Peninsula

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Our Location

550 Deep Valley Dr., Ste 277

Rolling Hills Estates, CA 90274

office@penacad.com

Tel: 310.377.1297

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Current Programs

SAT Cram Course

It’s not too late to make sure you score your best on the upcoming December 7th SAT. See immediate results with our 4-week SAT Intensive, where you’ll get hands-on exposure to real SATs and proven strategies for each section that you’ll need on test day. Space is limited.

Schedule: 4 Saturdays + 4 Sundays, November 2-30

PSAT Workshops

This crash course is designed for students who want to boost their PSAT skills before the October 16 test date, or simply for those looking to try out the PSAT material so they can know what to prepare for. The instructors will help students strengthen and fine-tune their required skill sets in addition to imparting highly useful tips for test-taking and studying. Students are welcome to sign up for one or both weeks.

Practice Test

Saturday, October 5 from 9:30-12 PM

Saturday, October 12 from 9:30-12 PM

Review and Test Taking Strategies

Sunday, October 6 from 3-5 PM

Sunday, October 13 from 3-5 PM

ERB/ISEE/SSAT/SCAT Prep (3rd-9th)

Our test prep program teaches and reinforces the fundamental skills needed to achieve a high score on either the ERB/ISEE/SSAT Students practice for their respective test level using authentic test material in order to gain familiarity with the test format and to work toward mastering the material in each topic.

Schedule: 3rd-5th: Sunday, 1:30 - 3 PM  |  6th-8th: Sunday, 5 - 7 PM

COGNOS® Private Prep

Private sessions are available for SAT 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.

Accelerated Reader Program (K-12th Grade)

Our Accelerated Reader Program is a multifaceted course that seeks to gauge a student’s reading level through an assessment test (based on state and district standards) and then provide a large library of books that a student can read. All books come with a point-based score that is calculated by a book’s grade level and difficulty. First, students take a STAR test which will show their reading level for their grade. We then assign books for students to reads and can test them once they’re finished to check for comprehension. The AR system is the most widely used reading practice program in the country. With quizzes for over 200,000 books and more than 180 peerreviewed academic articles, progress in your student's reading comprehension skills is guaranteed.

Schedule: Flexible

College Application Program (12th Grade)

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!

Schedule: Private 1:1 Session On Demand

College Counseling (6th-12th Grade)

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.

 

With college admission getting fiercely competitive across the board at UCs, Ivies, and other private universities, the earlier you start working with our counselors, the more we can help you to turn around weak grades, strengthen extracurriculars, score high on ACT/SAT/SAT II, and explore early career interests and college majors, all of which is crucial to help you stand out among your peer applicants.

Schedule: Private 1:1 Session On Demand

Phonics/Early Reading PreK-1st

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.

Schedule: Monday, 3 - 4 PM

Book Club (2nd-9th Grade)

Book Clubs 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.

2nd-3rd Grade: Tuesday, 3:30 - 5 PM

4th-5th Grade: Wednesdays, 3:30 - 5 PM

6th-7th Grade: Mondays, 6:30 - 8 PM

8th-9th Grade: Fridays, 5:30 - 7 PM

8th-9th Grade: Saturdays, 9:30 - 11 AM

Advanced Math Club (4th-8th Grade)

Designed for those who like to challenge their math skills. Our leading math tutor from Berkeley is a former Math Club State Champion and specializes in helping students in advanced math courses and those aspiring to compete in math competitions!

Schedule: Tuesdays OR Thursdays from 5 - 6:30 PM

Group Math and Science (5th-12th Grade)

Directed by Jasen (MIT) and TJ (Columbia) 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).

Schedule: Monday - Thursday

Session I: 3:30 - 5 PM  |  Session II: 5 - 6:30 PM

COGNOS® SAT/ACT Group Prep

Students will practice for the SAT/ACT using the COGNOS® methodology developed at Peninsula Academy. This system has students practice with real SAT/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.

Schedule:

Weekly Testing (select one day): Monday-Thursday, 4:00 - 7:00 PM

Class: Saturday, 3:00 - 7:00 PM

Modern Brain® Speech & Debate

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!

Schedule:

Tuesday:

3rd-5th Grade: 4:15-6:15 PM

6th-8th Grade | Speech and Debate Comprehensive: 6:30-8:30 PM

6th-8th Grade | Returning Policy/LD Class: 6:45-9:15 PM

 

Thursday:

3rd-5th Grade | Congress Debate: 4:15-6:15 PM

6th-8th Grade | Speech & Debate Comprehensive: 6:30-8:30 PM

6th-8th Grade | Intro to Policy Debate: 6:45-9:15 PM

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