Summer Scholars

Take advantage of our Summer Scholars program where both public and private school students in elementary, middle, and high school 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 instructional approaches to reach every learner.

Lower School

Class Namedatestimescost
Back to School RefresherJuly 30 - August 3, 20188:45am - 11:45am$500
Scholastic EnrichmentJune 11 - July 6, 20188:45am - 11:45am$1,200
Learning CenterJune 11 - July 6, 20188:45am - 11:45am$1,400
Writing ClinicJune 11 - July 6, 20188:45am - 11:45am$1,200
Shark Bots Summer SplashJune 11 - June 15, 20188:45am - 11:45am$500
FUN with Fine MotorsJune 11 - July 6, 20188:45am - 11:45am$1,400
The Accelium ProjectJune 18 - June 22, 20188:45am - 11:45am$500
Summer ThriveJune 11 - July 6, 20188:45am - 11:45am$1,200

Lunch and afternoon activities are available through Camp Nova's Minnow or Shark Camp for an additional fee.

There will be no camp on July 4, 2018.

Families who pay in full by April 13, 2018 will receive $50 off camp tuition.

Class Descriptions

Back to School Refresher (Kindergarten - Grade 5)

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 will work to increase childrens descriptive writing skills. Completion of this program will allow students to enter their next grade level with a greater sense of confidence.

Scholastic Enrichment (Junior Kindergarten - Grade 2)

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 (Kindergarten - Grade 5)

This program is designed for children who would benefit from remedial instruction in reading, language arts, math, and organizational skills. NSU University School's expert teachers apply individualized and monitored instruction.

Writing Clinic (Grades 2-5)

Skilled NSU 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 and will be guided through the writing process of prewriting, drafting, revising, and publishing.

SHARK BOTS SUMMER SPLASH (GRADES 3-5)

Have fun this summer while learning robotics! The Shark Bots Summer Splash program is offered to students who are interested in competing in the VEX IQ Challenge Competitions that will take place next school year from September to January. Students will form teams, assign team roles, design and build a robot, program their robot, and work toward completing the new challenge. Student roles include the engineering design notebook manager, STEM project manager, builders, programmers, and videographer/photographer.

FUN with Fine Motors (Junior kindergarten - Grade 2)

This new workshop is designed to give young students an opportunity to develop their fine motor skills. Children will work on activities that build hand muscle strength, finger dexterity, as well as posture and core strength as it relates to fine motor development. The class, co-taught by an early childhood specialist and a licensed occupational therapist, offers a variety of activities that focus on pencil grasp, handwriting or pre-printing skills, development of scissor skills, and some sensory integration.

*This class is Monday-Thursday only. No Friday classes.

The Accelium Project (Grades 2-5)

The Accelium Project is a digital, game-based program, which combines state-of-the-art software with personal virtual coaching, live class workshops, and mobile learning. This class is designed to captivate students imaginations and develop strategic thinking, self-awareness, focus, and persistence.

This immersive, hands-on experience will help students with practical strategies while preparing them for the complex challenges of the global age.

Summer Thrive (Grades 3-5)

One of the strongest predictors of success is an individual's ability to Thrive. Be prepared for an intriguing adventure in which understanding brain functions meets the ability to plan and organize one's daily life. This course is designed to help students develop a well-rounded approach to life's practical skills such as prioritizing, planning, creating SMART GOALS, and understanding growth mindset vs. fixed mindset. Students will be submerged in cutting edge exercises focusing on organization, task initiation, planning/prioritizing, working memory, mental flexibility, and impulse control.

Register Now

Click here to download the 2018 Camp Nova registration form for Lower School Summer Scholars.

Please email completed forms to lb1039@nova.edu.

Call 954-262-4528 to learn more about Camp Nova's Summer Scholars programs.

Middle School

CLASS NAMEDATESTIMESCOST
Introduction to Middle School & CRISSJuly 30 - August 3, 20188:45am - 11:45am$500
Math Enrichment for Rising 6th Grade StudentsJuly 30 - August 3, 201812:45pm - 3:45pm$500
Strategic LearningJune 11 - July 13, 20188:45am - 11:45am$1,450
Young America Reads and WritesJuly 30 - August 3, 201812:45pm - 3:45pm$500
Science EnrichmentJuly 23 - July 27, 20188:45am - 11:45am$500
Chinese Language ImmersionJuly 23 - August 3, 20188:45am - 11:45am

$1,000
Cosplay Prop ShopJune 11 - June 149:00am-3:00pm$750
Video Game DesignJune 11 - June 149:00am-3:00pm$750

Lunch and morning or afternoon activities (based on the time of the Summer Scholars class) are available through Camp Nova's Minnow or Shark Camp for an additional fee.

There will be no camp on July 4, 2018.

Families who pay in full by April 13, 2018 will receive $50 off camp tuition.

Class Descriptions

Introduction to Middle School & CRISS (grade 6)

This week-long program is designed to help NSU 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) designed to help students organize and learn material in ways that best fit their individual learning styles. NSU 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

This Math Enrichment Course provides opportunities for review and reinforcement of math skills for students entering 6th grade. Topics such as long division, fractions, applied problem solving, and measurement are covered in this course.

Strategic Learning

This five-week program will prepare students for the increased reading demands of Middle School. It 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 receive 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

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 review concepts about reading, annotating, and responding to literature according to what is developmentally appropriate for each grade. Students will set goals, monitor their progress, and receive support while working on their assigned summer reading. Each student will also receive personalized feedback on his or her writing.

Science Enrichment

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.

CHINESE LANGUAGE IMMERSION

NSU University School offers intensive Chinese language immersion experiences for students who are highly motivated to learn Chinese. Instruction incorporates best practices in language education. Students work with authentic, age-appropriate texts in a learner-centered environment as they engage in real-world performance tasks that allow them to use the target language inside and beyond the classroom.

Cosplay pro shop

Cosplay Prop Shop is a camp for students interested in recreating props and costumes from popular media. Items and wearables from video games, anime, TV shows and graphic novels are all potential projects for students who will learn to work with EVA craft foam, adhesives and simple tools such as the dremel and heat gun.

Students will also add interactivity and authenticity to their items by attaching LEDs, servos or motors, paired with Arduino nano boards to create moving parts or glowing displays on their projects. Finally, students will finish their projects using acrylic paints. Students should leave finish the camp with a completed prop or costume piece.

Video Game Design

Using the Game Maker Studio software, students will explore the many phases of a video game design project, from conception to initial prototyping, testing and early release. Students will code games using the Gamer Maker Language. Included, will be discussions of storyboarding for character and level design, software for pixel art creation and resources for further exploration after the camp has ended.

Register Now

Click here to download the 2018 Camp Nova registration form for Lower School Summer Scholars.

Please email completed forms to lb1039@nova.edu.

Call 954-262-4528 to learn more about Camp Nova's Summer Scholars programs.

Upper School

Class Namecreditsdatestimescost
College Preparatory Learning Strategies1/2June 11 - July 13, 20188:30am - 11:30am$1,450
Geometry 11June 11 - July 20, 20188:30am - 12:30pm$1,600
Honors Geometry1June 11 - July 20, 20188:30am - 12:30pm$1,600
Honors Algebra II1June 11 - July 20, 20188:30am - 12:30pm$1,600
SAT/PSAT PrepN/AJune 12 - August 2, 201810:00am - 12:00pm (T and Th)$450
Algebra 1 ReviewN/AAugust 6 - August 10, 20188:00am - 12:00pm$500
National Merit LiveN/AJuly 9 - August 3, 201810:00am-4:00pm$2,500
Writing Skills Boot Camp for Rising 9th Grade StudentsN/AAugust 6 - August 10, 201812:30pm - 3:30pm$500
Chinese Language ImmersionN/AJuly 23 - August 3, 20188:45am - 11:45am$1,000
AP Social Studies SeminarN/AAugust 6 - August 10, 20189:00am - 12:00pm$500

There will be no camp on July 4, 2018.

Families who pay in full by April 13, 2018 will receive $50 off camp tuition.

Class Descriptions

College Preparatory Learning Strategies

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.

Geometry I

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 Geometry

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

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.

SAT/PSAT Prep

NSU 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.

Algebra I Review

This is a 20-hour, non-credit class conducted over the course of 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, and Radical Expressions.

National Merit Live

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 needed to maximize their score on the October 2018 PSAT.

WRITING SKILLS BOOT CAMP

This five-day workshop is designed to help rising freshmen review their reading and writing skills in preparation for the rigor and expectations of English 9 Honors. Participants will experience the complete writing cycle, beginning with reading and annotating a common text followed by outlining, drafting, reviewing, and revising their own written responses to this text. Writing is a process, and this week-long course will emphasize the importance of each step needed for successful writing.

CHINESE LANGUAGE IMMERSION

NSU University School offers intensive Chinese language immersion experiences for students who are highly motivated to learn Chinese. Instruction incorporates best practices in language education. Students work with authentic, age-appropriate texts in a learner-centered environment as they engage in real-world performance tasks that allow them to use the target language inside and beyond the classroom.

AP Social Studies Seminar

The AP “JumpStart” Social Studies Seminar will provide the foundation for rising freshmen and rising sophomores enrolled in AP Human Geography or AP World History, taught by the respective teachers of each course.

Students will learn how to interpret data from graphs, tables, and visual sources. They will investigate the study of geography through maps of multiple scales, interconnections among places, regionalization, and spatial data sets. Students will also investigate the study of history through comparing and contrasting ideas/events/civilizations; understanding cause and effect as well as continuities and changes over time.

Additionally, they will analyze primary and secondary sources, generalize from specific information, and write essays found on all Social Studies AP exams (FRQ, SAQ, DBQ, LEQ).

Register Now

Click here to download the 2018 Camp Nova registration form for Lower School Summer Scholars.

Please email completed forms to lb1039@nova.edu.

Call 954-262-4528 to learn more about Camp Nova's Summer Scholars programs.