7th-10th Grade classes
PLEASE NOTE: IF YOU ARE SCHEDULED FOR THE APRIL 13 ACT OR THE MAY 4 OR JUNE 1 SAT, WE WILL ACCEPT YOUR APPLICATION AND, IF THERE IS ROOM, PROVISIONALLY PLACE YOU IN A CLASS. YOU WILL NEED TO PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE REGISTRATION FEE AND TUITION. WHEN WE HAVE RECEIVED YOUR TEST SCORES WE WILL DETERMINE ELIGIBILITY; IF YOU DO NOT QUALIFY, YOU WILL LOSE YOUR PLACE IN THE CLASS AND RECEIVE A TUITION REFUND.
Summer Stretch is a summer academic program for students finishing 7th, 8th, or 9th grade (qualified students currently in 10th grade may be admitted to one of the Fast-Paced Math classes or Chemistry). Classes will meet from 9:00am – 2:20pm on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday every week for the five-week session. Classes will meet Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday the week of July 4th.
Dates for 2013 are June 24-July 26.
All Summer Stretch classes are designed for academically advanced middle and high school students, and offer an opportunity for vigorous academic challenge in the company of other capable students.
Courses are fast-paced and roughly at the 9th and 10th grade levels, though math course offerings are available up to the Precalculus level. Students in 10th grade may need special permission to enroll in classes other than Chemistry or one of the fast-paced math classes. A teacher recommendation is required for fast-paced summer math classes.
Although there was a lot of homework, our daughter never complained, she loved the class, she bonded quickly with her classmates, and she was thrilled that she was learning high-level math.
She felt respected and challenged, and thrived. It’s not often that we see her challenged or interested enough to push through and try as hard as she did. Both the summers she has spent at the Robinson Center have taught her to respect who she is, to explore her potential, and encouraged her to be a leader instead of a follower.
– Summer Stretch Parent
Students enroll in one course for the entire five weeks. Course equivalency varies from one semester to one academic year. Some high schools award credit for these courses; yours may or may not. If you desire credit and/or apppropriate placement, you must check with your school prior to applying to this program.
Please note that this is not an “enrichment” program. The amount of required homework is substantial and to be taken seriously. Daily attendance is required in all classes, and participating concurrently in other time-demanding programs is not recommended.
Students participate in Summer Stretch for a variety of reasons: an interest in a particular subject area; a desire for a challenging college-preparatory experience; a boost toward taking advanced placement courses; advancement toward an earlier graduation; or more room in their high school programs for electives and activities they would otherwise have to pass up.