Enrichment courses are designed to help students learn about certain subjects in detail. Students often take these courses to strengthen weak areas or to learn new subjects to better prepare for school.
Our writing courses are designed for middle school and high school students. The focus of all writing courses is the same: to improve students’ reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary.
Effective writing is the foundation of a good education. We teach this vital skill by addressing several key areas:
To write well, you must first write. A lot. All students write one essay in every class, which is then read, commented on, and corrected by an experienced instructor.
You can’t become a great writer without reading great writing. Each session is designed around a specific work of literature or nonfiction specifically chosen for reading level, appropriateness, and genre. Our curriculum includes such books as Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Steven Covey’s The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, as well as short stories, essays, and articles.
Grammar is rarely taught in many high schools, but good grammar is one of the foundations of a good essay. In our Writing course, we’ll be covering the necessary grammar needed to write effective prose. Grammar is also important for the multiple choice sections of the SAT and ACT.
Each book or reading assignment includes a comprehensive vocabulary list of the vocabulary contained in the work assigned.
Students are also quizzed on the vocabulary both for homework and in class.
This is the high school version of the course. Class is in session once a week for three hours.
This is the middle school version of the course. Class is in session once a week for two hours.
This is a 2-week summer course that takes place before our summer term.