assignments! This camp is specifically designed to guide fourth and fifth graders who are eager for support in completing their summer reading assignments. The camp includes independent reading time, support with comprehension and elements of fiction, and access to the computer lab to finish projects. 

 

Study Skills for Grades 6-8

Grade 6-8
Mr. Beasley
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

This camp will help students prepare for the upcoming middle school adventure. Students will 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.

 

Intro to Sixth Grade Math

Grade 6
Ms. Bowling
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Prepare for a successful transition into the sixth grade! We will review fifth-grade math concepts including computation and problem solving involving factors, multiples, decimals, and fractions. We will also continue our exploration of positive and negative numbers and will practice applying the order of operations. Students will explore each topic through games and hands-on activities each day. Let Sarah Bowling, sixth-grade math teacher, help your child start middle school math off on the right foot!  

 

Algebra A Prep

Grades 7-8
Mr. Franco
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

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. 

 

US Writing Boot Camp

Grades 9-12
Ms. Boles
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

The English Department is happy to continue a writing-prep course for this summer. Mrs. Boles (10th-grade English) will review argumentative writing structure, basic grammar, and best practices. Because of the low student-to-teacher ratio, lessons will focus on individualized gaps and areas of need. We highly recommend this support to new students and rising 9th graders! 

 

College Application Lab

Grade 12
Ms. Gahan / Ms. Prince
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

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.

 

Relief Printmaking

Grades 5-8
Christina Clifford
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
$165

Explore relief printmaking techniques that use a raised surface to make a printed impression.  This hands-on workshop will include: collograph (print made from a collage), linocut (print made from a carved image on a Soft-Kut block), and stamps (prints made from found objects and your own fun foam designs).

 

first Grade bridge

Ms. Sarah Allen
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

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

Ms. Rebecca Allen
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

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.  Rebecca Allen is an alumna of and second-grade teacher at Louisville Collegiate School.

 

Math Explorations

Grade 4 & 5
Ms. Beasley
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

This camp is specifically designed for rising fourth and fifth graders who may be new to Collegiate or who are eager to review the skills developed through Collegiate’s Everyday Math Program.  Our class will explore concepts through games, interactive notebooking, and use of algorithms both familiar and new. Experienced teacher, Jill Beasley, will guide students through a fun week of math and will help new students make a smooth transition to their new school. 

 

Study Skills for 6th-8th

Grade 6-8
Mr. Beasley
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

This camp will help students prepare for the upcoming middle school adventure. Students will 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.

 

SAT/ACT Prep Work

Grade 9-12
Mr. Gahan
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

Working with Upper School English teacher Clay Gahan and an Upper School Math teacher, this week-long course provides in-depth review of concepts required for college entrance exams, as well as test strategies and practice. Mr. Gahan will focus on expanding vocabulary, improving reading comprehension, correcting common grammar errors, sentence completion, and drafting and revising coherent essays. An Upper School math teacher will review algebra, geometry, number properties, trigonometry and data analysis, percents, exponents, probability, word problems, and more. Teachers will work to differentiate instruction in order to provide a fundamental review for students needing more support and challenging application for students wanting to attain top scores. Book included if registered by July 15th.

 

Novice Spanish

Grades 6-9
Mr. O’Leary
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

This is an introductory course for students at novice levels of Spanish proficiency to get some early practice with reading, writing, listening, and speaking Spanish. Through comprehensible storytelling and total physical response methods, students will find success understanding spoken Spanish, which will lend to developing confidence in communicating with others about everyday topics. We will also discuss our own identities as we practice the critical thinking skills of reflection, analysis and explanation to consider why each of us are the way that we are.  

 

Novice French

Grades 6-9
Ms. Hoban
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

This is a course for students at novice levels of French proficiency. This course is perfect for students who have completed French A, B, or French I. Students who have completed French C are also welcome to review major concepts of Middle School French or build confidence with speaking and writing. We will practice reading, writing, listening, and speaking French.  Through comprehensible storytelling and total physical response methods, students will find success understanding spoken French, which will lend to developing confidence in communicating with others about everyday topics.  We will also read a short novel during the week and spend some time practicing writing through journaling and summarizing the stories we hear and read. There will also be time for review games and fun activities.

 

Watercolor Painting

Grades 5-8
Christina Clifford
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
$165

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn basic watercolor techniques (wet-on-wet, dry-brush, graded wash, masking) and apply this knowledge to paint a still life, an abstract composition and a landscape. We will also explore the use of watercolor pencils and decorative surface design in watercolor.