College Prep Bootcamp
Term: Summer 2021
Target Grade Levels: 10–12
Schedule: Mon / Tues / Wed / Thurs; two 60-minute sessions per day
Section 1, June 14–June 17 (8 sessions): 11:00 a.m. – 12pm & 12:30pm – 1:30pm ET
Scholé Academy has teamed up with Classic Learning Test (CLT) and a handful of carefully selected colleges to bring you a week-long bootcamp to help Upper School students and their parents consider the many important details of college planning and preparation. Topics will include:
- Entrance exams and standardized tests
- Paying for college
- Choosing the right college
- Preparing for life on campus
Join us for up to eight sessions which will include a short feature on a participating college, a presentation on a college prep topic, and a question-and-answer session with a college rep on that topic. Each day of the camp will follow this schedule:
- 1 hour session (11am to noon ET)
- Half hour lunch break
- 1 hour session (12:30pm to 1:30pm ET)
We have offered participating colleges an opportunity to share about their programs as part of this week. Our aim is to share programs that we believe would be a good fit for Scholé Academy students in addition to providing useful information and skills needed to prepare for the transition from classical homeschooling to college.
Current programs hosting sessions:
There are no required materials for this camp.
Dr. Joshua Mayo
Chair, Assistant Professor of English
Grove City College
Dr. Douglas Henry
Baylor University Honors College
Dr. Jeffrey Lehman
Professor of Humanities
Graduate Director of Classical Education
Braniff Graduate School of Liberal Arts
University of Dallas
Mr. Greg Gearhart
Director of Financial Aid
Mr. Greg Lowe
Classical Academic Press
Alec Bianco, College & Homeschool Outreach Coordinator
Kimberly Farley, Customer Relations Coordinator
Classic Learning Test
Computer: You will need a stable, reliable computer, running with a processor with a speed of 1 GHz or better on one of the following operating systems: Mac OS X with Mac OS 10.7 or later; Windows 8, 7, Vista (with SP1 or later), or XP (with SP3 or later). We do not recommend using an iPad or other tablet for joining classes. An inexpensive laptop or netbook would be much better solutions, as they enable you to plug an Ethernet cable directly into your computer. Please note that Chromebooks are allowed but not preferred, as they do not support certain features of the Zoom video conference software such as breakout sessions and annotation, which may be used by our teachers for class activities.
High-Speed Internet Connection: You will also need access to high-speed Internet, preferably accessible via Ethernet cable right into your computer. Using Wi-Fi may work, but will not guarantee you the optimal use of your bandwidth. The faster your Internet, the better. We recommend using a connection with a download/upload speed of 5/1 Mbps or better. You can test your Internet connection here.
Headset: We recommend using a headset rather than a built-in microphone and speakers. Using a headset reduces the level of background noise heard by the entire class. Headset Recommendations: USB | 3.5mm
Zoom: We use a web conferencing software called Zoom for our classes, which enables students and teachers to gather from around the globe face to face in real time. Zoom is free to download and easy to use. To download Zoom:
- Visit zoom.us/download.
- Click to download the first option listed, Zoom Client for Meetings.
- Open and run the installer on your computer.
- In August, students will be provided with instructions and a link for joining their particular class.
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First, read the available course descriptions, noting prerequisites, target grades, and course objectives. If you think your student is prepared for the course, go ahead and register. After registration, a placement assessment may be provided to students, depending on the course and the student’s previous enrollment with Scholé Academy. Registration is finalized when the student’s placement assessment has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.
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Our Assistant to the Principal will be in touch with you after your enrollment to help you with next steps, including any placement evaluations that may be required for your course selections.
This registration will be finalized when the student's placement assessment has been returned by the course instructor with placement confirmation.