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Flint Hill Academic and Enrichment Camps

ENRICHMENT

Film Camp (Online)

Learn about storytelling and the art of filmmaking. Film camp is a hands-on introduction to movie making. Students will explore the way that movies are crafted and will have the opportunity to take on the various roles involved in creating a film. Students will develop their own stories, work on iPads or Macbooks in iMovie, to edit their footage and compose short films. Writers, actors, photographers, and movie fans are invited to join in our hands-on exploration of what it takes to make a movie. No experience necessary, just enthusiasm.

Students will need access to an iPad or MacBook, high-speed internet and a printer.

Session: June 22-26
Times: 9-10 a.m. Presentation and direct instruction
1-2 p.m. Optional help
2-3p.m. Showtime
Grades:
Rising grades 6-9
Cost: $250

CLAY CAMP: Mud and Fire (Online)

This camp will get you hooked on clay so, get fired up!

Come explore the exciting world of ceramics in this two-week virtual program. Live instructor demonstrations, practice and group discussions will occur in our Google Hangout Meets. Clay campers will have an opportunity to work both independently and collaboratively throughout each meeting with both peers and instructors. This camp offers exposure to a wide range of techniques and projects while developing good relationships throughout our studio community. Clay Camp is designed to offer opportunities for all skill levels to develop their technical ability with clay while finding their unique voice as a maker. Individual instruction will promote creative expression and skill development. Each camper will complete a body of work they can both use and admire for many years to come.

No experience is necessary and all levels are welcome. Our session will end with a celebratory online exhibition of selected works.

All clay, glaze materials and firings are included in the camp fee. Each camper will need to pick up a 50lb box of clay prior to the first day of camp (included in camp). Participants will also be supplied with a beginner tool kit and supplies. The pick-up date and time are TBD but an update will be provided soon. Students will need access to an iPad, MacBook or PC with high-speed internet.

Session: June 22-July 2 (no camp on Friday, July 3)
Time: 9 -11 a.m.
Grades: Rising grades 5-12
Cost: $500
 

Key Strategies for Success (Online)

This workshop is designed for students who need some extra help in developing effective study and organization skills. Topics include methods for taking notes, memorization strategies, active reading comprehension skills, and test-taking techniques. Students will also complete inventories to explore their preferred learning styles and learn the habits of highly effective students.

Session: July 27-31
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Grades: Rising grades 9-11
Cost: $250

High School Writing Seminar (Online)

Students can hone their writing skills by learning the basics of crafting an original five-paragraph essay: preparing to write, developing a thesis statement, presenting supporting evidence, writing a conclusion and performing revisions. Students will learn the proper use of quotations and citations, and a step-by-step approach to working within a time limit to organize their thoughts, quickly create a thesis statement and develop it into an essay.

Session: July 20-24
Time: 1-3 p.m.
Grades: Rising grades 9-12
Cost: $250

Checkpoint Yenta - Rising Pre Algebra (Online)

What is Pre-Algebra and how do I improve my tenacity in solving math problems? What does all of my math lead me to next? These are some of the questions we will explore in this 10-hour workshop, designed to help you get off to a great start in Pre-Algebra. Focusing on number operations, ratios geometry, and Data. You will need a device (MacBook or iPad preferred, but Chromebook or Windows computer is OK if you know how to use it). You will need a good Internet connection and the Google Chrome browser. Bring your enthusiasm!

Session: August 3-7
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Grades: Rising grades 5-7
Cost: $250

Checkpoint Skwentna - Rising Algebra (Online)

What is the difference between arithmetic and algebra? Why should I study algebra? What can I do to prepare to do well in algebra? How do I improve my tenacity in solving math problems? These are some of the questions we will explore in this 10-hour workshop, designed to help you get off to a great start in Algebra 1. You will need a device (MacBook or iPad preferred, but Chromebook or Windows computer is OK if you know how to use it). You will need a good Internet connection and the Google Chrome browser. Bring your enthusiasm!

Session: July 20-24
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Grades: Rising grades 6-9
Cost: $250
 

Checkpoint Nikolai - Rising Geometry (Online)

What do we use Geometry for? What do I need to know to understand Geometry? What is the language of Geometry? These are some of the questions we will explore in this 10-hour workshop, designed to help you get off to a great start in Geometry. You will need a device (MacBook or iPad preferred, but Chromebook or Windows computer is OK if you know how to use it). You will need a good Internet connection and the Google Chrome browser. Bring your enthusiasm!

Session: July 27-31
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Grades: Rising grades 8-10
Cost: $250

Checkpoint Takotna - Online Rising Algebra II Prep (Online)

Are you taking Algebra II next year? What is Algebra II about and what do I need to know so I can learn it? These are some of the questions we will explore in this 10-hour workshop, designed to help you get off to a great start in Algebra 2. You will need a device (MacBook or iPad preferred, but Chromebook or Windows computer is OK if you know how to use it). You will need a good Internet connection and the Google Chrome browser. Bring your enthusiasm!

Session: July 27-31
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Grades: Rising grades 9-11
Cost: $250

Checkpoint Nulato - Rising Pre Calculus (Online)

How does Algebra II help build into Calculus? What does the rate of change have to do with Calculus? These are some of the questions we will explore in this 10-hour workshop, designed to help you get off to a great start in PreCalculus You will need a device (MacBook or iPad preferred, but Chromebook or Windows computer is OK if you know how to use it). You will need a good Internet connection and the Google Chrome browser. Bring your enthusiasm!

Session: August 10-14
Time: 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Grades: Rising grades 9-12
Cost: $250




Checkpoint Unalakleet - Rising Calculus (Online)

What is Calculus? What skills do I need before I start? What do we mean by “rate of change of a function”? What do we mean by “accumulation of a quantity for a given rate of change”? How important are “slope” and “area” in Calculus? These are some of the questions we will explore in this 10-hour workshop, designed to help you get off to a great start in calculus. You will need a device (MacBook or iPad preferred, but Chromebook or Windows computer is OK if you know how to use it). You will need a good Internet connection and the Google Chrome browser. Bring your enthusiasm!

Session: August 3-7
Time: 8-10 a.m.
Grades: Rising grades 9-12
Cost: $250

 

3D Design Virtual Camp

Explore the possibilities of Tinkercad right from your home! In this virtual camp, you will review techniques to use this 3D design software, practice designing, and choose projects to complete. Once you've perfected your designs they will be printed on our Dremel 3D printer and delivered to you! Have fun designing and creating with Ms. Starnes!
Students will need access to a laptop or PC and high-speed internet

Session: July 6-10
Time: 9-10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Grades: Rising grades 3-6
Cost: $200




 

Making with Microbits and Scratch (Online)

Ever wanted to program a fitness tracker like a FitBit? Or create a driving game on Scratch? We will learn to program the Microbit and create interactive games we can play with Microbit and Scratch. The Microbit has features like an LED matrix, a temperature sensor, motion sensors, and input buttons. Campers can code the Microbit for so many different projects.

Students will need access to a laptop or PC, high-speed internet and a printer.

Session: July 13-17
Time: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Grades: Rising grades 5-8
Cost: $250

COURSES FOR ACADEMIC CREDIT

Geometry (Online)

This course builds on the geometry covered in middle school to explore more complex geometric situations and deepen students’ ability to explain geometric relationships, moving toward formal mathematical arguments. Specific topics include similarity and congruence, analytic geometry, circles, the Pythagorean theorem, right triangle trigonometry, analysis of three-dimensional objects, conic sections, and geometric modeling. (1 year credit)

Students can expect to work synchronously (live class sessions via Google Meet) from 9-10 a.m. and 2-3 p.m. with their instructor and/or classmates. Students can expect to work asynchronously (independent work on and offline) for 2-4 hours per day. Instructors will be available via email, in virtual classrooms and during office hours.

Students will need access to a laptop or PC, high-speed internet and a printer.

Please note that this course has not yet been approved by the NCAA, and is in the application process for approval.

Session: June 15-July 17 (No classes July 3)
Grades: Rising grades 9-11
Prerequisite – Algebra 1 or equivalent
Cost: $1,995