Registration for Summer Camps 2017 is open now. Here is a downloadable flyer for Mathus Academy Summer Camps 2017. For any questions not answered in this post or flyer, you may email us at [email protected] or call 2098-MATHUS (209.862.8487).

There are limited seats for the Summer Camps. To ensure a seat for your child, please register ASAP (including for Marietta center).

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/l0xuP0AMf0JEKPGW2

Summer Camps are offered at our Alpharetta center in ELA/Writing, Public speaking, and STEM at 4 levels (all three camps for 3rd – 9th grade) and Life Sciences for Future Scientists and Doctors at 1 levels (for 6th – 8th grade).

Life Sciences for Future Scientists and Doctors is a new camp for rising 6th to 9th grades in 2 levels (6th/7th and 8th/9th). This camp will be conducted by Dr. Pradeepa Gokina, who is flying in from New Jersey to conduct it. Dr. Gokina did her a Ph. D in Bio Sciences, and taught Life Sciences at a prestigious New York City Prep School. We are thrilled to have Dr. Gokina join us and offer this wonderful opportunity to Atlanta children.

Summer Camp fee may be eligible for dependent-care tax-deduction. Please consult your CPA.

Detailed schedules are listed below. AM sessions run from 9 AM – 12 PM, and PM sessions run from 1 PM – 4 PM, with a lunch break from 12 PM – 1 PM. Center address – 5480 McGinnis Village Pl, Suite 103, Alpharetta, GA 30005

AM/PM

Session#

Week of Jul 3

Week of Jul 10

Week of Jul 17

Week of July 24

AM Session I STEM I STEM III STEM II
AM Session II Public Speak III Public Speak II Public Speak I Public Speak IV
AM Session III Life Sciences   
PM Session I STEM III STEM II STEM I
PM Session II Writing I Writing III Writing II Writing IV

*Marietta center opening is postponed to August 2017.

Determination of Writing/Public Speaking/STEM levels: Levels will be determined based on a combination of the child’s grade (next year’s grade) and the current skill level. Where there are overlapping grades in the below Level-Grade grid, please select based on where you think your child best fits. We will select appropriate level with mutual consultation. Children who attended last year summer camp/classes, will attend next level. Descriptions of each subject area/level is given at the bottom of this doc. Here is a legend for the general guidelines for the levels.

Level – Grade mapping: Level I – 3rd / 4th |  Level II – 5th / 6th |  Level III – 6th / 7th |  Level IV – 7th / 8th / 9th

Each camp will comprise of FIVE half-day sessions: Monday to Friday from 9 AM – 12 PM (morning session) and 1 PM – 4 PM (afternoon session). You may choose both sessions for a particular week, covering two different areas (example: STEM and Writing OR Writing and Public Speaking etc.) to make it a full day camp. One exception to the 5 day schedule is the July 10 week camp for Life Sciences. This camp is a 4-day camp from 8.30 AM -12.30 PM, as Dr. Gokina needs to fly back to Jersey on Thursday evening.

Fee structure for Summer Camps for STEM/Writing/Public Speaking:

  • Half-day camp (one subject area – 5 half days): $175
  • Full-day camp (two subject areas – 5 full days):   $325

Fee structure for Life Sciences camp:

  • Individual session: $250 (including material fee for model creation)
  • When Life Sciences half-day camp is chosen along with another half-day camp, full day regular fee is $375.

If you are registering your child for full day camp (that is both morning and afternoon camps), please plan to send sack lunch. 

Please send all payments to 845 Pimlicon Pl, Suwanee, GA 30024, addressed to Mathus Academy. In the memo section of the check, please write your child’s name and the course(s) names(s). If your child(ren) attended last year’s Summer Camp (and/or this year’s class) and unsure of which camps/levels to register, please register for whichever you think is appropriate camp/level and enter your question in the comments field of the registration. We will help place your child(ren) in the appropriate level(s).

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/l0xuP0AMf0JEKPGW2

 Short blurbs for each of Summer Camps:

STEM I (3rd /4th): STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) is all about the application of mathematics, science, and practical problem solving knowledge. This introductory STEM course will engage students in designing, prototyping, testing, and analyzing challenging activities to solve mathematics and science problems. This class will largely focus on computational fluency practice and developing scientific and engineering modes of thinking. Students in this course will create 3D polyhedra, discover architecture with ratios and scaling, have fun with Robots and will research the history of mathematics.

STEM II (5th /6th): STEM careers include engineers, health care professionals, scientists, architects, computer programmers and many more. Students in this course will hone in on their critical thinking and problem solving skills while learning what it takes to participate in a STEM career. This course was designed to allow students to approach a variety of challenges or problems and utilize scientific processes and engineering designs to create solutions. Students in this course will explore the origins of mathematics, create complex geometric models, work on Robotics and study physics with hands on activities.

STEM III (6th /7th/8th): What does it take to be an engineer? Students in this course will answer that question by developing deep and rich mathematical foundations through the application of real world problem solving. Students in this class will apply a systematic approach to problems of engineering and their solutions. Students will engage in fun, hands-on projects including creating a catapult, researching the origins of Algebra, Probability and Calculus, and by having fun with physics.

WRITING I (3rd /4th): This class will serve as an introduction to reading, writing, and grammar. Each student will work with vocabulary acquisition and grammar daily. Students will craft a writing piece each day that uses formal strategies from techniques we’ve learned in class. This class will largely focus on standards of grammar including conjunctions and perfect tense verbs; it will also incorporate narrative and opinion-based essay writing.

WRITING II (5th /6th): This workshop-style class will be thoughtful, respectful, and rigorous as we respond to our classmates’ essays, learn specific SAT-based vocabulary, and incorporate self-editing tools to perfect our writing technique. This workshop will be a community of writers who support and challenge one another in educational ways. Our day will begin with grammar practice and end with a reflection journal. Creative assignments will include a variety of prompts, hands-on activities, and in-class writing. Students will have vocabulary and writing homework each night.

WRITING III (6th /7th): This course is an introduction to the critical reading and writing of persuasion. Students will study formalized writing styles including Aristotelian logic structures, Toulmin paragraphing, and Modern Language Association rules. They will also learn Greek and Latin based words and roots while examining grammar daily. They will study important aspects of rhetoric—voice, ethos, logos, pathos, structure, tone, impact, warranting, etc.—and use what they learn to improve their own writing and their understanding of the work of established writers. Students will write daily in class and out of class. Take home essays must be thoughtfully revised. For one to become an effective rhetorician, intense engagement with persuasive analysis is necessary, and so for every class students will engage with at least one formal style or published piece, often more.

WRITING IV (7th /8th/9th): This course is best-suited for students who have had the opportunity to encounter at least some forms of persuasive and expository writing. There will be no narrative writing in this course. The course will study in formalized writing styles including Aristotelian logic structures, Toulmin paragraphing, Cappellan problem-solution format, chiasmus, and Modern Language Association rules. They will also learn advanced Greek and Latin based words and roots in conjunction with SAT vocabulary while examining grammar daily. They will produce writing that reflects the most important aspects of rhetoric— ethos, logos, pathos, structure, tone, impact, warranting, transitions, etc. Students will write daily in class and out of class. Take home essays must be thoughtfully revised. There will be some literary analysis in this course.

PUBLIC SPEAKING I (3rd /4th): This class will serve as an introduction to speaking as a formal activity. Each student will construct speeches and present them daily. Over the course of the class, students will participate in three main style of speech: expository, persuasive, and performance. The class will emphasize confidence-building, formal speaking structure, and speech-writing efficiency.

PUBLIC SPEAKING II (5th /6th): Designed to help students build confidence in their public speaking skills, this workshop trains students in public speaking, logic and rhetoric through an interactive and dynamic curriculum that encourages incremental progress through ongoing practice and exercise. Over the course of the program, students will participate in three main studies: Persuasive Speaking, Improvisational Speaking, and Debate.

PUBLIC SPEAKING III (6th /7th): This session of our Public Speaking curriculum is intended to meet the needs of students who have already had advanced interaction with public speaking. This fast-paced course will focus less on the basics of public speaking and more on the performative aspects of speech. Students will be required to construct and present speeches daily. The final speech will be a formal presentation that parents are encouraged to attend.

PUBLIC SPEAKING/Debate IV (7th /8th /9th): This class is for those students who are interested in the policy and public-forum style debate. This class will introduce students to policy debate and public-forum debate techniques, vocabulary, and topics. Students will research and debate daily. Class will focus on past and present Georgia Forensics Association and National Forensics League topics.

LIFE SCIENCES (Grades 6th /7th/8th):

Engaging students in understanding and building models of below life sciences concepts. Students will be encouraged to appreciate the the living organisms and to design their own experiments, ask questions and solve them using the scientific method.

  •  Introduction to the organization of atoms, molecules and their role in living organisms
  • Principles of chemical bonding, compounds and their formation
  • Introduction to Cell and its structures.
  • Understanding the cells, tissues and organ systems in human body
  • Understanding the genes, the hereditary molecules (DNA) and their role in living organisms