Oak Knoll Debuts New Online Summer Program

For the first time this summer, high school-aged students will be able to sharpen their skills and enroll in online classes as part of a brand new signature component of Oak Knoll School’s Summer Scholars program.

Registration is now live for Oak Knoll’s Summer Scholars, a coeducational program that consists of 10 on-campus classes in Summit for grades 6-12 and, new this year, six online classes for grades 9-12 with an additional brand-new online career series. All the classes are college preparatory and open to the public.

Click here to sign up for the April 2, 2020 Virtual Summer Scholars Open House.

Nicole Johnston, Oak Knoll Upper School History Teacher and Dean of Summer Academic Programs, said that as “today’s world includes technology, rather than run from it we should embrace the many possibilities it can offer.”

“Twenty-first century education and the skills necessary for students to find success in the workplace are utilized in online classes,” Johnston continued. “Offering online classes provides the added benefit of allowing students to continue their studies from various locations.”

Online Summer Scholar Courses:

  • Colonial and Post-Colonial Studies
  • Environmental Ethics
  • Introduction to Strength and Conditioning
  • Maps, Democracy and the Election of 2020
  • Sports and Politics.

Lastly – Remember the Ladies – about the history surrounding women’s right to vote – will also be offered as this summer marks the 100th anniversary of women’s right to vote.

Also available online and new this summer is the four-week Summer Scholars Online Career Series. An expert from each individual field will lead the weekly discussion while focusing on a new topic each week.

Online Career Series:

Exploring the Medical Field:

  • Week 1: Oncology
  • Week 2: Neurosurgery
  • Week 3: Cardiovascular Surgery
  • Week 4: Primary Care

Exploring The Intelligence Community:

  • Week 1: CIA Analyst
  • Week 2: Department of Defense Analyst
  • Week 3: FBI Analyst
  • Week 4: Counterterrorism

This summer, any student entering grades 6-12 may also enroll in classes at Oak Knoll’s Summit campus. These on-campus classes will be taught by Oak Knoll’s faculty and include:

  • Algebra I and Some Fun!
  • Current Events
  • Financial Literacy
  • Geometry
  • Grammar Gateway
  • Introduction to Physics
  • Jane Austin Today
  • Of Monsters and Men: Depictions of the Monstrous in Literature
  • SAT Math and Standardized Test Prep
  • When History and Fiction Collide: The Plot Against America.

Note: In the event on-campus learning is impossible, all families will be given full refunds.

“Twenty-first century education is no longer about rote learning and regurgitating facts,” said Johnston. “It requires students to absorb, understand, and demonstrate their knowledge while building essential life skills such as empathy, metacognition, grit, critical thinking, communication, resilience, and collaboration. Summer Scholars will focus on these skills while infusing content from literature, math, history, science, and health. This is a great opportunity for students to explore their passions, develop a lifelong love of learning and learn valuable skills important for their futures.”

For more information about Oak Knoll’s Summer Scholars Program, please click here.

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