Academic Enrichment

Registration for the Summer 2024 Season will open
on Monday, January 22, 2024 at 6:00pm.

June 2024 - August 2024
Academic Enrichment Programs | In-Person & Virtual Offerings

Boys & Girls | Grades 1 – 10

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SUMMER CAMP OFFICE | Email: summer@agnesirwin.org

Academic Enrichment Offerings

Summer at AIS  is pleased to offer academic enrichment opportunities for boys and girls Grades 1st - 10th.
Please see below our offerings for the Summer 2024 season.

Reading Rockets | Rising 1st - 3rd Graders

Please read the description of Reading Rockets carefully, noting the length of each session (as they vary), to whom each offering is open (as it varies), and for whom Reading Rockets is designed.

This half-day camp, taught by Agnes Irwin Lower School Learning Specialists, is designed for students who would benefit from additional practice and instruction in foundational literacy skills to help maintain and build reading skills for the coming year.  Please note that this camp is not intended for children who are already skillful and proficient readers and writers at their grade level. 

During camp, students will participate in daily literacy activities in these areas:

●  Word Study, including practicing sounds, practicing word reading with accuracy and automaticity, and practicing high frequency words

● Handwriting and Spelling

● Reading connected text with accuracy, fluency, and comprehension

Every day will also include time for snack, games, and outside play.  The camp will be taught in a small group, and we will cap the numbers so that each child gets personalized attention.  We want to prevent summer slide and foster confident, joyful readers!

For Credit Offerings | Summer 2024 | $400 per student

Upper School Geometry
Rising 9th and 10th Graders | For Credit | Virtual
Monday – Friday | Monday, June 17 - Friday, July 26, 2024 - 6 weeks
Virtual Office Hours: TBD
Weekly assessments: Every Friday at 10:00 AM via Zoom
Please note:  Friday, July 5th's weekly assessment will take place on Monday, July 8, 2024.

The topics of this course include parallel lines, congruent triangles, quadrilaterals, similar triangles, right triangles, circles, areas, and volume. This course will be primarily self-directed, with instructional materials posted each week, nightly homework, and weekly assessments. Live office hours will be available to students to support their learning, exact dates and times will be determined at the start of the course. This course is equivalent to a full year of Geometry so it moves at an accelerated pace, covering 2 to 3 chapters per week. Students should expect to spend a minimum of 4 hours each day (Monday through Friday) on this class and take an assessment at the end of each week. All students will need to take an in-person final exam on Friday July 26, 2024 at 10:00 AM.  There will be no exceptions for those who cannot take the final exam in-person.

Please note: next summer (Summer 2025), AIS' Summer Geometry course will include some (if not all) required, in-person instruction.

 

Algebra 1A
Rising 8th and 9th Graders | For Credit | Virtual

Monday, June 17 – Friday, July 19, 2024 – 5 Weeks
M-F, 3pm-4pm synchronous meeting daily. (No class on 6/19 and 7/4)
Live office hours via Zoom will be available to students to support their learning. 

This course covers the first half of a traditional Algebra 1 course. Topics include a review of pre-algebra concepts, linear equations and inequalities, absolute value equations and inequalities, introduction to functions, linear functions, systems of linear equations and an introduction to polynomials. This course will be primarily self-directed aided by daily instructional videos, nightly homework, and weekly assessments. This course includes a daily synchronous class meeting from 3 pm to 4 pm each day. Live office hours via Zoom will be available to students to support their learning. This course will move at an accelerated pace, covering at least one chapter each week. Students should expect to spend 1-2 hours each day (Monday through Friday) on this class. Weekly assessments will be administered to monitor student learning. All students will take a live final exam on campus at the conclusion of the course.

Non-Credit Offerings | Summer 2024

Algebra Review
Rising 8th, 9th and 10th Graders | Non-Credit | Virtual | $100 per week
Monday, June 17 – Friday, August 9, 2024 - 8 weeks
MTWTH  4pm-5pm synchronous meeting daily. (No class on 6/19 and 7/4)
Live office hours via Zoom will be available to students to support their learning.  

This virtual course provides a full review of Algebra 1. Weekly assessments will be administered to monitor student learning. Course will include:

∙         Week 1: Linear, Literal, and Absolute Value Equations

∙         Week 2: Linear, Compound and Absolute Value Inequalities

∙         Week 3: Linear Functions

∙         Week 4: Systems of Linear Equations and Exponent Rules

∙         Week 5: Polynomial Expressions and Factoring

∙         Week 6: Quadratic Equations and Functions

∙         Week 7: Radical Expressions, Equations and Functions

∙         Week 8: Rational Expressions, Equations and Functions

Please note: The topics listed above will be the focus of the daily synchronous classes. However, students may choose to cover topics independently during any week. The instructor will work with students to plan out a schedule and office hours will be available to cover any topic the student needs to discuss.

 

Intro to 5th Grade Math
Rising 5th Graders | Non-credit | Virtual | $100
Monday, August 5-Friday, August 9, 2024 – One week only
MTWTHF  8am-9am synchronous meeting - optional but encouraged
 

This will be an introduction to middle school mathematics, taught by Joy Connelly.   Topics covered will include: whole number computation, problem-solving, understanding basic decimals and fractions, math fact fluency, mental math skills, and fun math games. 
 

Middle School Math Skills 
Rising 6th, 7th and 8th Graders | Non-credit | Virtual | $100 
Monday, August 5-Friday, August 9, 2024 – One week only
MTWTHF  9am-10am synchronous meeting - optional but encouraged

This math review and enrichment course will be taught by Joy Connelly.  Topics covered will include: operations with fractions and decimals, problem-solving, plotting points on the coordinate plane, and fun math games.  
 

Pre-Algebra Skills 
All Students who have a pre-rec of Pre-Algebra, Advanced Rising 7th Graders, and all Rising 8th Graders
Non-credit | Virtual | $100 

Monday, August 5-Friday, August 9, 2024 – One week only
MTWTHF  10am-11am synchronous meeting - optional but encouraged

This math review and enrichment course will be taught by Joy Connelly. Topics covered will include: integer computation, evaluating expressions, solving 1 and 2 step equations, understanding inequalities, plotting points on the coordinate plane, and fun math games.