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CONGRESSIONAL SCHOOL SUMMER ACADEMY

Study with us online this summer! Now offering academic for-credit and non-credit enrichment classes.

GRADES 3 - 8 COURSES AVAILABLE JUNE 15 - JULY 17, 2020

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

Five Weeks of Instruction
June 15 - July 17

Challenging, Developmentally-
Appropriate Classes

Small Classes
No more than 10 students per class

Taught By Highly Qualified,
Subject Area Specialty Teachers

SUMMER 2020 ONLINE COURSES

Note: Registration is based on the student's rising grade for fall 2020.

Additional classes may be added.

Registration is now closed.

Browse Course Descriptions by Topic

Youth Leadership Institute I - Grades 5 and 6
June 15 - 26 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Rebecca Ginnetti

Youth Leadership Institute II - Grades 7 and 8
June 15 - 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Rebecca Ginnetti

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

French Foundation I - Grades 5 through 8
June 15 - 26 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Isabelle Rovinsky

French Foundation II  - Grades 6 through 8
June 29 - July 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor:  Isabelle Rovinsky

NOTE:

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

Spanish Foundation I  - Grades 5 through 8
June 29 - July 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

Spanish Foundation II  - Grades 6 through 8
June 15 - 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

Spanish Level II  - Grades 6 through 8
June 29 - July 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Mar Ramirez

NOTE:

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.
 

Math Explorers I  - Grades 3 and 4
June 15 - 26 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Katie Savage

Math Explorers II  - Grades 3 and 4
June 15 - 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Katie Savage

Colts Math I  - Grades 5 and 6
June 15 - 26 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Colts Math II  - Grades 5 and 6
June 15 - 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Credit-Bearing

Geometry  - Rising Grade 9 (Students who have completed Algebra I and would like to extend their mathematical knowledge)
June 15 - July 17 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Desmond McGlone

NOTE:

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.
 

Fluid Readers I  - Grades 3 and 4
June 15 - 26 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Stefanie Hjalmervik

Fluid Readers II  - Grades 3 and 4
June 15 - 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Stefanie Hjalmervik

Making Meaning I  - Grades 5 and 6
June 15 - 26 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Denise Yassine

Making Meaning II  - Grades 5 and 6
June 29 - July 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Denise Yassine

NOTE:

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.
 

Writer's Workshop I  - Grades 3 and 4
June 15 - 26 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Emily Manes

Writer's Workshop II  - Grades 3 and 4
June 29 - July 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Emily Manes

Writing for Meaning I  - Grades 5 and 6
June 15 - 26 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Cameron Yassine

Writing for Meaning II  - Grades 5 and 6
June 15 - 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Cameron Yassine

Writer's Climb  - Grades 7 and 8
June 15 - 26 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Instructor: Holly Keimig

Writer's Summit  - Grades 7 through 9
June 15 - 26 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
June 29 - July 13 from 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Instructor: Holly Keimig

Browse Course Descriptions By Date and Time

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Math Explorers I  - Grades 3 and 4 - Instructor: Katie Savage

Fluid Readers I  - Grades 3 and 4 - Instructor: Stefanie Hjalmervik

Writer's Workshop I  - Grades 3 and 4 - Instructor: Emily Manes

Youth Leadership Institute I - Grades 5 and 6 - Instructor: Rebecca Ginnetti

Colts Math I  - Grades 5 and 6 - Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Making Meaning I  - Grades 5 and 6 - Instructor: Denise Yassine 

Writing for Meaning I  - Grades 5 and 6 - Instructor: Cameron Yassine 

Writer's Climb  - Grades 7 and 8 - Instructor: Holly Keimig 

French Foundation I - Grades 5 through 8 - Instructor: Isabelle Rovinsky

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Math Explorers II  - Grades 3 and 4 - Instructor: Katie Savage

Fluid Readers II  - Grades 3 and 4 - Instructor: Stefanie Hjalmervik

Colts Math II  - Grades 5 and 6 - Instructor: Sarah Smythe

Writing for Meaning II  - Grades 5 and 6 - Instructor: Cameron Yassine 

Spanish Foundation II  - Grades 6 through 8 - Instructor: Mar Ramirez

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

Writer's Summit  - Grades 7 through 9 - Instructor: Holly Keimig

9:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Fluid Readers I  - Grades 3 and 4 - Instructor: Stefanie Hjalmervik

Writer's Workshop I  - Grades 3 and 4 - Instructor: Emily Manes

Making Meaning I  - Grades 5 and 6 - Instructor: Denise Yassine 

Writing for Meaning I  - Grades 5 and 6 - Instructor: Cameron Yassine

Spanish Foundation I  - Grades 5 through 8 - Instructor: Mar Ramirez 

1:00 - 3:00 p.m.

Math Explorers II  - Grades 3 and 4 - Instructor: Katie Savage

Spanish Level II  - Grades 6 through 8 - Instructor: Mar Ramirez

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Geometry  - Rising Grade 9 - Students who have completed Algebra I and would like to extend their mathematical knowledge
Instructor: Desmond McGlone

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ORIENTATION FOR PARENTS AND STUDENTS

Orientation sessions will be held on June 10th and June 11th.
Registrants will receive an email with a link to participate in an orientation.

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 15 - 26 or June 29 - July 10.

For credit classes are five weeks long - June 15 - July 17.

Since Friday, July 3 is a federal holiday (July 4 is a Saturday this year) we have added an extra day to the session on Monday, July 13. 

Credit bearing classes do not need to make up the holiday as they meet the 120 instructional hour requirement. 

Congressional School Summer Academy is designed for students entering grades 3-9 in the fall of 2020. 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. Some classes will have prerequisites for enrollment. These are detailed in the course description.

Course fee is $500 per class for enrichment classes and and $1,500 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) 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.

All Summer Academy classes must be paid in full at the time of registration. Cancellations before *June 8, 2020 will receive a full tuition refund. A $150 registration fee is non-refundable after *June 8, 2020 tuition. If the class is cancelled by Congressional School families will receive a full tuition refund.

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 the Congressional School Summer Academy classroom environment is 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:

Dr. Silvia Moore
Director, Learning Center
Summer Academy Coordinator
summeracademy@congressionalschool.org

Learn more about Silvia