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Winter/Spring 2023 Program

Classes Start January 17

Each semester, Peninsula Academy assembles a comprehensive portfolio of programs designed to help you meet any educational goal. See the latest we have to offer and feel free to contact us with any questions about tuition, schedules, and learning outcomes. We look forward to helping you succeed!

College Counseling | 6th-12th

Our comprehensive college counseling services enable students to identify their passion and college dreams and pursue those goals with strategic planning and persistence. From selecting courses, building extracurricular profile, choosing colleges and majors, to editing essays, our counselors help each student unlock their full potential. Last year, 81% of our students were accepted by at least one of their top three choices, 44% by a Top 20, 81% by a Top 30, and 94% by a Top 50! Check our website for resources, tips, and past application results.

SAT Course (In Person)

Whether you plan to take the SAT in March, May or June 2023, you will see immediate results with our SAT Intensive program, where you’ll get hands-on practice on real SATs and master proven strategies to ace each section.

Schedule:

  • Saturday: Practice test (every other week) 9 am-12:30 pm

  • Sunday: Class 2-5 pm

Online SAT with Luke | Sun 10 am-12 pm

In this results-oriented course, students will learn the most essential strategies for maximizing their scores. Topics include how to handle time pressure, speed reading, multiple choices, and how to identify the common patterns in “trap” answers. All materials are drawn from real SAT tests over the past five years, ensuring accurate and timely information.

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.

AP Macroeconomics | 9th-12th, Starts Jan 15

Our AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics, taught by a veteran AP economics teacher Trang, are designed for students who are interested in economics, finance, and business, and would like to challenge themselves by taking additional AP classes outside of school. Students will be prepared to take the two AP exams in May 2023.

Schedule:

  • Sunday, 3-5 pm

Group Math & Science | 6th-12th

Math and Science are fundamental but challenging subjects. Our tutors, who are graduates from Columbia and Princeton, have expert knowledge of the subjects and, through years of tutoring, have developed a deep understanding of the teaching practices at the local school districts and their teachers.

Schedule:

  • Mon/Thu 4-5:30 pm

  • Sun 4-5:30 pm

Advanced Math Club | 4th-8th

This program is designed for those who would like to aspire to a higher level of math skills. Our instructors are dedicated to stimulating enthusiasm and strengthening intuition in mathematical problem-solving. Many of our students have received Honor Roll certificates on the AMC 8, AMC 10 & AMC 12, been invited to AMIE, and also received high scores on Math Olympiads.

Schedule:

  • 4/5th: Tuesday, 3:30-5 pm

  • 6th-8th: Wednesday, 4-5:30 pm

Young Writers Book Club | 2nd-7th

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.

Schedule:

  • K-1st: Friday 4-5 pm, Phonics/Early Reading

  • 2nd-3rd: Tuesday 4:30-5:30 pm

  • 4th-5th: Friday, 3:30-5 pm

  • 6th-7th: Thursday, 4:30-6 pm

Online Greek Mythology | 4th-8th

In this workshop, students discover why myths were created by many of the world’s ancient civilizations, and explore how mythology appears in contemporary literature, film, and other media today. Students explore the art of storytelling, discuss mythology, and examine oral traditions as they experiment with creative performance, and gain a deeper understanding of literary and dramatic themes.

Schedule:

  • 4th/5th : Saturday, 3-4:30 pm

  • 6th-8th : Friday, 3:30-5 pm

Python | 5th-12th

This class will introduce students to programming in python. No prior knowledge is assumed except for basic math skills. The goal of the course is to have each student be confident in the fundamentals of programming in python, namely, variable types, control statements, lists, basic syntax, and best practices. The pace of the class is student-directed, with the depth of understanding emphasized over breadth. All topics discussed readily apply to programming in general, including material on the AP computer science exam.

Schedule:

  • Beginning Level (5th/6th): Saturday, 2-3:30 pm

  • Intermediate Level(6th-8th): Saturday 4-5:30 pm

  • Advanced Level(8th-12th): Saturday 1-2:30 pm

  • USACO prep: Saturday 2:45-4:15 pm

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:

1/9-5/21 (no class 4/3-4/9/2023) 18wks

  • Littles Speech(1st& 2nd): Thursday, 6:15-7:45 pm

  • Elem Speech & Debate Comprehensive(3rd-5th): Thursday, 4-6 pm

  • Elem Debate Comprehensive(3rd-5th): Thursday, 6:15-8:15 pm

  • MS Debate Comprehensive(6-8th): Wednesday, 6:15-8:15 pm

  • Policy Debate Nationals Team (6th-8th)

    • 2nd-year circuit: Tuesday, 6:30-9 pm

    • 1st-year circuit: Thursday, 6:30-9 pm

1:1 SCAT/ISEE/SSAT/ERB | 2nd-8th

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.

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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