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At BASIS Independent Brooklyn, learning and fun don't stop when the regular school year ends! BASIS Independent Summer offers a variety of academic programs and is conveniently located on our school campus and taught by our BASIS Independent expert educators and staff.

 

 


 

Summer Program Basics

Open to both BASIS Independent and non-BASIS Independent students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2018. Create your own BASIS Independent Summer experience—choose any individual week for each program, or try them all!

Dates

  • July 9–13
  • July 16–20
  • July 23–27
  • July 30–Aug 3
  • Aug 6–10
  • Aug 13–17

Times

  • Astronomy full day: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • Morning half day: 9:00 AM–11:30 PM
  • Afternoon half day: 12:30 PM–3:00 PM

Fees

  • Half-day programs are $375 per week unless otherwise noted.
  • Astronomy full day is $725 (includes all fieldtrips)
  • In the event of low enrollment, courses are subject to cancellation and the full amount will be refunded (see disclaimer in our fees & policies).

Early Registration Discount

  • Multi-course registrations qualify for our Early Registration discount:
    • Receive a 15% discount when you register for more than one course per student by 11:59 PM EST on May 4, 2018. (Note that the 15% discount is not applicable to the first course registered, but is applicable to each course registered thereafter).
    • All courses need to be purchased in one transaction to be eligible for the 15% discount.
    • Registration closes May 31. After May 31, you may still register for the summer programs with remaining available spaces or be wait-listed for programs with full capacity. Click on the "Register Now" button to select and pay for your programs using our quick and easy online registration system. 

Below is the full menu of flexible offerings.


Enrichment Courses

Math

These critical programs will give students the opportunity to learn and/or review essential topics to help set them up for success in math. Incoming students, as well as current students, desiring review will benefit from the focused approach and further practice through the program. Both the Algebra 1 and 2 programs are flexible. Students can enroll for one week or multiple weeks, with an optional placement exam being given August 17.

PreAlgebra/Algebra I Readiness (Weeks 1–6) Incoming Fall Grade 5+

Description:

Intended for those going into Math 8/7, Algebra 1/2, or Algebra I. Topics include but are not limited to basic operations, order of operations, word problems, basic geometry, etc. This course is not a substitute for Algebra 1, however, students in grades 5 & 6 may score enough on their math placement test in order to bypass Math 8/7 and Math Algebra 1/2 and proceed directly to Algebra 1 in the coming fall.

Advisor and Instructor: Lucy Snyder
Time: 9:00–11:30 AM
Cost: $375 per week
Space: 12
Textbook: Saxon Algebra 1/2

Week One - Lessons 1–20
Week Two - Lessons 21–40
Week Three - Lessons 41–60
Week Four - Lessons 61–80
Week Five - Lessons 81–100
Week Six - Lessons 101–120

 

Algebra II Readiness (Weeks 1–6) Incoming Fall 2018 Grade 5+

Description:

Intended for those going into Algebra 2 in the fall. Topics include but are not limited to basic operations, order of operations, word problems, basic geometry, etc.

Advisor and Instructor: Lucy Snyder
Time: 12:30–3:00 PM
Cost: $375 per week
Space: 12
Textbook: Saxon Algebra 1
 
Week One - Lessons 1–20
Week Two - Lessons 21–40
Week Three - Lessons 41–60
Week Four - Lessons 61–80
Week Five - Lessons 81–100
Week Six - Lessons 101–120

 

Pre-Calculus Readiness (Weeks 1–6) Incoming Fall 2018 Grade 5+

Description:

This program is intended to prepare students for Pre-Calculus material by going through the Saxon Algebra 2 curriculum. Students will have the option of taking a math placement exam on the final day of the program. Each week will cover 20 lessons.

Advisor and Instructor: Mrunali Das
Time: 9:00–11:30 AM
Cost: $375 per week
Space: 12
Textbook: Saxon Algebra 2

Week One - Lessons 1–20
Week Two - Lessons 21–40
Week Three - Lessons 41–60
Week Four - Lessons 61–80
Week Five - Lessons 81–100
Week Six - Lessons 101–120

 

Calculus Readiness (Weeks 1–6) Incoming Fall 2018 Grade 5+

Description:

This program is intended to prepare students for Calculus material by going through the Saxon Advanced Mathematics curriculum. Students will have the option of taking a math placement exam on the final day of the program. Each week will cover 20 lessons, with the exception of the final week, during which, students will begin Calculus material.

Advisor and Instructor: Mrunali Das
Time: 12:30–3:00 PM
Cost: $375 per week
Space: 12
Textbook: Saxon Advanced Mathematics 

Week One - Lessons 1–20
Week Two - Lessons 21–40
Week Three -Lessons 41–60
Week Four - Lessons 61–80
Week Five - Lessons 81–100
Week Six - Lessons Calculus Unit 1

 


Science

Astronomy – Full Day (Week 1) Incoming Fall 2018 Grade 5+

Description: 

Join Mr. Winter for an “out of this world” experience! Students will learn the principles of astronomy in both the classroom and during field trips to local sites of interest. Field trips include a visit to the Intrepid and the Hayden Planetarium.

Advisor and Instructor: Joshua Winter
Time: 9:00–3:00 PM
Cost: $725 per week
Space: 12

 

Physics Introduction (Week 2) Incoming Fall 2018 Grade 6+

Description:

New to BASIS Independent Brooklyn? Want a jumpstart on one of the most interesting subjects? Just curious about physics? Join us for this week-long academic course introducing the concepts and problem-solving strategies for introductory physics. This course is perfect for students entering BASIS Independent Brooklyn in grades 7 or 8 who would like to catch up on some of the physics content covered during the BASIS Independent Schools’ curriculum for grade 6. This will be an intro to their first fall semester of physics.

Advisor and Instructor: Joshua Winter
Time: 9:00–11:30 AM or 12:30–3:00 PM (currently only the morning session is open for registration)
Cost: $375 per week
Space: 12

 


Writing

The Writer’s Lab (Week 3) Incoming Fall 2018 Grade 5+

Description:

Through discussion, demonstration, and hands-on practice, students will improve their writing, grammar, and reading comprehension skills. Students will solidify their understanding of challenging grammar topics through meaningful examples and instruction that targets common errors. Students will have opportunities to practice important reading comprehension skills like inference and analysis through in-class readings and discussions. Engaging writing prompts will give students ample practice with essential skills and improve their confidence as scholarly writers. This workshop will effectively prepare students for middle and high school.

Advisor and Instructor: Polly Kertis
Time: 9:00 –11:30 AM (Gr. 7–8) and 12:30–3:00 PM (Gr. 5–6) (Students can take the section that works best with their math selection.)
Cost: $375 per week
Space: 12

 


Music

Private Music Lessons (Week 1 & 2) Incoming Fall 2018 Grade 6+*

Description:

30 minute private music instruction with Mr. Ingels. Contact Mr. Ingels to schedule and confirm lessons.

Advisor and Instructor: Luis Ingels
Time: Contact Mr. Ingels directly to book lessons (lessons can be arranged prior to morning or after afternoon enrichment selections)
Cost: $100/30 minute session

*Grade 5 students upon approval of the instructor

 

BASIS Independent Music Studio Music Camp (Week 2) Incoming Fall 2018 Grade 6+

Description:

Have you ever wanted to learn an instrument? Do you already play an instrument and want to improve your skills? Join your fellow musicians for a fun week of playing, composing, and arranging your favorite music! This course will teach students how to play their chosen instrument, basic note reading, and playing by ear. Open to all instruments!

Advisor and Instructor: Luis Ingels
Time: 9:00 –11:30 AM or 12:30–3:00 PM (students can elect to take both sections or coordinate with another half-day enrichment option)
Cost: $375 per week
Space: 12

 


College Preparation

Test Prep for SAT, ACT, and Subject Tests Fall 2018 Grade 9+

Description:

Improve your ACT, SAT, and/or Math 2 subject test score! Zenith Tutoring, our partner, ensures private attention for each student within its semi-private class. Zenith’s innovative model is data-driven and involves no group exercises. Instead, each individual student follows his or her own customized plan. The curriculum combines one-on-one attention, online videos, and written materials, with access to 1000+ test preparation videos prepared by Zenith Tutoring. And, the best part is that the score improvement is guaranteed! Zenith will continue helping its students until they reach their goal score. In order to select the appropriate class package, a prospective student must sit for a practice exam. Once a class package is determined, parents may register directly with Zenith at the link below.

Activity Organizers: Grayson Giovine and Zenith Tutoring Instructors 

There are four classes from which to choose:
4 Point ACT or 180 Point SAT Guarantee (10 sessions): $1500
7 Point ACT or 300 Point SAT Guarantee (25 sessions): $3000
34+ ACT or 1500+ SAT Score Guarantee (unlimited sessions): $3000
800 Score Guarantee for Math 2 Subject Test (unlimited sessions): $1500

For a more detailed explanation of each class, please visit the Zenith Tutoring website or reach out to info@zenithtutoring.com or grayson@zenithtutoring.com. You may sign up via Zenith Tutoring's website.

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