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Website:
http://www.choate.edu/summerprograms/overview_new/index.aspx

State:
Conneticut

City / Town:
Wallingford

Day:
Yes

Boarding:
Yes

Open Enrollment:
Yes

International:
Yes

Coed / Boys / Girls:
Coed

Grades:
9th to PG

Duration - Dates / Time:
June 23 – July 26 (most programs)

Tuition:
$2230 to $8110, Princeton review for SAT or SSAT $699

Boarding Amount:
Included with boarding tuition rates

Meal Plan - Price:


Language Program:
yes

Curriculum / Activities:
High School Academic Enrichment
Age: entering grades 9 - 12
Tuition: Boarding – $7,250, Day per course – $2,270
Duration: Session I: June 23 - July 26, 2013
Arts: Architecture
Ceramics
Drawing
Oil Painting
Video Production
College Bound: The College Admission Process.
English: Short Story
Short Novel
Intermediate Writing Skills
Debate
The Big Questions
Literature into Film
Advanced Writing Skills
Exploring Short Fiction
Public Speaking
Reading and Study Skills
The Personal Essay
History and Social Sciences: World Religions
World Issues
First Principles
Significant Moments in U.S. History
Economic Principles
The Modern Middle East
Introduction to Psychology
The Spy Game
Exploring Ethical Dilemmas
Wall Street
The 1960s and Beyond
Languages: Introduction to Latin
Introduction to Chinese
Conversational French
Conversational Spanish
Mathematics and Computer Science: Introduction to Algebra I
Introduction to Algebra II
Concepts in Geometry
Introduction to Computer Programming
Special Topics in Algebra II
Trigonometry
Precalculus
Science: Introduction to Biology
Introduction to Physics
Global Scientific Issues: Searching for Solutions
Introduction to Chemistry
Anatomy and Physiology
Forensics
Field Ecology
Astronomy

High School English Language Institute
Age: entering grades 9 - 12
Tuition: Boarding – $8,110, Day – $6,500 - both include fee for required trip
Duration: Session I: June 23 - July 26, 2013
Participants must be non-native speakers of English who have studied the language at least 3 years in their home schools and who can converse in English. ELI courses in reading and writing drive substantive changes in language abilities through the use of a wide variety of language learning strategies. ELI students have ample opportunities to interact and enhance their language skills with American students through meals, sports, weekend dances, and various social activities. Integral components of the program are visits to museums, historic sites, cultural events and off-campus day trips to nearby cities (Boston and New Haven) and a three-day trip to New York City.
Courses include: Writing Workshop I
Reading Skills
Writing Workshop II
Reading Analysis
Public Speaking and Performance
Researching the American Experience
TOEFL Prep
Language Through the Arts
Upon arrival, all students are tested and subsequently placed within appropriate classes. Each student is required to take two English major courses and one minor course. In major courses, emphasis is placed on class discussion, group work, and writing. Placement in the minor course will depend in which major classes students are placed in, students\\\' interests, and availability in the schedule.

Immersion Geometry
Age: entering grades 9 - 12
Tuition: Boarding – $7,480, Day – $6,100
Duration: June 23 - July 26, 2013
This intensive, brisk pace course covers the standard year-long geometry curriculum as students explore the fundamentals of Euclidean geometry and various applications of these concepts in the real world. As time permits, algebra is incorporated to help students review and strengthen their problem-solving skills. After gaining experience making conjectures and testing hypotheses, students progress to writing formal deductive proofs, using paragraphs as well as the two-column format. In order to complete this year-long course in the summer session, students will be in class for the full academic day and may not enroll in additional courses.

The John F. Kennedy ’35 Institute in Government
Age: entering grades 10 - 12
Tuition: Boarding – $7,780, Day – $5,860 - both include fee for Washington, D.C. trip
Duration: June 23 - July 26, 2013
Must have completed a U.S. history or equivalent course to attend. Focus areas of the program are: American Government and Politics, Foundations of Political Thought, and Topics in Public Policy. The highlight of the program is 5 days in Washington, D.C. As a Kennedy Institute participant, you will see government in operation by: watching House and Senate debates, observing committee hearings on Capitol Hill, and spending time with officials in The White House and Supreme Court.

High School Math, Science and Writing Workshops
Age: entering grades 9 - 12
Tuition: Boarding – $3,075 per session, Day – $2,230 per session
Duration: Session I: June 23 – July 5, 2013, Session II: July 7 – July 19, 2013
Writing: Students practice both creative and analytical writing and are challenged to incorporate higher-order thinking and skills. By sharing their writing in a public setting they benefit from having their work read and critiqued by both teachers and peers. Importantly, students concentrate on practicing the types of expository writing that they will encounter on standardized tests and in college applications. They experiment with many different kinds of writing including personal narrative, dialog, poetry, short stories, and thesis papers.
Science: Concepts in Chemistry is designed to be an introduction to some of the central concepts in first-year Chemistry courses. In addition, the course aims to expose students to some of the more challenging parts of the traditional Chemistry curriculum so that they have a greater chance for success. Classroom demonstrations as well as lab exercises will provide a framework for making connections between phenomena and theory. Proper problem-solving techniques are emphasized in those segments dealing with quantitative analysis. Some of the topics that are covered include chemical equation writing and predicting products, mole conversions, and stoichiometry. Prerequisite: Algebra I.
Concepts in Physics: Mechanics (Session I offering) This workshop focuses on increasing students’ comfort-level with this often challenging discipline. The course focuses on several introductory topics including kinetics and Newton’s Laws of Motion in order to help students transition into their prospective courses. Hands-on experimentation is used to give students practical examples of the phenomena they will study in a traditional physics curriculum. In addition, students are exposed to problem-solving techniques that support much of the quantitative analysis that they are likely to see. Prerequisite: Algebra I.
Waves and Light (Session II offering) Session II of this workshop focuses on several introductory topics included in a study of sound and light waves such as interference, refraction, diffraction, and dispersion in order to help students transition into their prospective courses. Hands-on experimentation is used to give students practical examples of the phenomena they will study in a traditional physics curriculum. In addition, students are exposed to problem-solving techniques that support much of the quantitative analysis that they are likely to see. Prerequisite: Algebra I (Concepts in physics - Mechanics is preferred, but not required).
Math: Concepts in Precalculus begins with a thorough investigation of functions and their graphs: operations, symmetries, stretches and translations, and inverses. Specific functions studied include polynomial, exponential and logarithmic functions. Sequences and series, conic sections and limits are covered as time permits. A graphing calculator is required for this course. Prerequisite: Algebra II.
Concepts in Calculus focuses on 3 of the basic foundational concepts in calculus: limits, continuity and derivative. Graphical, numerical and analytical methods are used for an in-depth exploration of these topics. The power rules of differentiation are introduced, along with the product and quotient rules as time permits. A graphing calculator is required for this course. Prerequisites include a strong background in precalculus, and, to a lesser extent, trigonometry

Princeton Review: SAT
Age: entering grades 10 & 11
Tuition: $699
Duration: June 23 - July 26, 2013
Only students in the Academic Enrichment program may enroll. The Princeton Review’s SAT Classroom teaches the essential elements needed to succeed on the test. Students review the basics of critical reading, writing, grammar and math while learning tips and strategies on how to succeed in each section.

Athletics Advantage
Age: varies with program offering, 2013 information not yet listed
Tuition: not yet listed
Duration: not yet listed
2013 Program information not yet available. Taught by Choate\\\'s Varsity coaches and team members, this co-ed day program helps athletes refine their own skills as well as learning what it takes to play on a Varsity team. Past offerings have included: Girls and Boys Lacrosse, ages 9-13, Boys Baseball, ages 10-12, and Boys Wrestling, ages 14-17.

Middle School Academic Enrichment
Age: entering grades 7 & 8
Tuition: Boarding – $7,250, Day per course – $2,270
Duration: June 23 - July 26, 2013
Arts: Ceramics
Digital Photography
Drawing
English: Language of Literature: Critical Reading and Critical Writing
Page to Stage
Gods and Goddesses
Rebels and Heroes
Journalism
Public Speaking and Debate
History and Social Sciences: From Athens to Washington D.C: The Evolution of Democracy
The Anchors of Civilization: Important Documents
Everyday Economics
Cities of the World,
How Government Works in the United States
Languages: Introduction to Latin
Introduction to Spanish
Introduction to Chinese
Introduction to French
Mathematics: Pre-Algebra
Intro. to Algebra I
Concepts in Geometry
Puzzles, Logic, & Game Strategy
Science: Marine Biology
Environmental Science
Phenomenal Physics
Mad Scientist

Middle School English Language Institute
Age: entering grades 7 & 8
Tuition: Boarding – $8,110, Day – $6,500 - both include fee for required trip
Duration: June 23 - July 26, 2013
Participants must be non-native speakers of English who have studied the language at least 2 years in their home schools and who can converse in English. All students are given a written and oral placement test on the first day of class to determine appropriate placement in reading and writing classes. Each student is required to take a third course. This carefully designed third course complements the ELI reading and writing classes by focusing on study, research, and public speaking skills as students prepare for their ELI required trip. In each course, emphasis is placed on class discussion, group work, and writing. Courses include: Expository and Creative Writing, Reading Non-Fiction and Fiction, and Researching the American Experience

Middle School Math /Science Institute for Girls
Age: entering grades 7 & 8
Tuition: Boarding – $7,250, Day – $5,350
Duration: June 23 - July 26, 2013
The aim of the program is not to accelerate students above grade level, but to strengthen their foundations and foster excitement about math and science. The culminating activity and a hallmark of this program is the independent research project. Each student conducts library research on a particular topic of interest, and then formulates a scientific hypothesis. Students design and perform an original experiment, collecting data to test their hypotheses.

Princeton Review: SSAT
Age: entering grade 7 & 8
Tuition: $699
Duration: June 23 - July 26, 2013
Only students in Academic Enrichment and Math/Science Institute for Girls programs may enroll. The Princeton Review’s SSAT program helps academically talented students planning to apply to private secondary schools. Students practice the art of the timed test, experiencing the exam in multiple forms.

Middle School Writing Workshop
Age: entering grades 7 & 8
Tuition: Boarding – $3,075 per session, Day – $2,230 per session
Duration: Session I: June 23 – July 5, Session II: July 7 – July 19

Theater Arts Institute
Age: current grades 6 - 11
Tuition: Boarding – $5360, Day – $3900
Duration: June 23 – July 19, 2013
Students at all levels study vocal performance while learning new repertoire and vocal technique, develop dance skills in tap, ballet, modern and jazz styles, and learn acting techniques drawing from classical to modern repertoire. At the end of the 4-week Institute you will have an opportunity to perform in both an original theater piece and in a musical revue. On the second full weekend of the Institute, students and faculty travel to New York City. While in New York, we go to Broadway and off-Broadway shows, museums, and perhaps a gallery. We also may visit Lincoln Center, explore Shubert Alley and shop in Soho and Greenwich Village. There will be additional field trips to see evening performances at nearby theaters.

Environmental Center Institute
Age: current grades 8 - 11
Tuition: Boarding – $7000
Duration: June 23 – July 19, 2013
This 4-week residential program for high school students at the Kohler Environmental Center (KEC) is dedicated to an interdisciplinary approach to understanding the environment, stewardship of the land, and social responsibility. The program includes courses from a range of disciplines — biology and ecology, ethics and public policy, literature, and the arts — and involves ecological studies in the surrounding woods and fields, as well as work in the center’s gardens. Open to students with one year of high school science.

Documentary Filmmaking
Age: current grades 8 - 11
Tuition: Boarding – $3075, Day – $2230
Duration: July 7 – July 19, 2013
Two week introduction to documentary filmmaking. Students are expected to produce one documentary short film or video essay by the end of course. Students are expected to work with MacBook computers, iMovie, and Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express. Students are also expected to gain familiarity with professional and consumer camera, lighting, and sound equipment.

Oceanographic Institute
Age: current grades 8 - 11
Tuition: Boarding – $3075, Day – $2230
Duration: June 23 – July 5, 2013
This class is a seminar type class with many project-based activities as well as at least 2 field trips. This class will expose students to many of the topics studied and the skills and technologies used by geologists and oceanographers in their explorations

Discovering Chinese
Age: grades 9 - 12
Tuition: not yet listed
Duration: not yet listed
2013 dates and rates not yet available. This 4-week day program for beginner and intermediate students of Chinese includes classroom instruction as well as a cultural field trip. Students will develop both speaking and writing abilities as well as an understanding of the Chinese culture. Class sizes are limited, and the program is for day students only.


Registration Start Date and Deadline:
registration available currently online with no listed end date

Requirements for Foreign Students:
Depending on their grade level, non-native speakers of English must enroll in either middle school or high school ELI if they do not score at least 550 on a paper-based TOEFL test, 213 on a computer test, or 80 on an Internet-based TOEFL. Applicants for middle school ELI must have at least 2 years of English in their home schools. Applicants for high school ELI must have at least 3 years of English in their home schools. Non-native-speaking middle and high school students are encouraged, but not required, to submit Secondary Level English Proficiency Test (SLEP) scores to support their application. Because there is usually a delay of two to three months in the collection of foreign drafts, we require tuition payments in US dollars. They must be drawn on a US bank or wire transferred to Summer Programs.

 
 

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