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Welcome to Summer Programs 2018 at Community School of Naples!
Whether new to Community School or a lifer, students 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 a variety of 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 4 - Jun 15, 2018
Session II- June 18 - June 29, 2018
Session III- July 9 - July 20, 2018
Summer Programs Tuition
|CSN-Student Attendee - Academic Programs||$400, $425* (per session)|
|Non-CSN Student Attendee - Academic Programs||$475, $525* (per session)|
Early registration ends on Sunday, March 11, 2018 - register to see discounted rates.
Tuition rates will go up on Monday, March 12, 2018.
All students enrolled to attend CSN in the 2018-2019 academic year should enroll as "CSN Student Attendee - Academic Programs."
Beginner Co-Ed Lacrosse for Grades 1-3
Session III: 10:00am – 12:00pm
Students will learn the History of Lacrosse, the basic fundamentals of all skills involved in the game, the rules and also exercise patterns. Students will learn to cradle, pass, catch, shoot and dodge. Students will also learn team concepts and acquire game experience by the end of the session. A great way to spark the interest in a sport that they can play in Middle School or High School at CSN!
From the Stone Age to the Modern Age in Minecraft with Mr. Misha
Session I 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Participants will join Mr. Misha in Minecraft’s survival mode, starting as humble hunter-gatherers. Working together as a tribe, we will use the natural resources at hand to develop increasingly advanced technology, and become an agricultural society in which we build permanent settlements, domesticate animals, and raise livestock and crops. As explorers and cartographers, we will venture to unknown territories and map the coordinates of significant resources, engaging in trade with any natives we find. As our technology improves, we will automate our farms, build roads, and electrify our homes. In short, we will play Minecraft—but our play will be augmented with minilessons to help participants see how their Minecraft experiences mirror the steps that led to the development of civilization as we know it. Mr. Misha will also emphasize being helpful, ethical digital citizens, as well as developing a healthy relationship with technology. Note: Minecraft’s survival mode is rated E10+ by ESRB and entails exposure to mild, unrealistic violence such as hunting block-shaped chickens, pigs, cows, rabbits, and sheep, as well as battling skeletons, zombies, creepers, spiders, and other monsters. Participants should be at least ten years old, though parents of children under ten may request an exception by emailing Mr. Misha at firstname.lastname@example.org. Space is limited to 9 participants.
Music, Math, and Machines in Minecraft with Mr. Misha
Session I 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Participants will begin by studying how redstone repeaters can be set to delay signals between note blocks, and learn to use them to create 16th, 8th, quarter, half, and whole notes. Students will also study the treble clef to learn which notes are represented on each line of the staff. Using this knowledge, students will build music machines that recreate simple, common melodies of their choosing. Ambitious, focused, hard-working participants might even get to build ornate machines that play more advanced songs with chords, harmonies, and percussion. Mr. Misha will also emphasize being helpful, ethical digital citizens, as well as developing a healthy relationship with technology. The difficulty of the content in this program is best suited to fourth grade students and above. Parents of younger children can email Mr. Misha at email@example.com to see if their child might also be a good fit. Space is limited to 9 participants.
Rubik's Cube Secrets with Mr. Misha
Session I 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Participants first learn the beginners’ algorithm to solve the 2x2x2 Rubik’s Cube. Then they will learn the beginners' algorithm to solve the 3x3x3 Rubik’s Cube. After they are able to solve the cube reliably and independently, participants will get to start learning speed algorithms. Some participants might even be able to solve a 3x3x3 cube in less than one minute. Ambitious, focused, hard-working participants might even get to learn how to solve 4x4x4 and 5x5x5 cubes. The high levels of concentration, patience, and perseverance required to solve Rubik’s Cubes makes this program best suited for second graders and above. Parents of younger children can email Mr. Misha at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if their child might also be a good fit. Space is limited to 9 participants.
Bird and Bat House Building With Mr. Schalmo: Rising 2nd - 5th Graders
Session I 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Students will research local bats and birds of their choosing and then design houses that meet the animals’ specific needs. Building bat and birdhouses will involve many steps of the engineering process, such as designing a prototype, and deciding what materials and tools to use. While learning these steps, students will become familiar with basic hand tools, measurement techniques, and ways that engineering expertise and approaches can be applied to natural systems.
Loving Math with Ms. Pellant - Rising Fourth and Fifth Graders
Session I 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
This session is perfect for students that would like additional math opportunities entering or leaving fourth grade! We will focus on place value, the four operations, and identifying key vocabulary words that aid in solving multiple step problems. We will develop skills, play games, and work together to learn to enjoy mathematics! Developing a strong foundation in math is critical for students to have a solid understanding!
Literacy: A Novel Study with Mrs. Pellant for Rising Fifth and Sixth Graders
Session I 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Together we will read a novel, develop their writing skills as they respond to what they’ve read, create projects, act out scenes, make artifacts, and delve into the beauty of literature!
Introduction to Photography and Yearbook for Rising Fourth and Fifth Graders
Session I & II 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
Students will learn the basics of photography and will get hands-on experience using the camera and the digital components of a yearbook. Students will help choose the theme for the 2018-2019 yearbook! Students who sign up may continue to practice their photography skills during the 2018 – 2019 school year as a part of the ‘Photography Yearbook Club’.
Ms. Hansson’s S.W.E.L.L. Explorers for Students who Explore Latitudes & Longitudes
Sessions I, II, & III 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Do you know where Ittoqqortoormiit is? Your child might! Do you have a bugging cartographer or, a seasoned GeoBee in your home? This Advanced Geography camp enables students to become world-wise worldwide. Students will have high-impact 1-1 attention while they complete comprehensive learning objectives focused on areas of personal interest. Students will also work as a team while they compete against classrooms around the country – and the world – in fast-paced games of Mystery Skype.
Grades Six English and Study Skills Prep
Session II- 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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!
Creative Writing: Grades Six-Eight
Session I- 8:00 AM - 10 AM
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.
Middle School English and Study Skills- Grades Six through Eight
Session II- 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
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 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.
Run for Your Life-Grades Six through Twelve
Session I & II- 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
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!
Test Prep (Verbal)—ACT and SAT: Grades Nine through Twelve
Sessions I & II- 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
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.
Speech-Grades Six through Eight
Session I- 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This course is designed to teach students planning and presentation skills useful for any public speaking situation. Coursework will include voice and body language, presentation skills, planning and outlining, writing, and use of technology and presentation tools. Students 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, hands-on class will give students the confidence to succeed when speaking to any size group.
Grammar Boot Camp for Middle School: Grades Six through Eight
Sessions I & II- 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
If you want to start the 2018-19 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 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: Grades Nine through Twelve
Sessions I, II, III- 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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: Rising Seniors
Session I- 8:00 AM - 10 AM; 10 :00 AM - 12:00 PM
Session II & III- 8:00 AM - 10 AM; 10 :00 AM - 12:00 PM
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.
Math Prep for Grade Six
Session II: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
This course, designed for students who have completed the sixth 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 Grades Seven and Eight
Session II: 8:00 AM– 10:00 AM
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.
Avoiding the Snowball: Math Tune-Up Grades Eight through Ten
Session I: 8:00 AM– 10:00 AM
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!
Problem Solving/Math Competitions Prep Grades Nine through Twelve
Session II: 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM
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 Grades Nine through Twelve
Sessions I & II: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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.
Breathe- Yoga & Mediation for Grades Nine - Twelve
Session III: 8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Students will learn about yoga and mediation philosophies, concepts, and skills. They will also analyze and grasp an understanding of their own ability to apply those ideas to situations presented to them throughout everyday life. In this way, students will learn what the benefits of practicing yoga and meditation are, and how to begin, develop and integrate a yogic practice into their daily lives.
Students will be exposed to and perform the fundamentals of yoga flow, such as salutations, asanas, and mindful breathing. By performing energetic movements, in a variety stylistic asanas, students will learn to move through space and position themselves in many powerful poses. Differentiation will be offered in order to accommodate each individual student with a breadth of approaches and techniques. Students will learn to notice and honor their breath and their ability to harness their thoughts and connect with their body.
Nourish: Nutrition & Wellness for Grades Nine - Twelve
Session III: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Students will learn what the fundamental nutrients and vitamins are, how our bodies rely on them, and what they can do to consider and incorporate them into their lives through diet and supplemental intake. By understanding how nutrition affects their body, they will develop an appreciation for their health and their ability to empower themselves through healthy food choices.
Students will be able to apply their understanding of basic vitamins and nutrients by making considerate choices about how they fuel their bodies with food and beverage intake. They will also learn to consider the habits of supplemental health and mind-body awareness. Students will develop the skills needed to coordinate and execute an appropriate and appealing meal plan, and techniques that lay the groundwork for understanding their way around a kitchen. Many will likely even develop a joy for the process of cooking, and/or find relief from stress and emotional fatigue by turning out a delicious and healthy meal in the kitchen.
Move: Active Lifestyle Skills for Grades Nine - Twelve
Session III: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Students will gain an understanding of what an active lifestyle is and why it is a valuable trait by investigating the ways in which maintaining an active way of life is beneficial for long-term, well-rounded success. Students will learn how do develop and maintain active lifestyle habits and skills through planning, balance, and moderate self-discipline. Students will be exposed to a variety of methods that can lead them to achieve their own personalized goals. They will learn the value of setting attainable, yet challenging goals, and how this skill translates to other areas of overall wellness and success.
Students will investigate the basic elements of cardiovascular health and its overall effect on physical well-being. Students will define what an active lifestyle is as it applies to their own personal abilities, goals, and understanding of health and well-being. Students will practice and apply a variety of physical activities that support and maintain mobility wellness, such as walking, running, stationary cardio equipment, swimming, interval training, biking, etc. Students will set goals, and apply methods toward achieving them. In addition, they will analyze this process through personal reflection skills such as journaling, tracking, and competitive motivation.