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Summertime is a great opportunity for students to grow and learn in areas that interest them. Our programs are designed to not only give your child fun summer experience, but to prepare him or her for their upcoming school year.
This summer we are offering exciting camps that will surely pique the curiosity of future artists, scientists, chefs, and writers alike. Our credentialed, experienced, and dynamic teachers have put together programs that incorporate learning through exploration, games, artwork and more! No matter which program you choose, you will be thrilled to find that your child will pick up important academic skills while he or she has an exciting summer camp experience.
Most of our sessions are offered for kindergarten through high school students. After enrollment, groups are divided into appropriate age groups.
KINDERGARTEN READINESS PROGRAM
July 9th-13th from 12pm-3pm or July 16th-20th from 9am-12pm
Now viewed as the year that reading begins to develop, it is important that students enter kindergarten with a background in alphabetic knowledge and phonemic awareness. If you think that your child may need to get a leg up in their upcoming kindergarten year, Atlas Academy is the place to turn. We have experienced early childhood educators and former kindergarten teachers on our team. Over this summer, we can help your little ones learn the alphabet, letter sounds, sound manipulation and may even be able to start some early reading. We will also focus on a strong foundation in math, by strengthening number sense, patterning, sorting, and more. Over the summer we can help to strengthen your youngsters skills to fully prepare them for a happy, successful year!
FIRST GRADE READINESS PROGRAM
July 9th-13th from 12pm-3pm or July 16th-20th from 9am-12pm
Students entering first grade should have a strong foundation in phonics, reading, and math. Our early childhood specialists and former first grade teachers have what it takes to develop not only a strong grasp on reading, but a true love for it. Our program targets each students’ specific needs whether it be in language arts, math, or both. Students will learn the word reading and phonemic awareness they need to strengthen their reading fluency. In math, students will strengthen their number sense and their addition and subtraction skills. All students will get the teaching and support that they need to ensure success in first grade. Best of all, they will have fun while they do it!
July 23rd-27th from 9am-12pm
In this program students will study the works of famous artists and will learn many new and exciting techniques. Artists will express themselves through a variety of mediums. At the close of camp, students will have an art portfolio and will have selected their best work for display. ($280)
July 16th-20th from 1pm-4pm
Jumpstart your musical career with this camp! Students will learn basic chords, rhythms and strumming techniques. Afterwards students will move onto progressions, chords and ultimately songwriting. Practice guitars are available for use during the week. ($280)
July 23rd-27th from 1pm-4pm
Are you ready to be the next top chef in the Bay Area? If so, this is the camp for you. Student chefs will learn basic safety and nutrition as they prepare balanced meals through kid-friendly recipes. The class will also have the opportunity to experiment with ingredients to create their own recipes. Each student chef will leave the class with a cookbook as well as a great deal of culinary skill! ($300)
July 30th-August 3rd from 1pm to 4pm
Become a CSI agent for the week! This camp gives students the opportunity to use scientific method, biology and chemistry together as they apply them to real-life examples. Students will use these concepts to solve mysteries all week long. ($280)
IS THIS REALLY MATH?
July 30th-August 3rd from 9am-12pm
This course will appeal to all math students—from the most engaged to the most disinterested. That is because this course focuses on fun, real world uses of mathematics. Students will play games and perform a variety of measuring, mixing and building activities. As students learn core math concepts in this engaging setting, you will hear many of them say, “I can’t believe this is math!” ($280)
MYTHBUSTERS & JUNKYARD WARS
July 2nd -July 6th from 9am-12pm
Based on the context of the hit show, students will use technology, chemistry and physics to bust myths. They will design and build projects from scratch that illustrate scientific interactions in our world. ($290)
PHYSICS FOR KIDS
July 9th-13th 9am-12pm
Students will explore gravity, gears and electricity as they design, build and observe simple machines. They will be excited about physics after this week long introduction. ($280)
June 25th-29th 9am -12pm
Our introduction to photography is ideal for budding photographers of all ages. Students will learn the basic concepts of shutter speed, aperture and ISO. At the end of the program, students will have a portfolio and will choose their best piece for display. Digital cameras are not provided. Class fees include all other materials. ($280)
June 25th-29th 1pm -4pm
Photographers will briefly review the basics from Photography 1. Then they will move on to the artistic methods and properties of photography such as lighting and composition. Students will once again end this course with a portfolio and will choose a piece to display in their community. Digital cameras are not provided. Class fees include all other materials. ($280)
CHEMISTRY FOR KIDS
July 2nd-6th 1pm-4pm
In this exciting math and science program, students investigate the properties of everyday substances. In our Atlas laboratory, students will make their own versions of such things as adhesives, toothpaste, cola and ice cream. ($280)
Our comprehensive high school and college entrance exam preparation programs have led students to extraordinary improvements on test scores. Programs for high school and college entrance exams begin with diagnostic assessments that pinpoint each student’s needs. Students then participate in an intensive, week long study group. Finally we will create an individualized academic program based on the remaining areas of growth. In your child’s ten one-to-one sessions that follow, they will have the opportunity to work with an experienced tutor. The rigorous work they complete in language arts, mathematics, and writing will allow your child to achieve the highest possible results on the various high school and college entrance exams.
HSPT/ISEE/SSAT TEST PREP
July 2nd-6th from 9am-11am
July 2nd-6th from 12pm-2pm
July 9th-13th from 9am-11am
The program includes:
- Two practice tests and evaluations
- Ten hours of small group instruction
- Ten one-on-one sessions in the fall
- An individualized summer packet
- Follow-up conferences
- All other materials for the entire school year
SAT/PSAT/ACT TEST PREP
July 2nd-6th from 9am-2pm (with a one hour break for lunch)
July 9th-13th from 9am-2pm (with a one hour break for lunch)
- two practice tests and evaluations
- 20 hours of small group instruction
- ten hours of individualized instruction in the fall
- a summer packet
- follow-up conferences
- preparation materials for the entire school year