City Academy

City Academy offers more academic classes for support, advancement, or exposure. These can be anywhere from 1-6 weeks long.

Algebra II

Teacher: TBA
Dates: June 20 - July 29 (8:30 a.m. -  12:30 p.m.; no class on July 4th)
Cost: $975
Prerequisite: A- or better in Algebra I or Geometry (teacher recommendation required)

This six-week intensive course focuses on strengthening students' computational skills in solving equations and graphing linear equations. Topics include: simplifying expressions (polynomial, exponents, roots, rational), solving linear and quadratic equations and inequalities, solving systems of linear equations, and graphing linear functions. Because of the intense nature of this course, students must have a strong Algebra I background (end-of-year average of A- or higher). Additionally, Friends Select students must earn a B or higher in this course to move on to Pre-Calculus. 

Students attending the SummerSessions at Friends Select for course credit are expected to attend each day of class. A student will be denied credit for a summer academic course if they miss more than one class period of that course.

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Algebra Readiness

Teacher: Steph Demko
Dates: July 11 - July 22, 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $250
Prerequisite: For students in 7th through 9th grade. Students should have completed a Pre-Algebra course of study. 

This course will focus on strengthening the skills required to be successful in an Algebra I course. The topics covered in this course will include solving and graphing linear equations, slope, writing the equation for a line, proportions, and percentages. Students attending the SummerSessions at Friends Select for course credit are expected to attend each day of class. A student will be denied credit for a summer academic course if they miss more than one class period of that course.

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Build App Games Camp

Teacher: Vineyard App Camp 
Dates: July 5th to 8th, 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $180 per session
Prerequisite: For rising third graders to rising seventh graders.

Ever wanted to build your own games or apps? Love Roblox or Minecraft? Well, this is the camp for you! In this camp, students will learn the skills of a game maker through conceiving, designing, and creating their own mobile app games. The resulting games can be shared online and texted to friends for them to play on their phones. It’s a great way to combine learning with fun becoming a game developer. You don’t need any previous experience or special software to take this: all you need is your creativity and a laptop.

 

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College Essay/Personal Statement Workshop

Teacher: Suzanne Morrison
Dates: August 17 to August 18, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. in person; additional time via zoom
Cost: $120, FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For students in 11th grade

No matter where you are in the process--just gathering some ideas or actually beginning a draft--this 2-day course will give you skills that can enhance all of your writing for the college process. Through a combination of mini-lessons and one-on-one conferencing, this course will help you cultivate an authentic voice, write specifically for the college admissions audience, and learn how to make your writing come alive with more showing detail and less telling.

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Cooking Around The World Camp

Teacher: Vineyard App Camp 
Dates: August 8-12 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cost: $180 per session
Prerequisite: For rising first graders to rising third graders.

Note student food sensitivities

Do you love to cook? Want to know more recipes? In this unique cooking camp for young kids, campers learn all about food: how to make it, how to make it safely, and how to use it for good! You’ll learn about food safety, meet new friends, and cook some (oven-less) recipes from all 6 inhabited continents. Everything you cook will be easy to make and suitable for after-school cooking: including “easy pizza”, Japanese Onigiri (Rice Balls), and other finger-foods from Africa, Asia, and South America. During camp, you and your friends will play fun cooking games, learn about math through the process of measurement, and donate food you make to local charities in order to give back to others. At the end of camp, you'll have a whole recipe book you can use to impress friends and family at home!
 

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Gathering of Young English Language Learners

Teacher: Dale Pearlstein
Dates: July 11 to July 15, 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 
Cost: $90, FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For students in Pre-K to 7th grade

All are invited! This course will work with speaking, listening, reading, and writing in English. It is designed for those just learning English, and those who just want to practice their English skills.

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Geometry

Teacher: Carlzel Bostic
Dates: June 20 - July 29 (8:30 a.m. -  12:30 p.m.; no class on July 4th)
Cost: $975

Prerequisite: Completed Algebra 1 (teacher recommendation required)

This intensive course covers the standard full-year geometry curriculum. Geometry exposes students to topics in Euclidean geometry and to logic with deductive proofs. Students study polygon properties and theorems (major focus on triangles), circles, congruence and similarity, trigonometric ratios, and areas and volumes. Upon successful completion of this course, students are prepared for the next-level math course.

Students attending the SummerSessions at Friends Select for course credit are expected to attend each day of class. A student will be denied credit for a summer academic course if they miss more than one class period of that course.

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Intro to Algebra I in Spanish

Teacher: Satoia Wright
Dates: August 1 - August 19 Monday through Thursday; 8:00 a.m. -  11:30 a.m.
Cost: Pay what you can FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For middle school students

Este curso será enseñado exclusivamente en español y fue diseñado para apoyar a los estudiantes y familias de habla hispana. Este curso repasará los temas que los estudiantes necesitan para tener éxito al ingresar a su curso de Álgebra. Además de repasar temas esenciales de pre álgebra como porcentajes, expresiones, ecuaciones de varios pasos y desigualdades, los estudiantes también estudiarán múltiples representaciones de funciones lineales y no lineales. Los estudiantes analizarán y aplicarán datos del mundo, usarán materiales prácticos y calculadoras cuando sea necesario.

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Let’s Get Organized and Ease the Stress!

Teacher: Dorlisa Young
Middle School Dates: August 9, 10, 11 from 10:00-12:00 pm
Upper School Dates: August 16, 17, 18 from 10:00-12:00 pm
Cost: $40; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For middle students and upper school students 

Did you misplace your Math homework because it was stuck in between papers in your Language Arts folder? If we peeked at your computer, would we see 20 tabs open at the same time? If this sounds like you, then let’s get organized for the next school year.  You will learn lots of tips to get your backpack, computer, binders, and folders ready before the beginning of the school year. 

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Poetry in the City: Middle School

Teacher: Bryan Skelly and Amanda Cartier-Brandon
Dates: June 27 - July 1; 9:00 a.m. -  1:00 p.m.
Cost: $180; FREE TO FSS STUDENTS 
Prerequisite: For middle school students

Throughout the course, students will be given the space and time to create original works of poetry. By using collaboration, the world around us, and model poems, students will get to enjoy the art of poetry. Students should pack a lunch for this course.

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Pre-Calculus

Teacher: TBA
Dates: June 27 - August 5 (8:30 a.m. -  12:30 p.m.; no class on July 4th)
Cost: $975

Prerequisites: B+ or higher in Algebra II, a love of mathematics, and no chalk allergies (teacher recommendation required)

This intensive course prepares students for calculus. It covers trigonometric functions and their graphs, right triangle trigonometry, polar coordinates, complex numbers, sequences and series, and limits of functions. An introduction to calculus topics will be covered if time permits. Additionally, Friends Select students must earn a B or higher in this course to move on to Calculus.
 

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Real AppBuilding & Coding

Teacher: Vineyard App Camp 
Dates: July 18-22 or July 25-29 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cost: $180 per session
Prerequisite: For rising fourth graders to rising seventh graders.

Computers or tablets required

Have you ever wanted to make your own websites and apps? In this innovative hands-on coding and tech camp, you’ll learn the skills of a coder and the mindset of an entrepreneur through building apps - your own app and also an app for local nonprofits. You’ll build apps and games every week in the course and work on real iOS apps. Previous students have been covered in multiple local news outlets for apps they've built for homeless shelters, veterinarians, and local climate nonprofits!

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Real World Graphic Design Camp

Teacher: Vineyard App Camp 
Dates: July 11 -15 or August 15-19, 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Cost: $180 per session
Prerequisite: For rising third graders to rising seventh graders.

Computers or tablets required

Interested in drawing, art, or design? In this camp, you’ll learn how to use your doodling skills for real, by doing design projects for local nonprofits or small businesses. You will learn how to make professional posters and art that people want to pay for, and you’ll ultimately design posters and ads for real organizations with good causes. Our students' work has been used in ads and online Instagrams posts by the Special Olympics, Martha's Kitchen, and local shelters.

 

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