APH Summer Program for Students Grades 7-12

Sign up today for one (or more) of our fun and unique summer workshops and clinics! Whether you’re looking to learn a new language, brush up on your math skills, immerse yourself in music, or try your hand out at stand up comedy — we have something for you. Most workshops and clinics will be limited to six students, so make sure to register soon! Click the blue button below to register for workshops and clinics. You can also scroll through this page to read all workshop and clinic descriptions, and click an individual blue button to register.

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How to Sign Up

All workshop and program descriptions and dates can be found on this page. Click the blue sign-up button to complete your registration. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email with course name, dates, and information on payment. Workshops and camps will be held in-person on the APH campus!  Once registered, we will notify you if this changes.

Cost of Program

Each summer workshop or clinic includes lunch and is $175.00 per student. Sign up for two or more workshops/clinics and receive a 10% discount on the second workshop/clinic and any additional registrations.

Newly accepted APH students are eligible for one free workshop this summer. If you are interested in attending APH for the 2020-21 academic year and complete an application this summer, you are also eligible to register for one free workshop or clinic.

What to Expect

Workshops and clinics are between 60- and 90-minutes long. Sports clinics, listed at the bottom of this page, run for two hours each day. Most workshops and clinics are one week long, unless otherwise specified (i.e. some math workshops are two-week long workshops). About a week before your workshop or clinic begins, please look for an introductory email from your teacher or coach. They will tell you how to prepare, what to bring, where to meet each day, and other important information.

If you have any questions about the APH Summer Program, please contact Dr. Nicole Cervantes, Director of Student Leadership and Athletics.

Humanities Workshops

Art Advocacy

Art is more than visual stimulation—it is a powerful form of communication and persuasion. This short seminar will look at some of the ways art past and present has helped to visualize and to advocate for social causes, whether through the quality of the art, or through the very process of making visible individuals, groups, and social causes that had previously been ignored. The course is project based—parallel to studying examples of art advocacy in class, each student will research how art advocated or advocates for a social cause that the student connects to personally, whether locally or at a larger scale. Students will conclude by presenting their art advocacy research with slideshows, poster boards, or videos, the last day of class. The class entails one field study to look at advocacy art in Essex County.

Workshop Dates: 6/22 – 6/26

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (this class will run virtually via Zoom)

Teacher Name: McLean

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History’s Mysteries

This workshop will engage students in the work of historians. Together, we’ll use historical and archaeological evidence to investigate case studies such as: What really happened during Jamestown’s “starving times”? What caused the Salem Witch Trials? How did the Continental Congress’s ambassador to France meet his untimely end? What’s fishy about some civil war photographs? We’ll also touch on archival and archaeological research by attempting to discern what certain objects discovered in archeological digs might have been used for, or trying to figure out what a cryptic letter means. In addition to getting to join the debates about these questions, students will get to practice historical research and reasoning, and learn how to channel their curiosity into asking good questions.

Workshop Dates: 7/6 – 7/10

Time: 1-2:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Gable

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So, I’m Interested in Psychology…

This week-long survey workshop will introduce you to basic theories in psychology and the many career paths one might pursue with an advanced degree in psychology.

Workshop Dates: 7/20 – 7/24

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Healy

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Decoding Literature

Great literature should entertain you, but it should also challenge you—force you to look more closely at a text and search out its deeper meanings. In this workshop, we’ll consider brief pieces of literature, such as short stories, written poetry, and performance poetry, and we’ll discuss how to understand, relate to, and analyze texts. In other words, we’ll practice the art of close reading. Focusing on quality over quantity, you’ll walk away with a better understanding of how to read and, more importantly, how to process literature. You’ll also encounter some fantastic authors along the way!

Workshop Dates: 7/27 – 7/31

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Trout

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Languages Workshops

Building Your English Vocabulary

Expand your knowledge of English vocabulary by learning about the Latin and Greek roots that over 60% of our words are built from. For all levels.

Workshop Dates: 8/3 – 8/7

Time: 1-2:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Richards

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Introduction to Spanish

If you’ve never taken Spanish or it’s been a while and you’d like to brush up on your skills before the fall, this mini-class is for you. Learn to express yourself in Spanish using basic vocabulary and grammar in a fun and relaxing environment through games, music, and skits.

Workshop Dates: 6/22 – 6/26

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Maloney

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Early Intermediate Spanish

In this mini-workshop you will hone your basic Spanish language skills in a variety of real-life situations through fun interactive activities. You will review vocabulary and grammatical structures studied in Spanish 1, while strengthening your conversational skills through games, music, and skits.

Workshop Dates: 6/22 – 6/26

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Barozzi

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Introduction to Latin

Get a headstart on your study of Latin! This class is geared to incoming APH first-years with no prior Latin. Develop techniques for how to study Latin when you begin Latin I in the Fall! You will learn how to read Classical Latin aloud, recognize grammatical patterns, and try out different techniques for memorizing vocabulary to see which works best for you. We will explore the role of Latin in the English language and in American society today.

Workshop Dates: 8/3 – 8/7

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Richards

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French 

Immerse yourself in French the fun way through games, songs, movement, and cultural exploration. APH French teacher Ms. Ikert has spent a decade of her life learning and teaching French at summer camp, and is passionate about building language skills and community in a relaxed summer environment. All levels welcome and no previous French experience necessary!

Workshop Dates: 8/10 – 8/14

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Ikert

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Reading Latin for Fluency

This workshop is geared for students who have completed at least one year of high school Latin or with permission of the instructor. Texts will vary depending on the levels of the students enrolled. Besides reading Latin aloud and translating orally, we will review core grammar and vocabulary, focus on recognizing patterns, and explore strategies for reading Latin with increasing fluency.

Workshop Dates: 8/10 – 8/14

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Richards

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Introduction to Russian

Dive into a new language, culture, and alphabet: learn Russian! You will learn the alphabet, greetings and introductions, and some core vocabulary. You will learn Russian proverbs, listen to Russian music, and sing along with some famous Russian songs.

Workshop Dates: 8/17 – 8/21

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Richards

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Math Workshops

“Remove the Rust” in Algebra I – 2-Week Workshop

This two-week workshop is designed for students who have completed Geometry and who would like to refresh their knowledge in the basic concepts of Algebra I. This course will help them fill in any possible Algebra I gaps.

Workshop Dates: 7/6 – 7/10 and 7/13 – 7/17

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Borzi

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Getting Ahead in Precalculus

This week-long workshop is designed for students who have completed Algebra II and want an introduction to some concepts learned in Precalculus to help them succeed.

Workshop Dates: 7/6 – 7/10 OR 7/13 – 7/17

Time: 1-2:30 p.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Borzi

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Getting Ahead in Algebra II – 2-Week Workshop

This two-week workshop is designed for students who have completed Geometry, have a solid understanding of Algebra I and want an introduction to some of the concepts learned in Algebra II.

Workshop Dates: 7/20 – 7/24 and 7/27 – 7/31

Time: 10-11:30 a.m. (includes lunch)

Teacher: Borzi