June 19-23: Math- Data Analysis
Math: Data Analysis in the Real World
Students will review math skills (multiplication, division, equations, percentages, and fractions) , learn about statistics, design a statistical analysis project, and go to Six-Flags Elitches to poll people and collect Data.. Students will return to campus to crunch the numbers, run regressions, and check for correlations. On the last day students will share their findings.
Monday: Review Math Skills & Learn about data analysis. Budget the trip.
Tuesday: Drive to Denver, Denver Mint, Casa Bonita, Museum, Sleep hotel
Wednesday: Six Flags, Collect Data & Ride Rides, drive home
Thursday: Enter the data into a spreadsheet, analyze the numbers
Friday: Library Visit, create graphs, share data on a poster, poster presentations
Highlights: 15 hours of math, Budgeting, Denver Mint, Casa Bonita, Six Flags: Eliches, Spreadsheets,
June 26-30 Reading & Hiking
Reading: " Zen On The Trail" by Christopher Ives
Students will enjoy a mindful retreat of backpacking in the Dominguez Canyon. We will practice and embody the lessons we read in our text, reflect in our journals, and share with the group. We will connect with ourselves, each other, and the outdoors.
Monday : Introductions - Reading Skill Objectives - organizing & packing - Camp at Carson Hole.
Tuesday : Move camp to Big Dominguez campground - Read - Explore - Reflect - Meditate
Wednesday: Move camp further down the canyon in the wilderness area - Solo time - Read - Discuss - Meditate
Thursday : Move camp to Gunnison River Confluence - Learn to summarize, analyze, and synthesize
Friday: Read - Final Assignment and presentations - Hike out to Bridgeport Trailhead - Head home
Highlights: Reading & Discussion - Reading Skills - Camping - Meditation - Journaling - Personal Reflection
July 10-14: Photography & Journalism
Journalism & Photography
Monday: Interviews*, Ethics, Ice Cream Shop* & Portraits Basics
Tuesday: Stand Up Paddle-board Trip*, writing with the 5 senses,
Wednesday: What makes news? Delicious Orchards*, North fork Pool*
Thursday: Nature Connection* & Writing Articles & picking pictures
Friday: Library, editing, fact checking, Layout, and print!
Highlights: 10 hours of writing experience, 5 hours of photography experience, learn about teen employment opportunities, SUP trip, Swimming Pool trip, getting published
July 17 - 21 Writing College Essays
This week will focus on writing college essays
Monday: Virtually Tour your dream schools and make lists on them. Interview friends and Family about you
Tuesday: Draft an essay- Look at winning essays , work on your resume
Wednesday: Start a second essay- read it like an admissions committee- Talk about letters of recommendation
Thursday: Read each other's essays and make notes on what is in there
Friday: Trip your essay down by, Black Cat Pizza for lunch, summarizing what you have learned
Highlights: 15 hours of essay writing, College Planning, editing, college research, scholarship applications