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Academic Programs

Summertime provides the perfect opportunity for students to devote themselves to a favorite subject or get a jump on the upcoming school year. We offer upper division credit courses in a variety of disciplines and middle division review courses in math and English. Online classes and flex classes (a combination of in-class and online instruction) are also available.

Full-Credit Courses: (June 5 - June 23) Ceramics 1; (June 12-July 28) World History, American Government/Economics, U.S. History, Cultural History of Western Civilization, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Geometry; (July 10- July 28) Fitness and Yoga, Design and Technical Theatre, Personal Fitness/Health.

Half-Credit Courses: World Religions (June 12-June 30 or July 10-July 28); Ethics (June 12-June 30 or July 10-July 28); Health (June 12 - June 30 or July 10-July 28).

We also offer remedial credit courses for those who have been asked to repeat a course.

Review Courses: 3-Week Guided Online Math Review (June 12-June 30 or July 10 - July 28), Orientation English (June 19 - June 30), Orientation Math (online June 12-June 30 or in-class July 10-July 21), Pre-Algebra Online Review (June 12-July 28), Algebra 1/Customized High School Math Online Review (June 12-July 28), Algebra 2 Online Review (June 12-July 28), Honors Pre-Calculus Online Review (June 12-July 28).

Students must meet with their academic dean prior to registering for a summer academic or review course, as some departmental restrictions may apply and future year scheduling may be impacted by summer choices.

Standard Monday-Thursday Berkeley dress code applies for all academic and review courses. 

Classes are Monday-Friday. There will be no classes the week of July 4 (July 3-July 7). Please plan your summer vacations accordingly, as summer classes have strict attendance policies. Please be aware of each course's start and end date. For non-online courses, students are required to be on campus for their final exam.

For academic credit courses, four absences for a full-credit, six-week academic course will result in no credit being received for the course. Two absences for a three-week course will result in no credit being received. Students must receive permission from the Summer Programs Director to miss any classes of a three-week religion or PE course.  For academic credit classes, there are no refunds after the first five days of classes. For review classes, there are no refunds after the first three days of classes.  A student who chooses to drop a six-week summer credit class prior to the beginning of week 3 can do so without the course appearing on the student’s transcript.  If the student drops the class prior to the beginning of week 4, WP (withdrew passing) will appear on the transcript.  After week 4, courses must be completed.  For three-week credit classes, such as World Religions, the student can drop prior to the beginning of the fourth day of classes without the course appearing on the transcript.

Berkeley Summer Programs reserves the right to cancel a course due to insufficient enrollment. In this event, a full refund will be issued.

Please consult the Berkeley Upper Division Handbook on school policies related to violating Berkeley’s Honor Code with regard to cheating, plagiarism, unacceptable network use, bullying, and other offenses.  

Please click on each class below for a description.

List of 26 items.

  • Astronomy (1/2 credit, online)

    This course will cover the basic principles of astronomy including the history of astronomy and planetary science, planets and their orbits, stars and galaxies, and other orbital objects.  This class will be taught completely online. Students will be required to participate in weekly and biweekly labs and other class activities presented in an asynchronous format. In lieu of a final exam, students will submit a cumulative research project.

    11th and 12th Graders

    June 12th - June 30th

    About the Instructor
    Lance Lomano has a B.S. in Comprehensive Science Education from Bowling Green State University in Ohio.  He has 29-years of teaching experience including 12-years at Northeast HS in St. Petersburg, FL and 17-years at Berkeley Preparatory School in Tampa, FL.  He has taught a variety of subjects including Chemistry, Astronomy, Meteorology, Biology, Physics and Oceanography but has been focused on Chemistry and Astronomy the past 15-years.
  • Beginning Guitar (credit)

    This is a summer version of the in-year Beginning Guitar course. Students can expect to learn the same material at an accelerated pace, 6 hours a day for 3 weeks. Students should expect to play regularly in this class, but not every lesson will involve playing, and may instead involve reading music or discussing music theory concepts and key figures in guitar based music. The objective of this course is to give students a baseline competency in playing acoustic guitar as well as some basic general musician skills. This will involve knowing and playing simple and complex chords, sight reading music, learning to understand and read the different ways guitar music is written (tablature, chord sheets, and sheet music), and learning about the history of guitar based music in American and world culture. The class will culminate in a student choice project, where they will select, learn, and perform a song of their choice for the class.

    9th - 12th grade students

    Weeks: 2, 3, and 4 (June 12th - June 30th) 
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (On campus)

    About the Instructor 
    Jack Eppink has a B.S. in English Education and a M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction from Florida State University. He has 3 years teaching experience, 2 of which are at Berkeley Preparatory School. Jack is self-taught in guitar and has been playing guitar for 10 years, he has played both recreationally as well as professionally, with 6 years of live performance experience on a variety of stages with a variety of musical genres. He is also a published musician and songwriter. He is primarily an English teacher, but has taught guitar lessons in the past and is excited to launch this exciting summer offering.
  • Ceramics 1 (credit)

    In this course, you will learn the basic skills and techniques needed to create beautiful, functional pottery pieces using a pottery wheel and hand-building methods. We will begin by exploring the properties of clay and how to prepare it for use. You will learn how to center the clay on the wheel and how to use basic tools to shape and form it into a variety of vessels. We will also cover how to add decorative elements using slip and glaze.

    In addition to working on the wheel, you will also have the opportunity to try your hand at hand-building techniques such as pinch pots, coiling, and slab construction. You will learn how to join these pieces together using scoring and slip, and how to add handles and spouts to your creations. Throughout the course, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of projects, including mugs, bowls, and vases. You will also learn about the history and cultural significance of pottery and will have the chance to experiment with different glazing techniques.

    No prior pottery experience is necessary for this course, just a willingness to learn and get your hands dirty! By the end of the course, you will have a solid foundation in pottery techniques and will have created a collection of your own unique pieces.

    9th - 12th grade students

    Weeks: 1, 2, and 3 (June 5th - June 23rd) 
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (On campus)

    About the Instructor
    Mrs. Orchard began teaching this year at Berkeley Preparatory School in the Upper Division, Ceramics 1, Ceramics 2, and 3D AP Art and Design. Prior to joining the Berkely community, Mrs. Orchard spent 7 years as an Upper School Fine Arts Teacher, Ceramics and Sculpture, at the Charlotte Country Day School. She taught levels 1-4 and AP 3D Art and Design Portfolio class.  Before Charlotte CCDS, Mrs. Orchard spent 8 years at The Bryn Mawr School for Girls in Baltimore, Maryland where she taught Upper School Ceramics and was the Director of the Music School / Assistant to the Director of Arts.
  • Design and Technical Theatre (credit)

    Design and Technical Theatre is a practical course in theatrical set construction, painting, installation, special effects, lighting, sound, and back-stage management. Emphasis is given to the reading of plans, the use of tools, and safe and efficient practice in the theater. All students enrolled in this course will be required to work with different entities while assisting with on-campus summer productions. 

    9th - 12th grade students

    Weeks: 5, 6, and 7 (July 10 - July 28) 
    Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (On campus)
    Location: The Lykes Center

    About the Instructors
    Shayna Goodman is a proud Berkeley alumni who is thrilled to return as the lower division theatre teacher. Shayna earned a Bachelor of Art in Theatre Arts from Florida State University and a Master of Science in Education from John’s Hopkins University. She is so happy to be able to combine her passion for the arts with her love for childhood development and education. She is dedicated to providing a rich and engaging experience for all participants and helping students foster their artistic and intellectual growth. 

    Mr. Cook has been the Production Technical Director at Berkeley for 8-years. Prior to that, he had his own production company and produced live events for five years. Overall, he has been working in live production for 23-years as an audio tech, lighting tech, and a video tech with mapping projections as well as camera operator and switch operator for live streaming. Mr. Cook also has 8-years of experience with set design and construction. 



  • Fitness and Yoga (credit)

    This course is broken into two physical education components. The morning will start in fitness from 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. and then transition into yoga and mindfulness from 10:30-12:30.

    In the fitness section students will have a cardio element each day to kick off the class and then transition into the weight room where they will learn safety, proper form, and how to build a personalized strength program to meet their individual goals. Outside work will include a daily nutrition, hydration, and sleep journal.

    In the Yoga and Mindfulness section students will learn: Hatha yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Restorative yoga, Gentle yoga, and Yin yoga to increase their stamina and flexibility. The whole-body system will be taught so that the student understands how to care for each area of the body from the yoga section of the course.

    9th - 12th grade students

    Weeks: 5, 6, and 7 (July 10 - July 28) 
    Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (On campus)
    Location: Straz Family Field House 

    About the Instructor
    Coach Joe Maldonado has been a personal and group trainer for over a decade.  With a Masters in Sport Coaching, he also interned at the NSCA Headquarters in Colorado Springs where he worked with USA and foreign national athletes, first responders, and youth athletes.  Prior to transitioning to an Elementary PE teacher, he achieved status as a Master Trainer at the Harbour Island Athletic Club while also leading the staff education program.  He has obtained training certificates including: NSCA CSCS, NASM CPT, USA Track & Field Level 1, CrossFit Level 1 / Olympic Weightlifting / Kids, and a GMB Fitness 



  • Meteorology (1/2 credit, online)

    Meteorology is a three week course covering such topics as the layers of the atmosphere, the heating of the earth, the seasons, and fluctuations in temperature.  Other topics include humidity, precipitation and clouds, winds and air mass movement, and severe weather such as thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes.  The students will have a better understanding of how numerous aspects of our planet interact which provides the weather around them every day. The class will be taught completely online in an asynchronous format.

    11th and 12th graders

    July 10th - July 28th

    About the Instructor
    Dr. Nicole Ackerson earned her PhD in Medicine from the University of South Florida.  She served as a Clinical Research Fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and specialized in tumor cell genetics.  Dr. Ackerson has published several papers in the field of cancer genetics and in science education.  Dr. Ackerson recently earned college certificates in Wed Design and Web Development as well as a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  In addition to teaching science in Middle Division, Dr. Ackerson serves as the Chair of the Science Department,  the Director of the Berkeley Health Sciences Institute and the Director of the Advanced Experiential Biology Institute.
  • Personal Fitness/Health (credit)

    Personal Fitness/Health will provide information on the various components that make up one’s personal fitness and health so students can make informed decisions. This course is divided into two components, one being the physical activity piece and the other being the health academic piece. The health component will be in a virtual online class setting and the physical activity component will be held on campus. The health component is designed to provide the students with the knowledge and skills to obtain an optimal level of wellness. Students will be completing this part of the course online using MyBerkeley and the class LibGuides to receive lessons and submit assignments. Students will not be meeting in person but rather virtually through an online classroom which students can access daily at their convenience. Topics will include but are not limited to fitness, nutrition, drugs, alcohol, tobacco, disease prevention, sexual and reproductive health. The physical activity portion of this class will include an introduction to the weight room and a weight room workout at the start of each class. The class will participate in the following units: cooperative Project Adventure activities, gatorball, pickle ball, indoor soccer football, team handball, basketball, hockey, rock climbing, water polo, high elements, and frisbee games. The sport/activities covered in the physical activity portion of the course directly relate to the classroom curriculum in order to fully support students in achieving an optimal level of wellness.

    The health portion would be taught online (7/10-7/28) and there would be a required on-campus meeting from 11:00am-12:00pm on 7/10.  Otherwise, students will not be required to be on campus for the online health portion of the course.

    The activity portion of the class will be in the AM: 7/10-7/28 from 8:00am-11:00am Monday through Friday on campus.

    Registration for this class opens in April.

    About the Instructors
    Coach Dayna Crawford chairs Berkeley's Physical Education department. She is Berkeley's Personal Fitness and Health teacher and the varsity softball coach whose team is coming off a district championship season. She is also the 18U Gold Clearwater Bullets coach, which earned a top 10 finish in the Gold Nationals this past summer. Coach Crawford attended Western Michigan University where she played Division 1 softball for the Broncos.

    In 2014, Coach Warren led Jesuit High to its first state baseball championship in 14 years.  In eight seasons as head baseball coach at Jesuit, he amassed an impressive 206-39 record, and in the last five seasons his team advanced to the state final four.  He is a graduate of Jesuit High, where he won a state championship as a starting pitcher, and he attended the University of Florida.  Coach Warren joined the Berkeley staff in 2014, and in 2016 he led Berkeley baseball to the state semifinals. He is a seven-time district coach of the year and in 2020 he earned his 300th win as a head coach.

    July 10 -July 28 (incoming 9th graders)
  • Health (1/2 credit; online only)

    This online class only meets half the requirement of the Personal Fitness/Health course.  Students are still obligated to take one semester of Personal Fitness in the 9th grade.

    The health class will be taught online (6/5-6/23 or 7/10-7/28).  For the June session, there will be a required Zoom meeting at 8am on 6/5.  For the July session, there will be a required Zoom meeting at 8am on 7/10.  

    Registration for this class opens in April.


    This class is offered twice over the summer: June 5-June 23 & July 10-28 (incoming 9th graders)

    About the Instructors
    Coach Dayna Crawford chairs Berkeley's Physical Education department. She is Berkeley's Personal Fitness and Health teacher and the varsity softball coach whose team is coming off a district championship season. She is also the 18U Gold Clearwater Bullets coach, which earned a top 10 finish in the Gold Nationals this past summer. Coach Crawford attended Western Michigan University where she played Division 1 softball for the Broncos.
  • Geometry (credit)

    Geometry is an integrated course in plane and solid geometry that includes the following topics: geometry in the coordinate plane, line and angle properties, properties of polygons, circles, Pythagorean Theorem, area, volume, similarity, right triangle trigonometry, and geometric proof. Students will investigate concepts and build conceptual understanding while continuing to develop, reinforce, and master computational skills. Students should maintain a comprehensive notebook consisting of definitions, conjectures, investigations, and constructions. A graphing calculator and a laptop computer are used in this course. This course is offered during the summer to students who need to retake the course for credit. The summer course will NOT be used to move from Algebra 1 to Algebra 2 without specific permission from the Math Department Chair.  If a student has earned a grade of 95 for the year in our Honors Algebra 1, then this Geometry course over the summer will make way for a move to our Honors Algebra 2 in their 9th grade year.
     
    PREREQUISITE: Admission requires successful completion of Algebra 1 (with a score of 95 or above and with departmental approval).

    June 12-July 28
  • American Government/Economics (credit, online)

    The purpose of American Government is to give the student an understanding of how government works and why the system is as it is. The American Government course includes discussion of the U.S. Constitution, structure and function of the national government, the concept of federalism, as well as political parties and elections. Students should also develop an awareness of currents events in the areas being studied.
     
    Economics addresses the following fundamental economic concepts: production, prices and costs; production possibilities and the factors of production; supply/demand theory and the achievement of market equilibrium; savings and investment; the continuum from pure competition to monopoly; business firms and business funding; the dual economic goals of growth and stability; the flow of goods and services; the measurement of economic activity; the role that banks, businesses, government and other organizations play in the determination of policy to achieve economic goals. Time permitting at the end of the course, an investigation into the intricacies of the stock market will be undertaken.
     
    This online course requires the completion of a major research paper. Additionally, students must be present on campus for the final exam at the end of July.
     
    PREREQUISITE:   World History

    June 12-July 28
  • Cultural History of Western Civilization (credit, online)

    This online course is designed to give students a historical per­spective relative to Western art, sculpture, architecture, music, and ideas.  Using audio/visual demonstrations, discussions and comprehensive texts, the course introduces students to Western culture as it has de­veloped from the Greco-Roman period to the present.  As an enrichment to the course, a field trip to a local museum is part of the class.

    This course may serve as a History or VAPA credit or elective Global Scholars credit.

    June 12-July 28 (incoming 11th-12th graders)
     
  • U.S. History (credit, online)

    The United States History course covers the time period from the 1820s through the 1980s. Topics to be studied include Sectionalism, the Civil War, Reconstruction, Westward Expansion, Industrialization, Urbanization and Immigration, Imperialism, the Progressive Era, World War I, the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, the Cold War, Civil Rights, and Domestic and Foreign Affairs from the Truman Administration through the Reagan Administration.
     
    This online course requires the completion of a major research paper.
     
    PREREQUISITE:   World History, American Government/Economics. For juniors and seniors only.

    June 12-July 28
  • World History (credit, online)

    World History is an important foundational course in the History and Religious Studies Department at Berkeley Preparatory School. This course prepares students to analyze world events and their historical and contemporary causes through targeted practice in reading, thinking and writing like an historian. Students engage deeply with a selected set of historical turning points and core concepts from 1500 to the present.This course also contains an extensive writing component to include in-class essays, document-based questions, and a major historical research paper.

    This course serves as a required Global Scholars credit.

    June 12-July 28 (incoming 9th graders)


  • Ethics (1/2 credit)

    In this course students explore the philosophical understanding of moral philosophy. Moral Philosophy or Ethics, strives to guide our ideas and behaviors about our society and the world. As the culmination of the Upper Division’s religious studies curriculum this course encourages students to synthesize and apply what has already been established to hone decision-making skills in contemporary life. Students will engage in debate and learn how to articulate their moral ideas based on the ideas of philosophers such as Socrates, Locke, Kant and Bentham. Moral dilemmas are discussed and the use of sophisticated theories spanning religion to Greek philosophy provide the ethical foundation for developing the skills required of a young man or woman to present valid moral arguments. Evaluating the ideas developed in western civilization while developing the analytical skills necessary to navigate a complex modern world. Independent thinking is encouraged with all students required to support their ethical reasoning in the form of written analysis, presentation and informal debate. There is a final exam at the end of the semester and grades are comprised of regular homework assignments, unit tests and in-class activities. This course earns ½ credit towards UD graduation requirement and grades contribute to students’ GPA.

    This class is offered twice over the summer: June 12-June 30 & July 10-28 (incoming 11th-12th graders)

    About the Instructor
    Dr. Kevin Douglas Kuswa is the co-author of Argumentation and Critical Thought: An Introduction to Advocacy, Reasoning, and Rhetorical Analysis, a textbook used in debate classes at the collegiate level. Dr. Kuswa’s students have been successful at every stage, winning virtually every debate tournament in the country on the high school and collegiate levels. He has been teaching and coaching debate for 25 years at institutions such as the University of Richmond, California State University, the University of South Carolina, and Dartmouth College (where his team won the National Debate Championship). Dr. Kuswa himself won the National Championship debating for Georgetown University where he received a degree from the School of Foreign Service. Earning his PhD in Communication Studies with a specialty in Rhetoric from the University of Texas at Austin, Dr. Kuswa has presented his scholarship at numerous conferences and published pieces in the top journals in the field such as the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Rhetoric and Public Affairs, and Argumentation and Advocacy. Teaching has long been Dr. Kuswa’s passion and he is ecstatic to be serving as the Head Debate Coach and Upper Division History and Religious Studies faculty member at Berkeley Preparatory School.
  • World Religions (1/2 credit)

    God is revealed to different cultures in a variety of ways as this course explores the religions of the world. Traditionally the five major religions are considered: Judaism, Christianity, Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism. Students will study the philosophical foundations and the historical contexts of these major religions and their studies will include an understanding of the lives, characters and teachings of the leaders of these faiths. By studying the scriptures, beliefs and forms of worship, students gain an understanding of how indispensable religious life has been to humankind through the millennia with particular emphasis placed on an appreciation of cultural myths, epic stories and philosophical underpinnings that truly characterize these traditions, with holidays and forms of worship as important topics of class discussion. This course will also focus on the geography, history and practice of these religions as they worked to form the cultural identity of their specific geographic area. There is a final exam at the end of semester and grades are comprised of regular homework assignments, unit tests and in-class activities.

    This course earns ½ credit towards UD graduation requirement and grades contribute to students’ GPA. World Religions is the prerequisite to the Ethics course and must be completed prior to the start of a student’s junior year.

    Registration for this class opens in April.

    This class is offered twice over the summer: June 12-June 30 & July 10-28 (incoming 9th-11th graders)

    About the Instructor
    The Reverend Brandon Peete has served for the past six years as Chaplain at Berkeley. In that time, he has contributed on the school’s lead Administrative Team, sponsored many spiritual life clubs, taught various religion classes and electives in the Middle and Upper Divisions, coached basketball and baseball, and launched multiple weekly student-led prayer services on campus. This is his fourth year teaching World Religions in Summer Programs, after having taught various iterations of this course at four different Episcopal schools across the country. As an ordained priest in the Diocese of Southwest Florida, he also serves at the altar on Sundays at the Cathedral Church of St. Peter in St. Petersburg, Florida. Chaplain Brandon is especially excited for the upcoming summer, as we will have the opportunity to learn World Religions together in the new Berkeley Chapel.
  • Biology w/ Lab (credit, online)

    The Summer Biology course is based on a conceptual and laboratory approach to understanding the nature of living things. The course opens with an introduction to the scientific method and basic chemistry. Subsequent units cover all of the major aspects of the cell and cell theory including structure and function, photosynthesis and respiration, meiosis and mitosis, the cell cycle, nucleic acids and protein production. Students are also given an introduction to genetics and heredity, including Mendelian genetics. The second half of the course is devoted to classification and a survey of all of the major kingdoms of living organisms with an emphasis on humans. This course will be taught entirely online.  Students will be required to participate in weekly to biweekly labs with materials supplied in a returnable lab kit as well as common items from home. In lieu of a final exam, students will submit a cumulative research project. 

    June 12-July 28

    Grades 9 and 10

    About the Instructor
    Dr. Nicole Ackerson earned her PhD in Medicine from the University of South Florida.  She served as a Clinical Research Fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and specialized in tumor cell genetics.  Dr. Ackerson has published several papers in the field of cancer genetics and in science education.  Dr. Ackerson recently earned college certificates in Wed Design and Web Development as well as a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  In addition to teaching science in Middle Division, Dr. Ackerson serves as the Chair of the Science Department,  the Director of the Berkeley Health Sciences Institute and the Director of the Advanced Experiential Biology Institute.
     
  • Chemistry w/ Lab (credit)

    This course covers the fundamental concepts of an introduc­tory chemistry course. Topics studied include the phases of matter and transitions between these phases, types of chemical reac­tions, mathematics of chemical reactions and energy changes which accompany those reactions; atomic theory, models, periodicity, bonding theory, properties of solutions, kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, and nuclear chemistry. The course is paced so that students are able to progress with comprehension and intuitive understanding.

    PREREQUISITE: Physics or Honors Physics, Algebra II or higher than Algebra II.

    June 12-July 28
  • Physics w/ Lab (credit)

    A student of Physics gains a conceptual introduction to the laws of the physical world. Subjects include motion analy­sis, forces, momentum, work, energy, heat, waves, sound, light, electricity and magnetism. Problem-solving methods of teaching physics are used. Students improve their applied quantitative skills by solving physics problems, thereby illustrating knowledge of fundamental physics concepts. The course also stresses development of laboratory skills through regularly scheduled laboratory sessions and special projects. Students are en­couraged to question, observe, collect data, analyze results, and reach conclusions on physical relationships. Indepen­dent creative thought and study are encouraged throughout the course.
     
    PREREQUISITE: Biology

    June 12-July 28

    About the Instructor
    Dr. Nicole Ackerson earned her PhD in Medicine from the University of South Florida.  She served as a Clinical Research Fellow at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and specialized in tumor cell genetics.  Dr. Ackerson has published several papers in the field of cancer genetics and in science education.  Dr. Ackerson recently earned college certificates in Wed Design and Web Development as well as a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology.  In addition to teaching science in Middle Division, Dr. Ackerson serves as the Chair of the Science Department,  the Director of the Berkeley Health Sciences Institute and the Director of the Advanced Experiential Biology Institute.
  • Credit Course Re-Take

    For those needing to re-take a credit course, please check with your school’s academic counselor first about taking a summer academic course.  In addition, please contact our Summer Programs office for availability.
  • 3-Week Guided Online Math Review

    Join Mr. Fisher this summer for a solid math review!  Don't let your math skills drop over the summer!  This three-week online program is personalized for each student to give them a head start in math for the upcoming school year. Included with each online class are two personalized sessions per week with Mr. Fisher (either face-to-face or via Skype).  For rising 6th-12th graders.  

    June 12-July 28 (choose a consecutive three-week increment during this time frame)

    About the Instructor
    Mr. Fisher has been teaching middle school mathematics for 26-years. Has taught 6th grade, 7th grade, Honors Pre-Algebra, Honors Algebra, Honors Geometry, various upper division math courses, logic and reasoning, and competitive math courses.  Mr. Fisher has also been teaching SAT/ACT math prep for the past 10-years.
  • Middle Division Orientation English

    Orientation English is available to rising sixth graders, especially those needing some additional help.  This course is a 2-week, 30-hour academic program tailored to support the intellectual and social development of students entering middle school.  Students will complete the 6th grade summer reading requirements together as a class, as well as developing additional vocabulary, writing, and grammar skills.   Students will get an introduction to the sixth grade and a jumpstart on the 2023-2024 curriculum.

    June 19 -June 30

    About the instructor
    Melanie Pendleton is a Middle Division English teacher with twenty years of classroom experience in both elementary and middle school. She is a middle grade writer and member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.
     
  • Middle Division Orientation Math

    This course is designed to prepare students for the beginning of sixth grade at Berkeley, especially those needing some math remediation. Concepts covered in this class include decimals, fractions, percents, one and two-step equations, sales tax and discount, basic geometric skills, and word problems involving all of these concepts.  Please note that this is a review class; taking this class will not officially move a child ahead in a math class.

    Online: June 12 - June 30
    Classroom: July 10-July 21 (9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in the classroom; 2-weeks only)

    About the Instructor
    Mrs. Cole has been teaching for 4 years with 3 of those being in Berkeley’s Middle Division. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Eckerd College. She teaches Advanced 6th grade math and Honors Pre-Algebra at Berkeley and runs the 6th/7th grade math club.
     
  • Pre-Algebra Review (online)

    This online course is designed to review concepts for seventh grade math in order to prepare students for their eighth grade year in algebra. This course is heavily loaded with the algebra concepts that the students will see in eighth grade.

    This is an online review class.

    June 12-July 28
     
  • Algebra 1 Review or Customized High School Math Review (online)

    Algebra 1 covers the subject matter traditionally included in a rigorous first-year course of algebra. Emphasis is placed on the development of manipulative skills, algebraic structure, and solutions of verbal problems. Topics covered include: operations with real numbers, rational and irrational algebraic expressions, and polynomials; solving linear, rational and quadratic equations, solving systems of linear equations and inequalities, and solving word problems related to each type of equation studied; factoring algebraic expressions, an introduction to functions and several types of variation. A graphing calculator and a laptop computer are used for classroom demonstrations, discovery activities, and as an aid in problem solving. 

    This is an online review class.

    **This online course could also be customized to meet the review needs for any high school math course, not just Algebra 1.  For further details, please contact the Summer Programs Office at 813.885.1673, ext. 2239.**

    June 12-July 28
     
  • Algebra 2 Review (online)

    Algebra 2 emphasizes the further development of Algebra 1 skills, the treatment of geometric concepts from an algebraic point of view, more advanced problem solving techniques, and the study of mathematics as a unified structure. Topics covered include: conic sections, rational expressions, equations and inequalities, systems of linear equations, word problems, functions, factoring, quadratic equations with rational and irrational roots, irrational numbers, imaginary and complex numbers, graphs, variations, exponents and logarithms, coordinate geometry, quadratic functions, equations of the second degree and their graphs, polynomial functions, exponential functions, logarithmic function and matrices. A student who is enrolled in this course is required to purchase a graphing calculator. It will be used extensively to perform discovery activities, for classroom demonstrations, and to serve as an aid for homework completion.  

    This is an online review class.

    June 12-July 28
  • Honors Pre-Calculus Review (online)

    Honors Pre-Calculus is designed primarily for students who plan to continue their study of mathematics by taking Calculus at Berkeley or in college. The concepts of algebraic, trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions are stressed. Conic sections, sequences and series, introductory probability and statistics, polar coordinates and graphing, and elementary concepts of calculus are also included. Students enrolled in the course are required to have graphing calculators for classroom and assignment activities. This course is offered in the summer for rising juniors and seniors. 

    This is an online review course.

    June 12-July 28

Summer 2023

Week 1: June 5 - 9
Week 2: June 12 - 16
Week 3: June 19 - 23
Week 4: June 26 - 30
NO CAMPS July 3 - 7
Week 5: July 10 - 14
Week 6: July 17 - 21
Week 7: July 24 - 28
2023 Summer Catalog!
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