A+ Summer Middle School immerses rising 6th, 7th and 8th-grade students in an environment that encourages critical thinking, creative problem solving, and collaboration. For six days, students will explore their potential as inventors, detectives, and strategists. Interdisciplinary classes will strengthen students’ talents in reading, writing, and science while pushing them to employ these skills in new and imaginative ways.
Each A+ Summer Middle School course is built around a central piece of classic literature: Ray Bradbury’s The Martian Chronicles in Future Studies, and Agatha Christie’s Mousetrap in Mystery Summer. Students expand on their analysis of these texts to inform their writing and provide a backdrop to their science explorations.
In A+ Summer Middle School, students begin most days with a brain challenge tournaments, complete with brain benders, physical challenges, and trust exercises that require students to demonstrate critical thinking, problem-solving, and teamwork. Students spend the rest of their day in their chosen “major,” Future Studies or Mystery Summer. (Track offerings vary by location).
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