Click to download new summer schedule: Progressive Education Center Summer Schedule 2014

Full Day Summer Program, (Intermediate-Advanced Level), Wed/Fri (8 am-3 pm): These summer programs will provide a fun and friendly learning environment for your child.  The summer program is designed for students to become better critical thinkers, speakers, and writers.  During science class, students will become scientists and concoct hypotheses and solutions to various scientific topics and projects.  Students will also develop and practice their skills through various subjects such as math, art, and various styles of writing.

Critical Reading and Writing Camp, (Intermediate-Advanced Level), Tues-Friday (1-3 pm): Includes courses: Critical Reading and Vocabulary Development, Writing through Art, Public Speaking and Writing, and Art of Persuasive Writing.  These courses are designed for students to strengthen their writing skills and learn to express themselves creatively and persuasively.  The course will allow students to develop skills to write with more detail and cohesion.

College Preparatory Programs, (Advanced), Tues/Thurs: Courses include College Personal Statement Writing and SAT I Math and Verbal preparation.

*Courses may also be taken individually if space is available.  Courses are given priority to students who sign up for the full programs.

Additional Course Descriptions:

College Personal Statement Writing, 4 hrs/wk (HS): This course will review a variety of college application statement questions and help students reveal and practice strategies to write their personal statements that reflect themselves to increase their chances of acceptance to students’ top school choices.  At the end of the course, students should have completed multiple drafts of their personal statements that can be used in their college applications. àTaking this class will also qualify for discounted private lesson essay revision service.  

SAT I Math/Verbal Courses, 4 -8 hrs/wk (HS):  Students will practice test-taking skills needed to master the SAT exam.  The course will guide students on how to study for the exam, and to strategize for maximum scores.  Students will practice problems and receive homework to understand their mistakes and see test patterns.  There will be at least two full practice exams taken during the weekday classes.

Algebra, Biology, Calculus, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, 4 hrs/wk per each subject: Each course will provide an overview of key concepts to help students succeed in the subject during the regular school year.  Exposure to subject fundamentals will contribute to students’ further understanding of the subject.  There is a curriculum workbook required for each course.

^Certain classes may require additional book/material fee(s)  ^^Schedule may change, please contact us for latest details.

 

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Detailed Course Descriptions of Previous Summer Courses:

SAT I Math/Verbal Courses (High School): Students will practice test-taking skills needed to master the SAT exam. The course will guide students on how to study for the exam, and to strategize for maximum scores. Students will practice problems and receive homework to understand their mistakes and see test patterns. There will be two full practice exams taken during the weekday classes.

Algebra 2 (HS): This class will review fundamentals of algebra to help students succeed in the subject during the regular school year. Students will need to purchase a workbook.

Chemistry (HS): This class will review fundamentals of chemistry to help students preview what is to come during the regular school year and succeed in the subject.

Geometry (HS): This class will review fundamentals of geometry to help students succeed in the subject during the regular school year. Students will need to purchase a workbook.

Persuasive Writing/Public Speaking (EL/MS/HS): These courses will teach students how to write persuasive essays/speeches and how to deliver them effectively and confidently. Students will compose persuasive essays and speeches in class. Each session requires students to practice and perform their written work in class. At the end of the course, students may receive a certificate of achievement.

Conversational Mandarin (EL/MS): Students will learn and review the foundation of phonological alphabet in Mandarin, Hanyu Pinyin, to learn and practice key vocabulary and phrases in conversations.

Math (EL/MS): Students will strengthen their number sense through games and projects of foundational mathematical concepts.

Science (EL/MS): This course will allow students to explore their curiosities about the world we live in. Students will become scientists and concoct hypotheses and solutions to various scientific topics and projects. They will practice recording their findings in lab reports.

Study Skills (EL/MS/HS):
This course will teach your child how to become happier and more efficient students. We will cover topics such as: time management, proper ways to study, note taking skills, and reviewing notes. Students will create organized charts to plan out their daily goals and long term goals.

Writing Style Exploration/Art/Creative Writing (EL/MS): This course is designed for students to strengthen their writing skills and learn to express themselves through art and creative writing. The course will allow students to develop skills to write with more detail and cohesion. At the end of the course, students will have written a book, created pieces of art and poetry, and feel more confident in writing.