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2019 Summer Session

Vermont Commons is pleased to announce our summer session offerings. All are offered by Vermont Commons School faculty in their areas of passion. Please e-mail summer@vermontcommons.org to register and with any questions. Payment may be made by check (to Vermont Commons School) or by calling 802-865-8084 with a credit card.

The cost is $325/session.

Math Bootcamp I
Tonya Waldron
July 22-26 9am-12pm

This course will provide you with the mathematical foundation you need to have a successful school year. We will increase our problem solving skills using operations with integers, fractions, and decimals, including how to apply them using the Order of Operations.  We will do hands-on activities to understand 2-D and 3-D shapes, including area and volume. Whether you are learning these concepts for the first time, or need a review to start the school year off strong; this course is for you! Primarily designed for students entering grades 6-8, but could be a great review for others as well.

Math Bootcamp II
Tonya Waldron
July 22-26 12:30pm-3:30pm

This course is to designed to build off the foundation of Math Boot Camp I and bring the concepts to the next level of Algebra and Geometry.  We will increase our understanding of rational and irrational numbers, including using variables and exponents. Through hands on activities, we will explore linear relationships, solve systems of equations, and discover the formulas for complex 2-D and 3-D shapes.  This course can be taken following Math Boot Camp I or on its own. Primarily designed for students entering grades 8-10.

Summer Spanish
Juan Garcia-Urbina
August 19-22 9:00am – 1:00pm

Join experienced Spanish instructor, Juan, for Spanish summer studies focusing on the foundation of language, vocabulary, writing, and conversation. The class will explore film, traditions, music and culture to foster deeper understanding and appreciation of the language. Students will review the origin and influence of pivotal artists such as: Obregon, Botero, and Frida Kahlo.  Class will be instructed in hallmark Vermont Commons style: immersive, hands-on and engaging. Best for grades 8-12th. While helpful, no previous Spanish required.

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At Vermont Commons School, our goal is to engage students with their world. We achieve this through programs and a curriculum grounded in local and global involvement.