Sanford School is pleased to offer students in grades 9–12 a variety of course offerings, which include SAT Prep, Creative Writing, and Woodworking classes. These classes will be held Monday through Friday. Classes run from June 17–August 16, 2019, and range from one-week to three-week sessions. We welcome students from other schools to take any of our classes. Some classes will also provide credit to enrolled Sanford students. If you are taking a class for credit, please review our policies on attendance located on this page.

Upper School Sanford Credited Courses

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  • Health Session I

    Grade: Rising 9th–12th
    Instructor: Shannon Helmecki
    Time: 9 AM–1 PM 
    Dates: 6/17–6/26
    Cost: $350
    Sanford Credit: Satisfies Health Requirement
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    This eight-day course offers Sanford students the opportunity to fulfill the required course study to receive credit for the Health class taught during the school year. Students are required to attend all classes in order to receive credit. This course focuses on issues of wellness, history of diseases, prescription vs. nonprescription drugs, organ donation, alcohol, and tobacco, eating disorders, AIDS, nutrition, reproductive health including; sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, fetal development, and contraception.
  • Health Session II

    Grade: Rising 9th–12th
    Instructor: Emily Egan
    Time: 9 AM–1 PM 
    Dates: 7/8–7/17
    Cost: $350
    Sanford Credit: Satisfies Health Requirement
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    This eight-day course offers Sanford students the opportunity to fulfill the required course study to receive credit for the Health class taught during the school year. Students are required to attend all classes in order to receive credit. This course focuses on issues of wellness, history of diseases, prescription vs. nonprescription drugs, organ donation, alcohol, and tobacco, eating disorders, AIDS, nutrition, reproductive health including; sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy, fetal development, and contraception.

  • History of Pop

    Grade: 9–12
    Instructor: Jeff Molush
    Time: 9 AM–12 PM
    Dates: 6/17–6/28
    Cost: $325
    Credit: Satisfies Performing Arts Requirement
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    Dive into the phenomena known as Pop Music with Mr. Molush. Exploring the roots and development of this musical genre with an emphasis on understanding its unique qualities, students will come away with a greater appreciation of lyrics, form, style, themes, and purpose. This is a listening-based class that will involve constructive discussion about the evolution of music, how it relates to the culture of its time, and the impact it had and still has on society.  Primarily focusing on American and British popular music of the 20th and 21st centuries, genres and eras of music covered will include, but are not limited to Tin Pan Alley, Jazz, Blues, Rock, Folk, Country, Disco, Funk, Electronic, Pop, Alternative, Rap/Hip-Hop, Dance, R&B/Soul, and Singer/Songwriter.
  • Introduction to Broadcasting and Podcasting

    Grade: 9–12
    Instructor: John Fritz
    Time: 9 AM–1 PM 
    Dates: 8/5–8/16
    Cost: $350
    Sanford Credit: Satisfies the Technology Requirement
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    In this course, students will learn and practice techniques for effective live and pre-recorded broadcast production. Students will gain technical experience on production equipment for sports, news, and other broadcasts, as well as gain experience, rehearsing and ad-libbing interviews, commentary, play-by-play, and more. Skills developed include voice production (articulation, projection, flow, camera and mic “presence”), technical production (recording and editing, teleprompter, mic and camera work). Projects may include any or all of the following, depending on student interest: a pre-recorded 20-minute podcast, a live sports play-by-play commentary, a live newscast, and a prepared interview segment.
  • Woodworking

    Grade: 9–12
    Instructor: Ensign Simmons
    Time: 9 AM–1 PM 
    Dates: 6/17–6/28
    Cost: $350
    Sanford Credit: Satisfies the Technology Requirement
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    Woodworking introduces students to basic woodworking practices. Students will expand their knowledge of and experience with woodworking techniques through projects and lessons. Students will learn about and safely use hand tools, power tools, and woodworking machinery. Projects introduce students to simple tools and gradually progress toward more advanced tool use as students gain confidence and expertise. The projects will explore aspects of the building and woodworking industries. Upon successful completion of this course, students will have a broader understanding of construction processes as well as enhanced problem-solving skills.
  • Visual Art Survey

    Grade: 9–12
    Instructor: Meg Fierro
    Time:  8:00 AM–12:00 PM
    Dates: 6/17- 6/26
    Cost: $300
    Credit: Satisfies Visual Arts Requirement
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    Inspired by art and artists and your own imagination, explore visual art from a variety of perspectives and techniques, including both traditional and digital media.

Upper School Summer Enrichment Courses

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  • ACT Prep English

    Grade: 9–12
    Instructor: Brianna Smale
    Time: 9 AM–11 AM
    Dates: 7/8–7/19
    Cost: $350
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    The English ACT Prep course consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction, which is designed to decrease test anxiety and familiarize students with test directions, types of questions, and test-taking strategies specific to the ACT. The course fee includes the student workbook.
  • ACT Prep Math/Science

    Grade: 9–12
    Instructor: Tom Whipple
    Time: 11 AM–1 PM
    Dates: 7/8–7/19
    Cost: $350
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    The Mathematics/Science ACT Prep course consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction, which is designed to decrease test anxiety and familiarize students with test directions, types of questions, and test-taking strategies specific to the ACT. The course fee includes the student workbook.
  • Build Your Own Business: Learning about Entrepreneurship

    Grade: 7–12
    Instructor: Katie Trachtenberg
    Time: 9 AM–1 PM 
    Dates: 6/17–6/21
    Cost: $300
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    Are you interested in business? Do you like to be creative? Have you ever imagined starting your own company? During this class, you will partner up with other classmates to build your own business from the ground up! Using the Business Model Canvas, you will learn about the principles and best practices behind planning and pitching a new business venture. You will also learn about the concepts and strategies associated with creating a business plan, including research, analysis, marketing, finance, management, and how to successfully present and pitch new business to investors! On the last day of class, you will pitch your business to a small panel of distinguished judges who will rate your business pitch and give you live feedback competition similar to ABC's Shark Tank.
  • Film through Philosophy

    Grade: 7–12
    Instructor: Max Schneider
    Time: 9 AM–1 PM
    Dates: 8/12 –8/16 
    Cost: $300
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    Film through Philosophy is a course designed to give students a firm understanding of the foundations of philosophical thought through the art of film. By mixing films such as PleasantvilleThe Matrix, and The Truman Show, students will consider essential questions about natural observation, free will, and morality. Meanwhile, core skills such as critical thinking, structured written analysis, and persuasive reasoning will all be bolstered through various in-class assignments. This course is designed to create a more manageable access point for understanding philosophy, practicing writing, and expanding students' thinking. 
  • SAT Prep: Math

    Grade: 9–12
    Instructor: Tom Whipple
    Time: 9 AM–11 AM
    Dates: 7/8–7/19
    Cost: $350
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    The Mathematics SAT Prep course consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction, which is designed to decrease test anxiety and familiarize students with test directions, types of questions, and test-taking strategies. This review assists students in improving their PSAT and SAT scores by providing thorough coverage of basic algebra and geometry, various theorems, and operations while practicing with sample tests. The course fee includes the student workbook.
  • SAT Prep: Verbal

    Grade: 9–12
    Instructor: Brianna Smale
    Time: 11 AM–1 PM
    Dates: 7/8–7/19
    Cost: $350
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    The Verbal SAT Prep course consists of 20 hours of classroom instruction, which emphasizes the skills and vocabulary necessary for the verbal sections of the PSAT and the SAT. Through a combination of exercises and assigned reading, students bolster their reading and vocabulary skills while they learn a range of testing strategies and practice for the written portion of the SAT. The course fee includes the student workbook.
  • Songwriting

    Grade: 7–12
    Instructor: Jenna Knaster
    Time: 9 AM–12 PM
    Dates: 7/15–7/19
    Cost: $300
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    Find your inner singer/songwriter voice! This course is designed to develop techniques of the working songwriter. Students will learn and apply elements of songwriting such as lyric writing, chord progressions, form, melody, hooks, collaborations, and point of view. Students may choose to song write using a piano, guitar, ukulele, or on computer-based software. From this course, students will create a portfolio of songs they may choose to record in the Music Technology Lab.
  • Sports in Society

    Grade: 7–12
    Instructor: Max Schneider
    Time: 9 AM–12 PM
    Dates: 7/15–7/19
    Cost: $300
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    During Sports in Society, students will explore a number of issues that pertain to the intersectionality of sports, politics, and culture. Students will learn about athletic protests from Colin Kaepernick to John Carlos and Tommie Smith, consider current topical issues such as how to treat mental health for athletes and the possible gender biases society shows towards men’s and women’s sports, and explore the question of amateurism and big money college athletics. The overall objective is for students to practice their reading and writing skills by using the framework of sports to analyze much of what is topical and current in today’s societal landscape.
  • Writing Workshop

    Grade: 9–12
    Instructor: Brianna Smale
    Time: 9 AM–1 PM
    Dates: 8/5–8/9
    Cost: $200
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    In this writing workshop, students will engage in many different forms of writing including creative writing, poetry, short stories, essay writing (including college essays). Students will take writer’s walks and share our writing. 

Contact Us

For questions about the Summer School Program, please contact Eric Peoples or Scott Swope, Summer School Directors.

Attendance & Report Policies

Attendance & Vacations
Because of the nature of the summer session classes, attending all classes where graduation credit is earned is required. Attendance records are kept by teachers and will be part of individuals’ transcripts. Students taking classes for enrichment should discuss with the director and their teacher any planned absences before enrolling. The campus will be closed on July 4th and no classes will be held. 

Reports
The summer session faculty strives to maintain consistent communication with parents. Parents and designated schools will receive a final report for classes. 

Registration Information

Please see specific class information on the course description in case there are limitations or special instructions regarding registration and enrollment.  When registering for one of these classes, please also ensure that you review our policies on attendance.
 
When enrolling a student for a class with multiple session offerings, please ensure you have chosen the appropriate course.  Please note that classes are occasionally rescheduled or canceled due to enrollment demands. If a course is canceled due to enrollment demands, payments will be refunded in full.

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