For: Students entering grades 7-9
Dates: July 1- August 1, 2019 (no class July 4)
Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
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 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.
For: Girls rising to grades 6-8
Dates: June 24-28, 2019
Times: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Optional daily parent session to review topics explored with the girls during the day : 2-3 p.m.
*includes daily lunch, reading materials and technology
Experience Confidence Counts!, a dynamic new signature program that will empower Middle School-aged girls to risk, fail and recover using interactive activities. Students will explore healthy risk-taking, positive role modeling, communication skills and conflict resolution as they build confidence along the way. Fun daily challenges and team-building activities will round out this program. For the parents, there be will an optional concurrent one-hour parent session near the end of the day to help reinforce the topics explored with students.
For: Students entering grades 8-10
Dates: June 24-July 25, 2019 (no class July 4)
Time: 8:30-11:30 a.m.
Euclidean geometry is the basis for this course. The course begins with points, lines, planes and space – the building blocks of geometry. Students analyze 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.
Book: Geometry – McDougal Littell Jurgensen, published by Great Source Education Group ISBN 0-395-97727-4
For: Students entering grade 9
Dates: August 19-22, 2019
Time: Session1: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. or Session 2: 1-3 p.m.
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! Dr. Regina Neiman, 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.
For: Girls and Boys Age 5
Dates: Monday to Thursday, July 8 – August 1, 2019
Times: 8:30-10:30 a.m.
Kindergarten Ready is academically based and includes opportunities for play and socialization. As emergent readers, students will start to become comfortable with printed words and gain skills in sight word recognition as well as phonetic decoding. Students will be introduced to counting, graphing and measurement using manipulatives such as pattern blocks. Students will learn to recognize, duplicate and create patterns of all kinds. Socialization will be fostered through group activities. These young students should be prepared for kindergarten at the end of this course.
For: Students entering grades 11-12
Dates: August 12-22, 2019
Time: 1-3 p.m.
This two-week course is designed with several goals in mind. First, students will be well informed about the structure, nature and scoring of the new SAT math test based on the recent significant changes made to this standardized exam. After a thorough introduction, most of the session 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 savvy 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.