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High School Transitions: Study Skills Camp

(Open to rising 9th graders attending any high school)

Help ease the transition from 8th Grade to High School with Study Skills Camp! The transition to high school can be hard, with a new environment, new friends, new teachers and new classes. This two week, ½ day camp will help to ensure your student is equipped with the skills to begin Freshmen Year academics on the right foot. Guided by San Domenico Upper School teacher and Berkeley Graduate, Rhiannon Salter, our students will learn and practice the skills of how to stay organized and on top of assignments through multiple classes with multiple teachers, time management, reading and pulling out the main ideas, annotating, writing thesis statements and basic presentation skills. They will learn how to responsibly use technology like GoogleDrive, GoogleSlides, GoogleDocs and Notability to propel and organize their learning.

Students will need to bring a device (iPad or computer-preferably Apple), notebook, writing utensil, binder with dividers, snack, and water bottle each day. All other materials will be provided.

Sessions Schedule

Session 1

Monday - Friday | July 10-14, 2017 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Rising 9th Graders

Session 2

Monday - Friday | July 17-21, 2017 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | Rising 9th Graders

Cost is $350 per one week session, $600 for both weeks. Both weeks are encouraged.

Deadline for enrollment: June 4, 2017


Rhiannon Salter

Ms. Salter helps to make learning fun with games and engaging examples that help reinforce the skills we learn in class. Students will be assigned about thirty minutes of reading and writing homework each night to practice and solidify the skills we learn in class. By the end of the two weeks, students will know how to organize their binder for Freshmen year, keep a homework agenda book, read a syllabus, annotate, prioritize assignments, read a text for information, pull out the main idea of a text, write a basic thesis statement, organize digital materials through a variety of apps and mediums and communicate with teachers and administrators.

Rhiannon Salter is a graduate of San Domenico Upper School, the University of California, Berkeley, holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of San Francisco and is credentialed in both English and History through the State of California. With teaching experience in San Francisco, Burlingame and Marin and current Freshmen Global Studies Teacher at San Domenico, she is uniquely able to identify the skills that Freshmen are expected to enter High School with.