Summer 2020 Academic Workshops at Bishop Kelly

Summer 2020 Academic Workshops at Bishop Kelly

We have had many requests from students and families for opportunities over the summer months for academic boot camps. This is especially important given the uneven educational experiences that our incoming students have had, along with many of our normal summer activities being cancelled or postponed.
To fill that need we are working on the following Academic Boot Camps for Bishop Kelly Students:
  • Academic Survival Skills
  • Artistic Creations Camp (Drawing & Ceramics)
  • Coding and Robotics Camp
  • College Application Accelerator
  • Math Foundations LaunchPad
  • Writing LaunchPad
These boot camps will be taught on the BK campus by BK faculty members. We will adhere to strict health and safety guidelines similar to what we did the last two weeks of school for students who needed to come to BK for assistance.  Class size will be limited in order to help us maintain social distancing.
Financial Aid is available for families who need assistance.

Workshop Descriptions

Session 1 – June 15th – 18th (Monday – Thursday)

Artistic Creations - Drawing, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $150.00 This Artistic Creations Camp will focus on two dimensional drawing. Students will receive a wonderful introduction to several drawing techniques. This camp will run from Monday through Thursday for three hours each day and will be taught by BK Art Faculty.
Coding and Robotics, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $150 This camp provides an introduction to the world of robotics, electrical engineering and computer programming! We’ll move students from basic programming and electronic circuit concepts to building the robot and exploring each sensor/actuator’s capabilities by programming with Lego EV kits and Vex IQ robots.
Math Foundations LaunchPad, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $100 This one week course will help students fill in mathematical gaps and misunderstandings to help them prepare for and be successful in Algebra 1. Critical skills like Expressions and Combining Like Terms, Expressions vs. Equations, Combining Like Terms in Equations, and Cross multiplying vs. Multiplying Fractions vs. Dividing Fractions will be covered. This course will be taught by BK Math Faculty.
Writing LaunchPad, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $100 This one week course will help students with basic writing principles and skills that will help them prepare to be successful writers at Bishop Kelly. The content of the course will cover the generally accepted writing structure of claim, evidence and commentary, which is used in all content areas at Bishop Kelly, and in AP classes. Students will work on generating, organizing and editing their writing. This course will be taught by BK English Faculty.

Session 2 – June 22nd – 25th (Monday – Thursday)

Academic Survival Skills, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $100 This one week course will help students with basic academic skills needed for basic survival at Bishop Kelly. The content of the course will cover skills such as note taking, organization strategies and tools, reading and annotation, study skills and memorization techniques, and test taking strategies.
Artistic Creations - Ceramics, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $150.00 This Artistic Creations Camp will focus on 3D sculpting with clay. Students will receive a wonderful introduction to several sculpting techniques. This camp will run from Monday through Thursday for three hours each day and will be taught by BK Art Faculty.
Coding and Robotics, 9:00 a.m. - Noon
Cost: $150 This camp provides an introduction to the world of robotics, electrical engineering and computer programming! We’ll move students from basic programming and electronic circuit concepts to building the robot and exploring each sensor/actuator’s capabilities by programming with Lego EV kits and Vex IQ robots.
Math Foundations LaunchPad, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $100 This one week course will help students fill in mathematical gaps and misunderstandings to help them prepare for and be successful in Algebra 1. Critical skills like Expressions and Combining Like Terms, Expressions vs. Equations, Combining Like Terms in Equations, and Cross multiplying vs. Multiplying Fractions vs. Dividing Fractions will be covered. This course will be taught by BK Math Faculty.
Writing LaunchPad, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $100 This one week course will help students with basic writing principles and skills that will help them prepare to be successful writers at Bishop Kelly. The content of the course will cover the generally accepted writing structure of claim, evidence and commentary, which is used in all content areas at Bishop Kelly, and in AP classes. Students will work on generating, organizing and editing their writing. This course will be taught by BK English Faculty.

Session 3 – August 4th – 6th (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)

Academic Survival Skills, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Cost: $100 This one week course will help students with basic academic skills needed for basic survival at Bishop Kelly. The content of the course will cover skills such as note taking, organization strategies and tools, reading and annotation, study skills and memorization techniques, and test taking strategies.
College Application Accelerator, 8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Cost: NO COST The counselors made some changes to this course. It is now a one day, three hour course, and there is NO COST to attend. The workshop will take place from 9:00 AM to Noon: Wednesday, August 5th - Seniors with last names A-G Thursday, August 6th - Seniors with last names H-O Friday, August 7th, Seniors with last names P-Z
Math Foundations LaunchPad, 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Cost: $100 This one week course will help students fill in mathematical gaps and misunderstandings to help them prepare for and be successful in Algebra 1. Critical skills like Expressions and Combining Like Terms, Expressions vs. Equations, Combining Like Terms in Equations, and Cross multiplying vs. Multiplying Fractions vs. Dividing Fractions will be covered. This course will be taught by BK Math Faculty.