We are pleased to offer a variety of Summer Session programs* open to students who have finished 6th-12th grades.**
Summer Session faculty include Vermont Commons School teachers, as well as other community members from the Burlington area. Program descriptions are below.
To register for one or more of the programs, please:
Email Katherine Bailey at firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- Student name
- Contact information
- Pay via check to VCS, 75 Green Mountain Dr., So. Burlington, VT 05403
- Or pay securely on-line via the link at the bottom of this page
Instructors will confirm programs by June 2nd therefore to be considered in enrollment payment should be received by then. Some programs have a minimum number of participants.
Refunds: should you have to cancel, your tuition will be refunded minus a $10.00 processing fee
Students may sign up for an unlimited number of offerings on a first-come, first-served basis. All programs take place or meet at Vermont Commons. Open to students from Vermont Commons as well as other local schools.
*Program offerings are non-credit bearing and do not replace academic year study at Vermont Commons.
** Except Build it BIG: EV3 Robots, Minecraft & Stop Motion Animation, see description.
SAT Bootcamp with Lauren Starkey and Stacey Anthony
One Day, August 14, Monday, 9 am – 1 pm
Now in its tenth year, SAT Bootcamp teaches proven strategies for this high-stakes test a unique four-hour format. Emphasizing strategy over content, the interactive workshop prepares sophomores, juniors, and seniors for the August SAT and October PSAT and SAT. SAT Bootcamp reduces text anxiety through thorough familiarization and practice with the Reading, Writing and Language, and Math sections and increases test-taking confidence. Students will also come away with a clear idea of the sections on which they need to focus further study. Enroll early, space is limited!
SAT Bootcamp was founded in 2007 by Lauren Starkey, the author of Write Your Way to College: College Admissions Essay, SAT Writing Essentials, and 19 other books. Lauren has written test prep for clients such as Kaplan and McGraw Hill, and for four years penned a national column on college admissions. For more information, check www.satbootcampvt.com. Cost: $150
Math Skills Boot-Camp
Tuesday, August 15-Friday, August 18, 9 am – noon
Get ready for the school year with Math Skills Boot-Camp for rising grades 8-12!
Topics: Foundations of Math and Algebra, Early Pre-Calculus Skills. This camp will be well differentiated and will address a variety of math skills. Cost: $130
Teacher: Vanessa Matos
Vanessa received her BS in Environmental Science and Public Health at the University of North Carolina and is currently at student in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UVM. Vanessa was a mathematics teaching apprentice at the High Mountain Institute in Leadville, CO in 2012. During the intervening two years, she taught math, coached soccer and Nordic skiing, and was a dorm parent at The Putney School in Putney, VT. She has been tutoring VCS students in math for the last two years. Her expertise in the field of mathematics, her understanding of the diverse needs of students, and her love of helping kids understand math make her an outstanding “math boot-camp” teacher.