Summer and Score Academy! Think relaxed. Think superb educational opportunities. Think mentorship.
With doors that never close, we serve students seven days a week throughout the summer. They may choose from a rainbow of academic offerings that address virtually every need, from academic advancement to credit recovery.
Summer is also a time to look ahead. Our famous Jump-Start programs in August give students an academic advantage by introducing them to challenging courses that await them just around the corner in their regular schools.
June 8 - July 31: M-F 9a-11:30a
This course builds on and expands beyond the skills learned in Pre-Algebra. Topics include but are not limited to: expressions, equations, functions, quadratic functions, integral exponents, polynomials, rational algebraic expressions, irrational numbers, radical expressions, quadratic equations, and mathematical problem solving.
June 15 - Aug 7: M-F 10a-12:30p
Algebra 2 is designed to continue to build upon and expand the skills learned in Algebra I. Topics include, but are not limited to: polynomials, quadratic equations, linear and exponential functions, sequences and series, probability and statistics, and trigonometry.
June 8 - Aug 11: M-Th 9a-11:30a
Our world is composed of shapes, and geometry is the study of shapes! Studying geometry increases spatial understanding, visualization ability, and rigorous problem-solving and reasoning skills.
In this course, we will cover all 56 academic standards that are tested on the Florida Geometry End-Of-Course exam, which is required for high school graduation.
Each student who completes the course will earn a full high school math credit, in addition to learning math skills that are tested on the SAT and ACT. This course is intended for students who have already completed Algebra 1.
June 1 - Aug 7: M/W/F 9a-11a and T/TH 11a-1p.
An introduction to the unifying principles of biology with emphasis on biological chemistry, energetics and homeostasis, cell structure and function, gene expression, and patterns of inheritance. Laboratory is designed to reinforce lecture topics and develop analytical skills essential to the practice of biology
June 1 - Aug 7: M-F 12:30p-2:30p
This course is designed to study the basic laws of chemistry, from the common elements of the periodic table to their structure, energy, and their relationship by focusing on the structure of the matter and the changes that matter undergoes. This course will help students to understand the world in which we live developing skills that will be useful in their everyday life.
Students will learn problem-solving skills and study skills through the use of conceptual, mathematical, and chemical problems as well as virtual labs that will help them to understand the basic principles of Chemistry and develop an understanding of the importance of scientific skills.
June 1 - Aug 7: M-F 12:30p-2:30p
This course is designed to expand and improve communication skills in Spanish by the continuous study of grammar and vocabulary at an intermediate level.
Throughout this course, students will be able to improve their ability to describe ideas in more detail with the use of more complex grammatical structures. They will increase their writing skills while continuing to improve their speaking and listening skills. Students will be able to engage in conversations in a more natural way at the same time they improve their understanding of a written and spoken language.
The Honors level of Spanish III is intended to prepare students for success in Spanish IV and AP Spanish.
June 8 - Aug 14: M- F 2p-4p. No class 7/3.
Pre-requisite: Spanish I Spanish II is a continuation of what students have learned in Spanish I. This course will emphasize development of all modalities of the language —listening, speaking, reading, and writing —with a heavy emphasis on grammatical structures and verb tenses. Having mastered the present tense in Spanish I, students will move on to the past, present progressive, present perfect, conditional, and future tenses, along with learning commands, stem-changing verbs, and reflexive verbs. Students of Spanish II will learn to differentiate and master the preterite and imperfect tenses, and will be able to use them in a variety of settings. Skills are developed through more advanced reading, writing, and listening activities. The course will include opportunities for practicing speaking, as well as lesson exams, written or oral projects, and a comprehensive exam.
June 8 - July 10: M- F 12p-2p. No class 7/3.
The purpose of this course is to enable students, using high-complexity texts, to critically engage with contemporary literature through reading, writing, and language. The class will focus on representative contemporary literature, with an emphasis on diverse cultural and ideological perspectives. The academic goals of the course are to develop critical thinking in students by having them participate in a discourse about course content and its themes.
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June 1 - Aug 5: M/W/F 12p-1:30p. No class 6/24, 6/29, 7/1, 7/15
This two-month course will focus on writing: process, practice, and perfection. We’ll begin with narrative writing and focus on the completion of a personal essay while practicing the process (prewriting, draft, revision, proofreading, final). We will then practice other writing genres, including writing to persuade and writing to inform. Students will produce a portfolio that can be used for reference with future writing assignments.
June 1 - Aug 7: M-F 9a-11a
This course introduces students to the systematic study of patterns and processes that have shaped human understanding, use, and alteration of Earth’s surface. Students employ spatial concepts and landscape analysis to examine socioeconomic organization and its environmental consequences. They also learn about the methods and tools geographers use in their research and applications. The curriculum reflects the goals of the National Geography Standards (2012).
June 1 - Aug 7: M/W/F 9a-10:30a
An introduction to several of the most important computing technologies in use today, to help students understand what is happening behind the scenes and inside the box.
The course will include coding practice using two different languages.
Objectives: By the end of the class, students will have created several computer programs and smartphone apps, and will have broadened and deepened their understanding of the internet, computer languages, and operating systems.
Requirements: Students will need a laptop (with camera) and access to the internet. No previous programming experience is required.
June 22 - Aug 7: M/W/F 10a-2:30p
Through this in-depth class students will learn how to tell a story visually. Starting with a simple idea, you will learn how to add personality and depth to a character and will learn the techniques that will make this possible: Shading, contrast, texture, poses, expressions, and much more!
June 22 - July 31: T 10a-11:30a
Students will learn how to employ various methodologies and principles that will make you a more effective, well-rounded student. Not a boring tutorial but a hands-on personalized class where students figure out what will work best for them as there is no simple formula and every student digests knowledge and information differently. Topics include but are not limited to: organization, note taking, annotating, and goal setting.