Summer Enrichment Program 2017

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Archbishop Wood is offering a Summer Enrichment Program for current 6th, 7th, 8th grade students.  This program will run June 19-22 and June 26-29 from 9am to 12noon.  The topics covered are: Math, Technology, Liberal Arts (ELA and Social Studies) and Science.  The cost will be $350.00.  Deadline to register:  June 7.

 

For more information contact Ms. Patty Roschetz, Director of Admissions at proschetz@archwood.org or 215-672-5050 ext. 268. Click here to print registration form or submit here your online registration.

 

Math

Are you looking for a fun way to spend the beginning of your summer? Don’t let the summer go to waste while school’s out. Summer break is a perfect time to introduce yourself to in-demand science, technology, engineering, and math skills while you have fun with new friends and mentors.  Sign up for our new math enrichment program HOME Away from Home: Hands-On-Math Enrichment.  This program is open to rising 8th grade students from any elementary school.

Technology

Technology is not simply knowing how to use a computer.  There are many skills needed in today’s world that use technology.  This course will cover the following topics:

Financial LiteracyMoney Management Basics, Banking Basics, Budgeting Basics

Digital Literacy:  Digital footprint basics, Social Media etiquette, Email 101, Google Basics, POW TOONS – Animated presentation software (something to use in lieu of Power Point/Prezi/Slides)

Liberal Arts

Seminar Description:  This two-week seminar will examine several topics that have both historical and modern implications.  Students will utilize their critical reading skills in order to formulate their own opinions on topics that are relevant to the United States in the 21st century. The modalities of learning that will take place include critical reading, guided lecture, and oral discussion.  Students will explore the evolution of immigration in America from the early 19th century to the current policies of President Donald Trump.  Students will then examine the root causation of revolutions in the Western world and determine whether revolutions are an acceptable mechanism of political change.  Lastly, students will formulate opinions on what are the differences between a terrorist and a freedom fighter.

Seminar Topics:

Immigration America

You Say You Want a Revolution

Terrorist or Freedom Fighter?

Science Topics

Forensic Science

Crime Scene Investigation of Fingerprints, Bite Marks, Unknown Substances, Ink, Blood Spatter, and Impressions

Biology/Chemistry

Comparison of Plant and Animal Cells, Studying Cell Respiration in Yeast, Finding out Your Traits, and Identifying Acids and Base

Environmental Science

A Study of Life in the Stream (Field Trip), Resource Depletion, Effects of Pollutants on Seed Germination

 

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