Course Offerings

The information presented on this page applies to the 2017 season. Please visit the website in December 2017 for Summer 2018 updates.

Click on a category below to view specific course offerings, dates, times, grade levels and tuition. Arts Experience courses including Digital Arts courses, all STEAM courses, and Sports Experience courses are listed in the Enrichment Section.

New Courses offered for 2017: 
  • Introduction to Coding
  • Introduction to Engineering
  • App & Game Design
  • Advanced Drones
  • Advanced Robotics
  • Writing for High School
Questions? Contact Robert Mallalieu, Director of Summer Session, 973.992.7000, ext. 217, summer@newarka.edu.

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  • JUMP START: Grades 1 and 2 / Lunch Bunch / Stay and Play

    Jump Start Program for Grades 1 and 2

    Grade 1
    This course is designed to maximize your child’s potential in preparation for first grade. Curriculum content will include building and enhancing reading skills, phonemic awareness, fluency, and decoding skills. Your child will build his/her skills in written expression through daily handwriting practice, sentence construction, proper grammar usage and the overall fundamentals of becoming an avid writer. Reading fluency and comprehension are at the core of this grade level. Developing reading strategies to assist concepts of print and promote fluency and comprehension are the cornerstone of our reading series. Leveled readers and weekly reading inventories ensure that our students are challenged. The comprehensive approach taken to teach both reading and writing ensures that our students become both readers and authors; promoting autonomy and independence as they engage in the complexities of the curriculum.Mathematical concepts such as problem solving, operations, and number sense will be taught using hands-on manipulatives, while students work cooperatively on various activities. Additionally, the use of Cuisenaire rods and snap cubes will enhance your child’s number sense by making “numbers” come to life. "Real-Life" Math opportunities will be provided as students will "shop" the local book store and make change. Visual representation of Math is integrated in the form of pie and bar charts while the children make meaningful connections to their daily experiences.
  Daily enrichment activities such as art, computers, physical education, and yoga / meditation will provide students with a dynamic, integrated learning experience.
     
    The penultimate day of the program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey. There will be no Lunch Bunch or Stay and Play on August 4.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    Tuition $2,400 Full Session; $1,200 Session A or Session B
     
     
    Grade 2    
    This course is designed to prepare your child for the rigors and challenges of second grade. Students will be exposed to various genres of writing, as they learn the basics of story elements and characterization. Context clues and decoding skills will help your child become a more fluent and independent reader. Our writing focus will be the creation of deep, meaningful sentences that take the form of interrogatives, statements, and exclamations with the goal of creating a descriptive piece of writing. Extensive vocabulary work and an integrated spelling program relevant to the stories will bring greater depth to these young writers as they become their own authors. Mathematical concepts such as addition, subtraction and regrouping comprise our core curriculum.  Multiplication using skip counting, division of single and double digit numbers and basic fractions are taught as well using counters, tangrams, and charts to clarify abstract concepts. Additional skills such as basic money-sense, units of measure, and thermometer use are included as students master previous concepts; scaffolding of instruction is implemented as best practices of pedagogy and learning.
  Daily enrichment activities such as art, computers, physical education, and yoga / meditation will provide students with a dynamic, integrated learning experience.
     
    The penultimate day of the program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey. There will be no Lunch Bunch or Stay and Play on August 4.


     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    8:00 am-12:00 pm
    Tuition $2,400 Full Session; $1,200 Session A or Session B
     
     
    Lunch Bunch  
    Lunch Bunch provides students with lunch each day and the opportunity to eat and mingle with their classmates. For some, it will be a time for winding down from a busy morning, eating a healthy lunch and getting ready to go home. For others, it will be a time to regroup and prepare for an afternoon of summer, fun-filled activities. Children will have the opportunity to play during a supervised recess. "Cinema Hour" has been a popular addition to Lunch Bunch hour as students needing to wind down view a g-rated film reinforcing the curriculum and relevant themes for that particular week. The penultimate day of the Jump Start program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey. There will be no Lunch Bunch on August 4.



    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    12:00 -1:00 pm
    Tuition $700 Full Session; $350 Session A or Session B

    Stay and Play
    Summer and sun-filled activities make the Stay and Play program a very popular one. Children will be invited to participate in afternoon recreational activities.  Both fine and gross motor skills are challenged as they engage in obstacle courses, water-play, STEAM, and miniature golf!  Jump Start program will include a “Celebration of Learning.” Both students and parents will participate in activities that highlight the six-week academic journey. There will be no Stay and Play on August 4.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    1:00 - 3:00 pm
    Tuition $1,200 Full Session:
    $600 Session A or Session B
     
  • ENRICHMENT (Grades 3-8): Academic Courses, Arts, Digital Arts, STEAM, Sports, Yoga

    Enrichment courses meet for one hour each day and are scheduled in the following time slots: 8:05-9:05 am, 9:10-10:10 am, 10:25-11:25 am, 11:30 am-12:30 pm, 1:00-2:00 pm, and 2:00-3:00 pm. Class meeting times for each grade level are listed with the course descriptions. Students should enroll for the grade level that they will enter in the fall of 2017. All academic enrichment courses align with common core standards adapted by New Jersey.

    Summer Enrichment 2017 Course Schedule
                                                   

    English / Grades 3-6
 This course provides an opportunity for students to develop and reinforce their grammar and writing skills. Writing assignments focus on the clear and effective use of language to communicate the student's ideas. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.


     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    8:05–9:05 am / Grades 4, 5
    9:10–10:10 am / Grades 3, 6
    10:25–11:25 am / Grades 3, 6
    11:30 am–12:30 pm / Grades 4, 5
    Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 for Session A or Session B
     
    Mathematics / Grades 3-6
    Organized by grade level and subject, this course covers the fundamentals of arithmetic through pre-algebra in a small class setting. It is appropriate for students wishing to advance in mathematics and for those who experienced difficulty during the school year. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    8:05–9:05 am / Grades 4, 5
    9:10–10:10 am / Grades 3, 4, 6
    10:25–11:25 am / Grades 3, 6
    11:30 am–12:30 pm / Grades 4, 5
    Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 for Session A or Session B
     
    Reading / Grades 3-8
    In this course, students will develop and reinforce basic comprehension, vocabulary, structural analysis, and word attack skills. This individualized class is appropriate for students who wish to enhance (developmental) or strengthen (remedial) their reading skills. Students will improve their ability to select main ideas, recall factual details, use context clues and make inferences. Flexible reading rate, vocabulary, syllabication and word analysis will also be stressed. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
       
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4


    8:05–9:05 am / Grades 3, 6, 7, 8
    9:10–10:10 am / Grades 4, 5, 7, 8
    10:25–11:25 am / Grades 4, 5, 7, 8
    11:30 am–12:30 pm / Grades 3, 6, 7, 8
    Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 for Session A or Session B 
     
    Science / Grades 3-6      
    This course will introduce students to scientific concepts through a variety of structured assignments and hands-on activities. Students will explore topics in areas such as life, earth, physical, and applied sciences. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    8:05–9:05 am / Grades 3, 4
    9:10–10:10 am / Grades 4, 5  
    10:25–11:25 am / Grades 4, 5 
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm / Grades 3, 6 
    1:00-2:00 pm / Grade 4;   2:00-3:00 / Grade 5
    Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 for Session A or Session B   

    Arts Experience: Fundamentals /Grades 3-5      
    This course is designed to introduce the beginner artist to the fundamentals of creating art in a number of media. Over the course of the summer, students will rotate through a series of one-week units. The ceramics unit will offer students a chance to create basic hand-building projects in clay. In the drawing unit, students will explore 2-D art through drawing with graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil. Finally, in painting, students will use watercolors and acrylics as they work from still life and landscape scenery to develop their skills and learn how to use paint to make art effectively. Students will be utilizing the same art types and materials from year to year, but creating new projects so there is variety for students who have previously been enrolled in the course. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4


    10:25-11:25 am; 1:00-2:00 pm; 2:00-3:00 pm
    Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 Session A or Session B
     
    Arts Experience 2: Technique and Aesthetics / Grades 6-8 
    This course is designed to introduce the novice artist to the techniques and aesthetics necessary to be a successful artist. Over the course of the summer, students will try their hand at a number of mediums in a series of one-week units. The ceramics unit will offer students a chance to create basic hand-building projects in clay. In the drawing unit, students will explore 2-D art through drawing with graphite, charcoal, and colored pencils. Finally, in painting, students will use watercolors and acrylics as they work from still lifes and landscape scenery to develop their skills and learn how to use paint to make art effectively. Students will be utilizing the same art types and materials from year to year, but creating new projects so there is variety for students who have previously been enrolled in the course. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26- July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4


    11:30-12:30 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm; 2:00 - 3:00 pm
    Tuition: $750 Full Session; $375 Session A or Session B
     
    Digital Arts I / Grades 3-5
    This course is designed to introduce the beginner artist to the fundamentals of creating art in a digital world. Over the course of the summer, students will rotate through a series of one-week units that will allow them to explore different digital techniques. In Digital Sketching and Painting, students will utilize the touch screen capabilities of their device and a stylus to create works of art incorporating brushstrokes, color blending and composition. During the Photo Manipulation unit, students will be able to alter photos that they take to create surreal images. Finally, in the Graphic Novel Layout unit, students will create their own storyline that they will then illustrate into a comic book or graphic novel. Students will use school iPads in class, as they work with three different art apps that will enable them to create digital art at their fingertips. Students who have previously taken this course will be able to create different projects from past years. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    9:10-10:10 am Closed Session B
    Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B
    You may request placement in a closed class.  You will be put on a waiting list and notified if a spot opens up.  Please select an alternative course in the same time slot.
     

    Digital Arts II / Grades 6-8
    This course is designed as a continuation for students who have completed Digital Arts at Newark Academy Summer Session. Techniques will be reviewed and new techniques will be introduced, including 3D modeling. This class will then have an opportunity to 3D-print a project that they created (different than the 3D modeling project in STEAM) to take home. Students will use school iPads in class as they work with different apps that will enable them to create digital art at their fingertips. Students who have previously taken this course will be able to create different projects from past years. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    2:00 - 3:00 pm
    Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B


    Digital Photography / Grades 6-8
    In this innovative course, students will explore photography using digital cameras. Topics covered will include lighting, composition, editing, photoshop, color theory and many others.  Students will use a set of school cameras to take their photos. Other types of photography and printing will be discussed as well.  No experience is necessary. Students may enroll in this course for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment only.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14Closed
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    10:25 - 11:25 am
    Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B
    NOTE: This class is currently closed for Session A.  If you list this course, you will be placed on a waiting list; please select an alternative course.  We will contact you if a spot opens up or if another section forms.



    STEAM Courses
    Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM) classes present students with an integrated, creative, collaborative, and hands-on approach to learning. Our STEAM classes will engage students in learning across different content areas and multiple learning styles

    STEAM 1 / Grades 3 - 5
    In this course, students will be introduced to the basic elements and principles of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Design, and Math. Throughout the summer, students enrolled in the class will engage in the study of different topics each week. Two weeks (non-consecutive) will be spent on 3D modeling, printing, and fabrication. Another week will be spent on electronics and circuits, as students learn how electricity and power work. Students will also cover architecture and bridges as well as mechanical advantages and problem-solving skills through the use of iPads. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    8:05 - 9:05 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm  Closed 8:05 / Session B
    Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B
    You may request placement in a closed class.  You will be put on a waiting list and notified if a spot opens up.  Please select an alternative course in the same time slot.
     
    STEAM 2: Imagineering  / Grades 4 – 8
    This course is designed to expand upon skills and ideas learned last year in STEAM. Students must have taken STEAM in order to register for Imagineering. Some topics covered will be the same as in STEAM, but students will now develop their skills to complete more complex creations. There will also be an opportunity for independent work on a project designed to challenge a student’s critical thinking skills. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4 
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    9:10 - 10:10 am Closed; 2:00 - 3:00 pm / Grades 6 – 8 Closed
    11:30 am – 12:30 pm / Grades 4 - 5 Closed Session B
    Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B


    NOTE:   If you list a time/course that is closed, you will be placed on a waiting list; please select an alternative course.  We will contact you if a spot opens up or if another section forms.


    New: Introduction to Engineering / Grades 3-5
    In this hands-on course, students will develop an understanding of the Engineering Design Process and complete tasks that challenge their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Students will work through a series of activities that focus on the principles of flight and aerodynamics, problem solving, architecture and construction.
     
    Full Session: June 26- August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 – August 4
    9:10 - 10:10 am 
    Tuition: $900Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B Closed
    NOTE: This class is currently closed.  If you list this course, you will be placed on a waiting list; please select an alternative course.  We will contact you if a spot opens up or if another section forms.


    New: Introduction to Coding
     / Grades 3 - 5
    In this course, students will be introduced to the basic fundamentals of coding using code.org. Students will learn sequencing, problem-solving, and critical thinking as they take on various coding challenges and simulations. More advanced students will have an opportunity to learn the basics of HTML/CSS (used for website creation) and JAVASCRIPT (create drawings using the coding language).

    Full Session: June 26- August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 – August 4


    11:30 am - 12:30 pm  
    Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B CLOSED
    Note: This class is currently closed.  If you list this course, you will be placed on a waiting list; please select an alternative course.  We will contact you if a spot opens up or if another section forms.
     
    Robotics / Grades 3-8
    In this course, students will gain hands-on experience building and programming a Lego Mindstorm Robot. Working in small groups, students will construct their robot, then use a computer to program actions and movements for the robots to perform. Basic programming and coding will be covered with an emphasis placed on the Lego program. The last few days of the course will be spent on building a K'nex Robobuilder kit that students will get to work on individually and then take home at the end of the course. 
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    10:25 - 11:25 am; 2:00 - 3:00 pm / Grades 3-5 Closed: Sessions A & B
    11:30 am - 12:30 pm / Grades 6 - 8 Session A is closed.
    Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B
    Note:  If you list a closed class, you will be placed on a waiting list; please select an alternative course.  We will contact you if a spot opens up or if another section forms.


    New:  Advanced Robotics / Grades 6 -8
    In this course, students will expand their knowledge of Lego EV3 robots, as well as gain a more in-depth knowledge of programming and coding. Each week will focus on different robot challenges that students need to solve.  Students taking this course should have completed Robotics at Newark Academy Summer Session.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    1:00 – 2:00pm
    Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B

    New: App & Game Design / Grades 6-8
    In this course, students will be introduced to the basic elements of application and game design.  Students will utilize a variety of web-based software in order to plan, code, and create their own interactive games and applications.  Doing so, involves system based thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, storytelling, design and digital media literacy.  Through creation and testing of each other’s games and applications, students will learn to think analytically and holistically, to experiment and test theories, and to make the best possible game/application for their intended audience.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4 CLOSED
    8:05 – 9:05
    Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session
    You may request placement in a closed class.  You will be put on a waiting list and notified if a spot opens up.  Please select an alternative course in the same time slot.
     
    Drone Basics -  / Grades 6-8
    In this course, students will be introduced to drones and how they are assembled and controlled.  Three weeks prior to starting the course, students will be required to pre-purchase their own drone from a selection provided by the summer session office; the cost of the drone will be approximately $125. Once students assemble their kits and get familiar with controlling them, the instructor will set up weekly challenges that include Recon: Search and Rescue, Obstacle Courses & Timed Trials, and Aerial Duels.  Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment.

     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14Closed 8:05 & 1:00
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    8:05 – 9:05 am; 1:00 - 2:00 pm 
    Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B
    You may request placement in a closed class.  You will be put on a waiting list and notified if a spot opens up.  Please select an alternative course in the same time slot.

    New: Advanced Drones / Grades 6-8
    In this course, students will expand their aerial flying skills as they are presented with new obstacles and flying challenges. Each week will focus on a new skill-based advanced flying challenge. Three weeks prior to starting the course, students will be required to pre-purchase their own drone from a selection provided by the summer session office; the cost of the drone will be approximately $125.  Students taking this course should have completed Drone Basics at Newark Academy Summer Session.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    10:25 – 11:25 am
    Tuition: $900 Full Session; $450 Session A or Session B

    Sports Skills: Fundamentals /Grades 3-5    
    This course will help students improve their basic sports skills. Students will learn and develop the fundamentals of both physical health and skill-related fitness concepts, such as agility, coordination, and balance, while also incorporating them into both gameplay and their everyday lives. As students rotate through one-week units on sports like volleyball, basketball, and soccer, the course will emphasize skills fundamentals, rules, gameplay, good sportsmanship, fitness, and, most importantly, fun! Classes will take place in the Wrightson Gym and Danco Fitness Center, as well as on the outdoor athletic fields. Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment. See weekly schedule below.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    11:30 am-12:30 pm; 1:00-2:00 pm; 2:00-3:00 pm 
    Tuition: $600 Full Session; $300 Session A or Session B
     
    Sports Skills: Technique, Strategy and Gameplay / Grades 6-8   
    This course will help students improve their sports skills, gameplay, and overall fitness level. Students will learn and develop their physical health and skill-related fitness concepts, such as agility, coordination, and balance, while also incorporating them into both gameplay and their everyday lives. As students rotate through one-week units on sports like softball, hockey, and tennis, the course will emphasize skills and techniques, strategy, gameplay, good sportsmanship, fitness, and most importantly, fun! Individualized instruction will be given to each student as they work toward their personal sport and fitness-related goals throughout the course. Classes will take place in the Wrightson Gym and Danco Fitness Center, as well as on the outdoor athletic fields. 
    Students may enroll for the full six weeks or select a three-week enrollment. See weekly schedule below.
     
    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    10:25-11:25 am; 1:00-2:00 pm
    Tuition: $600 Full Session; $300 Session A or Session B
     
    Sports Experience Weekly Schedule
    Grades 3-5
    June 26 – June 30 Track and Field, Agility Training and
    Fitness Fun
    July 3 – July 7: Baseball / Softball & Floor/Field Hockey
    July 10 – July 14: Tennis & Lacrosse
    July 17 – July 21: Soccer
    July 24 – July 28: Volleyball
    July 31 – August 4: Basketball 
    Grades 6-8
    June 26 – June 30: Track and Field,
    and Sports Conditioning
    July 3 – July 7: Baseball / Softball & Floor/Field Hockey
    July 10 – July 14: Tennis & Lacrosse
    July 17 – July 21: Soccer
    July 24 – July 28: Volleyball, Badminton & Eclipse Ball
    July 31 – August 4: Basketball 
     
               
    Yoga Practice / Grades 3-8
    This course will explore the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga and introduce loving-kindness, patience, resilience, healthy risk taking, and purposeful, directed breathing or “pranayama”.  Included, are elements of “Vinyasa” (flow) to build up stamina, as well as the learning of 75-plus specific poses.  The class will study and implement three breathing (“pranayama”) techniques and learn about the sages and myths connected to the poses. As all poses have varying levels of difficulty, this course is appropriate for students completely new to yoga, as well as those with significant prior experience.   
              
    10:25 - 11:25 am / Grades 3-5
    11:30 - 12:30 / Grades 6-8
    Full Session: June 26- August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17– August 4
    Tuition: $600 Full Session; $300 Session A or Session B




    Full Session 1: June 27- August 5
    Part Session A: June 27 - July 15
    Part Session B: July 18 – August 5
    10:25-11:25 am; 1:00-2:00 pm
    Tuition: $600 Full Session; $300 Session A or Session B

    Sports Experience Weekly Schedule
    Grades 3-5
    June 26 – June 30 Track and Field, Agility Training and
    Fitness Fun
    July 3 – July 7: Baseball / Softball & Floor/Field Hockey
    July 10 – July 14: Tennis & Lacrosse
    July 17 – July 21: Soccer
    July 24 – July 28: Volleyball
    July 31 – August 4:  Basketball 
    Grades 6-8
    June 26 – June 30: Track and Field,
    and Sports Conditioning
    July 3 – July 7: Baseball / Softball & Floor/Field Hockey
    July 10 – July 14: Tennis & Lacrosse
    July 17 – July 21: Soccer
    July 24 – July 28: Volleyball, Badminton & Eclipse Ball
    July 31 – August 4: Basketball 

    Yoga Practice / Grades 3-8
    This course will explore the physical and spiritual practice of Yoga and introduce loving-kindness, patience, resilience, healthy risk taking, and purposeful, directed breathing or “pranayama”.  Included, are elements of “Vinyasa” (flow) to build up stamina, as well as the learning of 75-plus specific poses.  The class will study and implement three breathing (“pranayama”) techniques and learn about the sages and myths connected to the poses. As all poses have varying levels of difficulty, this course is appropriate for students completely new to yoga, as well as those with significant prior experience.          
    10:25 - 11:25 am / Grades 3-5
    11:30 - 12:30 / Grades 6-8

    Full Session: June 26 - August 4
    Session A: June 26 - July 14
    Session B: July 17 - August 4
    Tuition: $600 Full Session; $300 Session A or Session B



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  • ENGLISH: Writing, Literature, Advanced Writing, Writing Clinic

    Writing Workshop / Grades 6-8
    This six-week course is designed for students who need to improve their writing abilities. The course will address student weaknesses in usage, style, organization, and revision through skill development. Students will also learn how best to employ structure at the sentence, paragraph, and essay level. Separate classes are offered for each grade level. Depending on enrollment, afternoon classes may combine two consecutive grades.
    June 26-August 4
    8:05-10:10 am; 10:25 am–12:30 pm; (Writing Workshop 8 closed; 10:25)
    1:00–3:00 pm
    Tuition $900

    Writing for High School / Grade 9
    This six-week course is designed to meet the needs of students who are entering 9th grade in the fall and are determined to develop their high school writing skills. Students will spend a week learning how to approach each genre of high school writing, including personal essays, analytic, persuasive, and creative writing. Writing for High School focuses on understanding structure, learning how to meet assignment requirements, and paying attention to the small details, such as common grammatical errors, that harm students’ performance. Classes use regular ‘grammar bites’ to foster student familiarity with commas, apostrophes, and the active voice; as well as weekly writer’s workshops to encourage students to develop their own writing voice.
    June 26 - August 4
    10:25 am–12:30 pm
    Tuition $900
     
    Writing for High School / Grades 10,11
    This six-week course is designed to meet the needs of students who are entering 10thor 11th grade in the fall and are determined to develop their high school writing skills across the curriculum. The course is designed to support student writing ability by teaching practices that build competence and confidence.  The skill-based approach takes students through a step-by-step process to draft and complete an Analytic Paper, Research Paper, and Personal Essay.  Each unit includes: how to approach a writing prompt and understand what teachers want, common grammatical mistakes and how to avoid them, how to develop ideas into arguments, and how to use evidence to support a thesis.  Students will write multiple drafts and learn from instructor’s feedback how to recognize patterns in their own writing, and edit their own work, leaving the summer prepared for writing in English, Humanities, and college applications. 
    June 26 - August 4  
    8:05-10:10 am
    Tuition $900

    Writing Clinic / Grades 7-9
    This three-week course is designed for students who want to develop their writing skills. The course will help students who need to improve basic skills including grammar, punctuation, and sentence and paragraph formation. A small group of students meets for one hour per day with the teacher, allowing for conversations about a wide variety of writing issues.
    June 26 - July 14; July 17 - August 4
    8:05-9:05 am; 10:25-11:25 am / Grades 7-8 
    9:10-10:10 am; 11:30 am-12:30 pm / Grades 8-9
    Tuition $375

    Literature Workshop / Grades 6-11

    Through nightly readings, class discussions, and a variety of writing tasks, students will explore the structures, themes and modes of expression in novels, plays, short stories, and poems. Students will develop their skills of close reading and analytical writing over the course of the six-week course. Separate classes are offered for grades 6 – 9; a combined class if offered for grades 10,11.  The course may be taken for advance credit in English, and with Advanced Writing, represents one year of credit.            
    June 26 - August 4
    8:05-10:10 am / Grade 9
    10:25 am-12:30 pm  / Grade 6-8, 10-11
    Tuition $900
     
    Advanced Writing / Grades 10-12

    This six-week course will introduce the competent student writer to the development of a mature style through studies of audience, purpose, diction, sentence formation, and paragraph continuity. Students will examine and practice a variety of writing modes: exposition, argumentation, description, and narration, while also developing the skills necessary to be a successful essay writer. This course may be taken for advance credit in English, and with Literature Workshop, represents one year of credit.

    June 26 - August 4

    8:05-10:10 am; 1:00-3:00 pm

    Tuition $900
  • MATHEMATICS: Math Clinic, Fundamentals of Math, Pre-algebra, Algebra 1, Geometry, Algebra 2, Pre-calculus, Calculus

    Math Clinic / Grades 6-12
    In this course, math instruction will be offered at levels ranging from fundamentals of math to calculus. Skilled math teachers instruct and supervise students working individually or in small groups. 
     
    Students can enroll in Math Clinic to review course work or to preview courses such as Pre-Algebra, Algebra I, Algebra II, Trigonometry, Geometry, Pre-Calculus and Calculus.  Students may enroll in this course for three to six consecutive weeks. Starts dates for Math Clinic are June 26 and July 17 only. Please specify “Math Clinic” on your application.
     
     For example, if your child is taking Algebra I next year, and you want a preview of the course, your application should specify “Math Clinic - Algebra I Preview.” Students who wish to preview courses for the full six-week session should enroll in the separate Math Preview Courses such as Algebra 1 Preview.                      
    June 26 - August 4
    8:05-10:10 am; 10:25 am-12:30 pm; 1:00-3:00 pm
    Tuition $150 per week
     
    Fundamentals of Mathematics / Grades 6-7
    This six-week course will cover the addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions, decimals, and percents. The course also usually includes intuitive geometry and an introduction to Algebra I.
    June 26 - August 4
    10:25 am-12:30 pm
    Tuition $900
     
    Pre-Algebra / Grades 6-8
    This six-week course will provide students with an opportunity to strengthen their basic mathematical skills, while working on an introduction to algebra. Students will be introduced to the algebra concepts of integers, equations, inequalities, and exponents; there is also a unit on informal geometry. Students enrolling in this course should have completed Fundamentals of Math. 
    June 26 - August 4
    8:05-10:10 am; 10:25 am-12:30 pm
    Tuition $900
     
    Algebra 1 / Grades 7-9
    This six-week course will cover algebra in one and two variables through the solution of quadratic equations by factoring, completing the square, and by formula. This course will stress the structure and logical development of mathematics. Students enrolling in this course should have completed Pre-Algebra. 
    June 26 - August 4
    Advance credit: 8:05 am-12:30 pm  / Tuition $1,800
    Preview course: 8:05-10:10 am; 10:25 am-12:30 pm / Tuition $900
     
    Geometry / Grades 8-10
    This six-week course will cover plane geometry with elements of analytic and solid geometry, nature of proof, development of theorems from definitions and axioms, constructions, original exercises and numerical examples, analytic geometry of the straight line, and the circle. Students enrolling in this course should have completed Algebra 1.    
    June 26 - August 4
    Advance credit: 8:05 am-12:30 pm; 10:25 am–3:00 pm / Tuition $1,800
    Preview course: 8:05-10:10 am; 10:25 am -12:30 pm / Tuition $900
     
    Algebra II with Trigonometry / Grades 9-11
    This six-week course will cover intermediate algebra with elements of analytic geometry and trigonometry, quadratic and higher degree equations, graphing inequalities, binomial theorem, series and sequences, arithmetic and geometric progressions, and mathematical induction. Students will be required to have a graphing calculator. Only advance credit students will cover trigonometry. Students enrolling in this course should have completed Algebra 1. 
    June 26 - August 4
    Advance credit: 8:05 am-12:30 pm ; 10:25 am–3:00 pm / Tuition $1,800 
    Preview course: 8:05-10:10 am; 10:25 am-12:30 pm / Tuition $900
     
    Pre-Calculus / Grades 10-11
    This six-week course will review and study intermediate algebra, analytic geometry, function and inverse function, log and exponential functions, trigonometry, complex induction, limits, continuity, and derivatives of polynomials. Students will be required to have a graphing calculator. Students enrolling in this course should have completed Algebra 2 with Trigonometry.                
    June 26 - August 4
    Advance credit: 8:05 am-12:30 pm / Tuition $1,800
    Preview course: 8:05-10:10 am; 10:25 am-12:30 pm  / Tuition $900
     
    Calculus / Grades 11-12This six-week course will follow the curriculum of the AP Exam as defined by ETS. Topics will include analytic geometry, along with both differential and integral calculus. The course will spend a fair amount of time on the applications of the calculus. The advance credit course will end with a review of previous AP Exams and an equivalent final exam. Students will be required to have a graphing calculator.  Students enrolling in this course should have completed Pre-Calculus.            
    June 26 - August 4
    Advance credit: 8:05 am-12:30 pm / Tuition $1,800
    Preview course: Available only in Math Clinic
  • SCIENCE: Science Inquiry & Exploration, Biology, Chemistry, Physics

    Science Inquiry and Exploration / Grades 7-8     
    This six-week integrated science course examines topics in diverse branches of science. Students will explore the fields of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Environmental Science through a hands-on approach that includes the designing and performing of laboratory experiments. Students will also learn how to set up and manipulate laboratory equipment and appropriate technology. Emphasis will be placed on the development of skills such as hypothesizing, inferring, data collection and analysis, communication, and presentation.
    June 26 - August 4

    8:05-10:10 am; 10:25 am-12:30 pm / Tuition $900
               
    Biology / Grades 8-10
    This six-week lab science course will focus on life processes and a survey of the living world. The course will start with the chemical and physical systems necessary to support life and progresses to metabolic activities and functioning systems. 
    June 26 to August 4
Advance credit: 8:05 am-12:30 pm / Tuition $1,800

    Preview course: 8:05-10:10 am; 10:25 am-12:30 pm ; 1:00-3:00 pm / Tuition $900 

               
     
     
    Chemistry / Grades 10-11

    This six-week lab science course will focus on the basic concepts of chemistry. Problem solving will be an important skill developed in the course, which features an experimental approach.  Students enrolling in this course should have completed Algebra 1.

    June 26 - August 4
    Advance credit: 8:05 am-12:30 pm / Tuition $1,800 
    Preview course: 8:05-10:10 am ; 10:25 am-12:30 pm ; 1:00-3:00 pm / Tuition $900 


                           
    Physics / Grades 10-12

    This six-week course will stress conceptual understanding of the principles that govern the physical world. The topics of mechanics, electricity and magnetism, optics, waves, light, and relativity will be studied. Students enrolling in this course should have completed Algebra 2 with Trigonometry.
    June 26 - August 4

    Advance credit: 8:05 am-12:30 pm / Tuition $1,800
    Preview course: 8:05-10:10 am; 10:25 am-12:30 pm; 1:00-3:00 pm / Tuition $900
  • OTHER COURSES: Study Skills, SAT, ACT, Computer Programming

    Study Skills / Grades 6-9
    This three-week course will focus on the development of effective study habits. Students will be introduced to various principles and techniques to assist them in a number of areas: planning and budgeting of time, undertaking reading assignments of varying difficulty and from different disciplines, note-taking and underlining, improving memory, preparing for examinations, and establishing daily study habits. Students will apply these skills as they read, analyze and respond to a novel.
     
    June 26 - July 14
    8:05-10:10 am / Level 2 (Grades 8-9) 
    10:25 am-12:30 pm / Level 1 (Grades 6-7) 
     
    Tuition $450
                           
    July 17 - August 4
    8:05 -10:10 am / Level 2 (Grades 8-9)
    10:25 am-12:30 pm / Level 1 (Grades 6-7)
    Tuition $450
    


    SAT/PSAT Course / Grades 10-12
    This two-week course meets two hours per day and prepares students for both the SAT and PSAT exams. Over the course of the 20 hours, students will learn both the skills and strategies to succeed on the Math, Reading, Writing and Language sections of the test, and the optional Essay. Students will rotate through the three sections with three specialized instructors, spending an hour at a time in each classroom. By the end of the two weeks, all students will possess the confidence and know-how to maximize their individual performance on the SAT exam. The course will be offered in two, 2-week sessions.

    June 26 - July 7*; July 10-July 21
    1:00-3:00 pm
    Tuition $500 
     
    *There are no classes on Tuesday, July 4.  Students enrolling in the first session of the SAT course will meet on Wednesday, July 5, from 1:00-4:00 pm and Thursday, July 6, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm.


     
    ACT Course / Grades 10-12
    This two-week course meets two hours per day and prepares students for ACT exam. Over the course of the 20 hours, students will learn both the skills and strategies to succeed on the English, Reading, Math and Science sections of the test, and the optional Essay. Students will rotate through the sections with three specialized instructors, spending an hour at a time in each classroom. By the end of the two weeks, all students will possess the confidence and know-how to maximize their individual performance on the ACT exam. The course will be offered in a 2-week session.

    July 24 - August 4
    1:00 - 3:00 pm
    Tuition: $500
       
    Computer Programming / Grades 9-12In this three-week course, students will be introduced to the Java programming language. Students will learn to write object-oriented programs containing classes, objects, loops, if-else statements, and more. 

    June 26 - July 14 ; July 17 - August 4
    8:05-10:10 am; 10:25 am-12:30 pm 
    Tuition $450

Summer Enrichment Highlights

Specialized Workshops

Workshops, taught by Newark Academy faculty, offer students a variety of opportunities to expand their intellectual and artistic horizons. These workshops allow students to step outside traditional academic coursework to discover and deepen new skills and passions. Small class sizes and engaging material provide the perfect opportunity fo students to grow as thinkers and artists.

New Specialized Workshops offered for 2017:
  • Writing Interactive Fiction with Twine
  • Introduction to Marine Habitats
  • Threats to Marine Ecosystems
  • Video Game Coders’ Boot Camp
  • Databases End-to-End
View workshop offerings.