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Welcome to Summer Programs 2017 at Community School of Naples!

Whether new to Community School or a lifer, students in rising Grades Six through Twelve will love CSN Summer Programs’ fun, interesting, and constructive classes.  One may take innovative, interactive courses to pursue academic interests or to fine-tune one’s understanding of the material presented during the previous year.  Each course is limited to no more than twelve students, so everyone will have plenty of individualized time with expert instructors during each two-week session.  Whether mastering math strategies or composing strong college essays, Summer Programs students make outstanding use of their summer time. 

With twenty-seven academic courses offered this year, students can create day-long schedules that make the most of their time on campus.  Don’t miss out!

  • Session I- June 5 - Jun 16, 2017
  • Session II- June 19 - June 30, 2017
  • Session III- July 10 - July 21, 2017

Summer Programs Tuition

  Attendee Type 

  Tuition

  CSN-Student Attendee - Academic Programs  $360, $405* (per session)
  Non-CSN Student Attendee - Academic Programs  $427.50, $472.50* (per session)

*30-hour course

Early registration ends on Sunday, March 12, 2017.

Tuition rates will go up on Monday, March 13, 2017.

All students enrolled to attend CSN in the 2017-2018 academic year should enroll as "CSN Student Attendee - Academic Programs."

For more information please contact Mr. Craig Phimister at
239-597-7575 ext. 162 or 
CPhimister@communityschoolnaples.org

 


English

Session I

Creative Writing (8:00am – 10:00am) Grades Six through Eight

This course helps students become more effective, versatile communicators by reading and writing poetry, fiction, and drama. It is designed to build on skills learned in language arts classes taken through the fifth grade:  reading and interpreting literature; writing poetry, fiction, and drama; and revising and proofreading. The course will also cover different publishing opportunities and marketing one’s writing. The skills learned in this class will help students succeed in middle and high school and also give them a head start if they wish to pursue other writing opportunities.


Speech (10:00am – 12:00pm) Grades Six through Eight

This course is designed to teach students planning and presentation skills useful for any public speaking situation. Course work will include voice and body language, presentation skills, planning and outlining, writing, and use of technology and presentation tools. The student will write and present informative and persuasive speeches and several impromptu speeches. The course will also include practice giving speeches in a variety of small and large venues. This fun and hand-on class will give students the confidence to succeed when speaking to any size group.

 

Grammar Boot Camp for Middle School (12:00pm – 2:00pm) Grades Six through Eight

If you want to start the 2016-17 school year on the right foot, you will need to know how to convey your thoughts clearly, and this class will help you do just that.  Activity-based and collaborative, Grammar Boot Camp for Middle School unpacks the often confusing and frequently boring rules that govern "proper usage," and it empowers you to write effectively and efficiently.  For students who attend this course, those writing assignments that may have once baffled will make more sense, and knowing how to construct effective sentences and paragraphs will lead to academic success.  Who knows:  You just might have some fun in the process.  Who knew school could be this cool?

Test Prep (Verbal)—ACT and SAT (8:00am – 10:00am) Grades Nine through Twelve

Test prep is…fun?!! Yes!  It IS fun to go into the test knowing what the test makers want and how you can use that knowledge to achieve your best score.  This course will help you prepare for the verbal sections of both the ACT and the SAT.  See the Mathematics section for this course’s complement:  SAT/ACT Math Prep.

 

Grammar Boot Camp for Upper School (12:30pm – 3:30pm) Grades Nine through Twelve

Students preparing for standardized tests, the Advanced Placement courses, and the college application process know as well as anyone that details matter.  One who can produce a well-worded essay in a short period of time unlocks the doors barred to those of lesser ability, and seemingly insignificant details such as subject/verb agreement, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency may make the difference between acceptance to one’s college of choice or enrollment at a safety school.  Grammar Boot Camp for Upper School fine-tunes students’ abilities and helps them produce college-level work in time-efficient ways.  These two weeks of focused, productive work will pay dividends for years to come.

 

The College Essay (10:00am – 12:00pm: 2 sessions) Rising Seniors

Session 10:00am – 12:00pm 1 SESSION SOLD OUT!

Every fall, seniors experience unimaginable pressure to complete college applications during a time that should be fun and memorable.  Throw in high-level classes and extracurricular activities, and it’s no wonder that many students look back on their senior year as a time of frustration, worry, and disappointment.  One way seniors can avoid this unhappy scenario is to complete their college applications’ personal statements during the summer.  The College Essay provides a calm, productive environment in which students work one-on-one with Upper School English faculty and other seniors.  By focusing on the Six Traits of Writing (ideas, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and organization), students produce polished essays that respond to both Common Application and school-specific writing prompts.  Class sizes are capped at five, so rising seniors should sign up for their preferred time as soon as possible to secure a spot.  


 

Session II

 

Grade Six English and Study Skills Prep (8:00am – 10:00am)

This course is for students who have completed Grade Five Language Arts and desire to prepare for the rigors of Middle School writing courses.  It is designed to advance all skills learned in language arts classes taken through the fifth grade:  reading and interpreting fiction and nonfiction; writing expository, narrative, and persuasive essays; using print and online research; writing research papers and citing work with MLA formatting; reviewing grammar; and expanding vocabulary.  Organizational and study skills will also be reinforced to help transform students of this fun, informative summer course into language arts superstars!

 

Middle School English and Study Skills Prep (10:00am – 12:00pm)

This course, for students who will enter Grades Seven or Eight in August 2016, is designed as preparation for the rigorous expectations of Middle School English classes.  Course work will include short fiction study with a focus on critical thinking and written response skills; a review of grammar skills; and topics such as researching online and using print media as well as note taking.  Students will also learn time management skills along with instruction in study skills and organization strategies to best prepare them for success.

 

Grammar Boot Camp for Middle School (12:00pm – 2:00pm) Grades Six through Eight

If you want to start the 2016-17 school year on the right foot, you will need to know how to convey your thoughts clearly, and this class will help you do just that.  Activity-based and collaborative, Grammar Boot Camp for Middle School unpacks the often confusing and frequently boring rules that govern "proper usage," and it empowers you to write effectively and efficiently.  For students who attend this course, those writing assignments that may have once baffled will make more sense, and knowing how to construct effective sentences and paragraphs will lead to academic success.  Who knows:  You just might have some fun in the process.  Who knew school could be this cool?

 

Run for Your Life!  (8:00am – 10:00am)  Grades Six through Twelve

Runners know all about the rewards of lacing up a favorite pair of shoes and taking to the streets, the trails, and the track, but for many, their running is backed up by novels, memoirs, nonfiction, even poems that focus on this most natural of sports.  Run for Your Life!, a course devoted to the way in which running dovetails so neatly with writing, gives students opportunities to connect their own enthusiasms for running, reading, and writing with those of others.  The course’s teachers will invite students to join them for an early-morning run each day before class begins, giving all who participate a chance to learn through experience.  Even those who have never thought of themselves as runners may have a life-changing experience! Students will also spend time playing pickleball and climbing CSN's rock wall.

 

Test Prep (Verbal)—ACT and SAT (8:00am – 10:00am) Grades Nine through Twelve

Test prep is…fun?!! Yes!  It IS fun to go into the test knowing what the test makers want and how you can use that knowledge to achieve your best score.  This course will help you prepare for the verbal sections of both the ACT and the SAT.  See the Mathematics section for this course’s complement:  SAT/ACT Math Prep.

 

Grammar Boot Camp for Upper School (12:30pm – 3:30pm) Grades Nine through Twelve

Students preparing for standardized tests, the Advanced Placement courses, and the college application process know as well as anyone that details matter.  One who can produce a well-worded essay in a short period of time unlocks the doors barred to those of lesser ability, and seemingly insignificant details such as subject/verb agreement, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency may make the difference between acceptance to one’s college of choice or enrollment at a safety school.  Grammar Boot Camp for Upper School fine-tunes students’ abilities and helps them produce college-level work in time-efficient ways.  These two weeks of focused, productive work will pay dividends for years to come.

 

The College Essay (8:00am – 10:00am and 10:00am – 12:00pm) Rising Seniors

Session 8:00am – 10:00am is SOLD OUT!

Every fall, seniors experience unimaginable pressure to complete college applications during a time that should be fun and memorable.  Throw in high-level classes and extracurricular activities, and it’s no wonder that many students look back on their senior year as a time of frustration, worry, and disappointment.  One way seniors can avoid this unhappy scenario is to complete their college applications’ personal statements during the summer.  The College Essay provides a calm, productive environment in which students work one-on-one with Upper School English faculty and other seniors.  By focusing on the Six Traits of Writing (ideas, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and organization), students produce polished essays that respond to both Common Application and school-specific writing prompts.  Class sizes are capped at five, so rising seniors should sign up for their preferred time as soon as possible to secure a spot.  


 

Session III


Grammar Boot Camp for Middle School (8:00am – 10:00am) Grades Six through Eight

If you want to start the 2016-17 school year on the right foot, you will need to know how to convey your thoughts clearly, and this class will help you do just that.  Activity-based and collaborative, Grammar Boot Camp for Middle School unpacks the often confusing and frequently boring rules that govern "proper usage," and it empowers you to write effectively and efficiently.  For students who attend this course, those writing assignments that may have once baffled will make more sense, and knowing how to construct effective sentences and paragraphs will lead to academic success.  Who knows:  You just might have some fun in the process.  Who knew school could be this cool?


Grammar Boot Camp for Upper School (12:30pm – 3:30pm) Grades Nine through Twelve

Students preparing for standardized tests, the Advanced Placement courses, and the college application process know as well as anyone that details matter.  One who can produce a well-worded essay in a short period of time unlocks the doors barred to those of lesser ability, and seemingly insignificant details such as subject/verb agreement, voice, word choice, and sentence fluency may make the difference between acceptance to one’s college of choice or enrollment at a safety school.  Grammar Boot Camp for Upper School fine-tunes students’ abilities and helps them produce college-level work in time-efficient ways.  These two weeks of focused, productive work will pay dividends for years to come.

 

The College Essay (8:00am – 10:00am and 10:00am – 12:00pm) Rising Seniors

Every fall, seniors experience unimaginable pressure to complete college applications during a time that should be fun and memorable.  Throw in high-level classes and extracurricular activities, and it’s no wonder that many students look back on their senior year as a time of frustration, worry, and disappointment.  One way seniors can avoid this unhappy scenario is to complete their college applications’ personal statements during the summer.  The College Essay provides a calm, productive environment in which students work one-on-one with Upper School English faculty and other seniors.  By focusing on the Six Traits of Writing (ideas, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, conventions, and organization), students produce polished essays that respond to both Common Application and school-specific writing prompts.  Class sizes are capped at five, so rising seniors should sign up for their preferred time as soon as possible to secure a spot.  

 

Mathematics

Session I

Avoiding the Snowball:  Math Tune-Up (8:00am– 10:00am) Grades Eight through Ten

Most students do not master every math concept by the end of the school year, leaving review and catch-up work to do once they return in the fall.  This creates a snowball-effect for students, whose teachers expect them to demonstrate mastery of previously studied material and understand new concepts of increasing difficulty and complexity.  Eventually, the rolling snowball turns into an avalanche that engulf students in frustration and failure.  Math Tune-Up provides students with an opportunity to gain mastery of the previous year’s material, working one-on-one with the instructor and in small, ability-based groups.  Set yourself up for success, students, by enrolling in Math Tune-Up today!


SAT/ACT Mathematics Prep (10:00am – 12:00pm) Grades Nine through Twelve

Learn the skills and strategies needed to successfully navigate the mathematics sections of the ACT, SAT, and PSAT.  Mathematics skills and general test-taking strategies will be covered in this course.  A mathematics specialist will work with students on practice questions that include knowledge of algebra and geometry.  See the English/Language Arts section for this course’s complement:  SAT/ACT Verbal Prep.


Session II


Math Prep for Grade Six (10:00am – 12:00pm)

This course, designed for students who have completed the fifth-grade math course, helps students maintain and hone their computation and problem-solving skills through interactive activities.  Fraction, decimal, and percent operations; measurement; and basic algebraic concepts will be reviewed to ensure that students have the necessary skills for success in the upcoming year.

 

Intensive Math:  Strategies for Success (8:00am – 10:00am) Grades Seven and Eight

Designed to help struggling math students achieve proficiency in the essential, basic skills, Intensive Math:  Strategies for Success develops the algebra-readiness concepts that students need for a successful transition to high school.  To maximize achievement, students will develop an improved understanding of their own learning profiles and needs as learners and recognize how and why learning strategies can help them become more efficient, accurate, and independent learners.  


Problem Solving/Math Competitions Prep (12:00pm – 2:00pm) Grades Nine through Twelve

This course is for students interested in mathematics competitions, and it is designed to help develop problem-solving skills for mathematics problems as well as to improve competitiveness for Mu Alpha Theta, Math League, and especially the AMC and AIME.  The techniques for this course will be on the Algebra 2 and Pre-Calculus level.  The Art of Problem Solving books will be used.

 

SAT/ACT Mathematics Prep (10:00am – 12:00pm) Grades Nine through Twelve

Learn the skills and strategies needed to successfully navigate the mathematics sections of the ACT, SAT, and PSAT.  Mathematics skills and general test-taking strategies will be covered in this course.  A mathematics specialist will work with students on practice questions that include knowledge of algebra and geometry.  See the English/Language Arts section for this course’s complement:  SAT/ACT Verbal Prep.


 

Session III


Intensive Math:  Strategies for Success (10:00am – 12:00pm) Grades Seven and Eight

Designed to help struggling math students achieve proficiency in the essential, basic skills, Intensive Math:  Strategies for Success develops the algebra-readiness concepts that students need for a successful transition to high school.  To maximize achievement, students will develop an improved understanding of their own learning profiles and needs as learners and recognize how and why learning strategies can help them become more efficient, accurate, and independent learners.  


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