Academy by the Sea

CAMP-BRAIN CREDIT


June 29th - July 26th, 2014
Co-ed, Entering Grades 10-12
$4,200
for boarding
$675 for single semester class
$1,350 for two semesters of class

For today’s students to achieve present success and future greatness, in both school and life, they need more than basic exposure to traditional lessons in crowded classrooms. Camp-Brain Credit addresses this fact by providing students in need an opportunity to improve an unsatisfactory core subject grade while learning techniques and developing skills that will carry them through their academic careers and beyond. With the help of an individualized EAP (Educational Action Plan), students will utilize their unique skill sets to personalize their learning preferences.

Locations include*:

Saturday, July 12 - Knott's Berry Farm
Sunday, July 13 - Choice: Pendleton Paintball or Ice Skating or Shopping
Saturday, July 19 - SeaWorld Aquatica
Sunday, July 20 - Universal Studios

*Subject to change

Course Offerings

Algebra I (A & B) English (10A & 10B)
Biology (A & B) Geometry (A & B)
English (9A & 9B)  
   
   
   

SAMPLE SCHEDULE

7:00 Wake-up
7:20 Flag raising
7:30-7:45 Breakfast
7:45-8:15 Dorm clean up
8:30-11:30 Enrichment and Credit classes
11:30-11:45 Prepare for lunch
12:00-12:30 Lunch
12:30-15:20 Credit classes
12:30-15:20 Surf, sports, and other planned activities
16:30-17:15 Free time, open beach and phone calls home
17:15-18:00 Evening programming
18:00 Flag lowering and evening announcements
18:15-18:45 Dinner
19:00-20:45 Evening study hall
21:15-22:00 Lights out


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Algebra I (A & B)

The objective of Algebra 1 is to reinforce the skills developed in pre-algebra: relating addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of facts with positive and negative numbers, manipulating complex algebraic expressions, solving and graphing problems using linear, quadratic, and equation systems, and introducing the use of functional notations. Back to top


Biology (A & B)

Biology will provide a meaningful laboratory-based science course that develops the student's ability to analyze and synthesize scientific information. The major focus centers on cellular functions, plant classification and structure, human physiology, continuation of life, and evolution. Students develop an appreciation of living organisms and the environment that supports their existence. Finally, the students will be encouraged to assess their attitudes and behavior patterns and to understand the impact their lifestyle choices have on their communities and on their own well-being. Back to top


English (9A & 9B)

The objective of English 9 is to develop greater writing skills and reading comprehension.  Essay assigned include many different styles, such as analytical writing, timed writing, personal writing, and creative writing.  However, the focus is on perfecting the five-paragraph essay.  Essay assignments emphasize the drafting process and the editing process.  In developing reading comprehension, students will discover main points, remember what has been read, identify point of view and theme, and relate the material to other works and personal experience.  In addition to the vocabulary and grammar inherent in the reading and writing portions of the class, students will review grammar through Daily Oral Language activities and do SAT preparation vocabulary on a weekly basis. Back to top


English (10A & 10B)

This English course aims at strengthening each student's ability to read and analyze literature and to write in a clear and grammatically correct fashion. The literature includes short stories, poetry, and novels. The objective of 10th Grade English is to develop skills in reading comprehension, composition, and oral communication. The course exposes students to forms of literature including short stories, nonfiction, poetry, drama, and novels. Students learn how to read actively in order to improve comprehension and retention of their readings. Weekly lessons of vocabulary and grammar enable students to become better communicators both in speech and in writing. Students will develop their writing skills through various types of essay following the 5 step writing process. Back to top


Geometry (A & B)

The objective of Geometry is solving and graphing problems using linear, quadratic, and equation systems, and introducing geometric terms and ideas. Other areas of study will be points, lines, angles, reasoning, congruent and similar triangles, polygons, transformations, circles, planar and space measurements. Back to top


*A & B refer to the first and second semester.

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