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Summer

College Prep & Academic Programs

Over fifty years of leading lives of passion and purpose.
 

2020 College Prep & Academic Programs:

Find your Voice
Jump Start your College Essay
 VIRTUAL COURSE
Faculty Member: Brennan Barnard
Ages: Rising 11th and 12th graders
Dates: June 22-26 or August 3-7 (Monday-Friday), 9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Location: Taught remotely with a blend of live and asynchronous learning
Cost: $375

This intensive writing workshop, is designed to create a space for rising 11th and 12th graders to begin the creative process of drafting their college essay. The workshop is much more than the college process; as students will work with Derryfield’s experienced Director of College Counseling to find ways to uncover their unique story and draft an essay that truly reflects their values and life experiences. This class will be run remotely with a mix of live time spent sharing our writing as a group and individual time writing with guidance from the teacher. On the final day of the workshop, a college admission officer will join us to provide the college perspective on the personal statement and to read drafts of essays.
 
This workshop is designed to run with a small cohort of students to ensure personal attention and therefore we will consider offering additional weeks throughout the summer if there is interest.
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One-Week Hybrid SAT/ACT Class VIRTUAL COURSE
Faculty Member: Chris Induni
Ages: Rising 11th and 12th graders
Dates: August 3-7 (Monday-Friday)
Verbal:
9:00–11:30 a.m.
Math:
12:00–2:30 p.m.
Location:
Taught remotely with a blend of live and asynchronous learning
Cost:
Half-day $375; Full-day $650
Note: Students may register for a full day OR a half day of either math or verbal.
Students who do the full day class will get a break between 11:30 and noon.

Derryfield math teacher and experienced ACT/SAT test-prep instructor, Chris Induni, will once again, offer week-long test preparation classes. Classes will be a mix of live remote instruction, one-on-one time with the instructor, group work, and asynchronous work time. Students can choose the full day class or just morning or afternoon if they only want to focus on either math or verbal.* 

*Please note: A minimum number of six registrants is required for this course. The instructor reserves the right to cancel a session or modify session hours due to low enrollment. If a session is cancelled due to low enrollment, we will work to place students in other sessions or refund the entire fee.
Also, registrants must purchase a textbook not included in the camp registration fee.


Defining a Nation: India on the Eve of Independence, 1945
Historic Simulation Game VIRTUAL COURSE
Faculty Member: Dr. John Slefinger
Ages: Grades 10-12
Dates: July 6-17, Monday - Friday from 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Location: 
Taught remotely with a blend of live and asynchronous learning
Cost: 
$300

In this two-week long simulation, students will be transported to Simla, in the foothills of the HImalayas. It is 1945, and with British colonial rule coming to an end, the Viceroy has invited a variety of political and religious leaders to discuss what will happen when India gains its independence. Even in this triumphant moment, tensions between different political and ethnic groups smolder, each looking for different solutions. During the game, Students will take on the roles of those leaders, negotiating what the political boundaries will encompass, who will get power, and what this new, diverse nation will look like in the second half of the 20th century. We’ll get a deep dive into India’s history and culture, a competitive game of alliances and betrayal, and a chance to exercise our creative and diplomatic muscles.
*Please note: A minimum number of eleven (11) registrants is required for this course. The instructor reserves the right to cancel this session. If a session is cancelled due to low enrollment, we will work to place students in other sessions or refund the entire fee. 
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The Collapse of Apartheid & Dawn of Democracy in South Africa, 1993
Historic Simulation Game VIRTUAL COURSE
Faculty Member: Dr. John Slefinger
Ages: 
Grades 10-12
Dates: July 27-August 7, Monday - Friday from 9:30–11:00 a.m.
Location: 
Taught remotely with a blend of live and asynchronous learning
Cost: 
$300
 
South Africa’s Apartheid was one of the most predjudicial systems of government in the 20th century, but upon its collapse in 1993, the question was, “What now?” How could they transition from a government built on inequality to an egalitarian democracy, and how could they make up for past crimes? In this two-week long simulation, students will be transported to Kempton Park, South Africa. There, they will take on the roles of historical figures engaged in the task of crafting a new Constitution for a new South Africa. Along the way, students will explore human diversity and its relationship to social organization or national identities, consider the nature of positive resistance, and negotiate the challenges of democracy.
*Please note: A minimum number of twelve (12) registrants is required for this course. The instructor reserves the right to cancel this session. If a session is cancelled due to low enrollment, we will work to place students in other sessions or refund the entire fee. 

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