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Summer Programs at Ranney

Ranney School offers enrichment and preparatory courses as part of the Ranney Summer Institute. 

 
RANNEY SUMMER INSTITUTE (RSI)

RSI believes that now, more than ever, programs that keep us connected are important for us all. Below, please view the complete list of courses offered this summer. Email Erin Adler at eadler@ranneyschool.org with questions. Visit https://ranneysummerinstitute.paperform.co/ to register.

Depending on the course(s) you select, RSI begins at either 8 a.m. or 9 a.m. and runs until 12 p.m. 
 
For questions regarding RSI courses, please contact the director of RSI, Erin Adler, at eadler@ranneyschool.org
 

Course Offerings

List of 27 items.

  • Algebra I: A Complete Course for Advancement

    FOR CREDIT
    This course is designed for the exceptional Pre-Algebra student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. Focused on a quick pace. significant class participation and homework, this course will challenge participants with a demanding workload including quizzes and tests. The Algebra I: A Complete Course will satisfy the Common Core requirements for a complete year of Algebra I. This six-week, four-hour per day course will serve as a replacement for a complete year of mathematics in many area high schools. Students interested in this course must have taken Pre-Algebra or Algebra during the past school year. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed an Algebra I course and need reinforcement of a full course. Course materials are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their math teacher and the approval from the Mathematics Chair to enroll. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in Geometry in the fall. Students must complete all 120 course hours in order to earn credit. NON Ranney students will need approval via their School or District. A course syllabus will be provided upon request.
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 27 - August 5
    GRADES: 7-12
    $2,700
  • Pre-Algebra: A Prep Class

    This three week, two hour per day seminar is offered to prepare students who will be taking Pre – Algebra in the fall. The course will review key concepts needed for success in Pre – Algebra. Students will practice topics in ratios, decimal and fraction operations, writing, interpreting and using expressions, equations and inequalities, and solving problems involving geometry and measurement. Pre – Algebra Prep is recommended for students who are looking to brush up on their skills in preparation for a successful Pre – Algebra experience. Course materials are provided.

    June 27 - July 15
    8:00 AM - 10:00 AM
    Rising 5th Graders - Rising 9th Graders
    $750
  • Algebra I: A Prep Class

    This three week two hour per day seminar is offered to prepare students who will be taking Algebra I in the fall. The course will review key concepts for success in Algebra I. Students will analyze proportional relationships, perform real number operations, use radicals and integer exponents, generate expressions, solve equations and graph linear equations. Algebra I Prep is designed for those students who are looking for a jump start to the Algebra I Curriculum while reviewing and practicing essential skills needed for success in Algebra I. Course materials are provided.
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 27 - July 15
    GRADES: 7-12
    $750
  • Algebra I: A Review Class

    This three week, two-hour per day seminar will review the main concepts of Algebra I. Some of those concepts include solving and graphing linear equations and inequalities, powers and exponents, quadratic equations, polynomials, and factoring. Course materials are provided. This review course is designed for students that completed Algebra I and will be taking Geometry in the fall.
    8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    June 27 - July 15
    GRADES: 7-12
    $750
  • Algebra II: A Complete Course for Advancement

    FOR CREDIT
    This course is designed for the exceptional Algebra I or Geometry student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. Fast paced and interactive, this course will challenge participants with a demanding workload including daily quizzes and tests. The Algebra II: A Complete Course will satisfy Common Core requirements for a complete year of Algebra II. This six-week, four-hour per day course will serve as a replacement for a complete year of mathematics in many area schools. Students interested in this course must have taken Algebra I or Geometry during the past school year. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed an Algebra II course and need reinforcement of all core concepts. Course materials are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their Geometry teacher and the approval from the Mathematics Chair to enroll. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in Pre-Calculus in the fall. Students must complete all 120 course hours in order to earn credit. NON Ranney students will need approval via their School or District. A course syllabus will be provided upon request.
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 27 - August 5
    GRADES: 9-12
    $2,700
  • Algebra II: A Prep Class

    This three week, two-hour per day seminar is offered to prepare students who will be taking Algebra II or Honors Algebra II in the fall. The course will review key Algebra I skills needed for success in Algebra II and to preview the fall semester of concepts to be covered in the Algebra II curriculum. Algebra II Prep is recommended for those students who petitioned for Honors Algebra II in the fall. Course materials are provided.
    8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    June 27 - July 15
    GRADES: 9-12
    $750
  • AP Calculus AB: A Prep Class

    This three week, two-hour per day seminar is offered to prepare students who will be taking AP Calculus AB/BC in the fall. It is designed to review key Algebra II and Pre-Calculus skills needed for success in AP Calculus AB. Students will be exposed to limits and derivatives while reviewing core trigonometric functions. AP Calculus AB Prep is recommended for those students enrolled in AP Calculus AB or AP Calculus BC in the fall. Course materials are provided.

    8:00 AM-10:00 AM
    June 27 - July 15
    GRADES: 11-12
    $750
  • Chemistry Prep

    This one-week, three-hour-per-day course is intended for students who will be enrolled in Chemistry Honors in the fall. Basic lab and math skills, including conversions and dimensional analysis, will be reviewed. This class is designed for those looking to get a head start on the curriculum while reviewing important skills, and is recommended for students who are moving from Physics to Chemistry Honors. Course materials are provided.

    June 27 to July 1
    9 am to noon
    Grade: 10
    Cost - $950
  • Chinese Immersion Class

    This is a beginning course which stresses listening, speaking, reading, and writing at the novice ACTFL proficiency level. The class will provide students with the preparation needed for the Youth Chinese Test (YCT) and the International Chinese Proficiency Test for primary and secondary school.

    Students will learn introductory Chinese language and culture in a fun and inspiring environment. Students will be able to participate in daily conversation, write sentences using basic Chinese characters, and enjoy cultural activities based on a variety of topics.

    Students will be provided with the materials needed for the class but if parents would like to purchase the test preparation book for their student to use after the course ends, please reach out to the teacher, Mrs. Zhou, directly at yzhou@ranneyschool.org
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    July 11- 15//$450
    July 11-22//$900
    GRADES: 2-7

  • Elementary Reading, Writing and Math for 1st-3rd Grades

    This interdisciplinary course focuses on developing and strengthening vocabulary, reading fluency, comprehension and writing skills. Reading critically for analysis and comprehension will balance opportunities to tap into students’ creative and imaginative thinking to foster strong discussion and writing techniques. Elementary Mathematics, including use of the Singapore math method, will be combined with this reading and writing course for a three-hour schedule. Parents can choose the flexibility of four, five or six consecutive weeks of programming. *Sectioning for reading classes will be determined through the results of preliminary testing conducted during the first two days of class. The Elementary Reading, Writing and Math classes are not intended to serve as a replacement for a full-year course. If English is not the primary language spoken in the home, please indicate on your registration form.
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 27 - August 5
    GRADES: 1-3 
    4 weeks: $1,800
    5 weeks: $2,250
    6 weeks: $2,700
  • Elementary Reading, Writing and Math for 4th-6th Grades

    This interdisciplinary course focuses on developing and strengthening vocabulary, reading fluency, comprehension and writing skills. Reading critically for analysis and comprehension will balance opportunities to tap into students’ creative and imaginative thinking to foster strong discussion and writing techniques. Elementary Mathematics, including the use of the Singapore math method, will be combined with this reading and writing course for a three-hour schedule. Parents can choose the flexibility of four, five or six consecutive weeks of programming. *Sectioning for reading classes will be determined through the results of preliminary testing conducted during the first two days of class. The Elementary Reading, Writing and Math classes are not intended to serve as a replacement for a full-year course. If English is not the primary language spoken in the home, please indicate on your registration form.
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 27 - August 5
    GRADES: 4-6
    4 weeks: $1,800
    5 weeks: $2,250
    6 weeks: $2,700
  • ESL Enrichment

    This one-week intensive ESL course will provide students with the opportunity to learn strategies and skills that will help improve overall English Language ability. English language will be practiced through interactive lessons focused upon speaking, listening, reading and writing. This course will focus on improving English skills, as well as familiarizing students with American life and culture.

    August 1 - August 5
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Rising 7th Graders - Rising 12th Graders
    $450
  • Exploring Organic Chemistry

    This two-week, three-hour-per-day seminar is intended for students who wish to explore the basics of organic chemistry in more detail than in the typical sophomore year chemistry course, and who are looking for useful background knowledge for AP Chemistry and biology courses, including AP Biology.  This course will cover the principles of organic chemistry and biochemistry, including the relationship between structure, properties, and reactivity of organic compounds.  Students will learn about nomenclature and functional groups, chemical structures (both skeletal formulae and Lewis dot structures), molecular geometry, stereoisomerism, resonance, and reaction mechanisms.  Students should have completed a course in chemistry that has covered the basics of elements and chemical bonding. Course materials are provided.

    July 11 to July 22
    9 am to noon
    Grade: 10 - 12
  • French I

    This highly interactive beginner’s French course develops the listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills necessary to communicate in a Francophone country. During the course of this year, the students will learn basic elements necessary to function in a French speaking country using a communicative approach. They will expand their vocabulary and build upon their linguistic foundation in grammar and structure while developing a cultural sensitivity to the everyday activities of the French-speaking people throughout the world. Authentic materials, multiple intelligence techniques, cooperative learning approaches, multimedia, and Internet activities will be used to encourage original language production. The class will be conducted most of the time in French and the students are expected to participate fully in classes’ discussions, readings and oral exercises. An average of 85 or better is required to advance to French II and a 93 or better to advance to French II Honors.

    July 18 - August 5
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    $2,700
  • Geometry: A Complete Course for Advancement

    FOR CREDIT
    This course is designed for the exceptional Algebra I student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. This rigorous six-week, four-hour per day course will satisfy all Common Core requirements for a complete geometry program and will count as a full year of mathematics study in many area schools. This intensive study of geometry will be accompanied by significant class and homework as well as daily quizzes or tests. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed a Geometry course and need reinforcement of a full course. Students interested in this course must have taken Algebra I during the past school year. Course materials are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their Algebra I teacher and the approval from the Mathematics Chair to enroll. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in Algebra II in the fall. Students must complete all 120 course hours in order to earn credit. NON Ranney students will need approval via their School or District. A course syllabus will be provided upon request.

    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 27 - August 5
    GRADES: 9-12
    $2,700
  • Introduction to Game Design

    Learn the basics of game design in a collaborative workshop where students work to understand game design principles and work together to produce games. Through studying classic board and card games, students will analyze game design principles to present, pitch and produce their own games.

    9:00am - 12:00pm
    July 25 - 29
    Grades 6-8
    $450
  • Introduction to Roblox

    Roblox is one of the fastest growing game creation platforms. This class is for beginners to learn how to get started in game development and how to begin creating their own games. In this hands-on class, students will learn the basics of level design, game programming, and game development, and explore Roblox editor. 
     
    9:00am - 12:00pm
    August 1 - 5
    Grades 1-5
    $450
  • Junior LEGO® Masters: An Introduction to Engineering with LEGO®s

    RSI's youngest students are introduced to engineering through the use of LEGOS! Abstract concepts like balance, force, friction and energy all come to life as students build models, test theories and experiment with their own creations while working collaboratively with their peers to solve problems and inspire them to become lifelong learners.
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    July 18 - July 22
    GRADES: 1-4

    $450
  • Panther Prep (Kindergarten and First Grade Students)

    This course is intended for rising Kindergarten and First grade students who have been newly accepted to Ranney School for the academic year and/or current students who desire summer enrichment. Designed to prepare students for the rigor of a Ranney education, Panther Prep will provide students with the background knowledge and fundamental skills necessary to find success at Ranney School. Students will build skills in reading, writing and numeracy in a stimulating environment conducive to learning and fun. This program runs for 6 weeks, from 9 am to 12 pm, Monday through Friday. Students are encouraged to take a minimum of two consecutive weeks.
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    June 27 - August 5
    Grades: K-1
    $450/week
  • Physics Prep: Honors

    This one week, three hour per day course is intended for students who will be enrolled in Honors Physics in the fall. Core topics, such as displacement, velocity and acceleration, will be covered. Important math skills will also be covered, including graphing and trigonometry. This class is designed for those looking to get a head start on the curriculum while reviewing important skills needed for success in science courses.

    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    July 25-July 29
    GRADE: 9
    $450
  • Pre-Algebra: A Complete Course for Advancement

    FOR CREDIT
    This course is designed for the exceptional middle school mathematics student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. Focused on a quick pace and significant class participation and homework, this course will challenge participants with a demanding workload including quizzes and tests. The Pre-Algebra: A Complete Course will satisfy the Common Core requirements for a complete year of Pre-Algebra. This six-week, four-hour per day course will serve as a replacement for a complete year of mathematics in many area middle schools. Students interested in this course must have taken Math 7 or Pre-Algebra at Ranney School during the past school year or taken the equivalent of a sixth or seventh grade mathematics course at an area middle school during the past school year. This seminar will also serve as a complete review for students who have recently completed a Pre-Algebra course and need reinforcement of all core concepts. Course materials are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their math teacher and the approval from the Mathematics Chair to enroll. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in Algebra I in the fall. Students must complete all 120 course hours in order to earn credit. NON Ranney students will need approval via their School or District. A course syllabus will be provided upon request.
     
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 27 - August 5
    GRADES: 5-9
    $2,700
  • Pre-Calculus: A Complete Course for Advancement

    FOR CREDIT
    This course is designed for the exceptional Algebra II student who desires to advance his or her placement in mathematics. Fast paced and interactive, this course will challenge participants with a demanding workload including daily quizzes and tests. The Pre-Calculus: A Complete Course will satisfy state requirements for a complete year of Pre-Calculus. This six-week four-hour per day course will serve as a replacement for a complete year of mathematics in many area schools. Students interested in this course must have taken Algebra II during the past school year. This seminar will also serve as a complete review of the core concepts for students who have recently completed a Pre-Calculus course. Course materials are provided. Ranney students will need the recommendation of their Algebra II teacher and the approval from the Mathematics Chair to enroll. Ranney students who earn a minimum average of 85% at course completion may qualify to enroll in Calculus in the fall. Students must complete all 120 course hours in order to earn credit. NON Ranney students will need approval via their School or District. A course syllabus will be provided upon request.
    8:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 27 - August 5
    GRADES: 9-12
    $2,700
  • Pre-Calculus: A Prep Class

    This three week, two-hour per day seminar is offered to prepare students who will be taking Pre-Calculus or Honors Pre-Calculus in the fall. The course will review key Algebra II skills needed for success in Pre-Calculus and to preview the fall semester of concepts covered in Pre-Calculus. Pre-Calculus Prep is recommended for those students who petitioned for Honors Pre-Calculus in the fall. Course materials are provided.
    10:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 27 - July 15
    GRADES: 9-12
    $750
  • Pre-K Prep

    This dynamic course is designed for imaginative thinkers and busy hands and is intended to put your rising Pre-K student on the path to success. The Pre-K prep course is 5 days a week, 3 hours a day, from 9 am to 12pm. Each week in the six week session will feature a different theme, from learning math and science to art and music, all adventures are expertly tailored to fit the needs of the students enrolled in the class. Students may choose to participate in just one week or in all six weeks of the summer session. It is entirely up to you and the needs of your young student! Simply select the dates from the list below and get ready to embark on a summer learning adventure! We recommend parents sign up for consecutive weeks but it is not mandatory.
    9:00 AM-12:00 PM
    June 27 - August 5
    $450/week
  • SAT/PSAT Prep

    Increase your competitive edge on the standardized tests that will influence your college choices in this intensive course focusing on the SAT verbal and writing sections, as well as the necessary strategies in the math section. Students will work on a multitute of practice tests, and will be provided with extensive explanations, cogent notes on repeating question/problem types and tips to improve performance. This course will also aid students with their preparation for the PSAT test as well. Course materials provided.

    July 18 - August 5
    9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Rising 9th Grade - Rising 12th Grade
    $1,350
  • Spanish Enrichment & Communicative Practice

    In this four-week course, students will practice and hone their communicative abilities while also learning advanced grammar and vocabulary topics in context. The course is designed as a bridge for students advancing from Spanish 2 CP to Spanish 3 Honors (focusing specifically on topics covered in Spanish 2 Honors), but it will provide a valuable source of practice and review for students at any level looking to sharpen their language abilities and enter their Spanish course in the fall with confidence.
    The course will focus heavily on speaking and writing and will regularly incorporate work with authentic sources (e.g. articles, films, songs, short stories) in the target language that will engage students’ communicative Spanish in rigorous and dynamic ways. By the end of the course, students will not only have learned and reviewed grammar and vocabulary topics crucial to succeeding in their next Spanish course; they will have learned to interact with and describe various forms of media in the target language and to express themselves in complex ways in speaking and writing.

    Dates: July 11 – August 5
    Time: 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Cost: $1800
  • Super Cool Science

    Experience unique and hands-on science experiments that are as fun as they are educational! Interactive learning experiences help campers discover answers to scientific questions and stimulate curiosity. Students will explore the wonderful worlds of chemistry, biology and anatomy and physics!

    July 18 - July 22
    9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Rising 4th through Rising 7th Grade
    $450

Registration

Email Erin Adler at eadler@ranneyschool.org to register.  
NOTE: Please read all class descriptions carefully prior to registering.
Ranney Summer Institute Director
Erin Adler
732.542.4777 ext. 5140 

Ranney School Reception: 732.542.4777

Ranney School

235 Hope Road
Tinton Falls, NJ 07724
Tel. 732.542.4777

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