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CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL SUMMER ACADEMY

Study with us in-person or online this summer! Now offering for-credit Geometry and expanded programs in reading, writing, and math with STEM for our younger learners.

GRADES 2 - 8 COURSES AVAILABLE JUNE 21 - JULY 16, 2021

Spark your child's intellectual curiosity and expand their skills with Congressional School Summer Academy!

Offering credit-bearing classes and academic enrichment options, Congressional School's six-week Summer Academy is designed for families seeking to ensure their children stay on track over the summer months, and have a leg up when returning to school this fall.

Enrichment classes are two weeks in length. The for-credit Geometry class will run for five weeks. Many areas of enrichment study are available including math, world languages, writing, study skills, leadership, and more.

Daily Classes Monday - Friday
Morning & Afternoon Sessions

Four Weeks of Instruction
June 21 - July 16

Challenging, Developmentally-
Appropriate Classes

Small Classes
No more than 10 students per class

Taught By Highly Qualified,
Subject Area Specialty Teachers

SUMMER 2021 COURSES

Note: Registration is based on the student's rising grade for Fall 2021.

Additional classes may be added.

Browse Course Descriptions by Topic

Youth Leadership Institute - Grades 5 and 6 (Online)
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Rebecca Ginnetti

Youth Leadership Institute - Grades 7 and 8 (Online)
July 6 - July 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Rebecca Ginnetti

NOTE:

Foundation and Level I classes include substantial review and mastery of concepts with some preview of early concepts of the next year.                                                                           
Level II classes will include substantial mastery of concepts and preview of early concepts of the next year and some review of skills.

All classes are independent. Completion of Level I is not needed to participate in a Level II class.
 

Spanish Foundation  - Grades 5 through 7 (Online)
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

Spanish Level I  - Grades 5 through 8 (Online)
June 21 - July 2 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

Spanish Level II  - Grades 6 through 9 (Online)
July 6 - July 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

NOTE:

Part I classes include substantial review and mastery of concepts with some preview of early concepts of the next year.                                                                           
Part II classes will include substantial mastery of concepts and preview of early concepts of the next year and some review of skills

All classes are independent. Completion of Level I is not needed to participate in a Level II class.
 

Math Facts and STEM  - Grade 2 (On Campus)
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Waleska McGlone

Math Jungle and STEM  - Grade 3 (On Campus)
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Waleska McGlone and Jose Ojeda

Math and STEM  - Grade 4 (On Campus)
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Carlos Hernandez

Math Explorers  - Grade 5 (Online)
June 21 - July 2 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Math Explorers II  - Grade 5 (Online)
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Colts Math I  - Grade  6 (Online)
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Colts Math II  - Grade 6 (Online)
July 6 - July 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Foundations for Algebra I - Grades 7-8 (Online)
June 21 - July 2 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Courtney Richards

Foundations for Algebra II - Grades 7-8 (Online)
July 6 - July 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Courtney Richards

Foundations for Geometry II - Grades 7-8 (Online)
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Will be Announced Soon

Geometry (For Credit) - Grades 7-9 (On Campus)
June 21 - July 30 (Monday-Thursday) from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Desmond McGlone

NOTE:

Part I classes include substantial review and mastery of concepts with some preview of early concepts of the next year.                                                                           
Part II classes will include substantial mastery of concepts and preview of early concepts of the next year and some review of skills.

All classes are independent. Completion of Level I is not needed to participate in a Level II class.
 

Fluent Readers and STEM  - Grade 2 (On Campus)
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Waleska McGlone

Reading Workshop and STEM - Grade 3 (On Campus)
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Waleska McGlone and Jose Ojeda

Writer's Workshop and STEM - Grade 4 (On Campus)
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Keimig

Writing Workshop  - Grade 5 (Online)
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
July 6 - July 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cameron Yassine

Creative Writing - Grade 6 (Online)
June 21 - July 2 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Cameron Yassine

Browse Course Descriptions by Date and Time

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (On Campus)

Fluent Readers and STEM - Grade 2
Instructor: Waleska McGlone

Reading Workshop and STEM - Grade 3
Instructor: Waleska McGlone and Jose Ojeda

Writer's Workshop and STEM - Grade 4
Instructor: Holly Keimig

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Online)

Writing Workshop - Grade 5
Instructor: Cameron Yassine

Colts Math I - Grade 6
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Youth Leadership Institute - Grade 5-6
Instructor: Rebecca Ginnetti

Spanish Foundation - Grades 5-7
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Online)

Math Explorers I - Grade 5
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Creative Writing - Grade 6
Instructor: Cameron Yassine

Foundations for Algebra I - Grades 7-8
Instructor: Courtney Richards

Spanish Level I - Grades 5-8
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. (On Campus)

Math Facts and STEM - Grade 2 
Instructor: Waleska McGlone

Math Jungle and STEM - Grade 3 
Instructor: Waleska McGlone and Jose Ojeda

Math and STEM - Grade 4
Instructor: Carlos Hernandez

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (Online)

Math Explorers II - Grade 5
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Spanish Level I - Grades 5 - 8
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

Creative Writing - Grade 6
Instructor: Cameron Yassine

Youth Leadership Institute - Grades 7-8
Instructor: Rebecca Ginnetti

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. (Online)

Writing Workshop - Grade 5
Instructor: Cameron Yassine

Colts Math II - Grade 6
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Spanish Level II - Grades 6-9
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

Foundations for Algebra II - Grade 7
Instructor: Courtney Richards

Geometry (For Credit) - Grades 7-9 (On Campus)
June 21 - July 30 (Monday-Thursday) from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Desmond McGlone

Browse Course Descriptions by On Campus or Online

Fluent Readers and STEM  - Grade 2 (On Campus)
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Waleska McGlone

Math Facts and STEM  - Grade 2 (On Campus)
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Waleska McGlone

Reading Workshop and STEM - Grade 3 (On Campus)
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Waleska McGlone and Jose Ojeda

Math Jungle and STEM  - Grade 3 (On Campus)
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Waleska McGlone and Jose Ojeda

Writer's Workshop and STEM - Grade 4 (On Campus)
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Keimig

Math and STEM  - Grade 4 (On Campus)
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Carlos Hernandez

Geometry (For Credit) - Grades 7-9 (On Campus)
June 21 - July 30 (Monday-Thursday) from 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Desmond McGlone

Math Explorers  - Grade 5
June 21 - July 2 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Math Explorers II  - Grade 5
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Writing Workshop  - Grade 5
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
July 6 - July 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cameron Yassine

Colts Math I  - Grade  6
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Colts Math II  - Grade 6
July 6 - July 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Creative Writing - Grade 6
June 21 - July 2 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Cameron Yassine

Foundations for Algebra I - Grades 7-8
June 21 - July 2 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Courtney Richards

Foundations for Algebra II - Grades 7-8
July 6 - July 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Courtney Richards

Youth Leadership Institute - Grades 5 and 6
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Rebecca Ginnetti

Spanish Foundation  - Grades 5 through 7 
June 21 - July 2 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

Spanish Level I  - Grades 5 through 8
June 21 - July 2 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
July 6 - July 16 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

Spanish Level II  - Grades 6 through 9
July 6 - July 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

Youth Leadership Institute - Grades 7 and 8
July 6 - July 16 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Rebecca Ginnetti

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have more questions about our Summer Academy program?  Browse through our list of Frequently Asked Questions below.

Enrichment classes are two weeks long and run either June 21 - July 2 or July 6 - July 16.

For credit classes are five weeks long - June 21 - July 30.

Congressional School Summer Academy is designed for students entering rising grades 2-9 in the fall of 2021. Students who are seeking to accelerate their learning are eligible to participate in the Congressional School Summer Academy. Students should enroll in summer classes at the same grade level they will be entering in the fall. The only classes that have prerequisites for enrollment is our for-credit Geometry course, which is detailed in the course description.

Course fee is $550 per class for online enrichment classes, $1,300 for on-campus enrichment classes,  and $2,000 per class for for-credit classes. Fees must be paid in full at registration with a credit card.

Yes. All classes run Monday - Friday. 

All courses will be held in small groups (up to 10 children online and 12 in person) to allow each student the opportunity to get to know their teacher and other students in their group

If a class is full, participants will be given an option to join a wait list. The Summer Academy will then notify you if space becomes available.

The credit bearing classes are high school level courses and may earn credit toward your child’s high school graduation. Please check with your child’s high school regarding its policy about transferring credits. Upon successful completion, you will receive a transcript that you may submit to your child’s high school.

For credit bearing classes, parents will receive weekly progress updates.

Credit classes will run for the full Summer Academy five week period, therefore students will only be able to take one credit bearing class. However, they may supplement their learning with an additional enrichment class if they choose.

Students entering non-credit enrichment classes will take an assessment at the onset of the class. This assessment will inform the instructor of the student’s current skill level and will help to drive the course content. Students will also take an assessment at the end of the course to measure improvement.

Students enrolled in credit bearing classes will receive report cards with grades during the class and will receive a transcript upon passing the class. Students enrolled in enrichment classes will not receive report cards but will receive a certificate of completion upon finishing the course.

Yes, teachers will take attendance at the beginning of class each day. Due to the condensed nature of the credit bearing classes and the potential for students to get behind if they miss a class, a strict attendance policy will be followed.

We plan to hold a Summer Academy course orientation in early June. Students who enroll in courses are expected to attend. Those who are unable to attend may notify us and we will provide a link to a video recording of the orientation. Attendance at the live orientation event is strongly encouraged.

Yes, each student will need to provide their own device with internet access in order to participate in the classes.

Students must have a device with a microphone, camera, and keyboard. Students must have a reliable internet connection. Classes will be held on the Google Meet platform and students will be assigned a Google account for the duration of their class. Upon registration, our technology
staff will contact you to arrange a device compatibility test to ensure your child’s device meets the necessary requirements. Access to a printer may be helpful but is not required. Students and parents will be required to sign an Acceptable Use Policy Agreement before the first day of
class.

You will need to participate in a device compatibility test (our technology staff will contact you about this) and you will need to participate in an orientation session in early June. A link to join the orientation will be emailed to you. If you cannot attend the orientation, a link to watch a video of the orientation will be shared with you. Families are encouraged to attend the live orientation event.

Although some of the Congressional School Summer Academy classrooms are virtual, the standards of behavior are just as important as they are during in-person classes. Virtual classrooms are real classrooms with real teachers; therefore, appropriate student behavior is
expected.

MEET THE COORDINATOR

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Questions? Contact:

Stefanie Hjamervik
Learning Specialist
Summer Academy Coordinator
summeracademy@congressionalschool.org

Learn more about Stefanie