Enrichment Programs

Elgin Academy is excited to host a variety of enrichment programs on our campus this summer. Students can try a new skill, pursue an interest, or study concepts with greater depth and complexity. The academic enrichment classes offered can also help students improve their knowledge and performance in a variety of areas.

Extended care options are available for enrichment program participants!

Early registration discounts apply through May 1, 2019

 

ACT/SAT Test Preparation Courses

ACT/SAT Test Preparation

Gain an extra edge when taking the ACT/SAT by enrolling in a test preparation class. Join Elgin Academy’s experienced faculty to brush up on your skills and learn valuable testing strategies. Make sure you are prepared, don’t miss out on Elgin Academy’s test prep courses.

Both tests will be covered in each section but only one book is needed. Students will need to purchase The Official ACT Prep Guide, 2018-2019 (ISBN: 9781119508069). Students should expect an out-of-class workload similar to the time we spend in class.  Therefore, a student who is in class for 2 hours total for these subjects should expect 2 hours of work to complete at home each day.

Students who have completed an Algebra II class will benefit the most from the ACT/SAT Math class (note that all EA students reach this level by the end of their junior year at the latest), A calculator is also needed for the math class.


 

English and Writing Course

Dates: July 15-26
Days: Monday - Friday (2 weeks)
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Grades: Entering 11 – 12
Early Registration Discount (by May 1st): $260
Registration Fee: $270
Late Registration (after deadline): $290
Registration Deadline: July 8, 2019
Location: Rider Center
Min/Max: 8/30

Instructor: Mr. Dan Raffety, Elgin Academy, College Counselor and Social Studies Teacher
Mr. Dan Raffety has a B.A. in history from Connecticut College and a M.A. in liberal arts (Great Books) from St. John's College (Santa Fe, NM) and teaches World Cultures I in the Upper School at Elgin Academy. He has previously taught junior-level humanities and AP U.S. History at other independent schools.

 


 

Science Course

Dates: July 15-19
Days: Monday -Friday (5 days)
Time: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Grades: Entering 11 – 12
Early Registration Discount (by May 1st): $130
Registration Fee: $140
Late Registration (after deadline): $160
Registration Deadline: July 8, 2019
Location: Rider Center
Min/Max: 8/30

SAT/ACT Class

Instructor: Mr. Doug Sept, Elgin Academy, Upper School Director
Doug Sept has an M.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. He is the Upper School Director and Director of College Counseling at Elgin Academy, and has taught mathematics for twenty years.

 


 

 

Mathematics Course

Dates: July 22-26
Days: Monday -Friday (5 days)
Time: 10:15 - 11:15 a.m.
Grades: Entering 11 – 12
Early Registration Discount (by May 1st): $130
Registration Fee: $140
Late Registration (after deadline): $160
Registration Deadline: July 15, 2019
Location: Rider Center
Min/Max: 8/30

Instructor: Mr. Doug Sept, Elgin Academy, Upper School Director
Doug Sept has an M.S. in Secondary Mathematics Education and a B.S. in Applied Mathematics. He is the Upper School Director and Director of College Counseling at Elgin Academy, and has taught mathematics for twenty years.

Summer Drivers ED

Elgin Academy is excited to partner with Joyce's Driving school to offer Summer Drivers ED on our campus. Teenage driving classes are an important step to becoming a safe and responsible driver. Joyce's Driving School, a local state certified driving school, offers teen driver education courses with online scheduling for classroom and behind the wheel training. Our flexible courses are taught by state certified driving instructors.

Dates: July 8-31
Times: 8:00 to 10:00 a.m. M-Th (4 weeks)
Fee: $395
Instructor: Susie How, Elgin Academy Faculty
Location: Rider Center

Register online at www.joycesdrivingschool.net

Joyce's Driving School

EYSO - Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra Camps

Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra - Summer Chamber Music Camp

Elgin Academy is excited to partner with Elgin Youth Symphony Orchestra. EYSO will host a week-long Chamber Music Summer Camp July 22 – 26 on the campus of Elgin Academy. The camp is designed for students entering 4th grade or higher and who have played their instrument for at least two years, regardless of any EYSO involvement.  Camp days will run from 9:00 a.m. too 5:30 p.m., with early drop-off and aftercare available through Elgin Academy.

Register at: https://www.eyso.org/summer-chamber-music-camp/

 
Morning and Afternoon Extended Care for EYSO Participants

Camp Sunrise - 7:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Early Registration Discount (by May 1):  $16.20 
Program Fee:  $18 per day
Late Registration (after deadline):  $28 per day
Registration deadline: Wed., July 17

Camp Sunset - 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Early Registration Discount (by May 1):  $22.50 
Registration Fee:  $25 per day
Late Registration (after deadline):  $35 per day
Registration deadline: Wed., July 17