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Lisa Medici
ETC Coordinator
(Education That Continues)
703-749-6307
lmedici@potomacschool.org

Wendy Smith
Asst. Dir. Auxiliary Programs
703-749-6317
wsmith@potomacschool.org

Mimsy Stirn
Director of Auxiliary Programs
703-883-2252
mstirn@potomacschool.org

August Academics

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Algebra 1 Review
This week-long review of Algebra I is designed for the student who has already successfully passed Algebra I and will be enrolled in Algebra II in the fall of 2019. The review will consist mostly of, but not limited to, the following topics: Exploring linear and quadratic equations, both graphically and algebraically, as well as the Quadratic Formula; Exponents; Irrational numbers; Ratios. The review will reflect a problem solving approach and will include working with fractions and integers. Students will be required to bring a graph paper notebook, pencils, and their TI graphing calculators.
 
Teacher:
Sharyn Stein, Intermediate School Math Teacher.
Grades Entering 10th - 11th
Dates Offered August 19 - August 23
Schedule 11:30 am – 1:30 pm, Monday – Friday
Price $395 Per Week
Analytical Writing Skills
Analytical Writing Skills is a class designed for rising 9th graders who would like to be better prepared for the writing demands of high school. This class will concentrate on the elements of clear and effective composition: focus, organization, support, word choice, and sentence fluency. Students will work on reading for meaning, formulating ideas through brainstorming, organizing their ideas cohesively, composing clear sentences, supporting their ideas with evidence, and editing for accuracy. Students should expect to write daily in class and spend a little time working at home.
 
Teachers:
Anne Nightingale, US English Teacher (Aug 12 week)
Jen Durham, Director of Learning Support (Grades 7-12) (Aug 19 week)
Grade Entering 9th
Dates Offered August 12 - August 16
August 19 - August 23
August 12 - August 16
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, Friday
10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Wednesday and Thursday
August 19 - August 23
11:30 am - 1:30 pm, Monday through Friday
Price $395 Per Week
College Essay Writing for Potomac Seniors
This 10-hour workshop is designed for Potomac students who would like to get a leg up on their college applications. Each day students will tackle different aspects of the college application and essay writing:
  • Brainstorming
  • The Personal Narrative vs. Analytical Essay - “Telling your story”
  • Creating a working draft
  • What to include in a supplemental essay
  • One-on-one meetings with a college counselor or English teacher to review essays.
At the completion of the workshop, participants will have a college essay ready to go for the beginning of the school year.
 
Teachers: 
Heather Deardorff, Director of College Counseling
Anne Nightingale, US English Teacher
Franz Ritt, US English Teacher 
Grades Entering 12th
Dates Offered August 19 - August 23
Schedule 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Monday - Friday
Price $395 Per Week
Gearing Up For Math
In Gearing Up for Math, students will review and reinforce important concepts for a successful start of the year while being exposed to the type of problem solving that will be expected of them in their math class. This class is perfect for students who are new to Potomac as well as students who would benefit from a refresher before the school year begins.

Topics covered will be: Number theory, integers, fractions, decimals, and solving one-variable equation

Teacher:
Jessica Reynolds, IS/US Math Teacher
Grades Entering 7th - 8th
Dates Offered August 19 - August 23
Schedule 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Price $395 Per Week
Skills for Effective Writing 
The Skills for Effective Writing class is designed for rising seventh and eighth graders who want to strengthen their writing skills in preparation for the coming school year. Through a combination of activities, mini-lessons, modeled examples, and sustained writing practice, students will work towards a stronger command of sentence structure and grammar, with additional emphasis on clarity of expression and organization of ideas. Students will receive individualized attention and feedback on their writing, and each student will be provided a writing reference guide and computer to use during the summer session. For rising eighth graders, especially those that took the course last year, the content levels up, with the focus on writing a five-paragraph essay and applying advanced grammar concepts, including complex sentence structures and use of infinitives and gerunds.
 
Teachers:
Jenni Ashley, Potomac Technology & Innovation Coach (previously taught IS English at Potomac)
Charlotte Gaw, Potomac IS History Teacher
Grades Entering 7th - 8th
Dates Offered August 19 - August 23
Schedule 9:30 am - 11:30 am, Monday - Friday
Price $395 Per Week
STUDY SKILLS FOR 7TH & 8TH GRADE
How do successful students manage their time, home work assignments, study for tests, arrange their study space at home and organize their backpacks? Do they have strategies to plan out what they have to do or know how to deal with something they don't understand?
 
We will tackle all the parts; binders, notebooks, planners, teachers, class notes, homework, projects, quizzes, tests, etc. Students will practice various strategies related to organization, time management, reading comprehension, note taking, and studying. We will look at how technology can support organization and success. The focus will be on advocating for themselves with teachers, so they feel responsible and in control. Students will explore strategies to help them focus and remain calm; meditation will be involved. They will leave with many resources which will help them navigate and be successful the entire school year!
 
Teachers:
Charlotte Gaw, Potomac IS History Teacher
Jenni Ashley, Potomac Technology & Innovation Coach (previously taught IS English at Potomac)
Grades Entering 7th - 8th
Dates Offered August 19 - August 23
Schedule Noon - 2:00 pm, Monday - Friday
Price $395 Per Week