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Summer 2023

Starts June 19

Students will continue to learn and thrive when they harness the boundless learning opportunities of summer. We are excited to share our high-quality summer program that will make such a real difference for students. From writer’s workshop, STEM previews, SAT/ACT prep, Python, to college counseling, offered online or in person, our goal is that every student will return to school this fall ready to succeed.

 

Our rigorously selected, high-caliber tutors and counselors include graduates of MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Columbia, UPenn, Duke, UC Berkeley, UCLA, and USC, as well as former and current school teachers and college professors. Whether our tutors and counselors work with students in person or online, they bring the same expertise, depth of knowledge, and commitment to student learning. 

Test Prep | 6/19 - 8/12 (8 weeks) 

  • Online SAT with Luke | Schedule: Wed/Sat 10 am-12 pm

Master SAT Coach Luke has taught over 1,000 students to perform at their best on test day. In this results-oriented course, students will learn the most essential strategies for maximizing their scores on all sections of the SAT. Topics include how to handle time pressure, speed reading, multiple-choice decision making, how to identify the most common patterns in “trap” answers, and more. All course materials are drawn from real SAT tests over the past five years, ensuring accurate and up-to-date information.

  • SAT Bootcamp | Schedule: Wed/Sat 10 am-12 pm

Practice test | Mon 9 am-12:30 pm
Class | Tue-Thu 10 am-12 pm
Students will practice for the SAT using the COGNOS methodology developed at Peninsula Academy. This system has students practice with real SAT tests from past years to build mental stamina and develop effective test-taking strategies. Tutors break down the sections of the test and teach students how to think and reason the way test makers do.   

  • 1-on-1 ACT Prep

Peninsula Academy offers fully customized 1:1 ACT tutoring designed to meet the needs of each individual student.

College Application (Seniors)

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!

SMART Camp | K–1st

June 19-August 10 M–Th 9am–12pm 

This program is designed to improve fundamental math, phonics, and critical thinking skills through weekly activities and projects. Students will practice cooperation with classmates and get plenty of opportunities to express their creativity in this year’s SMART Camp! Students are free to enroll any week!

Young Writers’ Workshop  |  2nd–7th

June 19-August 10 M–Th 9am–12pm

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 will see students engaging with a wide range of writing genres through weekly writing projects. Students will practice grammar fundamentals as well as brainstorming, outlining, and editing skills. Workshops are divided into three levels: 2nd–3rd, 4th–5th, and 6th–7th. Students are free to enroll any week!

1:1 ISEE/SSAT/SCAT Prep

Whether your child prepares for SCAT, ISEE or SSAT, the experienced instructors will cover the key skills, build vocabulary, and strengthen reading comprehension along with strategies you need to succeed on the SCAT/ISEE/SSAT.

STEM Previews

June 19-August 10

Our course previews are intended to introduce material that students will be seeing during their next academic school year. Each preview will cover the entirety of the first semester’s material and will utilize the textbooks that students will be using during the school year.

Previews Schedule:

  • Biology H: Monday/Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Biology AP: Monday/Saturday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Chemistry H: Monday/Saturday, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

  • Chemistry AP: Tuesday/Thursday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • AP Physics 1: Monday/Wednesday, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

  • Pre-Algebra: Monday/Wednesday, 5:00 - 6:30 PM

  • Algebra 1: Tuesday/Thursday, 12:30 - 2:00 PM

  • Algebra 2: Tuesday/Thursday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Geometry: Monday/Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Pre-Calculus: Monday/Wednesday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

  • Calculus AP: Tuesday/Thursday, 3:30 - 5:00 PM

Book Clubs  |  8th–9th

June 19-August 10 M,W 3:30pm-5pm

Our preview book clubs introduce students to some of the material they will read in the upcoming school year. Students engage with books and poems through a variety of activities in order to gain an early understanding of readings that are often considered challenging the first time around.

Advanced Math Club | 4th-8th

June 19-August 10  

  • 4th/5h M,W 3:30-5 pm

  • 6th-8th T,Th 5-6:30 pm

 

This program is designed for those who aspire to higher-level math. Our students have been invited to Math Field Day and received awards including “ Top Independent Scorer” in the middle school competition, math counts. Also several students scored perfect, 25 on Math Olympiads 2021-2022 season and earned high honor from AMC 8 2021. Get ready to take your math skills to the next level!

Art Camp I K-8th

June 19-July 27( 6 weeks) M-Th 1-3 pm

Summer vacation is the perfect time to grow your children’s talent through art!! Our summer art camp program is designed to explore the exciting world of art and creativity through a wide range of activities. Every week has a different theme aiming to satisfy students’ needs. Students work with the professional teacher to produce unique works of art, explore diverse themes, focus on the creative process, and develop their imagination and creativity.

Python I: Introduction to Programming 

 6/20-8/12 (8wks) Schedule: TBD

This class is for younger students who do not have any background in computer science and are interested in exploring the subject. Students will use Python to explore fundamental concepts in programming as well as learn creative problem-solving techniques. They will have the opportunity to put together everything they learned over the summer by programming the classic board game Battleship. Students should expect to be familiar with programming ideas by the time they finish the class but will need more instruction until they can code their own projects from beginning to end. Students who are interested in non-technical subdisciplines within computer science such as graphic design and web development should take this class. 

Speech and Debate | 3rd-8th

Join our fast-growing speech and debate team! Learn speech and debate from our partner ModernBrain's top coaches. Our students have gone on to win national debate competitions and earn internships with the Supreme Court and Congress. Learn to express yourself, have fun, and win awards! 

Schedule:

Littles Speech(1st& 2nd) | 6/12-8/6 8wks; Tue/Thu 2:30 - 4pm

Elem Speech & Debate Comprehensive(3rd-5th): 6/12-8/6 8wks; Tue/Thu 2-4 pm

IP Intro to Circuit Debate (for incoming G6-8): 6/20-8/6 7wks; Tue/Thu 4:15-6:15 pm

IP Acting and Impromptu (G5-8): 6/12-8/6 8wks; Tue/Thu 4:15-6:15 pm

IP MS Speech and Debate Comp (G6-8) 75%speech/25%debate: 6/12-8/6 8wks; Tue/Thu 4:15-6:15 pm

Extra Enrichment program

6/20 to 8/11 (8 weeks) 

  • Writing Competition

  • Python I: Introduction to Programming

  • Python II: Introductions to Competitive Programming

Contact us to enroll today! 

General inquiries, office@penacad.com
College consulting, college@penacad.com

English, 310-377-1297
English and Korean, Kay 310-989-7557
Chinese, WeChat IDs: PA-550, peninsula10000

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