Fall 2018

Programs 


COGNOS ACT/SAT Prep


9th-12th | M-Th | SAT: 9am-1pm | ACT: 2pm-6pm  

Students will practice for the ACT/SAT using the COGNOS® methodology developed at Peninsula Academy. This system has students practice with real ACT tests from past years to build mental stamina and develop effective test-taking strategies. Instructors break down the sections of the test and teach students how to think and reason the way the test makers do.


COGNOS® PSAT PREP


9th-10th | 1-on-1 

Private sessions are available for PSAT preparation. Tutors develop personalized lesson plans that address students’ needs for improvement. Students receive extra practice, instruction, and the one-on-one attention they need to succeed.


Group Math & Science


M-Th | 5th-12th | 3:30 - 5, 5:30-6

Math and Science are among the most challenging subjects in school, and a strong foundation in these subjects is critical to success on the ACT/SAT and in numerous fields, including STEM and areas of business like finance or actuarial science. Our teaching staff has a deep knowledge and mastery of the material and many years of experience with the local school districts and their teachers (including the recent changes brought about by common core).

Young Writers' Book Club


2nd-3rd: Wed 4-5:30pm | 4th-5th: Fri 3:30-5pm       6th-7th: Wed 4:30-6pm | 8th-9th: Thu 5:30-7pm  

Our Young Writers' Workshops are each designed for a particular grade range, but they all share a common goal: to awaken the creative spirit within all students. This year's program aim to provide students with interesting and good-quality books that they might never otherwise read. Students will also practice writing skills, brainstorming, outlining, and editing skills based on the club reading materials.


College Application


12th | 1-on-1

Our dedicated college application program helps students prepare for the entire college admissions process. Our certified college counselors help with narrowing down college lists and provide in-depth assistance with writing/editing personal statements, securing letters of recommendation, and overall college planning. Leave the stress of application season behind, and start looking toward your acceptances!


ModernBrain® Speech & Debate


3rd-12th | Tue or Th

Join our fast-growing speech and debate team! Learn speech, acting, and debate from our top coaches. Our students have gone on to win national debate competitions and earn internship with the Supreme Court and Congress. Learn to express yourself, have fun, and win awards all while doing something that is great for college!

Advanced Math Club


4th-8th | Tue & Th | 5 - 6:30

This program is designed for those who aspire to higher-level math. Our students, taught by Jasen Li (MIT, former math club state champion), have been invited to Math field day and received awards including "Top Independent Scorer" in the biggest middle school competition, Math Counts. Get read to take your math skills to the next level!


College Counseling


6th-11th | 1-on-1

There is much more to getting into college than the application. Peninsula Academy’s College Counseling program helps students and parents both put together and execute the wisest possible strategy to maximize the chances of admission to students’ dream schools. Our consultants help students prepare early in order to make them into the best applicant.


Phonics/Early Reading


Pre-K-1st | 1-on-1

Research has demonstrated that an understanding of how letters relate to the component sounds of words is important in reading. Systematic phonics instruction produces higher achievement for beginning readers and prepare students for early reading success. The combination of literature-based instruction with phonics is more powerful than either approach alone.