Campus Life

Summer At Nichols

List of 5 items.

  • ACT Review

    August 18, 19, and 20 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    $225
    For all rising seniors
     
    This program is ideal for students taking the September 12 test. The Nichols ACT Bootcamp will provide three intensive sessions, with six hours of thorough and engaging preparation and comprehensive content review for each section of the ACT, including the Optional Writing Test.  Students will learn effective strategies for time management, confidence building, goal setting and techniques to help reduce test anxiety. All course materials are included in the registration fee.
     
    Students must register themselves to take the official ACT at ACTStudent.org. Testing fees are not included in the cost of the workshop. (Note: Registration deadline for ACT is August 14 to avoid late fees.)
     
    Directed by Christine Hill, Associate Director of College Counseling at Nichols School
     
    Questions about the differences between the SAT and ACT tests can be directed to Christine Hill by email at chill@nicholsschool.org.
     
    ***We intend to offer this program on campus.  If state guidelines prohibit us from gathering, we will move to an online format.
  • Astronomy

    July 27 - August 7 from 8:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    $499.00
    Open to Nichols students who have completed Advanced Physics

    This class is designed for Nichols students who have already passed Advanced Physics. We will use physics concepts to study astronomy and cosmology. Topics to be covered include astronomical observation tools and methods, stellar physics, planetary physics and the structure and evolution of the universe. We will explore these concepts through short readings, lab work, discussions and classwork, all presented in a style consistent with the Advanced Physics course.

    This course provides an extra 0.5 credits of science on a Nichols transcript. Please see the summer attendance and homework policies below before registering to take this course.

    Developed and directed by Nichols physics teacher Larry Hiller.
     
    *** Instruction for this class will be conducted in an online format and students will be required to work independently from home. Questions about this program may be directed to Mr. Hiller by email at lhiller@nicholsschool.org.

    Credit earning courses are the equivalent of a full- or half-year class at Nichols. In order to earn this credit on a transcript, students must attend class and be on time every day in a summer course. Excused absences will only be granted for illness or unexpected emergency situations. All other absences will be unexcused and may result in academic consequences including, but not limited to, grade penalties. Missing class for tournaments, family trips or appointments is not permitted. Three unexcused absences in a six-week course or one unexcused absence in a two-week course will result in a failing grade on the student’s transcript. Students are expected to complete all homework assignments in order to earn credit for a summer course.
  • Driver's Education

    We’re sorry. New York State is not permitting Driver Education classes this summer.
  • Middle School Academic Enrichment

    August 11, 12, and 13 from 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    $150
    For Nichols students only - entering 5th and 6th grade

    Start the 2020-2021 school year on the right foot!

    Fifth and sixth grade students will participate in academic and team-building activities to support their transition to Nichols. Students will finish this three-day course inspired and energized for the school year ahead. This also provides an early experience for students who are new to Nichols to meet some of their classmates and get acclimated with the school environment.

    Developed and directed by Nichols Middle School Learning Specialist Julia Marthia.
  • SAT Review

    August 11, 12, and 13 from 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
    $225
    For all rising juniors and seniors

    This program is ideal for students taking the August 29 test. The Nichols SAT Bootcamp will provide three intensive sessions, with six hours of thorough and engaging preparation and comprehensive content review for each section of the SAT, including the Optional Essay. Students will learn effective strategies for time management, confidence building, goal setting and techniques to help reduce test anxiety. All course materials are included in the registration fee.
     
    Students must register themselves to take the official SAT at Collegeboard.org. Testing fees are not included in the cost of the workshop. (Note: Registration deadline for SAT is July 31 to avoid late fees.)
     
    Directed by Christine Hill, Associate Director of College Counseling at Nichols School
     
    Questions about the differences between the SAT and ACT tests can be directed to Christine Hill by email at chill@nicholsschool.org.

    ***We intend to offer this program on campus.  If state guidelines prohibit us from gathering, we will move to an online format.

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