The Vanguard School's 2019 Summer Camp
Vanguard’s Summer Camp goes beyond the traditional classroom,
addressing not only academic skills but targeting the increasing need for social emotional learning (SEL) and life skills training that is at such a deficit in today’s students.
In the classroom, teachers take a practical approach to academic subjects- targeting basic fundamental skills such as reading comprehension, word origin, language arts in context, contemporary technology use, and utilizing mathematics in the real world. Integrating technology- drones, automated paper airplanes, and video gaming- the instructors are able to incorporate fun and practical experiences into a meaningful learning environment that both challenges and entertains. This approach allows students to increase their academic skills across all content areas, as well as understand the purpose for these skills in life and in the future and how to apply these skills in real-world scenarios, having fun along the way.
Implicit throughout the academic day, and explicitly scheduled in the afternoons, evenings, and weekends is the social emotional learning and life skills components of the summer program. This social emotional curriculum helps students to attain the skills necessary to manage and interpret emotions, feel and show empathy, exhibit self-control, make responsible decisions, and interact with others in our digitally-influenced world. The life skills activities give students the independent living skills necessary for life as adults, including but not limited to, laundry, cooking, cleaning, budgeting, shopping, and more.
Additionally, Vanguard’s Summer Camp also provides two alternative academic tracks: a two-week intensive ACT preparation course for students planning to take the ACT during the following academic year, or a four-week intensive academic course for high school credit (Algebra II). During the ACT sessions, the instructor gives specific test-taking strategies, suggests ways to overcome anxiety, targets subject area skills, and much more. The students learn to manage the testing time, dissect the question to locate the best answer, use a calculator, and improve their overall testing performance. In the intensive academic math course, students complete the necessary hours to complete an academic course through daily small class instruction covering Florida State Standards for the course. Completion of the course and passing of the final exam will result in one credit hour of coursework for the student.
The weekends and evenings of camp are filled with exciting activities, field trips, physical activities and more. Taking advantage of Vanguard’s beautiful Central Florida location, these activities include:
- Beach trips
- Amusement Parks
- Sporting Events
Your child's summer fun awaits!
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