Notice: The 2018 Mathematics Summer Camp has been cancelled.
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Becoming a Cavalier
This four-day summer course will create a smooth transition for all students entering Catholic High School.
Students will learn the social, academic, and religious traditions of ASHS. Students will be exposed to daily scheduling, Sacramental life, the layout of the school, service requirements, as well as opportunities to meet new friends and classmates before the school year begins.
The course is taught by Cameron Stehle, alumnus of Spalding (’10) and Religious Studies teacher, with the assistance of two current Spalding students.
How can you launch a rocket with a chemical reaction? How can you build, and program, a robot to follow instructions? How does your hand provide valuable security information? All these questions and more will be answered at Archbishop Spalding’s Cavalier Engineering Camp. Designed for rising 6th, 7th and 8th grade students, the Cavalier Engineering Camp explores a variety of engineering concepts and careers through hands-on projects and experiential learning. The camp introduces participants to engineering in a fun and exciting environment. Participation takes place under the guidance of Archbishop Spalding High School Project Lead the WayTM engineering students and faculty, serving as camp counselors.
The Fall 2018 SAT/ACT Class is designed to prepare students for testing dates in the 2018-2019 school year. The program consists of 10 sessions each designed to increase each student's aptitude, comfort, and knowledge of the SAT exam. Each session is capped at 25 students, which ensures individualized instruction and attention.
Skills for Success “Skills for Success” is designed for all students grades. It is taught by three experienced classroom teachers. Students will receive instruction from teachers certified in Social Studies, Math and English. All have experience teaching freshmen as well as upper classmen. Tim Strunk, Spalding's Education Technology Specialist, will be walking students through digital organization and calendar management, and introducing them to Spalding's Digital Suite. The small classroom size helps students discover their learning style, strengths and weaknesses which will help improve their academic performance.
The Academic Writing Seminar focuses on the development of the brief analytical essay, a key groundwork for writing in all courses. Class time is divided daily into periods of topic discussion, writing workshop and peer review. The seminar progresses from basic writing mechanics to a more nuanced discussion of how to support an argument with appropriate detail. Students will review the foundations of strong academic writing, with an emphasis on establishing an authoritative tone. The seminar then applies these concepts towards the broader tasks of essay writing: the thesis, essay structure and organization, and developing evidence.
Attention will also be given to adjusting the writing process for different coursework and purposes throughout their high school and college careers.