*Summer courses are subject to change based on interest and availability.

*New courses will be added throughout the summer. If you have a specific request for a class please email us at gpinstituteforlearning@gmail.com.

*All Prek students MUST be potty trained and 3 years old by June 1.

*Classes are scheduled by weeks and must be paid in full at time of sign up. There are no refunds unless the class does not run due to lack of interest or staffing.

*Topics covered are not all and not limited to what is listed.

*Teachers have not been assigned to classes yet, so teachers may vary.

*There are 11 weeks in our summer program:

WEEK 1: June 21-25          WEEK: 6: July 26-30

WEEK 2: June 28-July 2     WEEK 7: Aug 2-6 

WEEK 3: July 5-9                WEEK 8: Aug 9-13

WEEK 4:  July 12-16           WEEK 9: Aug 16-20

WEEK 5: July 19-23           WEEK 10: Aug 23-27

                                     WEEK 11: Aug 30-Sept 3

*Receive ONE WEEK FREE if you sign up for all 11 weeks!


COURSE OFFERINGS

PRESCHOOL (Must be potty trained and 3 years old by June 1)

Preschoolers ages 3 and 4 will use hands-on play to develop these skills (as appropriate):

♦ Fine and Gross Motor ♦ Sensory Play ♦ Color and Shape recognition ♦ Prewriting ♦ Story Elements and Comprehension ♦ Social Emotional Growth ♦ 
Preschool Routines ♦ Letter Phonemic Awareness ♦ Number foundations

PREK 3/4:  Tu/Thu  9:00-10:30  $100/week

PREK 3/4: Mon/Wed/Fri 9:00-10:30 $150/week

Themes:

WEEK 1: ICE CREAM                                          WEEK 2: AMERICA  

WEEK 3: SPORTS                                               WEEK 4: PETE THE CAT

WEEK 5: LET'S GO CAMPING                            WEEK 6: A WEEK AT THE BEACH

WEEK 7: PIRATES & MERMAIDS                       WEEK 8: DINOSAUR DIG

WEEK 9: SPACE EXPLORATION                        WEEK 10: LET'S GO TO THE ZOO

WEEK 11:CONSTRUCTION DESTRUCTION

KINDERGARTEN

Kindergartners will focus on learning through hands-on activities to reinforce the following skills:

♦ Learning & Social Skills ♦ Reading/Writing ♦ Fine Motor Skills ♦  Number Sense/Mathematics 

KG READINESS: This class is for students entering kindergarten in the Fall.

Mon/Wed/Fri  11:00-12:30  $150/week

KINDERGARTEN*: The asterix means this is a smaller group for students that completed kindergarten that need reinforcement. 4 students max.

Mon/Wed/Fri  9:00-10:30 $150/week

KINDERGARTEN PLUS: This class is designed for students who excelled in kindergarten and need more of a challenge. 4 students max.

Tu/Thu 9:00-10:30 $100/week

FIRST GRADE

First Graders will focus on learning through hands-on activities to reinforce the following skills:

♦ Learning & Social Skills ♦ Reading/Writing/Phonics ♦ Fine Motor Skills ♦ Number Sense/Mathematics

1ST GRADE MATH: This class is designed to reinforce material that was learned in first grade through games and play. 4 students max.

Mon/Wed  11:00-12:30  $100/week 

1ST GRADE ELA:  This class is designed to reinforce reading, writing, and handwriting in a smaller group setting. 4 students max.

Tu/Thu  11:00-12:30  $100/week

1ST/2ND MATH & ELA:  This class is designed for first and second graders that would like to do both, math and ELA in one session. Each student will work at their respective levels.
Tu/Thu  11:00-12:30   $100/week

1ST/2ND STEM: This STEM class will be all hands on activities. Each week there will be a new theme! 
Fri 1:00-2:30 $50/week

SECOND GRADE

Second graders will work on the following skills:

Reading Comprehension ♦ Odd/even numbers ♦ Place Value ♦ Retelling (characters/setting/plot) ♦ Graphs ♦ Time ♦ Money ♦ Write complete sentences with punctuation and edit ♦ Add/subtract 2 and 3 digit numbers ♦ Word Problems ♦ Write stories (beginning, middle, end) ♦ Early multiplication/division ♦ Grammar         

1ST/2ND MATH & ELA:  This class is designed for first and second graders that would like to do both, math and ELA in one session. Each student will work at their respective levels.

Tu/Thu  11:00-12:30   $100/week

2ND/3RD GRADE MATH: This class is designed for 2nd graders who were above average in math that would benefit from enrichment.
Mon/Wed  1:00-2:30   $100/week

2ND/3RD GRADE ELA:  This class is designed for 2nd graders who were above average in ELA that would benefit from enrichment.
Mon/Wed 1:00-2:30 $100/week (max 4 students)

1ST/2ND STEM: This STEM class will be all hands on activities. Each week there will be a new theme!

Fri  1:00-2:30  $50/week


THIRD GRADE 

Third graders will review the following skills:

♦Use Reading Strategies ♦ Parts of Speech ♦ Elapsed Time ♦ Money/Decimals ♦ Vocab Development ♦ Write Paragraphs ♦ Graphs ♦ Context Clues ♦         Writing in a Variety of Genres ♦ Mental Math ♦ Compare/contrast Information ♦ Multiplication/Division ♦ Fractions ♦ Grammar/Punctuation ♦                       Addition/Subtraction with 4 digit numbers ♦ Place Value

2ND/3RD GRADE MATH: This class is designed for 3rd graders who were low to average in math that would benefit from support, consistency, and review.

Mon/Wed  1:00-2:30   $100/week

2ND/3RD GRADE ELA:  This class is designed for 3rd graders who were low to average in math that would benefit from support, consistency, and review. 

Mon/Wed  1:00-2:30  $100/week (max 4 students)

3RD/4TH MATH & ELA: This class is designed for 3rd or 4th graders who would like to refresh both math and ELA.

Tu/Thu  1:00-2:30   $100/week

3RD/4TH GRADE MATH: This class is designed for higher level 3rd graders through 4th grade.

Mon/Wed  4:30-6:00   $100/week

3RD/4TH ELA:This class is designed for higher level 3rd graders through 4th grade. 

Tu/Thu  4:30-6:00    $100/week

3RD/4TH STEM: This class is a hands-on STEM class for all 3rd and 4th graders! Topics change weekly!

Fri  3:00-4:30   $50/week


FOURTH GRADE Skills covered in 4th grade are:

♦More complex version of 3rd grade ELA skills ♦ Negative Numbers ♦ Finding common multiples ♦ Fractions (Improper, mixed, reduce, add/subract) ♦ Decimals ♦ Money ♦ Multi-Step Word Problems

3RD/4TH MATH & ELA: This class is designed for 3rd or 4th graders who would like to refresh both math and ELA.
Tu/Thu  1:00-2:30   $100/week

3RD/4TH GRADE MATH: This class is designed for 4th graders that would like to reinforce skills learned in Math this year.
Mon/Wed  4:30-6:00   $100/week

3RD/4TH ELA:This class is designed for 4th graders who would like to reinforce skills learned in ELA this year.
Tu/Thu  4:30-6:00    $100/week

3RD/4TH STEM: This class is a hands-on STEM class for all 3rd and 4th graders! Topics change weekly!
Fri  3:00-4:30   $50/week


FIFTH GRADE

♦More Advanced Reading Comprehension ♦ Synthesize Information from 2 texts ♦ Think Analytically ♦ Punctuation/Grammar ♦ Parts of Speech ♦         Writing in a Variety of Subjects and Persuasion ♦ Increased Vocabulary ♦ Order of Operations ♦ Multiplication/Division *(multi-digit, power of 10, decimals, fractions) ♦ Graphing ♦ Place Value with large numbers/Decimals ♦ 2 Variable Equations ♦ Word Problems ♦ Volume

5TH/6TH GRADE MATH This class is designed for students who excelled in 5th grade math this year.

Mon/Wed  4:30-6:00   $100/week

5TH/6TH ELA This class is designed for students who excelled in 5th grade ELA this year.

Tu/Thu  4:30-6:00  $100/week


MIDDLE SCHOOL


SIXTH GRADE

♦More Advanced Reading Comprehension ♦ Synthesize Information from 2 texts ♦ Think Analytically ♦ Punctuation/Grammar ♦ Parts of Speech ♦ Writing in a Variety of Subjects and Persuasion ♦ Increased Vocabulary ♦ Order of Operations ♦ Multiplication/Division *(multi-digit, power of 10, decimals, fractions)  ♦ Graphing ♦ Place Value with large numbers/Decimals ♦ 2 Variable Equations ♦ Word Problems Volume

5TH/6TH GRADE MATH This class is designed for 6th graders who would like a math refresher before 7th grade.
Mon/Wed  4:30-6:00   $100/week
5TH/6TH ELA This class is designed for 6th grade students who would like to work on their reading and writing skills.
Tu/Thu  4:30-6:00  $100/week


MIDDLE SCHOOL BOOK CLUB 

6-8th grade

Four sessions, two weeks

60 minute sessions

BOOK 1: Mondays 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/19      6:00-7:00 pm    $200

BOOK 2: Mondays 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16        6:15-7:15 pm    $200

Do you love to read and enjoy talking about books and stories? Perfect! This group will meet for 60 minutes and discuss a common book. We will look closely at structure, writing techniques, theme, literary theories and criticism. We will also discuss the book, giving learners a chance to engage in academic discourse. We will explore different forms of narrative, including graphic novels and classic tales. Four classes for each book. (students will be responsible for procuring their own copy of the book)


MIDDLE SCHOOL WRITER'S WORKSHOP  


5-8th grade

Eight sessions, four weeks

90 minute sessions

Mon/Wed    4:15-5:45     6/29, 7/1, 7/5, 7/7, 7/12, 7/14, 7/19, 7/21   $400


This 4 week course will work to create students who are empowered writers. Offering a mix of instruction in both academic and creative writing, students will have the opportunity to complete guided readings to practice critical thinking skills that introduce them to thinking not just as readers, but as writers as well. These texts, as well as instructor examples, will be models for constant student writing practice that ranges from informal writing activities to opportunities to create formal writing responses. Students will engage in activities that center the six traits of student writing: ideas and content, organization, voice, word choice, sentence fluency, and conventions. Students will engage in pre-writing, writing, and revising based on instructor, personal, and peer reviews. 




UNSOLVED MYSTERIES IN MATH

A two week course designed to introduce students to the world of research based mathematics.  There are a significant number of mathematics questions which would not be discussed until a graduate degree in math which are interesting even at a grade school level…. And some of these questions remain unsolved by mathematicians to this day.  Here are some things we might discuss.

  • Is there a pattern to the prime numbers? 

  • How many colors are needed to color a given map without bordering areas being the same color?

  • Are there more fractions, or more decimals?  Weird...aren’t there an infinite number of each?  Yep.  But still more decimals.  Why?  We can discuss different types of infinity.

  • On “Let’s Make A Deal” you’ve chosen the prize behind Door A.  Monty opens door C revealing a goat.  To win the car, should you stick with door A, or switch to door B?  Weirdly, there’s a better choice.  Why?

This course would be good for students grades 6 and up.

Tu/Th    4:15-5:15  7/13, 7/15, 7/20, 7/22     $200


7th GRADE MATH REFRESH




8th GRADE MATH REFRESH



 MY WORRIED MIND

It is normal to feel worried. We all have worries about things that happened or what will happen. It is important to know what our worries are and recognize the signs and feelings that come with worry and anxiety. In this workshop, through writing, drawing, stories, and conversation, students will learn how to recognize the worry, how it feels and respond to the worry to feel empowered and resilient. Students will be exposed to tools for managing worry and come away with a visual toolbox representation of their own worry warrior tools.


Group taught by Aimee Miller, Behavior Specialist


Middle School A: Grades 5 & 6

Middle School B: Grades 7 & 8



HIGH SCHOOL

*If you do not see a subject or class offered on the days/times that you would like or have a request for a class you do not see offered, please contact us. 

HIGH SCHOOL BOOK CLUB  

9-12th grade

Four sessions, two weeks

60 minute sessions

BOOK 1: Mondays 6/21, 6/28, 7/5, 7/19      7:15-8:15 pm    $200

BOOK 2: Mondays 7/26, 8/2, 8/9, 8/16        7:30-8:30 pm    $200

Do you love to read and enjoy talking about books and stories? Perfect! This group will meet for 60 minutes and discuss a common book, aimed at challenging a high school reader. We will look closely at structure, writing techniques, theme, literary theories and criticism. We will also discuss the book, giving learners a chance to engage in academic discourse. We will explore different forms of narrative, including graphic novels and classic tales, some which appear in AP classes. Four classes for each book. (students will be responsible for procuring their own copy of the book)  
 
 

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES IN MATH  

6th-11th grade

Four sessions, two weeks

60 minute sessions

Tu/Th       4:15-5:15pm         7/13, 7/15, 7/20, 7/22     $200 

A two week course designed to introduce students to the world of research based mathematics.  There are a significant number of mathematics questions which would not be discussed until a graduate degree in math which are interesting even at a grade school level…. And some of these questions remain unsolved by mathematicians to this day.  Here are some things we might discuss.

  • Is there a pattern to the prime numbers? 

  • How many colors are needed to color a given map without bordering areas being the same color?

  • Are there more fractions, or more decimals?  Weird...aren’t there an infinite number of each?  Yep.  But still more decimals.  Why?  We can discuss different types of infinity.

  • On “Let’s Make A Deal” you’ve chosen the prize behind Door A.  Monty opens door C revealing a goat.  To win the car, should you stick with door A, or switch to door B?  Weirdly, there’s a better choice.  Why?


GEOMETRY PREP CLASS  

7th-11th grade

Four sessions, two weeks

60 minute sessions

Tu/Th      5:30-6:30 pm         7/13, 7/15, 7/20, 7/22     $200

A two week course designed to prepare students who will be taking Geometry in the Fall. They will be introduced to the general topics that will be covered next year. Some of the topics include:

  • Performing Transformations
  • Transformation Properties and Proofs
  • Congruence
  • Similarities
  • Right and Non-Right Triangles and Trigonometry
  • Circles
  • Conic Sections


BUILDING SCIENCE LAB SKILLS  

7th-11th grade

Four sessions, two weeks

90 minute sessions

Tu/Th      4:15-5:45pm        6/29, 7/1, 7/6, 7/8       $280

A two week hands-on course designed to strengthen a student’s skills in the science lab.  We will perform a number of simple hands-on and virtual labs which are outside of the high school science curriculum but will help students better understand things such as:

  • How to describe different types relationships found in data (linear, inverse, etc)

  • How to find sources of error (without just saying “human error” which is every science teacher’s pet peeve.)

  • How to design an experiment with only one controlled variable

  • How to use Google Sheets to easily create super cool and professional looking graphs that will impress any teacher



ALGEBASICS

8th-10th grade

Six sessions, three weeks

60 minute sessions

Session 1: Tu/Th         3:00-4:00pm         6/29, 7/1, 7/6, 7/8, 7/13, 7/15             $300

Session 2: Tu/Th        3:00-4:00pm         7/20, 7/22, 7/27, 7/29, 8/3, 8/5          $300

Session 3: Tu/Th        3:00-4:00pm         8/10, 8/12, 8/17, 8/19, 8/24/8/26      $300


A two week course designed to help students who struggle with algebraic concepts.  This course would be good for students who are entering an algebra course in the fall or who struggled with algebra last year.  Topics covered include:

  • Unlocking the mysteries of Order of Operations, and how to use them to solve equations for x

  • Fractions!!! (about 4/3 students who struggle with algebra struggle b/c they struggle with fractions)

  • Strategies for solving story problems using algebra

  • Graphing




CONFIDENT FOR COLLEGE: COLLEGE PREPARATION COURSE

10th-11th grade

Six sessions, three weeks

60 minute sessions

*Personal computers/phones encouraged for resume writing, researching schools/scholarships, and/or essay writing

Session 1: Mon/Wed     3:00-4:00pm     6/28, 6/30, 7/5, 7/7, 7/12, 7/14       $420

Session 2: Mon/Wed     3:00-4:00pm     7/26, 7/28, 8/2, 8/4, 8/9, 8/11         $420

This college crash course will provide your high school student with the tools they need to confidently apply for college. The vast majority of this course will be used to tackle the college application essay: students will plan, write, receive personalized feedback, and revise two college application essays using the common application prompts or personalized prompts from the college of their choice. Students will create or update their resumes based on individualized feedback and examples. They will be coached through the college admissions process, timelines, and requirements for their schools of choice and spend time researching colleges, careers, and/or scholarships of interest.  




SAT GRAMMAR BOOTCAMP

9-12th grade

Eight sessions, two weeks

60 minute sessions

Session 1: Mon-Thu    6:00-7:00pm     7/12, 7/13, 7/14, 7/15, 7/19, 7/20, 7/21, 7/22   $560

Students will be coached in the SAT Writing and Language section to identify their strengths and weaknesses. Students will participate in multiple practice tests of the section, and spend the weeks learning each major grammar rule tested in the Writing and Language portion: commas, semicolons, colons, em dashes, phrases, clauses, sentence fragments, run-on sentences, subject-verb agreement, and noun-pronoun agreement. In addition to being taught the grammar rules, students will be provided with opportunities to practice applying this new knowledge to their own writing, and will also receive ample opportunities to test their learning against SAT questions. students will take home a grammar packet of their notes and practice examples from this session to use in further preparation for the SAT. Optional, guided grammar practice on Khan Academy will also be provided. 




RESEARCH WRITING AND RELIABLE SOURCES 

9-12th grade

Six sessions, three weeks

90 minute sessions

Tu/Thu     4:15-5:45pm     7/27, 7/29, 8/3, 8/5, 8/10, 8/12      $420

*Personal computers/phones necessary for practicing researching formatting and utilizing databases

Understanding how to evaluate a source for its relevance, accuracy, and reliability is an increasingly important task. This course begins with empowering students to grow as critical consumers of digital and print media to find and identify credible sources. Students will explore databases and engage in academic texts to help answer personalized research questions they draft. Teacher-led instruction through planning, formatting, writing, citing, and analyzing sources will result in an increasing comfort level with the look, style, and process of writing research papers.





COLLEGE ESSAY AND SCHOLARSHIP WRITING BOOTCAMP 

10-11th grade

Four sessions, four weeks

60 minute sessions

Wed     6:00-7:00pm     6/23, 6/30, 7/7, 7/21      $350

*Personal computers/phones encouraged for scholarships and college admission essay writing

This crash course will meet 4 times and will help writers produce 2 essays. One essay will be for college admissions and another essay will be geared toward scholarship applications. We will focus on voice and conveying the right message about each applicant.



TAKING A STAND: STUDYING AND CRAFTING ARGUMENT WRITING

9-12th grade

Six sessions, three weeks

90 minute sessions

TBD

This course will better support students as argument writers and thoughtful critics of everyday arguments presented in their lives.  Students will focus on the organizational structure of arguments to understand how to develop a thoughtful and coherent line of reasoning based on their own beliefs and claims. Throughout the course of the session students will strengthen their knowledge of thesis statements, engage in planning and drafting outlines, identify and integrate evidence as support, and create counterarguments to develop their claims. 



Rhetorical Writing: Analyzing Author’s Choices and Creating Our Writer’s Toolbox

9-12th grade

Eight sessions, four weeks

90 minute sessions

TBD

This course will introduce students to rhetoric: the art of speaking and writing persuasively. Students will learn the major rhetorical devices and choices authors use when making arguments such as diction, tone, parallel structure, and syntax. They will utilize this knowledge when analyzing texts, images, and modern media to determine the author’s subject, purpose, and audience. This course fosters critical thinking skills as students are challenged not to merely summarize an author’s point, but to make arguments about the level of persuasiveness the author achieves. Students will learn how to draft rhetorical analysis essays -- as seen on the SAT--  and create precise paragraphs, which are frequently assessed in 10th and 11th grade English classrooms. Students will be challenged to apply their study of rhetorical devices to their own writing and will be provided with multiple opportunities to practice. This course aligns with writing objectives taught in AP Language + Composition and is taught by Mrs. Ewing, a high school English teacher and CollegeBoard trained AP Language + Composition instructor. 


MY WORRIED MIND

It is normal to feel worried. We all have worries about things that happened or what will happen. It is important to know what our worries are and recognize the signs and feelings that come with worry and anxiety. In this workshop, through writing, drawing, stories, and conversation, students will learn how to recognize the worry, how it feels and respond to the worry to feel empowered and resilient. Students will be exposed to tools for managing worry and come away with a visual toolbox representation of their own worry warrior tools.


Group taught by Aimee Miller, Behavior Specialist


High School Grades: 9-12



SAT PREP COURSE

This 5 week, 10 hour course is designed to prepare students for the upcoming SAT Test. The instructor has over 22 years of experience and has worked with many students in preparation for the exam. He is extremely well versed and uses a holistic approach, which students find beneficial and applicable for ANY test they need to take, including the ACT.


Instructor: Glen Hipple


Cost: $875 ($100 deposit is due at registration and will go towards the balance owed)


Course Dates: 7/28, 8/4, 8/11, 8/18, 8/25


Time: 6:00-8:00pm


***TO REGISTER, PLEASE GO TO THE HOME PAGE AND CLICK SAT PREP COURSE AT THE TOP OF THE SCREEN.