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Academic Summer School General Information

Registration Requirements
Please read the following carefully before you register. If further assistance is needed, please call (732) 545-5600x218.

• In the past few years, many classes have closed due to over enrollment. We therefore encourage you to register as soon as possible to avoid being turned away.

• If you are taking only one 60 hour class, please indicate on your registration form whether you prefer the 7:30 a.m. class or the 10:30 a.m. class. Every effort will be made to fulfill your request. If this cannot be done, you will receive a phone call notifying you of the time the class will meet.

• If your child has an IEP at their current school, please contact us BEFORE you register for class so that we may discuss accommodations that we are able to provide.

• While we try to honor requests for specific teachers or peer groupings before Summer School begins, requests will not be accepted after Friday, June 22. Once classes begin, we will not switch students into different sections for any reason.

• All students have a 30 minute break between 10:00 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Grades 3-8)/10:30a.m. and 11:00a.m. (Grades 9-12). Students are encouraged to bring food to eat during this time. Snack foods and drinks will be sold on campus beginning June 26 through July 30. Students are not permitted to leave campus at this time.

• We do not recommend purchasing textbooks online, as our booklist may be subject to change without advanced notice. Rutgers Prep School will not be responsible for the purchase of an incorrect textbook.

Class Dates:
All classes begin Monday, June 25.
Most classes end Friday, July 27 except for those listed below:
- Pre-Calculus and Science classes end Tuesday, July 31.

*There will be NO SCHOOL on Wednesday, July 4.

• Mid session reports will be carried home with the student on Thursday, July 12. Final reports will be mailed Wednesday, August 8.

• Report cards will not be mailed to schools unless the guidance counselor/principal permission form is completely filled out. This form is a part of the registration process found online.

Refunds and Cancellations
Our refund policy is as follows:

- If student withdraws on or before June 1, all but $200 will be refunded.
- If student withdraws on or before June 15, 50% of tuition will be refunded.
- If student withdraws after June 15, 0% of tuition will be refunded.

All Programs – General Information

Non-Discriminatory Policy
Rutgers Preparatory School welcomes students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

Accreditation and State Approval
Rutgers Preparatory School is fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.

Location
Rutgers Preparatory School is located on Easton Avenue in Franklin Township, a few miles west of the city of New Brunswick and only a mile from Interstate 287.

School Nurse
There will be a nurse on campus from 7:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. every day. So that Rutgers Preparatory School can meet the needs of all students participating in our summer program we expect that you advise us of any medical needs, conditions or circumstances that may require special attention or prevent full participation in the program.

Absences/Holidays
There will be no refunds for missed days or holidays.

Camp options for morning only classes are available through RPS Summer Blast, as well as a variety of other camps. All camp registrations are done online.

Late Pick-up, for all RPS Camps
There is a charge of $1.00 per minute for pick-up after 5:30 p.m.

Questions?

Summer School: Contact Meredith Santowasso @ (732) 545-5600 x 218

Summer Camp: Please contact the Director of the camp that you are interested in via phone or email.

Rutgers Preparatory School
Summer School Office, Meredith Santowasso
1345 Easton Avenue
Somerset, New Jersey 08873.
msantowasso@rutgersprep.org

Elementary and Middle School Courses

Writing / Math

For families enrolling more than one child in Summer School Classes, each child will receive a $100 reduction.

Parents, please check with your child’s current teacher or guidance counselor to ensure that you are enrolling them in the proper level class. Elementary and Middle School courses are offered for non-credit, enrichment only. Grades are not reported on report cards. For safety reasons, our classes cannot accommodate students who are new to, or visiting the country and cannot speak or understand the English language.

Writing Courses

Writing Workshop 3, 4 and 5 (SESW1a/b)
Entering grades 3-5 June 25 – July 27
7:30 – 10:00 or 10:30 – 1:00

Students will examine and discuss various types of writing. Topics may include nonfiction, personal narrative, persuasive essays, poetry, and narrative fiction stories. Students will study these genres through reading, listening and discussing works by various authors and by creating their own written work. Students will share, receive and return constructive criticism on how to improve their writing. Students will also use the computer lab to strengthen their writing, word processing and editing skills. Class size is limited to 12 students who are grouped by age, not skill level. The course is designed so that each student can work at their own ability level and reach their individual potential.

Tuition: $1095 plus books and materials

Writing Workshop 6, 7 and 8 (SESW2a/b)
Entering grades 6-8 June 25 – July 27
7:30 – 10:00 or 10:30 – 1:00

Children will participate in various writing exercises including poetry, persuasive essays, non-fiction and fiction story writing. The students will use computer word processing to create a cooperative literary magazine or individual portfolio. Class size is limited to 12 students. This course is designed to work on strengthening grammar, vocabulary, punctuation and writing skills. The course is designed so that each student can work at their own ability level and thus reach their own individual potential.

Tuition: $1095 plus books and materials

Math Courses

Arithmetic Workshop (SESMa/b)
Entering grades 3 through 6 June 25 – July 27
7:30 – 10:00 or 10:30-1:00

This course covers math skills associated with grades 3-6. The course provides small classes in which experienced teachers focus on the development of specific arithmetic skills and concepts. The course presentation includes, but is not limited to, whole-class discussion, cooperative learning, individualized instruction, and games to reinforce skills. The program is designed and carried out on the basis of individual diagnostic test results. Parents are encouraged to bring in reports and recommendations from the student’s arithmetic teacher. Students will be grouped in small classes based on age and/or ability level. Class size averages between 6 and 9 students. Please check with your child’s current math teacher or guidance counselor to ensure that you are registering for the proper class.

Tuition, testing and materials: $1215

Pre-Algebra Workshop (SESPAWa/b)
Entering grades 6 – 8 June 25 – July 27
7:30 – 10:00 or 10:30 – 1:00

This course offers basic operations with integers and signed rational numbers, the decimal system, expressions, equations, graphs, inequalities, geometric concepts, statistics, probability, ratios, proportions, percents, square roots, area, volume, formulas and problem solving. A diagnostic test will be given on the first day of class to help determine proper placement of students and highlight areas of needed attention. The course presentation includes, but is not limited to, whole-class discussion, cooperative learning, individualized instruction, and games to reinforce skills. This is an enrichment program and is not intended to replace a year long Pre-Algebra class. Class size averages between 6 and 9 students who work at their own speed and ability levels, and thus may take more than one summer to complete the entire course offering. Please check with your child’s current math teacher or guidance counselor to ensure that you are registering for the proper class.

Tuition, testing and materials: $1215

Algebra Workshop (SESAWa/b)
Entering grades 6 – 9 June 25 – July 27
7:30 – 10:00 or 10:30 – 1:00

This course is designed to introduce key concepts to students who wish to prepare and/or enrich their knowledge of Algebra. Topics include functions, rational and irrational numbers, graphing, polynomials and problem solving. A diagnostic test will be given on the first day of class to help determine proper placement of students and highlight areas of needed attention. The course presentation includes, but is not limited to, whole- class discussion, cooperative learning, individualized instruction, and games to reinforce skills. This is an enrichment program and is not intended to replace a year long Algebra class. Class size averages between 6 and 9 students who work at their own speed and ability levels, and thus may take more than one summer to complete the entire course offering. Please check with your child’s current math teacher or guidance counselor to ensure that you are registering for the proper class. Participants should have completed a Pre-Algebra class at their own school or during a prior summer session. Students must supply their own calculators.

Tuition, testing and materials: $1215

Geometry Workshop (SESGa/b)
Entering grades 6 – 9 June 25 – July 27
7:30 – 10:00 or 10:30 - 1:00

This course is designed for students who wish to enrich their knowledge of Geometry as they do step-by-step constructions. Topics may include lines, segments, circles, perpendiculars, polygons, chords and tangents. The course presentation includes, but is not limited to, whole-class discussion, cooperative learning, individualized instruction, and games to reinforce skills. This is an enrichment program and is not intended to replace a year long Geometry class. Class size averages between 6 and 9 students who will work at their own speed and ability levels. A diagnostic test will be given on the first day of class to help determine proper placement of students and highlight areas of needed attention. Please check with your child’s current math teacher or guidance counselor to ensure that you are registering for the proper class. Participants should have completed an Algebra class at their own school or during a prior summer session

Tuition, testing and materials: $1215

Upper School Courses

Math Courses / Science Course

Summer session is an intensive time during which an entire school year’s course is taught in only 5 weeks. Whether a student is taking the class for credit or enrichment, they should be highly motivated and willing to exert the effort required. Before choosing to enroll in an Upper School course, please be aware that the pace is extremely fast, as the 5 weeks of instruction are intended to replace an entire regular school year’s work. Teachers usually complete about a chapter a day.

You can expect about 2-3 hours of homework a night, as well as multiple tests per week. Students need to be able to commit fully to the class expectations. Students who withdraw early because they find the class too easy or too difficult will not have their tuition refunded. Students whose behavior is deemed distracting or detrimental to the class will be asked to leave without any remission of tuition.

Advanced credit classes require a total of 120 hours of classroom instruction. Advanced credit science classes require a total of 140 hours. Students taking the course for credit (not enrichment) may miss no more than 1 day of class, and the hours missed must be made up, after school, before the end of the summer session. Students are expected to be on time for class. Time missed due to lateness must also be made up. A student who leaves a course before the Final Exam date, for any reason, will NOT be given the exam on an alternate date.

Please check with your child’s current teacher or guidance counselor to ensure that you are enrolling them in the proper course. If you are taking a course for credit, you must have your Credit Course Permission Form signed by your principal or guidance counselor.

We will try to honor requests for specific teachers or peer groupings before classes begin. After Friday, June 22rd, we will not switch students into different sections for any reason.

Math Courses

Algebra I AC
Entering grades 8 – 12
June 25 – July 27
7:30 – 1:00 only
Advanced credit

This course covers topics in algebra including integers, irrational and rational numbers, techniques of graphing and solving linear equations, polynomials and their operations, special products and factoring, fractional expressions and equations, quadratic equations and methods of solution, radical expressions, and inequalities. Due to the intensity of this course, it is highly recommended that students have earned at least a B in their preceding Pre-Algebra class. Due to the time, intensity, workload and age of other students in the class, we do NOT recommend this class for students younger than 8th grade. All 7th graders electing to take this class must have earned an “A” in a full-year Pre-Algebra class, and must provide a written recommendation from their current math teacher. Applications will be denied if received without the required recommendation.

Tuition: $1650 plus books and materials

Algebra II AC
Entering grades 9 – 12
June 25 – July 27
7:30 – 1:00 only
Advanced credit

This course completes the study of algebra and prepares the student for the study of advanced mathematics. Topics covered include real numbers, equations and inequalities, graphs and functions, polynomials and factoring, rational expression, irrational and complex numbers, quadratic equations, equations and numerical methods, analytical geometry, exponential and logarithmic functions. All students must have a TI-83 calculator. Due to the intensity of this course, it is highly recommended that students have earned at least a B in their preceding math class. We do NOT recommend that students younger than 10th grade take this course because of the time, intensity, workload and age of the other students in class. ALL 9th graders electing to take this course must have completed a High School level Algebra I course and must provide a written recommendation from their current math teacher. Applications will be denied if received without the required written recommendation.

Tuition: $1650 plus books and materials

Geometry AC
Entering grades 9 – 12
June 25 – July 27
7:30 – 1:00 only
Advanced credit

This course covers topics in geometry including logic, angles and perpendicular lines, parallel lines and planes, constructions, coordinate geometry, polygons, triangles, quadrilaterals, inequalities, similar polygons, right triangles, circles, locus of points, area, solids and transformations. Due to the intensity of this course, it is highly recommended that students have earned at least a B in their preceding math class. We do NOT recommend that students younger than 9th grade take this course because of the time, intensity, work load and age of the other students in class. ALL 8th graders electing to take this course must have completed a High School level Algebra I course and must provide a written recommendation from their current math teacher. Applications will be denied if received without the required written recommendation. We highly recommend 8th or 9th Graders wishing to take geometry forenrichment take the Geometry Workshop class.

Tuition: $1650 plus books and materials

* Please note, the following classes end on July 31. The Final Exam for these classes will take place from 7:30am-10:30am on that day.

Pre-Calculus and Trigonometry AC
Entering grades 10 – 12
June 25 – July 31*
7:30 – 1:30 only
Advanced credit

This course includes, but is not limited to, topics such as polynomials, functions, exponents and logarithms, trigonometric functions, triangle trigonometry, advanced graphing, trigonometric addition formulas, sequences and series, discrete mathematics, introduction to calculus, and TI-83 graphing skills. All students must have a TI-83 calculator. Due to the intensity of this course, it is pre-requisite that students have earned at least a B in a traditional Algebra II class.

Tuition: $1650 plus books and materials

Science Courses

Biology with Lab
Entering Grades 9 – 12
June 25 – July 31*
7:30 – 1:30 only
Advanced credit or enrichment

This course introduces students to the study of life by progressing from the microscopic level up to worldwide ecosystems. Class discussion is directed toward relating the material to human experiences. The laboratory provides a hands-on learning setting and encourages students to develop skills in observation, data collection, critical thinking and report writing. This course includes, but is not limited to, such topics as scientific method, cell biochemistry, respiration and photosynthesis, mitosis and meiosis, classical genetics, plant and animal anatomy and physiology. Due to the intensity of this course, it is highly recommended that students have earned at least a B in their preceding Science class.

Tuition: $1740 plus books and materials

Chemistry with Lab
Entering grades 10 – 12
June 25 – July 31*
7:30 – 1:30 only
Advanced credit or enrichment

This course emphasizes the understanding of the basic principles of Chemistry, their application, and the use of data in the solution of problems rather than the memorization of a multitude of facts and formulas. The course includes, but is not limited to, such topics as atomic structure, chemical formulas, equation writing, phases of matter, ionization, gas laws, reaction energy, reaction kinetics, chemical equilibrium, stoichiometry and oxidation-reduction. Lab experiences develop and reinforce conceptual understanding. Due to the intensity of this course, it is a prerequisite that students have taken at least one year of High School science and that they have earned a grade of B or higher in their preceding science class.

Tuition: $1740 plus books and materials

Physics with Lab
Entering grades 10 – 12
June 25 – July 31*
7:30 – 1:30 only
Advanced Credit or enrichment

This course includes comprehensive coverage of the classic physics topics of mechanics, energy, light, electricity, magnetism and electromagnetism. The course emphasizes both the conceptual and theoretical understanding of the material. Lab experiences develop and reinforce conceptual understanding. A prerequisite for the class is the completion of Algebra 2. Completion of a Pre- Calculus or Trigonometry course is strongly recommended, as students will need to apply trigonometry skills to problems about vectors, angled projectiles, forces, work, momentum, electric fields, light and magnetism. Completion of a Pre-Calc/Trig class is recommended. Due to the intensity of this course, it is highly recommended that students have earned at least a B in their preceding science and math classes.

Tuition: $1740 plus books and materials.

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