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College Prep

For students entering grades 10–12

Five-week program: July 1– Aug. 5, 2023

Three-week program: July 1–22, 2023

It’s all about focus. 

In the College Prep program, you’ll choose one subject and dig into it, in small classes, with inspiring teachers and motivated peers. And you’ll make real progress — in fact, we think you’ll be amazed by what you can accomplish. Some courses even cover a full academic year of content, offering opportunities for you to earn credit and prepare to move to the next level.

Full-credit courses meet each morning, Monday through Saturday and first half of the afternoon on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. All other courses meet each morning Monday through Friday. In the afternoon, you’ll choose from a variety of minor courses, sports or the LEAD Outdoor Leadership program. See the complete schedule.

Extensive student activities programming is available for all on-campus students on Wednesday afternoons and weekends.

Personal development workshops, where you’ll focus on developing skills, social awareness, a sense of community, and self confidence, are offered on Wednesday afternoons and Saturday mornings.

 

College Prep Program Offerings

Morning Major Courses
8:30–11:30 am, plus 1–2:30 pm for credit courses 

Five-week session courses
All eligible for credit, unless stated otherwise. 

  • Academic Writing

  • Algebra I* +

  • Algebra II* +

  • Bioethics*        

  • Biology*

  • Calculus*

  • Chemistry*

  • Creative Writing

  • Economics*  

  • Geometry*+

  • Global Ethics and Climate Change*

  • Intro to College Writing*

  • Precalculus*+      

  • Psychology*

  • Social Justice and Power: Exploring Literature and Oppression*

  • Statistics*

  • U.S. History*

  • World Religions & Contemporary Issues* 

* credit course  
+ also available online (Virtual Math Academy, ESOL and Journalism)

Three-week session courses.
Not eligible for credit.

  • Academic Writing

  • Discrete Math with Python

  • Journalism (online or on campus)

  • Understanding Your Mind: Neuroscience & Cognition

Minor Courses
Afternoon Period 1 (1-2:30 pm)

  • Ceramics

  • Community Service

  • Digital Photography

  • Drama                 

  • Drawing & Painting

  • Public Speaking  

  • Renewable Energy

  • SAT Preparation 

  • Summer Session Singers

Sports
Afternoon Period 2 (3-4:30 pm)

  • Badminton

  • Basketball

  • Dance                 

  • Fitness & Strength Training              

  • Hiking          

  • Running                     

  • Soccer

  • Swimming

  • Tennis                

  • Ultimate            

  • Volleyball

  • Yoga

Alternatives to sports:

  • Astronomy (class includes both College Prep and Rising Scholar students)

  • Robotics (class includes both College Prep and Rising Scholar students)      

  • SAT Preparation (see Enrichment Programs)

Note: Students may choose to take two minors instead of a minor and a sport. 

LEAD Outdoor Leadership Program:

Alternatively, you may opt for the Leadership, Education, Adventure & Discovery (LEAD) outdoor leadership program in place of the afternoon minor course and sports. LEAD is an all-afternoon program available to all grades from 1-5 pm. On- and off-campus activities include canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, swimming, rafting, wildlife tracking/observations, wilderness first aid, and survival skills, along with goal setting, personal reflection, and leadership training. There is an additional charge of $650 (for three-week students) or $995 (for five-week students).

 

Questions?

Call 413-498-3290 or email us.

 

 

“My child was absolutely blown away by the campus, learning lots and having tons of fun. His self-confidence has grown tremendously, and I look forward to seeing it blossom even more moving forward.”