Junior Kindergarten Bridge
Led by Junior Kindergarten teacher Marisa 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.
Lori Hendrix, Zac Singer
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!!
Get Ready for Second Grade
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.
Get Ready for Third Grade
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. Mrs. Watkins, third grade teacher at Louisville Collegiate School, is excited to help rising third graders make a smooth transition to third grade.
Summer Reading Wrap-up
Almost finished with your summer reading and projects? Let our fabulous fourth grade teacher, Ms. Ewen, 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. This camp includes independent reading time, support with comprehension and elements of fiction, and access to the computer lab to finish projects.
Foundations of Middle School Math
Prepare for a successful middle school transition! 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
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.
Algebra I Preview
Join Upper School math teacher Erin Staley for this Algebra 1 boot camp! This camp is specifically designed for anyone preparing to take Honors Algebra 1 in the Upper School and students new to MS who are going to take Algebra A for the school year 2019-2020. Ms. Staley will review basic pre-algebra skills such as operations with fractions, operations with integers, combining like terms, solving one and two step equations, and solving inequalities. This is a fantastic opportunity for students to create a strong start to the year.
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. Fifth grade math 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.
Middle School Study Strategies
Grade 6 or new MS students
Designed by our own middle school teachers, this camp will help students prepare for the upcoming middle school adventure. With a combined 30 years of teaching experience, Mr. Holland and Mr. Beasley will use their 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 armed with strategies for success at the start of the school year!
Upper School Writing Boot Camp
Emori Keyer and Hillary Boles
Rising 9th and New Students
Collegiate writing is college level! Are you ready? Do your skills need revising? In this writing skills boot camp, Upper School English teachers, Mrs. Keyer and Mrs. Boles, 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 App BootCamp
Jim McGuire, Sarah Gahan
For Rising Seniors (need not be Collegiate students)
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.
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 wait list if room becomes available.
Clay Gahan/Simon Stern
Working with Upper School English teacher Clay Gahan and Upper School Math teacher Simon Stern, 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 essay. Mr. Stern 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 fundamental review for students needing more support and challenging application for students wanting to attain top scores. Book included if registered by July 15th.