Summer Semester 2019
Discounts: 20% off three or more classes/family (discount applies only to academic programs)
*Disclaimer: If any of our course offerings do not meet the minimum enrollment requirement, the class will be canceled, and your money refunded.
Junior High English Tutorial (8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.)
This course will cover literature, writing, grammar, and vocabulary at the junior high level. Through the literature students will learn reading comprehension strategies, note taking skills, and increase vocabulary. In addition, students will complete a weekly, in-class writing assignment about the literature to develop and demonstrate critical thinking. By way of writing and direct instruction, students will also be refreshed on grammar concepts such as the parts of speech, the sentence base, phrases, clauses, and sentence types. Students will be required daily to complete a grammar assignment, read the text, and answer accompanying questions as homework.
The junior high English tutorial has two tracks:
Course 3 (Pre-Algebra) 8:00 A.M. - 10:00 A.M.
In this 9th Grade Mathematics Readiness class, students will complete Course 3 in preparation for 9th grade Algebra 1. The high school math summer program has two tracks:
Entering 9th Grade or new high school students (10:15 A.M. – 12:15 P.M.)
This course will cover literature, writing, grammar, and vocabulary for entering freshmen or students newly admitted to The Vanguard School. Students in this class will read a novel as well as various short stories and poems and learn a variety of Grammar concepts. Writing in this course will be completed mostly through weekly, in-class writing assignments. A typed, five-paragraph thesis paper will be the culminating assignment of the course. Students will be required to complete a daily grammar assignment, read the text, and answer accompanying questions as homework. Students taking this course as a credit recovery will also be required to complete a final exam.
The English tutorial has two tracks:
The six-week intensive English tutorial will include Antigone, Frankenstein, as well as various short stories and poems by which they will learn new vocabulary. Grammar concepts taught in this course include a refresher on parts of speech and in-depth instruction of subject complements, phrases, and clauses. This program is best for students who struggled throughout the entire school year in English classes or failed to complete an English placement exam.
The three-week English tutorial will include Antigone as well as various short stories and poems in which they will learn new vocabulary. Grammar concepts taught in this course include phrases and clauses. This program is best for students who need an English refresher before the school year.
Music History – (Graduation Required Elective Credit - July 1 – July 19)
Three weeks/60 hours total (8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.)
This one semester course is designed to help the student begin to understand the essential elements of classic western music history through an analysis of the student’s personal musical aesthetical perspective and how it fits in context with a larger world historical aesthetic. While we will study music from pre-history to the present, we will focus on the common practice era (1600-1803). This course is required for graduation from The Vanguard School and now can be taken during the summer to open up space in your school year schedule for alternative electives.
Art History - (Graduation Required Elective Credit - June 10 – June 28)
Three weeks/60 hours total (8:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M.)
This is a one semester course that offers a chronological survey of Western art from the dawn of civilization to the modern era. Although there is an effort to involve students with images and ideas that lie outside the Western tradition, the larger context in which these images are discussed is Western. The course combines proper historical techniques and procedures with an emphasis on the unique position and role played by the artist and the work of art, its context, and the critic. Special attention is given to our interpretation of a work of art based upon its intended use, audience, and role in a society. The course will also focus on how works of art shaped, and were shaped by western social, political, economic, and intellectual history. As a survey course, the material is approached as an introduction to the discipline. Two goals of the course are to encourage the student to pursue further study in college as well as become versed in the visual language of art.
(No discounts for multiple programs taken; programs will not be included in academic discounts)
Cross Country Camp (Located at Bear Creek East Park)
Custer’s Art Camp (June 10 – June 14) Grade 7 – Adult, (9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M)
Mr. Greg Custer will be offering an art camp to help students develop their drawing skills. Spend the week developing your draftsmanship skills while having fun and making your own works of art which you will be proud to show off in the end. You will be studying all the basic methods of drawing that has made our school one of the most successful drawing programs in the state. This instruction will serve all skill levels from the beginner to advanced artist. The age requirement is 2019-2020 7th grade level or older. And yes, adults are welcome!
Drama Workshop (July 8 – July 12) Grades 3 – 8 (9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M) Cost: $180
Grades 9 – 12 (1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M.) Cost: $180
Directed by Vanguard’s experienced vocal and theater instructors, this workshop provides a unique opportunity for students to experience multiple aspects of performance from audition preparation and experience to stage movement and singing to monologue work and stage presence and confidence building games. Students will receive intensive, personal direction as they work on developing their talents, which will culminate in a stage musical at the end of the course.
Camp Invention (register at www.campinvention.org)– June 10 – June 14,
Grades K- 6 (9:00A.M. - 3:30 P.M.) Cost: $235
Unmask your child’s creativity this summer in the all-new Camp Invention® program, Supercharged, where children build confidence, learn to collaborate and transform their wild imaginations into epic creations. Campers in grades K-6 will learn creative problem-solving skills while coding and programming futuristic robots, uncovering ancient fossils, designing high-tech superhero gadgets and exploring radio frequencies. Local educators will lead this action-packed program featuring exhilarating, hands-on STEM activities teaching children to question, explore, break through obstacles and embrace failure! Early registration discounts are available!
Harry Potter Magical Engineering using Lego Materials (register at www.play-well.org)
Explore the magic of Harry Potter using LEGO®! Find Platform 9 ¾, build Hogwarts Express Train, work cooperatively to construct the mysterious Hogwarts Castle, and challenge the Hungarian Horntail Dragon. Travel to a world of wizardry and hone your magical skills while learning about Muggle (STEM) concepts.
Harry Potter Master Engineering using Lego Materials (register at www.play-well.org)
Adventures in STEM using LEGO Materials (register at www.play-well.org)
Let your imagination run wild with tens of thousands of LEGO® parts! Build engineer-designed projects such as: Trains, Helicopters, Treehouses, and Beam Bridges. Design and build as never before and explore your craziest ideas in a supportive environment. There are no prerequisites for this course.
STEM Explorations using LEGO Materials (register at www.play-well.org)
Harry Potter Magical Engineering (Ages 5-6) 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. June 17 – 21 $178
Harry Potter Master Engineering (Ages 7-12) 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. June 17 – 21 $178
Adventures in STEM (Ages 5-6) 9:00 A.M. – 12:00 P.M. July 8 – July 12 $178
STEM Explorations (Ages 7-12) 1:00 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. July 8 – July 12 $178