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Our ACT® preparation course is taught by the best professionals in the industry with over 40 years of experience in helping students prepare for standardized tests. The course is designed to cover all sections of the test, including strategies, timing, content, and necessary skills. The curriculum is specifically designed for rising 11th and 12th grade students who are registered to take the June 8th test immediately following the conclusion of the course. All instructional materials are provided. Students should bring their preferred calculator, a packed lunch, and a variety of writing utensils with them each day. Any student that has already received scores from previous test dates should submit the score reports with registration so strategies can be individually tailored for the student’s maximum benefit.
Amplify Memphis is a two-week, full-day summer program for high school students who wish to take an active role in investing in our dynamic city of Memphis. Learning will be active and experiential, focusing on civic engagement, exploring dynamic neighborhoods, and interacting with Memphians of all stripes. Through targeted readings, students will examine a range of models for building urban ecosystems where communities thrive. In the true spirit of citizenship, students will engage in the process of experiential design, with collaborative groups ideating and prototyping their own innovative solutions. There will likely be an opportunity for the cohort to have a portion of the course include overnight residence at "The Bunkhouse" near Rhodes College. The fee includes all transportation and materials costs. Upon completion of the course, students will receive a semester course credit on their transcript. Students should bring a bagged lunch or money to buy lunch each day.
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Whether you are new to basketball or wish to improve your game, this camp is for you! The Lady Gryphon varsity coaches will work with you to improve all of your basketball skills and techniques. You’ll leave camp more confident in the game and with a list of drills that you can do at home.
Gryphon Basketball Camp will provide quality instruction to young men interested in learning and practicing the various basketball fundamentals. Campers will have the opportunity to display their skills in competitions, such as five-on-five games. St. George’s coaches, current Gryphon varsity players, and additional area coaches will be on hand. We will work to improve each young man’s knowledge of the game, understanding of sportsmanship, and development of overall skill level, all while ensuring that each camper has a great time playing the game. The Gryphon basketball team looks forward to having you this summer! Wear basketball shoes, shorts, t-shirt, and socks. You may either bring a lunch or purchase one from the concession stand.
This series of three hour classes is taught by a veteran teacher who is fluent in French and who lived with a French family for over ten years. It’s an excellent complement to academic French courses for intermediates, as well as beginners, to learn more about France and its culture and to review conversation and travel basics for getting around while traveling or for an extended stay in French-speaking countries. Students should be ready to be immersed in French the moment they walk into the classroom! With a small class, there’ll be lots of time for individual attention. Learning will evolve in a relaxed, non-threatening environment with fun games and props to assimilate vocabulary, and pair work repetition of real-life dialogues. Mistakes are encouraged! Serious includes: intro to pronunciation with a few basics of French grammar and sentence structure, practicing real-life situations like greetings, introducing yourself and small talk, asking directions, staying in hotels, ordering in restaurants/dining traditions, shopping, and taking public transportation. Finale class will be a potluck tasking party of French food.
This camp is for those players who want to set the tone for the summer and get an early start on the fall season. The goal of this camp is to prepare each player technically, tactically, and physically for the demands of the upcoming high school season through, 6 v 6 competitions, small-sided games, agility/speed/endurance training, shooting and competitive drills. This will be a fast paced two hours of preparation for the game you love! The high school season starts four months from the end of this camp, so prepare NOW, and be ready for the challenges ahead.
This session is for the passionate young artist who is looking to build/expand their portfolio, enhance their knowledge of artistic media, and work, learn, and create among other serious artists. This class is an intensive dive into clay and ceramics. In the Pottery Summer Session, students will explore the processes of throwing on a wheel, hand building, carving, and glazing. Each student will end with a finished product. Students will need to bring an old bath or beach towel.
These three hour, hands on classes are taught by Judy Bogan, a former cook and owner of award-winning, 4-star French restaurants, as well as having living in France for ten years. Each day, students will prepare a different three course meal using fresh, seasonal ingredients: appetizer - main dish and dessert - then, lunch together. Focus is on learning about the culture of French cooking, some classic French home cooking recipes, techniques, matching seasonings to meats and veggies, basic sauces and presentation. Menus might include: chilled leek and potato soup, roasted tomatoes with Mozzarella and basil, Grilled pork loin a l’orange with garlic and new potatoes, one-dish chicken, classic, chicken with creamed, Dijon mustard sauce with gingered, shoestring carrots, “Grandmere’s yogurt cake, or savory and sweet crepes with Grenache chocolate sauce. Recipe copies included.
This session is for the passionate young artist who is looking to build/expand their portfolio, enhance their knowledge of artistic media, and work, learn, and create among other serious artists. Students will have the chance to explore our beautiful outdoor space while learning the art of Plein Air Landscape Painting with oil paints. The focus of the Painting Summer Session will be learning classical painting techniques; color mixing; and creating depth, light, and shadow through color. Each student will end the session with a minimum of one completely finished painting. Students will need to bring sunscreen, bug spray, a hat, closed toed outdoor shoes and a water bottle.
Our ACT® preparation course is taught by the best professionals in the industry with over 40 years of experience in helping students prepare for standardized tests. The course is designed to cover all sections of the test, including strategies, timing, content, and necessary skills. The curriculum is specifically designed for rising 11th and 12th grade students who are registered to take the July 13th test immediately following the conclusion of the course. All instructional materials are provided. Students should bring their preferred calculator, a packed lunch, and a variety of writing utensils with them each day. Any student that has already received scores from previous test dates should submit the score reports with registration so strategies can be individually tailored for the student’s maximum benefit.
This session is for the passionate young artist who is looking to build/expand their portfolio, enhance their knowledge of artistic media, and work, learn, and create among other serious artists. The focus of the Drawing Summer Session will be figure drawing in compressed and vine charcoal using a live model with dramatic lighting. During this session, students will learn to create effective compositions, realistic proportion and shading with dramatic contrast. Each student will end the session with a minimum of one completely finished piece that will be a wonderful breadth or quality addition to their portfolio.
Take a cooking tour around the world while learning basic cooking techniques to prepare classic dishes from New Orleans Cajun, Paris bistros, Tuscan Italy, and an American Thanksgiving. Each day a different three course meal is prepared with all fresh ingredients, then lunch together. Menus might include: Seafood gumbo with dirty rice, roasted chicken Provencal with potato gratin, pasta primavera, and wilted spinach salad. The finale will be baking cookies from around the world and a French “tian” pizza. Recipe copies included. The classes will be taught by Judy Bogan, a former cook and owner of award-winning, four star French restaurants who has taught over 1200 hours of classes to adults and children.
Calling all artists! We are excited to offer the expertise of Artist in Residence, Allison Webb, for small group art lessons (space is limited to four students per session). Students are invited to choose their own area of focus and Allison will work with them to create substantial pieces either to take home or to add to their portfolio. Have you ever dreamed about what you would do if you had an entire art room and an art teacher’s instruction all to yourself? This is your chance!
This course is designed to meet three goals. Rising 11th graders will first explore the ins and outs of college admission testing and develop a testing timeline for the next 18 months. Then, the course will focus on the similarities and differences between the SAT and ACT, and finally, move into teaching the strategies, timing, content, and necessary skills that will enable students to perform their best on the PSAT this October. Our course, taught by the best professionals in the industry with over 40 years of experience, will help students demystify the role standardized tests play in college admissions.
Students will come together and dive into the world choral music. We will learn how to use our voices together with a variety of new songs and activities that help teach healthy technique, improve our collective and individual sounds, and build community throughout the members of St George's choirs.
Jazz and Jam is an intensive summer experience that offers students the opportunity to unleash their musical beast! All skills and experience levels from first timer to rock star are welcome. Students will learn the fundamentals of the blues, which is the bedrock of all other styles. From blues to rock and jazz, you will learn the fundamentals of playing in a band and the secrets to improvising solos. We will work together to write and record original songs, and we’ll finish the week with a performance for family and friends. This camp is open to any instruments and/or voices.