BASIS Independent Summer is expanding in the best ways possible. Our lineup of teachers has grown, and we are excited to share the great new additions, hot off the presses:

  • Advanced Literary Analysissummer-program-logo.png
  • Drama - The Bardolator
  • Math
  • Speech and Debate

Read more for course descriptions and dates offered. Teachers leading the charge include our very own esteemed Ms. Crowley and Ms. Das in addition to an all-star member of the English Faculty named Dr. Helmers visiting from the Scottsdale campus.

ADVANCED LITERARY ANALYSIS

For students entering Gr. 8+nav-seniors-in-class-7.jpg

WEEK 3

Advisor and Instructor: Dr. Helmers from English Faculty at BASIS Scottsdale
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $350 for week

Description: This course introduces students to the format and content of advanced literary analysis at BASIS Curriculum Schools. Each day, students will acquire/revise essential literary terms, practice writing and critical reading skills, and learn specific strategies for approaching literature. At the end of the week, students will take a mock advanced placement literature exam – and receive study and learning targets to support them as they approach the full-year high school courses offered by BASIS Independent Schools.

DRAMA - THE BARDOLATOR AT BASIS INDEPENDENT

For students entering Gr. 4+

WEEKS 3 & 4

Advisor and Instructor: Ms. Crowley from BIB Performing Arts FacultyCrowley_Anne_0042.jpg
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $350 per week

Description: Bardolator (bar-doe-lay-tor), noun. One who loves or worships the work of William Shakespeare.

Jump into the thrilling, tragic, and hilarious world of William Shakespeare this week! Campers in this program will be immersed in the immortal characters, stories, and language of the Bard. Before jetting off to study for a week this summer with London’s Royal Shakespeare Company, Ms. Crowley will guide her group of young thespians in learning to speak and understand the text, exploring the traditions of Elizabethan Theatre, and taking a bow onstage at our end-of-week performance of some of Shakespeare’s most unforgettable scenes!

MATH ENRICHMENT - Alegbra

These critical programs will give students the opportunity to learn and/or Das_Mrunali_0044-5.jpgreview essential topics to help set them up for success in math. Incoming students, as well as current students, desiring review will benefit from the focused approach and further practice through the program. Both the Algebra 1 and 2 programs are flexible. Students can enroll for one week or multiple weeks, with an optional placement exam being given August 18th.

ALGEBRA 1 (with textbooks 8/7 & 1/2)

For students entering Gr. 5+

WEEKS: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Advisor and Instructor: Ms. Das from BIB Math Faculty
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $350 per week

Description: Intended for those going into Math 8/7 to Algebra I. Topics include but are not limited to basic operations, order of operations, word problems, basic geometry, etc.

July 17-21: Saxon Math Algebra I/2 Lessons 1-27

July 24-28: Lessons 28-47

July 31-August 4: Lessons 48-72

August 7-11: Lessons 73-97

August 14-18: Review & Specific Lessons for Algebra readiness (Placement exam in-class August 18th)

ALGEBRA 2

For students entering Gr. 5+

WEEKS: 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6

Advisor and Instructor: Ms. Das from BIB Math Faculty
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Cost: $350 per week

Description: Intended for those entering Algebra 2 or Pre-Calculus. Topics include but are not limited to order of operations with fractions and negative numbers, geometry and basic equation solving.

July 17-21: Saxon Math Algebra II Lessons 1-26

July 24-28: Lessons 27-48

July 31-August 4: Lessons 49-78

August 7-11: Lessons 79-105

August 14-18: Review & Specific Lessons for Pre-Calc readiness (Placement exam in-class August 18th)

SPEECH AND DEBATE

For students entering Gr. 8+

WEEK 2

Advisor and Instructor: Dr. Helmers from English faculty at BASIS Scottsdale
Time: 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $350 for weekHeadshot.jpg

Description: This interactive, introductory course will provide students with the necessary groundwork to become excellent public speakers and formal debaters. Students will start by learning the basics of public speaking, acting, and improvisation. They will then apply these skills to the major Speech and Debate competition categories, including Impromptu, Extemporaneous, Original Oratory, Interpretation, Duo Interpretation and Middle School Parliamentary Debate.

These new enrichment programs add to our wide variety of offerings from Day Camp and enrichment from Astronomy to Lego Robotics and more.

Visit the BASIS Independent Summer website for more information or click below to register for summer classes.

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