Summer Scholars

Our Summer Scholars Camp Preps Your Child for Fall

Our coeducational summer program offers students entering grades 6-12 opportunities to preview or review:

  • Business
  • English
  • History
  • Math
  • Politics
  • Science
  • And so much more!

Taught by Oak Knoll faculty, these courses are an extension of an Oak Knoll academic experience. Our strong and well-rounded college preparatory program meets the highest standards, and our students consistently score well above the national average on standardized tests. Please review the detailed course descriptions for registration information. All courses are open to the public.

2022 Courses

Title: Algebra I and Some Fun!
Teacher: Mr. Cardell
Dates: June 27 to July 28, 2022
Monday-Thursday
Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Tuition: $925
Register here.
This class gives students a solid preview of high school algebra I. The course will review the concept of variables (studied in pre-algebra) and emphasize operations with variables. Students devote a major portion of the course to studying topics such as graphing, solving equations and inequalities, factoring, exponents and radicals, rational expressions, and linear systems. Each class begins with a thorough review of the previous homework assignment followed by the introduction of new material, individual instruction on problem worksheets and work at the board. Math games, critical-thinking problems, and some fun projects involving teamwork are added to make the overall experience creative and bring mathematics to life. Students are expected to complete daily homework and classwork assignments without the stress of cumulative assessments. Extra help is available if needed. No text is required for this class; the course is based upon material gleaned from several different sources, with the Oak Knoll algebra I curriculum serving as the foundation. Lesson handouts and assignment sheets are provided on a daily basis, and students are required to keep this course material organized in a binder. At the completion of this course, students will be ready to succeed in their high school programs.“Mr. Cardell’s Algebra I camp was a great addition to my summer, as he combined learning math with fun games. I entered my eighth-grade year of math with ease, knowing that Mr. Cardell had prepared me for it over the summer.” T, grade 8. This summer, an Oak Knoll rising senior will act as Mr. Cardell’s student intern. She will be available to work with him on lesson plans and to help with individual guided instruction.

Title: Algebra II Workshop
Dates: July 25 to August 11, 2022
Monday-Thursday
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Grades: 9-12
Fee: $390
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This course will help prepare students entering Algebra 2 in the Fall. It will continue to build student’s prior skills with algebraic and geometric concepts. Students will be introduced to many of the problem solving sets they will see in their Algebra 2 courses. The first two will cover solving equations, graphing, probability and advanced polynomials. The final week will focus on topics of review requested by the students.

Title: College Essay Workshop
Teacher: Mr. Oxford
Dates: July 19 to August 4, 2022
Tuesday and Thursdays

Time: 10-11:30 a.m.
Grade: 12
Fee: $240
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This course is designed to prepare rising seniors to successfully write college application essays. The class will focus on refining compositional and rhetorical skills to respond to both Common App and supplemental prompts. Mr. Ben Oxford, English teacher at Oak Knoll, has many years of experience in helping students with their college essays.

Title: Geometry
Dates: June 27 to July 28, 2022
Monday-Thursday
Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Grades: Students entering grades 8-11
Tuition: $925
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Euclidean geometry is the basis for this course. The course begins with points, lines, planes, and space – the building blocks of geometry. Students analyze the congruency of triangles, polygons, the Pythagorean Theorem, similar polygons, circles, areas, parallel lines, and volumes. Formal proofs are an emphasis throughout the course. Computer software complements selected topics. The enrichment course will give the student a solid preview of the high school geometry course. Students will be expected to complete daily homework assignments without the stress of cumulative assessments. At the completion of this course, a student will be ready to succeed in their high school program.

Supplies Needed: Geometry – McDougal Littell Jurgensen, published by Great Source Education Group ISBN 0-395-97727-4

Title: Grammar Gateway
Teacher: Ms. Mangold
Dates: August 8-11, 2022
Monday to Thursday
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Grades: Rising to grades 6-9
Tuition: $210
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There are no prerequisites for this course; only a willingness to improve writing. This course will focus on concepts that have been identified in recent years such as subject-predicate agreement, pronoun agreement, punctuation, and complex sentences. These structural concepts will enhance student writing. There will also be a creative writing component.

Title: Introduction to Physics
Teacher: Mr. Williams
Dates: August 8-11, 2022
Monday-Thursday
Time: Session 1: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. OR Session 2: 1-3 p.m.
Grades: Students entering grade 9
Tuition: $220/session
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Are you interested in understanding more about what ninth-grade physics is all about? If so, this summer one-week preview class is for you! Mr. Williams, who teaches freshman physics courses at Oak Knoll, will run a one-week summer preview of what physics is, what to expect during the school year and what materials/resources are available for you to be successful in grade 9 physics. Come join us for some physics, fun lab activities, and some math review to help prepare you for the fall.

Title: SAT Math
Teacher: Mr. Cardell
Dates: August 1-11, 2022
Monday-Thursday
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Grades: Students entering grades 10-12
Tuition: $420
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This two-week class is designed with several goals in mind. First, students will be well informed about the structure, nature, and scoring of the SAT math test. After a thorough introduction, most of the sessions will be spent on analyzing and solving different types of sample math problems taken from various practice SAT tests. Additionally, this course will focus on the different approaches to problem-solving, test-taking strategies, and the general navigation of standardized tests. A portion of the class time will be spent on examining the ACT math test in identifying the similarities and differences between this test and the SAT. Individualized attention is a fundamental goal, ensuring that students completing this course will be ready to take an actual test with a set of customized strategies and a specific plan in mind.

Title: SAT Reading, Writing and Language
Dates: August 1 – 11, 2022
Monday – Thursday

Time: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Grades: 10-12
Fee: $420
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This two-week class is designed with several goals in mind. First, students will be well informed about the structure, nature, and scoring of the SAT reading, writing, and language test. After a thorough introduction, most of the sessions will be spent analyzing passages, using supporting evidence to answer questions and editing pieces of work. Problems used are taken from various practice SAT tests. Additionally, this course will focus on the different approaches to answering questions, test-taking strategies, and the general navigation of standardized tests.

Title: Study Skills
Teacher: Ms. Bradley
Dates: July 25-28, 2022
Monday to Thursday
Time: 9 – 11am
Grades: 7-9
Fee: $210
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This course will provide each student with skills and strategies designed to facilitate academic success. Skills will include time management, reading and writing methods, note-taking, test-taking, and memorization skills. Students will also learn how to process information more efficiently, set clear and attainable goals, improve listening skills, and understand ways to optimize their learning style.

Summer Scholars Contact

Call 908-522-8186 or email cheryl.wilkinson@oakknoll.org with any additional questions.