CDS Enrich

We are pleased to launch a brand new Summer program for 2017, CDS Enrich, for CDS students Grades 6-12!

It’s all about stimulating intellect to complement our curriculum, delving into topics that pique curiosity and inspire learning and thinking in new ways. Four themes will feature an exciting variety of classes led by teachers.

CDS Enrich Summer Sessions

 

Stay tuned for more classes!

 

Music Production Sessions with New Galaxy Records with Ethan Bachtold, Owen Stone, Michael Matsakis

  • June 26-30, July 3-7, July 24-28

  • Grades 6-11

  • 10 a.m. -3 p.m.


Learn to write, record, master, and brand an original song with New Galaxy Records! Turn a song idea into a recording that can be distributed on iTunes, Spotify, and more! This one-week camp experience is designed to walk musicians through the steps of making music in the industry and turning ideas into a professional quality releases.


At the end there will be a showcase of student music!


Led by Ethan Baechtold ‘16

Teen Trekking with Bev MacDowell

  • July 10-14

  • Grades 6-10

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


A week of exploring the forest and mountains of our area. Mountain views, waterfalls, and wildflower identification. Kick-start your fitness plan while having fun!

Bev MacDowell: CDS faculty, AT Trail Maintainer, Carolina Mountain Club Hike Leader

World Religions with Jeremy Braketa

  • June 12-23

  • Grades 6-8

  • 1 p.m.-3 p.m.


Take a tour of the world's five major religions as well as several of the lesser known ones. During this course, we will delve into the history, geography, and common practices of several belief systems. On our tour, we will not only explore in the classroom through research, videos, and games, but also have opportunities to learn about these religions firsthand from local leaders.

Introduction to Photography with Jeremy Braketa

  • June 12-16

  • June 19-23

  • Grades 6-8

  • 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.


Learn basic to intermediate photography knowledge and skills. In this course, we will explore ways to capture unique and beautiful pictures. With daily assignments, we will make our way in and around Asheville taking memorable photos that will be displayed in an end-of-course gallery of our best shots. There will also be opportunities to tour local galleries and get advice from photography experts.

Fundamental Skills for Precalculus and Calculus 1 with Holly Ceane

  • July 24- August 4

  • Grades 11-12

  • 10 a.m.-12 noon


Success in a higher-level math course relies on a solid foundation of the fundamental concepts and skills learned in previous courses. Set yourself up for success in this two-week program designed to strengthen the skills you'll need on day one of Precalculus and Calculus courses.

Fundamental Skills for Success in Math 2 and 3 with Dora Nelson

  • July 17-28

  • Grades 9-10

  • 9 a.m.- 11 a.m.


This course will review and enrich students knowledge of Math 2 and 3 while preparing them for the coming school year.

Arts and Technology: STEM become STEAM with Grace Dipenbrock

  • June 19-23, July 10-14

  • Grades 9-12

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


In this camp, we will prove that artists are scientists, too! Learn how the Arts already exist within a STEM curriculum through architecture, design, and creative problem-solving.

Recycled Renovators with Grace Dipenbrock

  • June 12-16, July 17-21

  • Grades 6-8

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


A hands-on camp for art lovers and nature preservers alike! Using found and repurposed materials, design functional and beautiful works of art that transform the ordinary into extraordinary.

Introduction to Musical Theatre Dance with Julia Turpin

  • July 3-7

  • Grades 6-12

  • 9 a.m.-3 p.m.


This program will push you physically to challenge yourself as a dancer so that you can perform in musical numbers. Be prepared to work hard, have fun, and gain a lot of knowledge about the world of dance and how it is a staple of musical theatre. You will leave this week with eight broadway dance numbers under your belt, a plethora of new dance steps and stretching exercises, and a strong physical warm up. Get your dancing feet ready and have fun!


Led by Julia Turpin ‘15

SAT Content Overview Session

  • June 19-23, July 31-Aug. 4

  • Grades 9-12

  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


CDS Enrich and Tutoring Connection are partnering to offer week-long content overview sessions for the SAT.  Students will familiarize themselves with what to expect on the SAT, with a breakdown of each section of the test  The week will end with a full-length practice test taken in an exam-like setting.  The practice test will be scored to give students a baseline score.  We generate a detailed score report that will break down performance to the question level.  This report will allow students to better focus their study for the REAL test.  Following the practice test, we will schedule score consultations and make individualized tutoring recommendations based on practice test results.

ACT Content Overview Session with Matthew Baetzhold

  • June 26-30, August 7-11

  • Grades 9-12

  • 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.


CDS Enrich and Tutoring Connection are partnering to offer week-long content overview sessions for the ACT.  Students will familiarize themselves with what to expect on the ACT, with a breakdown of each section of the test  The week will end with a full-length practice test taken in an exam-like setting.  The practice test will be scored to give students a baseline score.  We generate a detailed score report that will break down performance to the question level.  This report will allow students to better focus their study for the REAL test.  Following the practice test, we will schedule score consultations and make individualized tutoring recommendations based on practice test results.

From Page to Stage with David Dvorscak

  • June 26-30

  • Grades 9-12

  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


A workshop in the creation and performance of original works of theatre.  In the first three days of our workshop, each participant in the group will write a ten-minute play.  The fourth day we will work with a group of actors to read through, revise and stage each play.  The final day will be dress rehearsals and the premiere performance of each new work!  Each writer will also have the opportunity to perform in one of the plays.

Theatrical Collage with David Dvorscak

  • July 10-14

  • Grades 9-12

  • 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.


This week will be spent using collaborative improvisation techniques to create an avante garde theatrical performance.   Using input from the group, we will decide on a topic and then generate materials from various media and sources.  We will do an active sifting of the material by approaching it from various improvisational perspectives.  We will further explore the material using composition techniques.  By making successively more detailed outlines we will come to a consensus on the final form for the performance.  Finally, we perform the premiere of this brand new piece of theatrical art!

Succeed in High School Writing with Catharina Evans

  • June 12-16th

  • 9, 10

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.


This writing intensive course will help introduce and/or reinforce the skills students will need to succeed in high school English and Humanities courses. Individualized curriculum and assignments will focus on several of the following skills, according to the student’s needs:


  • Analyze an assignment and plan and execute an essay that fulfills the teacher’s expectations

  • Generate and refine successful thesis statements

  • Produce effective arguments by utilizing evidence and rhetorical appeals

  • Write, revise, and edit sentences for cohesion and fluency


After completing this course, students should experience a renewed sense of confidence in their writing abilities as they enter their freshman or sophomore year.

Writing for Standardized Tests: AP, SAT, and ACT with Catharina Evans

  • July 10 - 14

  • Grades 9-12

  • 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  


Many students struggle with writing on demand, as is required for nearly all AP exams as well as the optional SAT and ACT essay tasks. Once armed with specific strategies and the confidence-boosting benefits of guided practice, students can markedly improve their scores, which can help college admissions chances.


As a sixth-year AP teacher and trained tutor for both the ACT/SAT, I offer years of experience in helping students achieve their best on standardized writing tests. Individualized curriculum and assignments based on my evidence-based strategies will focus on several of the following areas, according to the student’s needs:

  • Understanding what the test-makers and graders want in written responses

  • How to showcase the student’s writing strengths

  • How to quickly revise and edit

  • How to employ specific organizational strategies
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