Peninsula

Academy

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

Make sure you score your best on the upcoming March 14th SAT exam. See immediate results with our eight-week SAT intensive course, 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: 5 Saturdays + 8 Sundays, January 11 - March 8

SAT Subject Test/AP Prep

Students who want to get into highly selective colleges need to get high scores on their standardized tests: 4’s and 5’s on the APs, 750’s and higher (out of 800) on 2 or more Subject Tests. From math to science, our expert tutors are here to help students knock it out of the ballpark.

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

SAT/ACT One-on-One Prep

Private sessions are available for SAT/ACT 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

ISEE Intensive Workshop

There is no better way to prepare for the ISEE than with an ISEE intensive workshop at Peninsula Academy. Our program teaches and reinforces the fundamental skills needed to achieve high scores in any level of the ISEE. Students practice for their respective test level using genuine test material in order to gain familiarity with the test format and to work toward mastering the material in each section. Contact us to register!

Schedule:

December 26, 2019 - January 5, 2020 (2 weeks)

Week 1: December 26-29 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Thursday - Sunday)

Week 2: January 2-5 @ 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM (Thursday - Sunday)

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

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.

K - 1st (Phonics): Monday, 3:00 -4:00 pm 

2nd - 3rd: Tuesday, 3:30 - 5:00 pm 

4th - 5th: Wednesday, 3:30 -5:00 pm 

6th - 7th: Monday, 6:30 -8:00 pm 

8th - 9th: Friday, 5:30 -7:00 pm 

8th - 9th: Saturday, 12:30 -2:30 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 Speech and Debate: 4:15-6:15 pm

6th - 8th Speech & Debate Comprehensive: 6:45-8:45 pm

6th - 8th Returning Policy/LD Class: 6:45-9:15 pm

Thursday

3rd - 5th Congress Debate: 4:15-6:15 pm 

6th - 8th Speech & Debate Comprehensive: 6:45-8:45 pm

6th - 8th Intro to Policy Debate: 6:45-9:15 pm

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