RBC Summer Enrichment Program 2018
Take a look at the Summer 2018 offerings below and see which one interests you. Choose one - or more!
*Please note, if you are selecting more than one program, please be sure the dates and/or times are not in conflict.
July 2, 3 & 5, 9-12, 16-19 8:30am-11:45am
This course is open to incoming freshmen who wish to review their organizational, writing, and math skills. It will help provide a smooth transition to high school academics for students who seek to improve their performance in these areas. Questions about this course should be directed to our learning consultant, Mrs. MaryEllin Sweeney, in our Guidance Department.
July 9-12 & July 16-19 8:30am - 12:15pm
This is a two-week seminar that will introduce students to social scientific research methodology and research writing. The seminar serves as an introduction to research ethics, types of social science research, and the use of academic databases and university library facilities. It will also explore the process of writing, editing, and presenting a college-level research paper or project in the humanities and social sciences. The workshop is a prerequisite for the Psychology and History capstone projects, and is open to students who will be juniors and seniors enrolled in Honors and AP level History and Psychology course offerings for the 2018-19 school year.
July 2, 3, 5 & 6 8:15am-10:15am
This course serves as an introduction to the RBC Dance Program. Previous dance experience is not required to take Dance Intensive. Students involved in the Intensive will study a basic overview of ballet, jazz, contemporary, lyrical, musical theater, and hip hop. This class is held in our Cultural Center located at 51 Monmouth Street. If you have any questions about the dance program please email Mrs. Bascom at firstname.lastname@example.org
July 9 - 12 8:30am-11:30am
Do you feel that you are a good writer but could be better? Are you still hoping for that A on an essay? Does a writing assignment leave you sweating bullets and staring at the cursor on your screen? Have you ever felt confused about thesis statements? Could you use a grammar refresher to help boost your writing grades? If you answered “Yes!” to any of these questions, then this is the course for you. You will polish your skills and transform your writing from good to great. You will tap into your creativity to brainstorm ideas and organize your thoughts. You will learn how to craft a strong thesis statement, topic sentence, and supporting details. You will freshen your basic writing and grammar skills-and have some fun along the way!
Session 1: July 16 - 19 8:30am-11:00am
Session 2: August 6 - 9 8:30am-11:00am
What does it take to be accepted into a renowned college? One component is the college essay. This class will help you define that poignant moment to write about so that yours will be the memorable application. Get ahead of the game by doing some of your college prep work over the summer. This class will focus on various college essay topics and help you comprise polished, perfect essays.
July 2, 3, 5 & 6, 9 -12 8:15am - 10:15am
This course will employ several media such as acrylic paint, colored pencil, pastel and ink. Drawing, painting, collage, printmaking and monoprinting will all be explored. No experience is necessary- just an open mind and a willingness to experiment. This class is held in our Cultural Center at 51 Monmouth Street.
June 25-29, July 2, 3 & 5 8:15am - 10:15am
Under glaze Transfer Prints on Clay – learn a new technique that uses under glazes to draw onto clay. The process is equivalent to making a monoprint in traditional printmaking but, instead of drawing on a metal plate and transferring the image to paper, you will be drawing on newspaper, then transferring to clay. As with all monoprints, keep in mind that the image you create will be reversed.
June 25 - 29, July 2, 3 & 5, 9 - 12, & 16 - 19 8:00am-10:45am
This course is a mandatory 4 week program for students to enroll in AP Calculus directly from Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry. The course will cover the Pre-Calculus topics necessary for success in AP Calculus. Students MUST have earned a “B” average in the Honors Algebra II/Trigonometry course, been approved by their counselor, and have been prescheduled for the Summer Pre-Calculus course prior to registration. Students MUST attend all 4 weeks. A minimum grade of “A-“is required to qualify for the AP Calculus course.
**Credit will be noted on student’s transcript for successful course completion/attendance.**
**Credit is not used in GPA calculation.**
June 25 - 29 8:00am-10:15am
This one week course is highly recommended for students entering Geometry or Algebra II to reinforce Algebra I skills. Topics include linear functions, polynomials, factoring polynomials, inequalities, absolute value functions, simplifying exponents and radicals.