Summer Scholars

Take advantage of our Summer Scholars program where both public and private school students have an opportunity to enrich their summer with learning experiences in Reading, Mathematics, Foreign Language, Writing and Language Arts within a challenging and supportive environment. Summer Scholars offers students the ability to advance academically by earning extra credits during the summer, make-up academic credits, or simply enter the next grade with confidence through various refresher courses. Our faculty understands that every child learns in his or her own way, so they continually develop new instructional approaches to reach every learner.

  • Lower School
  • Middle School
  • Upper School

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If you have any questions about Summer Scholars or Camp Nova, please call Lara Bezianis at (954) 262-4528. 

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Lower School Program Course Descriptions

  • Lunch and afternoon activities are available through Camp Nova (Grades K-11) for an additional cost.
Get Ready: Back to School Refresher (Entering Grades K-5)
Duration: 1 week
Dates: July 31-August 4
Times Offered: 8:45am-11:45
Cost: $500
Get READY to SET your child's brain in motion to GO back to school. This week long course is designed to help students transition into their next grade level with as much comfort as possible. Students will explore specific strategies that will help them prepare for a successful school year. Instruction will center on elements of reading comprehension, upcoming math concepts, and working to increase descriptive writing skills. Completion of this program will allow students to enter their next grade level with a greater sense of confidence.
Scholastic Enrichment (Entering Junior Kindergarten – Grade 2)
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: June 12 – July 7
Times Offered: 8:45am-11:45
Cost:$1200
This program offers opportunities for children to develop literacy and language skills, math concepts, creative expression, and social skills. Programming is individualized and focuses on the development of the "whole child."
Learning Center (Entering K – Grade 5)
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: June 12- July 7
Times Offered: 8:45am-11:45
Cost: $1400
This program is designed for children who would benefit from remedial instruction in reading, language arts, math, and organizational skills. University School's expert teachers apply individualized and monitored instruction.
Writing Clinic (Entering Grades 2–5)
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates:June 12- July 7
Times Offered: 8:45am-11:45
Cost: $1200
Skilled University School writing teachers will work with students as they explore a variety of literature genres, using this venue to develop and improve writing skills. Students will learn to enhance 3–5 paragraph essays while exploring and applying skills as they relate to their topics. They will create their own narrative, expository, and poetry pieces. They will be guided through the writing process–prewriting, drafting, revising, and publishing.
Fact "Finatics" (Entering Grades 2–5)
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: June 12- July 7
Times Offered: 8:45am-11:45
Cost: $1200
This four week math workshop will focus on increasing fact fluency of addition/subtraction, or multiplication/division. Students will have fun practicing math facts through a variety of hands-on learning modalities. They will graph their progress on a daily basis and practice applying computation to enhance number sense.
STEM: By Land or By Sea (Entering Grades 3–5)
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: June 12- July 7
Times Offered: 8:45am-11:45
Cost: $1200
This program offers opportunities for children to pursue their passion in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. Through high interest hands on engineering activities, children are encouraged to be curious, ask questions, and make real world connections. During this four week session, students will have the opportunity to build and race their own model solar car, solve an engineering problem using simple circuits, and explore the physics of submersibles.

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If you have any questions about Summer Scholars or Camp Nova, please call Lara Bezianis at (954) 262-4528. 

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Middle School Program Course Descriptions

  • Lunch and afternoon activities are available through Camp Nova (Grades K-11) for an additional cost.

Enrichment Courses

Introduction to Middle School/CRISS
Duration: 1 week
Dates: July 31- August 4
Time: 8:45am-11:45
Cost: $500
This week long program is designed to help University school students' transition from fifth to sixth grade with as much comfort as possible. Areas of focus include middle school skills in reading, note - taking, studying, and test-taking strategies. In addition, students will receive instruction in all facets of the writing process, including brainstorming, outlining, writing, and revising their composition. This course will also expose students to CRISS (Creating Independence Through Student-Owned Strategies) strategies designed to help students organize and learn material in ways that best fit their individual learning styles. University School students will also focus on logistical concerns such as building layout, how to navigate transitions between classes, and using lockers and textbooks.
Math Enrichment for Rising 6th Grade Students
Duration: 1 week
Dates: July 31- August 4
Time: 12:45-3:45
Cost: $500
This Math Enrichment Course provides opportunities for review and reinforcement of math skills for students entering grade 6th. Topics such as long division, fractions, applied problem solving, and measurement, are covered in this course.
Money Matters (Students entering 6 through 8th Grade)
Duration: 1 week
Dates: June 12-16
Time: 8:45am - 10:45am
Cost: $500
How can money work for you? Students will explore opportunity costs and consider how income relates to future career choices. Students will learn how to create and maintain a budget on current and future income. We will come to understand the ABC’s of banking while learning how to invest our money wisely. We will acknowledge the true costs of a credit card and the taxes that we pay and why. Come, explore all this and more as we dive into personal finances.
"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest."
–Benjamin Franklin
Science Enrichment
Duration: 1 week
Dates: July 24-July 28
Time: 8:45am - 11:45am
Cost: $500
This exciting, week-long investigative Science Enrichment Course provides excellent opportunities for students to discover and explore many of the most fundamental and interesting aspects of middle school science. Students will be able to choose the scientific topic that interests them and participate in a plethora of stimulating activities based on their interests. This program also introduces students to two techniques that are frequently used in middle and upper school science classes: modeling and inquiry based learning. Students who participate in this course will have a stronger understanding of these concepts before they enter their science classes! This is the perfect course for those students who love science and for those who are curious about the concepts and skills they will learn during the school year.
Strategic Learning
Duration: 5 weeks
Dates: June 12-July 14
Times: 8:45am-11:45
Cost:$1450
This five week program will prepare students for the increased reading demands of Middle School. We will teach them a program titled "Structure your Reading" that is designed to provide students with a strategic approach to reading large quantities of material. Students will learn mnemonics that will prompt them to preview material, use thought-provoking strategies to make sense of what they read and follow up with strategies designed to help them understand and remember what they read. Students will set goals, monitor their progress and be able to get support while working on their assigned summer reading. Students will apply the strategies they are learning as they read their social studies and science textbooks. In addition, writing assignments will be incorporated to prepare them for summarizing important information, taking notes and organizing schedules and assignments. The focus of this summer program is to help students learn how to learn.
Young America Reads and Writes
Duration: 1 week
Dates: July 31- August 4
Time: 12:45-3:45
Cost: $500
This one-week workshop will equip students in grades 6-8 with tools and ideas for the increased reading and writing expectations of Middle School. It will focus on polishing a student’s ability to read and write effectively, using one of the Summer Reading Assignments. Students will receive concepts about reading, annotating, and responding to literature according to what is developmentally appropriate for each level (6-8). Students will set goals, monitor their progress and be able to get support while working on their assigned summer reading. Each student will also receive personalized feedback on his or her writing.

* Register for both Introduction to Middle School and Young America Reads and Writes OR Math Enrichment and receive 10% off of the second class with lunch being provided by Camp Nova.

Register Today

If you have any questions about Summer Scholars or Camp Nova, please call Lara Bezianis at (954) 262-4528. 

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Upper School Program Course Descriptions

1/2 Credit Courses

College Preparatory Learning Strategies
Duration: 5 weeks
Dates:June 12-July 14
Times:
8:30am-11:30
Cost: $1450
Would you like to learn strategies for reading large quantities of materials in an easy and quick manner to prepare you for the demands of college? This course will help you learn and practice pre-reading strategies using science, social studies and English literature texts. This is followed by applying effective strategies as you read to increase comprehension and memory. Effective note-taking and annotating is taught as a study strategy to use in high school, college and beyond. You will also learn test-taking techniques to improve your ability to show what you know and earn increased scores. You will be using your required summer reading as you apply the strategies taught in this class. The focus of this class is to learn "how" to learn in less time. Students will earn a ½ semester credit for successfully completing this course.

1 Credit Courses

Registration form must be signed by School Counselor

Geometry I (Original Credit)
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: June 12-July 21
Times: 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $1600
This course is designed to accelerate the student's math track. It will cover the Geometry 1 curriculum in preparation for Algebra 2. As an original credit course, wherein the student has not been exposed to the Geometry 1 curriculum, the student must be on-level or advanced and have completed a pre-algebra curriculum with no less than a 90 average and have a teacher/counselor recommendation.
Honors Chemistry
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: June 12-July 21
Times: 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $1600
The emphasis in this course is on the application of inorganic, organic and nuclear chemistry. Physical and chemical properties of matter, chemical testing, identification of elements and compounds and atomic structure are crucial concepts. Laboratory work applies concepts and laws discussed in class. Emphasis is placed on mathematics and problem solving.
Honors Geometry
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: June 12-July 21
Times: 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $1600
This course focuses on the study of relationships of points, lines and planes with an emphasis on deductive strategies and formal proofs. Students study congruent segments, triangles, angles and their relationships, line relationships, parallel and perpendicular, properties of polygons and solids, similarity and congruence, Pythagorean Theorem, circles, surface area, volume, transformations, formal logic and properties applied to real life problems.
Honors Algebra II
Duration: 6 weeks
Dates: June 12-July 21
Times: 8:30am-12:30pm
Cost: $1600
This course is designed as a rigorous in-depth continuation of the algebraic concepts introduced in Algebra 1. A heavy emphasis is placed on the development of analytical thinking and mathematical proof. The course begins with a review and then an expansion of linear functions. Topics covered in depth include quadratic functions, quadratic equations, rational expressions, factoring, conic sections, systems of equations and complex numbers. Students examine properties, applications, and graphs of absolute value, exponential, logarithmic, power and radical functions. Students use algebraic concepts in real life applications.

Review Courses

SAT/PSAT Prep
Duration: 8 weeks
Dates: June 13- August 3
Times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 10am -12pm. Practice Tests on select Saturdays.
Cost: $450
University School is proud to team with Ray Dass SAT Prep. Ray Dass SAT Prep is led by the nation's leading expert in test preparation, and has helped thousands of students throughout the country boost their SAT scores. Covering everything from the math to the verbal sections, this class will teach students to master the test with essential test-taking strategies and enhance the foundations and critical-thinking skills needed for SAT success. This course is perfect for upcoming sophomores, juniors, and seniors. A basic understanding of Algebra 1 and some Geometry is recommended.
College Application Boot Camp
Duration: 3 days
Dates: June 13-15
Times: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $500/NSU University School students, $750/Non-NSU University School students
NSU University School's College Counseling Department will be offering a Summer College Application Boot Camp for the Class of 2018. Students will get a jump start on the process by working with college counselors on the Common Application, the Coalition Application, creating an application timeline, instruction on completing the SSAR, brainstorming essay topics, crafting a resume, requesting recommendation letters, information about financial aid, interview tips, review of Naviance, and application admission strategies (advantages of applying ED, EA, Priority, Rolling, Regular). Get a headstart on the college application process before you have to juggle the demands of your senior year
Algebra 1 Review
Duration: 1 week
Dates: August 7-11
Time Offered: 8:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $500
This is a 20-hour non-credit course conducted over five days. The intent of the course is to sharpen the Algebra skills for those students who have already taken Algebra 1. General concepts reviewed will be Linear Equations, Properties of Exponents, Real Numbers, Factoring, Radical Expressions.
National Merit Live
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: July 10- August 4
Times: Monday – Thursday 10am-4:00pm , Fridays 10:00am-2:00pm, followed by review from 2:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: $2500
This intensive, 4-week, 96-hour course is tailored to and developed for the best and brightest rising juniors in South Florida, ensuring they understand all the skills and strategies to maximize their score on the October 2017 PSAT.

Enrichment Course

Producing a Film from Script to Screen
Duration: 4 weeks
Dates: June 12- July 7
Times: Monday - Friday 8:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $1200
Have you ever wanted to make a film? Can you see yourself on a real film crew, as a director, cinematographer, sound person, editor, location manager or a producer? Well this workshop is designed for you. No experience is necessary. Just bring your imagination and your desire to work with a team.

In this four-week session we will write, storyboard, learn camera angles, work with actors, learn how to edit on Adobe Premiere Pro, and direct films. All of the positions on a film set will be introduced and each set will be run just like they do in Hollywood.