Enrich Your Summer

with online summer studies & enrichment programs from Chase Collegiate.


This summer, Chase Collegiate School will be offering Summer Studies and Enrichment Programs. These online-only programs will run from July 6 through August 7 and will offer various session times including morning, afternoon and daily classes.

Enrichment programs will also be available in one of three frequencies including:

  • 10 sessions: 2x a week for 90 minutes
  • 5 sessions: 1x a week for 90 minutes
  • Daily sessions: 60 minutes per day for 1 - 2 weeks

 

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The Summer Studies & Enrichment programs are provided by experienced faculty members of Chase Collegiate School and are an extension of the college preparatory program. These online courses provide both students and faculty a welcoming environment where they can be surrounded by like-minded individuals. Some courses may require parents to collect, purchase, or help prep an assortment of specified materials ahead of time. All courses guarantee small class size and ensure personalized attention to find your space and harness your passions!

There is no fee to participate in any of the following sessions if you are currently enrolled at Chase Collegiate (as a student or family member of a student) or have completed and submitted your application for the 2020-2021 School Year.

Summer 2020 Enrichment Programs Offered to Both
Chase and Non-Chase Students

Writing the College Application Essay

For non-Chase rising high school seniors, this 3 session workshop will provide college bound students with the tips and writing strategies needed to compose a strong essay for their college application. Students will submit ideas, receive critiques, and apply what they have learned to a submittable essay. Students must meet writing deadlines in order to create a successful essay and have a good summer experience.

Expected workload outside of class: 1- 2 hours of writing outside of class for drafting/editing; teacher will provide materials
Sessions: Students may sign up for one, two, or three sessions: July 13, July 20, July 27
Fees: $45 per session or $125 for the entire course
Instructor: Doreen Kiefer-Kopecky

Reading and Writing for the Upper School Student

This summer 2020 introductory enrichment course introduces students to the critical study of fiction, nonfiction, and drama, alongside the development of an explicit and intentional analytical writing process in response to such texts. Students will learn how to engage with texts in a meaningful way, most evident through careful annotation that invites questions of comprehension, interpretation, analysis, synthesis, and contextuality, in addition to recognition of and critically commenting on noteworthy approaches to organization, structure, punctuation, diction, and syntax.

In the second half of the course, students will understand the intentionality of writing and the function and purpose of each essay component: of establishing a nuanced, defensible thesis; of seamlessly situating well-evaluated evidence alongside thoughtful interpretation; of presenting effective analysis that proves a claim; of reflecting metacognitively on the strengths and areas for growth in their work and in the work of others. Upon successful completion of this course, students will begin their freshman year with greater confidence when approaching the craft of reading and writing. Online. Synchronous.


Expected workload outside of class: 40-60 minutes per week
Texts: Vary
Sessions: 9:00-10:30 a.m. Thursdays: July 9, 16, 23, 30, with the final session on August 6
Fees: $45 per session or $200 for the entire course; no charge for students currently enrolled at Chase Collegiate School
Instructor: Mr. Matthew A. Goetz Ed. M.

The Emergence of Hope

This summer 2020 advanced enrichment course invites students to explore the concept of hope amid crisis: what it is, what it has been, what it could be--and the power that it wields for the creation of a new, forward-looking vision. The reading of fiction and nonfiction texts of increasing difficulty along with active participation in group conversations, the incremental crafting of an expository essay, and creation of a summative practical exercise provide students with opportunities to refine such critical thinking skills as comprehension, interpretation, analysis, synthesis, and contextuality, while acquiring course-specific vocabulary and practical skills transferable into the professional spheres of grassroots organizing, law, counseling, education, and social justice. Upon successful completion of this course, students will be further prepared for success in courses that focus on literature, writing, and the social sciences. Online. Synchronous.

Expected workload outside of class: 60-80 minutes per week
Sessions: 3:30-5:00 p.m. Wednesdays: July 8, 15, 22, 29, with the final session on August 5
Primary Texts:

  • The Plague (Camus)
  • A Paradise Built in Hell: The Extraordinary Communities That Arise in Disaster (Solnit)
  • Between the World and Me (Coates)

Additional Texts: Chosen at the instructor’s discretion from such publications as:

  • The New York Times
  • The Economist
  • Foreign Policy
  • The New Yorker
  • Academic articles from peer-reviewed journals

Fees: $55 per session or $250 for the entire course; there is no charge for students currently enrolled at Chase Collegiate School. Also available at no charge to parents/guardians of enrolled students at Chase Collegiate School.
Instructor: Mr. Matthew A. Goetz Ed. M.

Songwriting

This course is designed for students with any musical background or lack thereof! Compose two short songs and one more in-depth project using a Digital Audio Workstation (DAW), such as GarageBand for iPad or musical notation software, such as NoteFlight.

Suggestions for recording and performing your projects are available at the instructor’s discretion, but this course emphasizes on putting musical ideas into software. This course is available to rising 8th - 12 graders and focused on composing complete musical ideas for instruments, voice, or both.

Instructor: Mr. Lyons
Sessions: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. Wednesdays: July 8, 15, 22, 29, with the final session on August 5
Required Materials:

  • Instrument of your choice
    • Keyboard
    • Guitar
    • Trumpet
    • Drum
    • Etc.

OR

  • Tablet or Computer (NOT a smartphone) equipped with GarageBand software of your choice:
    • Notation Software such as NoteFlight
    • DAW such as GarageBand for tablet or desktop computer

Fees: $45 per session or $200 for the entire course; there is no charge for students currently enrolled at Chase Collegiate School

Mathematical Paradoxes and Puzzles

This one-week, five-session course examines some of the most famous paradoxes and puzzles in the history of mathematics. Both middle-school and high-school students can participate in this course and it does not require any advanced math knowledge.

Topics include but are not limited to:

  • "The Monty Hall Problem"
  • "Achilles and the Tortoise"
  • "The Mountain Climber Puzzle"

Sessions: 9:00-10:30 a.m. Monday thru Friday mornings: July 13 - 17
Fees: $45 per session or $200 for the entire course; there is no charge for students currently enrolled at Chase Collegiate School
Instructor: Dean Murphy

Chase Collegiate reserves the right to cancel a course if there is low interest.