SOPHOMORE SURVIVAL SKILLS CAMP

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Program Details

Cost: $235 (Lunch Included)

Dates: July 24 - July 27

Time 9:00AM - 1:00PM

As rising sophomores complete the transition into the Prep by completing their first year, they now embark on a sophomore year that is very rigorous academically.  It is important that a student has the skills to do well.  This course will spend two of the four days working on study skills, test taking skills, and classroom approaches.  The other two days will focus on particular courses for the sophomore year.  There will be preparation lessons for Chemistry, American Literature and math (Geometry or Algebra II).  The goal of these lessons will be to get a head start on some important topics for these courses.  The lessons will focus on methods to approach these particular subjects and reviews of some past lessons which might be important for the upcoming course.

Course Objectives: 
1) Chemistry Prep – Mrs. McHugh will teach the students how to be prepared to tackle the rigors of this course, and the students will leave with a preparation packet
2) Math Prep – (either geometry or Algebra II) The students will spend time prepping for the math course that they will be taking during their sophomore year
3) Literary Analysis Prep – This is a huge part of the sophomore American Literature course, and most students need to develop the needed literary skills to be successful

After a student completes his freshman year, he has a better understanding of his academic weaknesses.  Now, is the time to find the techniques and skills to overcome those weaknesses.  Hopefully, this camp will help students understand the methods and effort needed to be successful academically at the Prep and college. 

Space is limited, so please reserve a spot soon. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mr. Burke at mr.burke@hermits.com or 856-697-2600 ext.159.

 

Student Testimonials

Sophomore year was always said to be the most academically rigorous year. As a rising Junior now, I know just how tough the year can be. The Sophomore Survival Camp was a valuable experience which helped in my personal preparation for the year: developing new strategies to tackle familiar subjects such as literature and math, and an introduction to the unfamiliar Chemistry course. I found myself able to use the approaches learned in these three core subjects in every subject as well so Sophomore year didn’t seem so intimidating after all. It’s an experience I would highly recommend to anyone who wants to get ahead for the next year or simply knock off the Summer cobwebs.
— Class of 2018 Attendee
The Sophmore Survival Camp has given me the materials and tools needed to get a useful head start on all my classes. It made one of the most challenging years so much easier.
— Class of 2017 Attendee