A Christian Brothers Education is about much more than just learning to read and write. It is about making sure that our students fully develop in soul, body and mind. For those students trying to get ahead or polish some of their existing skills we provide our summer academic camps. The following courses are available in our classrooms during the summer of 2015.
Pre-Engineering & CAD – For students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade This camp has been cancelled for the summer of 2015 Instructor: Mr. Ken Kandt June 22-25 (8:30-11:30am) Cost: $175 per student This is an introductory course, which develops student problem solving skills, with emphasis placed upon the concept of developing a 3-D model or solid rendering of an object. Students will learn how to take a product from concept to reality. This program will teach the basics of programs from Microsoft Office and Autodesk Inventor during the course. Bring USB for data storage. Space is limited to 15 students.
Alegebra 1 Prep Course – For Students entering the 8th or 9th grades
Instructor: Mr. Thomas Huber June 22-26 (8:30-11:30am) or July 20-24 (8:30-11:00am)Cost $200 per student
Algebra I is the foundation for high school mathematics – from Algebra II to Geometry and Trigonometry to Calculus. This summer, Brother Rice is offering an Algebra skill-building workshop. The course is a great opportunity to enhance understanding and solidify knowledge of key concepts covered from Algebra I that will be built on in Algebra II and beyond. In particular, the Brother Rice Algebra II course skips the first two chapters in the textbook as that knowledge is expected to be known from Algebra I. So, these skills will be emphasized for the week-long class this summer to ensure your student is ready to hit the ground running in Algebra II, Algebra IB or Geometry. Space is limited to 25 students.
Algebra Skills Camp – For high school students
Instructor: Mr. Thomas Huber June 22-26 (12-2:30pm)Cost: $200 per student
This course is for students who want to solidify their understanding and mastery of important Algebra skills, including real number computations and properties, writing equations, equation solving, linear equations, graphing and real world problems. There will be regular assessments and assignments relating to key concepts that are the foundation for success in Algebra II, Geometry, Trigonometry and Pre-Calculus. Space is limited to 25 students.
Improving Grammatical Proficiency – For students entering the 7th, 8th or 9th grade
Instructor: Mr. Chris Kase July 6-9 (12-1:30pm) Cost: $150 per student
Will review and practice grammatical fundamentals important for strong writing performance. Topics will include parts of speech, parts of a sentence, punctuation usage, and common grammatical errors.
The Writing Process – For students entering the 7th, 8th or 9th grade
Instructor: Ms. Wendy Nuss July 20-23 (8:30-10:30am) Cost: $175 per student
Be prepared for fall’s first essay assignment! Learn to organize ideas for expository writing and express them following the 5-step process: prewriting, writing, revising, editing, and publishing. Mini-lessons for each step will lead to a well written essay by week’s end. Basic grammar, spelling and punctuation rules will also be reviewed. All materials for the course will be provided.
Reading Comprehension – For students entering 7th, 8th or 9th grade
Instructor: Ms. Wendy Nuss July 20-23 (11:00am-12:30pm) Cost: $150 per student
No need to dread school reading anymore! Learn and practice strategies to critically read both literature and informational texts to prepare you for the upcoming year. All materials for the course will be provided.