Step Up to High School
The transition from middle school to high school can be tough on kids, a transition that threatens to be even more difficult after this year of distance learning and hybrid school. Take the stress out of freshman year and feel in control with our Step Up to High School class. This small group class is designed to help ease the transition for rising 9th graders by building their organizational skills and academic knowledge. In this class, students will learn study skills and time-management techniques to navigate those critical first few months of freshman year. Additionally, students will develop the communication skills needed to advocate for themselves with administrators and teachers. To round out the class, students will be given assistance with their summer packets and an introduction to their freshmen-level English and Math classes. Students will engage in a positive support system that will help them begin their high school career on the right foot.
Full course: $345
We understand how difficult school has been for many this year. After almost a full year of virtual or hybrid school, students are finding themselves rudderless, losing focus, and falling behind. That’s why this summer First Choice Prep will again be offering our popular Bridge Classes in Maths, Sciences, and the Humanities to help students get back on track as they get back to full-time in-person learning.
*Keep checking back – we will continue to update this page as we add more classes!
Intro to College Reading, Writing, and Grammar: this three-week course will help students take their reading and writing to the next level. Taught by Scott Dahlie, a top-rated writing and English instructor at Rutgers (which itself has a top-10 writing program in the nation) this course will teach students the skills necessary to critically read and interpret college-level passages and properly and deftly express themselves in their writing. Designed with a balance of collaborative learning, individual practice, and one-on-one conferences with the instructor, this is an invaluable course that will teach your child skills that they will use in high school, college, and beyond. The class will be limited to 8 students.
Full course: $995
August 16 – Sept 2, Monday – Thursday each week, 4:30 – 5:30pm.
Algebra 1 – Geometry: this two-week course will take students through the major concepts and skills they should have learned in Algebra 1 and introduce them to the foundational concepts in Geometry. Designed to help students who want a more solid foundation in Algebra 1 and students who want to get a leg-up in Geometry before the school year begins. Classes will be held Monday – Thursday each week, 9:30am – 11:30am. Students can choose to purchase the entire course or the first half (review of Algebra 1) or the second half (intro to Geometry).
One week: $365
Full course: $645
Intro to Algebra 2: this one-week course will introduce students to the foundational concepts of Algebra 2 – the kinds of things they’ll be learning at the beginning of the school year. Designed to help studentswho want to get a leg-up in Algebra 2 before the school year begins. Classes will be held Monday – Thursday, 12:00pm – 2:00pm.
One week: $365
Session 2: August 23 – 26
Algebra 2 – Pre-Calculus: this two-week course will take students through the major concepts and skills they should have learned in Algebra 2 and introduce them to the foundational concepts in Precalc. Designed to help students who want a more solid foundation in Algebra 2 and students who want to get a leg-up in Precalc before the school year begins. Classes will be held Monday – Thursday each week, 2:30pm – 4:30pm.
One week: $365
Session 2: August 16 – 26
Pre-Calculus – Calculus: this two-week course will take students through the major concepts and skills they should have learned in Precalc this Spring and introduce them to the foundational concepts in Calculus. Designed to help students who suffered from the transition to virtual learning this Spring and students who want to get a leg-up in Calculus before the school year begins. Classes will be held Monday – Thursday each week, 5:00pm – 7:00pm. Students can choose to purchase the entire course or the first half (review of Precalc) or the second half (intro to Calculus).
One week: $365
Full course: $645
SAT and ACT Boot Camps
Our boot camps are designed to give students the essential knowledge they’ll need to confidently attack the SAT or the ACT. Over the course of two weeks, students will learn the most effective skills and strategies on all sections of the test they’re prepping for.
Boot camps are split into two halves: the first week (Monday – Thursday) will focus on verbal skills like reading, grammar, and writing, and the second week (also Monday – Thursday) will focus on math, data interpretation, and science (ACT only). Students may opt to sign up for either half of the boot camp or the entire course. These boot camps are perfect for sophomores just starting out on the test prep process and juniors looking to boost their scores on the SATs and ACTs being offered this summer and fall.
Cost: $645 for full course, $395 for half (verbal or math/science)
Session 2: August 16 – 26, 7:15pm – 9:00pm
SSAT/ISEE Boot Camp
Our SSAT/ISEE Boot Camp will help students prepare for their high school entrance exams by providing them with all of the tools they will need to conquer these tests. Taught by an expert instructor with thousands of hours of test prep experience, this 14-hour comprehensive course will teach students the most effective strategies for tackling the most commonly tested concepts on these two admissions tests. The class will also help students become better test-takers: we’ll teach them techniques that will help them handle the stress of the test, tackle some of the tests’ most difficult questions, and help them hone a steely, confident testing mentality. If your son or daughter is considering applying to private school this spring, this class will be essential to their application process.
Full course: $595
Tuesday, September 21st, 7 pm – 8:30pm
Thursday, September 23rd, 7 pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, September 25th, 9 am – 11am
Sunday, September 26th, 9 am – 11am
Tuesday, September 28th, 7 pm – 8:30pm
Thursday, September 30th, 7 pm – 8:30pm
Saturday, October 2nd, 9 am – 11am
Sunday, October 3rd, 9 am – 11am