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A601: English Grammar/Writing/Vocabulary Immersion Week (Grades 6th-9th)

Save money and enroll your student in a full week of English immersion! Essentially an English camp, this option allows both struggling students and those who excel a focused opportunity to hone their language skills for a full week in preparation for the coming year. Believe it or not, kids come out of this camp with smiles on their faces every year. We work HARD, but we also have FUN! This full set of classes is the most popular option for the motivated English student. Classes fill each year, and students love the full-day experience. Some call it English Camp, and many come back for multiple years of learning and fun. Please email me (clark.pollitt@kcd.org) with any questions and register early to ensure a spot.

Instructor: W. Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
Dates: July 19-23
Times: 9:00am-3:30pm
Registration Deadline: July 15
Min/Max Students: 5/15
Tuition: $595

A602: Exponential Expansion of ACT/SAT/ERB Vocabulary: ROCK THE TESTS! (Grades Entering 6th-9th)

FUN BOOK FOR 2021! Vocabulary Cartoons, by the Princeton Review, and ROCK THE SAT, a CD of songs that incorporate the hot 200 SAT/ACT words into catchy, easy-to-remember pop/rock songs (all materials provided by the instructor)

This course will involve nothing less than an assault on several professional study guides for ACT/SAT/ERB vocabulary. We will engage in a myriad of creative games and exercises that will aid in burning these words indelibly into our minds. The books we use offer excellent visual mnemonic devices, making learning difficult words much less painful than a standard vocabulary text.

Again this year we will be using the very popular rock music component! Rock The SAT makes learning high-stakes testing vocabulary as easy as listening to your mobile device. I will provide the songs, and students will be able to import them into their iTunes for listening well beyond the week of class! Believe it or not, this class is actually FUN:-).

Please Note: Should you wish to enroll your child in both this course and the accompanying afternoon course(s) I offer, I will gladly supervise the lunch hour here at school. Students will need to bring their own lunches each morning. Refrigeration is available.

Instructor: Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
Dates: July 19-23 
Time: 9:00-11:00
Registration Deadline: July 8
Min/Max Students: 5/15
Fee: $235 (price includes all supplies and snacks for the week)

A603: Polished Essay Composition in the Digital Age: A primer in the fundamentals of solid essay writing, with an added emphasis on the integration of technological tools to maximize efficiency (Grades Entering 6th-9th)

Using the tremendous technological tools now at our disposal, we will immerse ourselves fully in the writing process, learning the fundamentals of excellence in essay writing. We will pay special attention to the art of self-editing and revision, which will require students to begin to understand writing as a process, rather than a product. Students will produce at least one and possibly two complete essays within our week of work. No homework will be required, but I will offer p.m. digital assistance for any motivated students who want to work and night to go the extra mile! Please Note: Should you wish to enroll your child in both this course and the accompanying morning course(s) I offer, I will gladly supervise the lunch hour here at school. Students will need to bring their own lunches each morning.

Refrigeration is available. Please also look at the full-day English camp option to save money.

Instructor: Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
Date: July 19-23
Time: 12:00 – 2:00pm
Grades: Entering 6th-9th 
Min/Max Students: 5/15
Tuition: $255

A604: SAT Grammar and Writing: an introduction to format and content of the English sections of the PSAT/SAT, designed by a middle school teacher for highly motivated/high-achieving middle school students (Grades Entering 6th-9th)

This course is designed as an intensive introduction to both the content and format of the ACT and SAT English sections, and we will also cover essential English grammar. It is intended to serve the highly motivated middle school student who wants to get a jump on the preparatory process. We will use the latest edition available from major preparatory companies, covering as much of the text as we can possibly squeeze into our week of study and review.

Instructor: Clark Pollitt, KCD Middle School English Teacher
Date: July 19-23
Time: 2:15 – 3:30pm
Grades: Entering 6th-9th 
Min/Max Students: 5/15
Tuition: $255

A605: Graphic Novels Camp (Grades 5th-8th)

Do you love reading graphic novels? Join Ms. Byron to review reading comprehension strategies through graphic novels! As we study the graphic novel format, students will work towards creating their own illustrated story! Copies of graphic novels and a one-month subscription to Pixton: Comic Creator are included in the price of the camp. Students with Chromebooks should bring them to camp to use the digital comic creator. Students without devices should reach out to the camp coordinator at least one-week prior to the start of camp.

Instructor: Sara Byron
Date: July 19-23 
Time: 9:00 am –12:00 pm
Grades: 5th-8th 
Min/Max Students: 6/12
Tuition: $170

A606: Kindergarten Kickstart (Grades Entering KCD Kindergarten)

Join Kindergarten teachers Adam Wilkinson and Susan Christoff for a fun kickstart to your KCD Kindergarten journey. Become acquainted with your new kindergarten friends and our extended KCD campus. We will spend time each day exploring the campus, both inside and out, as well as enjoy getting to know new peers through activities, games, and movement. Fee includes all supplies. Kindergarteners will need to bring a change of clothes, a water bottle, a snack and wear sneakers. We will be moving a lot!

Instructors: Susan Christoff and Adam Wilkinson
Dates: July 20-22 (Tuesday-Thursday) 
Time: 9:00-12:00pm
Grades: KCD Entering Kindergarten
Tuition: $135

A607: Peek into Junior Kindergarten (Grades Entering KCD Junior Kindergarten)

Come peek into Junior Kindergarten and find out more about the coming school experience. Participants will have a full week of opportunities to meet new friends, learn about the structure of Junior Kindergarten and explore areas of the KCD campus. By week’s end children will have become acclimated to the physical space and better prepared for the routines of Junior Kindergarten.

Instructors: Suzanne Hoffacker and LuAnn Hayes
Dates: July 20-22 (Tuesday-Thursday) 
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Grades: KCD Entering Junior Kindergarten
Tuition: $135
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Kentucky Country Day School is a private JK–12, coeducational school located on a spacious 85-acre campus in Louisville, KY. KCD combines a rigorous academic program with a wide variety of athletic and extracurricular programs. Our outstanding faculty creates an intimate learning environment that is both challenging and supportive.