Week 1 Catalog

Jump Start to Algebra I

Grade Level: 7th - 9th

Course Description: This course is intended for students who have not yet had Algebra I. Some Algebra I basics will be covered this week to prepare the students to begin Algebra I at ASD, and also some deeper Algebra concepts like factoring will be introduced to give students some advance practice. Although the course is intended for incoming students, previous students may also enjoy this camp for a review of Algebra I concepts, as they prepare to move on to their next math class.

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Incoming 6th Graders Math Prep and Welcome to ASD! (Two Week Course: Week 1)

Grade Level: Incoming 6th

Course Description: Get to know the school and your 6th grade math teacher, Mr. O'Connell! He will review concepts key to your success this upcoming year! You will not only review math, but tour the school, hear about the schedule, and get to know your classmates! This course runs for two weeks. It is expected that you also sign up for week 2. If you also sign up for the Week 3 "Organize Yourself!" course, you will receive $20 off your registration!

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Organize Yourself!

Grade Level: 6-8

Course Description: Students can learn how to best organize themselves in order to be successful! They will participate in organizational activities, and also learn some tips and tricks about staying organized. This will also give them a head start on knowing what materials are required for their classes next year. If you also sign up for the Week 3 & 4 "Building Math Skills for 6th Grade" , you will receive $20 off your registration!

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Health (Two Week Course: Week 1)

***FULL*** If you sign up for this course you will be placed on a wait list. It is not expected that slots will open.

Grade Level: 9th - 12th

Course Description: This summer course will allow students to get their health graduation requirement completed in just 2 weeks as opposed to taking the semester long course during the school year. It is a great option for students expecting a full course load next year! This will be graded as a pass/fail course that will go on the student's transcripts. This course runs for two weeks. It is expected that you also sign up for week 2.

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2D Computer Graphics and Animation

Grade Level: 7th - 9th

Course Description: At the intersection of creativity and technology, this course will survey how to use the powerful, open-source programming tool Processing to produce math-based computer graphics. Students will learn how to create graphics, generate designs, and draw simple digital animations. Learn to master computer graphics, and gain an engaging and useful skill! For anyone curious about digital art, computers, or animation: no prior coding or computer experience required, all resources provided.

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Drawing: A Comprehensive Course

Grade Level: 6th - 12th

Course Description: A walk through basic, through advanced drawing techniques, intended to give students a clear understanding of the skills and principals of drawing as related to the everyday world around them. This course is intended to bring clarity and understanding to the art of drawing through means of succinct aesthetic connections and explanation. Students will learn how to accurately represent the world around them through visual cues translated through what they see and filtered down through their implements. Looking at the world is an essential part of life and learning. This course, while being innately an art course, teaches about looking at the world and understanding what you see, a monumentally important aspect of life, and then accurately transposing vision into drawings. Students are welcome to bring any drawing materials they are comfortable with. Charcoal and paper will be provided.

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Getting Ready for Middle School Writing for Incoming Grade 6

Grade Level: Incoming 6th

Course Description: Spend some time practicing the art of writing before entering middle school. During this course we will cover many types of writing including expository, argumentative, descriptive and narrative writing. We will also have some time to do some creative writing. This course will be suitable for a student needing to brush up on writing skills as well as a student who simply loves to write.

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Master the College Application Essay

Grade Level: 11-12

Course Description:

Did you know that thousands of college applicants hurt their chances of getting accepted to their dream college each year because they write sub-par admission essays? Part of the problem lies in the fact that there is a lot of confusion about what makes an outstanding college essay. Think of the essay as the face of your college application. Your application, without a stand-out essay, is a statistic—a faceless person in a sea of thousands with similar GPAs and standardized test scores. An application with a poorly written essay does not give admissions officers the chance to really know what makes you unique from the rest of the applicants.


  • Interested in learning about opportunities in other weeks? Jump directly to them:
  • Week 1 (July 9 - July 12)
  • Week 2 (July 16 - July 19)
  • Week 3 (July 23 - July 26)
  • Week 4 (July 30 - Aug 2)

Ready to register? You can find the registration form for all four weeks HERE.