8th to 12th Graders: Experience Andover this Summer!

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Documentary production, analytic geometry, coding and patterns, chemistry of cooking … Apply now to hybrid and online summer courses!

Students entering 8th through 12th grades have new opportunities to experience Andover this summer. Four hybrid and online Summer Session courses will combine a range of exciting topics and unique, in-person and online learning methods. Tang Institute Visiting Scholar in Connected Learning David Rea will teach Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code for the second summer in a row, and other Andover faculty members will lead three, exciting new courses in analytic geometry, chemistry of cooking, and documentary film making.

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Andover students work with robots in the OWHL's new Makerspace. Summer Session students enjoy stimulating academic experiences, along with a variety of other Andover resources on campus or online.
APPLY NOW! Space Is Limited

Summer Session’s hybrid and online courses are designed for specific audiences and in different formats. A five-week, analytic geometry course will be offered entirely online to students entering 9th through 12th grades. Three hybrid courses will run as five-week programs in two parts for rising 8th-graders. The first part will take place on the Phillips Academy campus for two weeks. The second part is completed online (at home), with students working independently and collaboratively with peers and instructors.

Applications from academically qualified boys and girls are welcomed. Learn more, apply now online. Space is limited!

Hybrid and Online Summer Session Courses

Developing Your Visual Voice: June 26 to July 30

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What do you care about? What do you love? What do you wonder? In this course, students will have the opportunity to develop their own language and visual articulation around the issues that matter most. Like our other hybrid offerings, this five-week program combines on-campus experiences with online learning. Experimental Documentary begins with two weeks of residency on Phillips Academy’s campus followed by three weeks of online experience, engaging students in coursework and preparation through a variety of online platforms, computer-based learning experiences, and group critiques. Students will apply what they have learned in the on-campus residency portion of the course to complete their final video project. During their time on campus, students will utilize the school’s excellent facilities and resources to present their video sketches in site-specific projections around campus.

This program is designed for rising 8th-graders as part of the Lower School Institute. For more information and to apply, please visit Developing Your Visual Voice online.

Prove It! Upper Level Analytic Geometry, June 26 to July 30 (Fully Online)

AsabeIn this fully online five-week course, students will experience a comprehensive introduction to the mathematical concepts and rules underlying similarity, right triangles, circles, area, surface area, and volume. This course is intended to follow a course on proof where students have studied congruence of triangles, parallelism and quadrilaterals; prior knowledge of these topics is essential for placement into this course. Through guided exercises using dynamic software and instructional videos, students will work with a geometry coach to become proficient in the inner workings of geometric shapes, angles and their relationship to the natural world.

This course is designed for 9th- through 12-graders as part of the Upper School Institute. For more information and to apply, visit Prove It! Upper Level Analytic Geometry online.

Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code, Two Sections: June 26 to 30; July 17 to August 19

DavidRea_cropDesigned in a unique and innovative format, this five-week program brings students to the Phillips Academy campus as boarding students for the first two weeks of their experience, where they will utilize the school’s excellent facilities and resources, including the Addison Gallery of American Art, to think about coding in both complex and simple ways. During the final three weeks, students will collaborate with peers and instructors online as they tackle an array of challenges and complete the program at home.

Designed for rising 8th-graders as part of the Lower School Institute, two sections will be offered in 2017. For more information and to apply, please visit Seeing in Patterns, Thinking in Code online.

Serving up Science: June 26 to July 30

food-salad-healthy-lunchLike the other hybrid offerings, this five-week program combines on-campus experiences with online learning. The course begins with a three-week online experience that engages students in coursework and preparation through a variety of online platforms and computer-based learning experiences. That experience is followed by two weeks of residency on Phillips Academy’s campus, where students will apply what they have learned in the online portion of the course to real-life lab experiments, projects, and in-person learning. During their time on campus,  students will utilize the school’s excellent facilities and resources—including the Gelb Science Center and Paresky Commons dining hall—to think about chemistry in both complex and simple ways.

This program is designed for rising 8th-graders as part of the Lower School Institute. For more information and to apply, please visit Serving up Science online.

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