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CA Summer Courses

2021 Course Offerings


June 28–Aug. 5, 2021

(All Courses Remote)

Language and Literature

English for English Language Learners (ELL)

TIMES:  7-8:30 a.m. (EST), Monday-Thursday.
Optional 2 hours of additional sessions to be scheduled to include conversational English with American students.

 

OPEN TO: This class is open to English Language Learners entering grades 8-11.

 

COST: $1100 for non-Cheshire Academy students. $550 for students enrolled at Cheshire Academy for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This course is a fun way to focus on thinking in English, learning in English, and learning about life in the United States.  It’s the perfect opportunity for students looking to study at Cheshire Academy or elsewhere – now or in the future. 

 

Through interacting with each other, and with American students, you’ll improve your communication and fluency through group work, games, and activities designed to prepare you to be successful in your study abroad. 

 

Successful completion of this course will award the student with ½ credit in English.

Exploring Mystical Realism in Latin-American Literature

Times: 9-11 a.m. (EST), Monday-Thursday.
Optional Spanish language discussion sessions TBD.

 

OPEN TO: Students in Grades 9-12 and Postgraduates.
This class is taught in English. Students may select to do all or some of the readings in Spanish, and attend a Spanish-speaking discussion group.

 

COST: $1100 for non-Cheshire Academy students. $550 for students enrolled at Cheshire Academy for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Explore the world of mystical realism and Latin-American culture through reading a variety of texts. Take a close look at authors such as Sandra Cisneros, Pam Muñoz-Ryan, Marco Avilés, Isabel Allende, and more. Discover literary devices, cultural elements, social issues, and more found in these texts. We will discuss how these topics challenge our perception of the world and reflect upon them in our own writing.  This course is offered in English, however students may optionally choose to do all or some of the readings, writings, and discussion group sections in Spanish.

 

Successful completion of this course will award the student with ½ credit in English or Spanish.

Interdisciplinary

Digital Storytelling

TIMES: 1:30-3:30 p.m. (EST), Monday-Thursday.

 

OPEN TO: Students entering grades 9-12. Talented 8th grade students should enquire for eligibility.

 

COST: $1100 for non-Cheshire Academy students. $550 for students enrolled at Cheshire Academy for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Bring your stories to life in a podcast, short film, storyboard, or online comic! In this class, students will use photo, video, audio, and more to craft their stories in a variety of digital platforms. We will learn some new tools and explore fun ways of creating, designing, and sharing our stories. No previous experience necessary.

 

Successful completion of this course will award the student with ½ credit in the arts.

Wilderness Survival 2021: A Guide to Making it Through Any Thing, Any Where, Any Time

TIMES: 9-11 a.m. (EST), Monday-Thursday.

 

OPEN TO: Students entering grades 9-12.

 

COST: $1100 for non-Cheshire Academy students. $550 for students enrolled at Cheshire Academy for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to give the students first-hand knowledge of the skills needed to survive in the wild.  Too often we rely on the comfort and reliability of our lives, and when crises strike, to be prepared is a vital and necessary tool.  Nowhere is this more applicable than in the scenario of being ‘Lost in the Wilderness.’ A good survivor can make a period of confusion, fear, and uncertainty turn out well. These are people with a learned ability to handle crises and extreme difficulties.  In distressing situations, they are resilient, durable, and calm. They regain emotional balance quickly, adapt as needed, and assess with calculated immediacy.  From the introspection of ‘mastering your attitude’ to the practical application of ‘collecting water from vegetation,’ this course will give the students the basic tools to be equipped to survive.

 

By the end of the course, students will have learned the qualities of a ‘prepared survivor,’ some of which include: leadership, altruism, decisiveness, rationality, readiness, and problem-solving abilities.  They will be more aware of their surroundings, their strengths, limitations, and how to use these to the best of their abilities. 

 

Successful completion of this course will award the student with ½ credit in interdisciplinary studies.

Cooking & Living Well

TIMES: 9-11 a.m. (EST) Monday-Thursday.

 

OPEN TO: Students entering grades 9-12.

COST: $1100 for non-Cheshire Academy students. $550 for students enrolled at Cheshire Academy for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Cooking and eating well can sometimes feel overwhelming. There are so many choices, and many conflicting opinions So which ones are right? This course’s main goal is to demystify healthy cooking and eating by providing you with the knowledge you need to make informed food choices based on your values and goals as you prepare to head off to college.

 

In this cooking-show-style course you will learn how to prepare healthy, quick, and fresh meals for yourself, your family, or your friends. We will cover basic cooking techniques, daily and weekly meal prep, as well as essential concepts in nutrition. You will learn how macronutrients—carbohydrates, fats, and proteins—are used by the body, how to calculate them, and how to create a balanced meal plan for the week based on your body’s needs and your personal goals. Have you wondered how much protein you should be eating each day and where to get it? Are carbohydrates really bad for you? As an athlete, when is the best time to eat certain foods for ideal performance and recovery? How many pancakes should there be in a perfect “stack”, and does the syrup go between the layers or just on top?! We will cover all of this and more in Cooking and Living Well!

 

Sample topics:

Basics: Using knives, pans and utensils; preparing eggs; making a sourdough starter; seasonings and spices

Breakfasts: Bacon or avocado egg sandwiches, chocolate-peanut butter overnight oats, my grandmother’s pancakes, muesli, granola

Lunch: Salads, sandwiches with homemade bread

Dinner: Soups, tacos with your homemade guacamole and salsa, pizza with your own bread

Snacks: Protein bars (Chocolate RX Bar Clones), granola bars, smoothies, mixing your own protein powder with ingredients you can pronounce

Bucket Garden: Learn to plant a salsa garden in 5-gallon buckets, even if you don’t have a big yard

Meal Plan Project: Budget for and design a balanced meal plan for your personal fitness and health goals

Successful completion of this course will award the student with ½ credit in interdisciplinary studies.

Social Sciences

AP Microeconomics

TIMES: 9-11 a.m. (EST) and 1:30-3:30 p.m. (EST) Monday-Thursday.
This course meets during two blocks.

 

OPEN TO: Students enter grades 11 and 12. Talented 10th grade students should inquire.

COST: $2100 for non-Cheshire Academy students. $1050 for students enrolled at Cheshire Academy for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: AP Microeconomics is an introductory college-level microeconomics course. Students cultivate their understanding of the principles that apply to the functions of individual economic decision-makers by using principles and models to describe economic situations and predict and explain outcomes with graphs, charts, and data as they explore concepts like scarcity and markets; costs, benefits, and marginal analysis; production choices and behavior; and market inefficiency and public policy.

 

Successful completion of this course will award the student with 1 credit in the Social Sciences.

Science

IB HL Physics Booster

TIMES: 9-11 a.m. (EST) and 1:30-3:30 p.m. (EST) Monday-Thursday.
This course meets during two blocks. The actual timing may be dependent on the enrollees.

 

OPEN TO: Students who completed IB SL Physics I and are considering IB HL Physics, and have the recommendation of their teacher.

 

COST: $1050 for students enrolled at Cheshire Academy for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: Physics is the most fundamental of the experimental sciences, as it seeks to explain the universe itself, from the very smallest particles to the vast distances between galaxies. Despite the exciting and extraordinary development of ideas throughout the history of physics, observations remain essential to the very core of the subject. Models are developed to try to understand observations, and these themselves can become theories that attempt to explain the observations.

 

This bridge course is meant to cover the additional 4 topics the HL covers: Wave phenomena, Fields, Electromagnetic induction, and Quantum and Nuclear physics.  This bridge course

 

Successful completion of this course will award the student with 1 credit in the Science and prepare students to take the IB Physics HL exam at the conclusion of their second year.

Environmental Science

TIMES: 1:30-3:30 p.m. (EST) Monday-Thursday.

OPEN TO: Students entering grades 11 and 12. Talented 10th grade students should inquire.

 

COST: $1100 for non-Cheshire Academy students. $550 for students enrolled at Cheshire Academy for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: In this course, students develop a greater understanding of our Earth and environment, with a focus on the impact of the human population and what humans can do to preserve our planet and decrease our negative impact.

 

Students explore Earth/environmental systems and global change, energy sources and sustainability, human health, and population growth. There is an emphasis throughout the course on biodiversity and resource conservation.

 

Successful completion of this course will award the student with 1/2 credit in science.

Human Biology

TIMES:  9-11 a.m. (EST) Monday–Thursday

 

OPEN TO: Students entering grades 9-12.

 

COST: $1100 for non-Cheshire Academy students. $550 for students enrolled at Cheshire Academy for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: This course will focus on the systems of the Human Body including the Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology of these systems. We will discuss the structures that make up the human body, how they work and what happens when they go wrong. There will be an emphasis on how form or structure of the body fits the function of the system as a whole. Laboratory work will include online lab simulations/dissections and research into common problems our bodies may encounter.

Successful completion of this course will award the student with 1/2 credit in science.

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