Summer Elective Course Descriptions

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Electives

Love writing? Need to brush up on test-taking skills? Take a look at these half-day classes! (Limited two)

Check with your current school as to whether these courses will be accepted for credit (1/2 credit each).

SAT Prep
Use this summer to prepare for the SAT test. Review the basic verbal and mathematical skills assessed on the SAT test, and learn test-taking strategies specific to the exam. Take practice tests with complete multiple-choice assessments, essay prompts, and study resources. Instruction, followed by collaborative, guided, and independent practice, provides the foundation for the course.

Leadership Essentials
Quiet leaders, charismatic leaders, servant-leaders... Understand what leadership is, explore different leadership styles, and understand what kind of leader you are. Debate the ethical dilemmas you might face when you're the one in charge, and learn skills you can put to use in the new school year and in your community.

Study Skills
Learn the three main concepts that are necessary for success in life, particularly academic life: classic study skills, psychometrics, and the elements of motivation. 

Creative Writing Workshop
Focus on short story or poetry writing in this structured workshop setting as you hone your creative writing skills and learn about the techniques used by famous creative writers.

Creative Writing is one of the enrichment classes offered during the four-week summer school program at R-MA.

Updated for Summer 2017.