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Hallmarks of the Friends Central Summer Scholars Program are individualized attention and flexibility. With small class sizes, our students receive instruction geared toward their specific needs in a relaxed and informal setting. 

 

NEW: Virtual Summer Scholars Options.

See our course list below, and enroll at fcsprograms.org/enrollment today!

Students will partake in daily learning instruction for two weeks, Monday through Friday, in 90 minute faculty prepared modules. Below are the descriptions of the modules. We will be using the schools NEW Canvas software, the premier virtual platform that seamlessly supplies students with the materials they need to succeed.  There will be one hour of independent work. This will include reading, worksheets or problem solving (30 minutes) and and a recorded video tutorial prepared by the teacher (30 minutes). Then there will be live learning in a tutorial format with 2-3 other students. These live cohorts will run between 9:30am to 12:15pm in 30 minute increments. We will schedule you based on enrollment numbers. Please let us know if you have any known conflicts between those times. (30 minutes) Please Note These are not meant to be full courses, but is made to give students extra preparation and a boost for the next year of learning, plus practice to keep their skills current during the summer. Class credit is not offered for advancement next year. For classes running in two sessions, both sessions will be the same content, so only one session is necessarry. 

Class Teacher Grade Range (19-20 School Year) Session 1 (July 6th-17th) Session 2 (July 20th-31st) Course Description
Tricky Topics in Algebra Chris Guides 7th to 9th grade x x PREview or REview of some of the trickiest topics to master in algebra. Includes, but is not limited to, equations with variables on both sides, solving the quadratic equation, systems of equations and word problems. Appropriate for students entering grades 8 through 10.
Tricky Topics in Geometry Bill Darling 7th to 9th grade x x PREview or REview of some of the trickiest topics to master in geometry. Includes, but is not limited to, work with the Pythagorean theorem, lines in the coordinate plane, using proofs and circles. Appropriate for students entering grades 8 through 10.
Tricky Topics in Precalc Julie Plunkett 8th to 10th grade x PREview or REview of some of the trickiest topics to master in Precalculus. Includes, but is not limited to, work with trigonmetric functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, polynomials and inverse functions, basic combinatorics. Appropriate for students entering grades 9 through 11.
Tricky Topics in Calc 1 Julie Plunkett 9th to 11th grade x PREview or REview of some of the trickiest topics to master in Calculus. Includes, but is not limited to, techniques of differentiation (the product, quotient, and chain rules, implicit and logarithmic differentiation) and calculation of area and volume in single variable calculus. Appropriate for students entering grades 10 through 12.
Math Methods for Onboarding to Upper School Science Deborah Skapik 8th to 9th grade x Strengthen your skill set for a smooth transition to Upper School level physics. Includes review of solving equations with variables on both sides, unit conversions, scientific notation, substitution of numbers for variables to solve and more. Students will do activities where they are making measurements and entering data into spreadsheets to practice graphical interpretation of data. Best for students entering grade 9 but could also benefit rising 10th graders taking advanced physics.
Intro to Upper School Writing Katie Dickerson 8th to 9th grade x How is high school writing different from middle school writing? In this course, we will practice some of the basics of strong high school writing. We will work on developing ideas, organizing an essay, writing assertions, and using textual evidence, among other things. Students will get experience writing and peer editing and leave with practical tools to use in English I. Appropriate for students entering grades 9 (or new to FCS in grade 10).
Taking a Closer Look: Reading for English Class Megan Schumacher 8th to 9th grade x This course will provide you with the skills you need to read successfully in the Upper School. Includes, but is not limited to, various ways to annotate texts, color coding annotations, the denotation and connotation of words, tracing imagery, generating questions, and recognizing stylistic choices. Appropriate for students entering 9th and 10th grade.
Reading Your 1st Novel in Spanish Alejandra Socorro 9th to 11th grade x Strengthen your analytical skills in Spanish for a smooth transition to Spanish Literature or History & Culture. Includes a review of advanced grammatical structures and class discussions all in Spanish. We will start with some historical background of Spain in the 1500’s. Then we will read, analyze and discuss the novel. Best for students who just finished Spanish 3A.
Helpful History: Tips for Success in Reading and Writing for Upper School History Classes Danielle Saint Hilare 8th to 11th grade x Practice your skills in Upper School History as we analyse primary sources and outline and evaluate secondary sources together. You’ll also learn how to properly cite sources in History and learn some tips to strengthen your historical writing. Appropriate for students entering grades 9 to 11.
Tricky Topics in Spanish Dafne Foote 8th to 11th grade x Cement foundational concepts in Spanish. Topics to be addressed include learning the most used Spanish verbs, the past tenses, direct and indirect pronouns, sentence structure and verbs like gustar. We will also focus on acquiring useful vocabulary to build everyday oral skills. Each week we will have different themes. Depending on the week, themes will include vacation-time and holidays, restaurants and food, friendship and love, and going to the doctor. Appropriate for students entering grades 9 through 12.
Summer Scholars Rates

Virtual Summer Scholars (Course List Above) 

One Session: $300 – A session is two weeks for 90 minutes per day

CANCELLED: Intensive Tutorial in Mathematics

One Session: $350 – A session is two weeks for two hours per day. 

CANCELLED: JumpStart Programs

$375

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Full amount due upon registration. Please review our cancellation policy prior to submitting an application.

 
Dates

Virtual Summer Scholars

Session I: June 22 – July 2nd, 2020

Session II: July 6 – 17th, 2020

 

CANCELLED: Intensive Tutorial in Mathematics

Session I: June 22 – July 2nd, 2020

Session II: July 6 – 17th, 2020

CANCELLED: Jump Start Programs 

Middle School Sneak Preview

Monday through Friday, August 3 – August 7, 2020, 9:00am to 1:00pm

Homegoing Camp

Monday & Tuesday, August 17th & 18th, 8:30am to 3:30pm

Programming

Intensive Tutorial  (for remedial or advanced students) 

Friends’ Central Summer school is for students looking to strengthen skills from the previous year, or advance to the next level. Students are places in groups of 2-4 with one of our excellent Friends’ Central Instructors. This course is meant to be small enough so that whether your student is with us for two or four weeks each student is given specialized attention in their areas of needed growth. We offer a variety of mathematics courses for the college-bound student. We also offer both enrichment and make-up tutoring to students of Spanish Language, meeting each individual at their level from introductory to advanced. These are not meant to be full courses, but is to help give students extra preparation and a boost for the next year of learning, plus practice to keep their skills current during the summer.

 • Pre-Algebra (only offered in session two) • Algebra 1 • Algebra 2 • Geometry • Pre-Calculus • Math Camp* (for rising 5th graders, only offered in session one) • Spanish

*Math Camp will be a blend of math enrichment and learning games with plenty of physical activity.

 

Jump Start Programs

 

Middle School Sneak Preview

If a student is already enrolled in Trailblazer camp for Week 7 the student can attend  for half price and join Trailblazer Camp in the afternoon.

A five-day program during which students have the opportunity to get familiar with faces and spaces on campus. There will be guided discussions about required summer reading and time to work in the computer room on sharpening math skills through games. There will also be introductions to campus spaces, Veracross, the 7-day rotating schedule, guest appearances by MS teachers, and more! There will also be time to swim in the afternoon.

Homegoing Camp

Jump Start Upper School is a program during which students will utilize key comprehension strategies to read Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Students will also practice high school-level writing to prepare for the upcoming school year. The class will be led by an FCS faculty member.

Contact

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610-645-5132

Friends Central Summer Programs 1101 City Avenue Wynnewood, PA 19096

summerprograms@friendscentral.org

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