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New Summer Success

The MCDS Student Success Network is excited to announce our new Summer Success offerings. These noncredit classes are taught by MCDS faculty whose familiarity with the curriculum enables them to target the specific skills needed to succeed in the upcoming year.

For LS, the JumpStart program consists of two-hour classes offered four times over the summer and can be followed by summer camp.

For MS, the focus includes summer reading books, note-taking skills, organization, and time management.
 
For MS and US, classes should be chosen according to Math and English placement for the rising school year. 
 
Summer Success
 
6th Grade Organization for Middle School Success 
Dates: 6/14-6/25; 7/26-8/6
Times: 10am-12pm
Subject: Math and English
Note-taking (digital and by hand)
Asking the right questions
Time management
Focus on the MCDS Summer Reading for English and Social Studies
Reading comprehension and analysis 
Written response to prompts 
Operations with integers, decimals, and fractions
Introduction to negative numbers
Algebraic representation
 
*Grade 7 and 8 are recommended to register for English and the appropriate math placement
 
Grade 7 and 8 English Organization for Middle School Success 
Dates: 6/14-6/25; 7/26-8/6
Times: 10-11:30am or 11:45-1:15pm based on math class
Note-taking (digital and by hand)
Asking the right questions
Time management
Operations with integers, decimals, and fractions
Introduction to negative numbers
Algebraic representation
Reading selections including short stories and articles
Student-led reading discussions
Writing assignments focused on expression and mechanics
Literary terms and grammar essentials 
 
Pre-Algebra (MS and US) 
Dates: 6/14-6/25; 7/26-8/6
10am-11:30am
Operations with rational numbers
Basics of algebraic expressions and equations
Working on the coordinate plane
 
Integrated Math 1 (MS and US)
Dates: 6/14-6/25; 7/26-8/6 
11:45am–1:15pm
Solving algebraic equations
Linear relationship basics
Using the TI-Nspire graphing calculator
 
Integrated Math 2 
Dates: 6/14-6/25; 7/26-8/6
Session I 9:00am – 11:00am Session II 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Functions
Linear relationships
Triangles, quadrilaterals, and circles
 
Integrated Math 3
Dates: 6/14-6/25; 7/26-8/6
11:15am – 1:15pm
Factoring
Graphing functions
Polynomial operations
 
Pre-Calculus 
Dates: 6/14-6/25 ; 7/26-8/6 
9-11am
Function transformations
Regression on the TI-Nspire
 
Calculus 
Dates: 6/14-6/25; 7/26-8/6
12-2pm
Rates of change
Pythagorean Identities
Velocity
 
AP Statistics 
Dates: 6/14-6/25; 7/26-8/6
1:30-3:30pm
Measures of central tendency
Linear regression on the TI-Nspire
Displaying data
 
 Essay Writing for Upper School 
Dates: 6/21-7/2;  7/26-8/6
10am-12pm
Effective Thesis Statements
Paragraph Structure
Sentence Precision and Style
 
AP Essay Writing 
Dates: 6/21-7/2; 7/26-8/6
1-3pm
Effective Use of Sources
Honing Analysis
Argumentation
 
ESOL (MS and US) 
Each week from June 14-Aug 7
TBD by 
Interactive group focusing on listening, speaking, and writing skills. 
 
Test Prep Intensives 
 
ACT Intensive for the June 12 ACT Exam 
Dates: June 7-11
Times: 11-3
School's out. No more excuses. One week to eat, sleep, and breathe the ACT. 
 
ACT intensive for July 17 date
Dates: July 5-16 
Times: 11-2
Summertime Summertime: two weeks of dedicated study unencumbered by academic commitments.
 
SAT intensive for Aug 28 date
Dates: Aug 9-20 
Last chance before school begins to give it your all.
 
*Full practice exam required prior to starting all test prep classes and private tutoring 
**SSN test prep experts officially score in or above 97% and have over 5 years of specialized test prep experience
 
Concierge Test Prep Groups 
 
Student Success Network’s Concierge Groups are tailored to accommodate your schedule. All SAT and ACT Concierge Groups can be customized by section(s) of desired focus.   
 
Please/register here with your preference of dates for your custom-crafted Concierge Group, available in 1-4 week intensives.
 
ISEE/SSAT Admission Exams
The SAT Writing, Math, or Reading Intensive
The ACT English, Math, Reading, or Science Intensive
TI Crash Course for Test Prep (Online in July; In person in August) 
 
Other SSN Summer Offerings
 
Grade: Mindfulness and Movement for Grades 7-12 
Dates: 6/28-7/9; 7/26-8/6
Subject: Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction through Movement
Description: .b Mindfulness in Schools Project certified children’s instructor
 
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