Summer Schools & Camps Guide
Program for middle school
success begins at SJND
Looking for ways to get ahead in middle school — and beyond?
St. Joseph Notre Dame High School in Alameda is offering Middle School Success Academy, a new program aimed at preparing sixth-, seventh- and eighth-graders at academic achievement.
There are two sections, one for rising sixth-graders and one for rising seventh- and eighth-graders. Each section has a limit of 25 students.
Using curriculum developed by academicians from Stanford University and Saint Mary's College of California, students learn study skills, note-taking, organization and time management.
Writing strategies give students tools to develop and write essays.
Issues are not solely in the classroom: A social, emotional and problem-solving segment features journaling, videography and role-playing.
Seth Feldman, who directs Summer Discovery at SJND, will be the lead teacher. The other teachers are from Lincoln Middle School in Alameda, the Bentley School, Contra Costa County Office of Education and Wood Middle School in Alameda. Guest lecturers are scheduled from Saint Mary's College and Stanford University.
The program will be offered on the Alameda campus in a two-week session, 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Aug. 4-15. With lunch included, the cost is $499, and a payment plan is available. Early bird registration at $475 is available by May 2. See www.sjnd.org for details on registration.
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