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SUMMER PROGRAMS

Whether it’s summer preparation for standardized tests, AP coursework preparation for the fall, or getting through the college application process, our small-group sessions will provide your student with the support and guidance they need.

Mini Globe Trekkers

Group 1: Grades 3 and 4

Group 2: Grades 5 and 6

Group 3: Grades 7 and 8

The Mini Globe Trekkers program is an interdisciplinary global exploration that will take your child on a deep study of culture and geography of countries from around the world. Each program focuses on a trip to different country, like Thailand, and each class has a specific educational focus that incorporates at least four major disciplines. After learning about particular aspects of that country’s history, geography, and culture, students will produce their own mini-presentation of their travels.  Sample activities include planning a travel budget (mathematics), exchanging American currency for Thai currency (economics), and visiting the Wat Mahathat, a Buddhist temple in central Thailand (cultural and history). These week-long courses will culminate with students writing scripts and creating their own video program based on the award winning series “Globe Trekker.” Maximum Enrollment of six students per class.

Scheduling & Pricing

Students meet for three (3) hours per day - five days per week - for one week.

One week sessions will be offered twice:

July 15 - 19th   9:30 am - 12:30 pm 

August 5 - 9th  9:30 am - 12:30 pm

* Note: All three grade level sessions will meet during these times  

Price: $350

Click Here to View Sample Lesson

Episode

Sample of Activities

Disciplines Covered

Episode 1: Planning and Making Your Trip to Thailand
  • Planning Your Travel Budget
  • Packing Your Luggage
  • Planning Your Itinerary
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Economics
  • Government
Episode 2: Getting Familiar with Thailand and its History
  • Creating an Illustrated Timeline of Thailand’s History
  • Visiting the Wat Mahathat
  • Mathematics
  • Economics
  • History
  • Geography
Episode 3: Thailand’s Rich Cultural and Religious Tradition
  • Comparing Thailand’s Four Geographic Regions
  • Buddhism’s Beliefs and Influence on Thai Culture
  • Attending the Loy Krathong Festival and the Songkran Water Festival
  • History  
  • Geography
  • Religion
  • English Language Arts
  • Visual Arts
Episode 4: Exploring Thailand’s Land and Lifeforms
  • Exploring the Science Behind Thailand’s Weather Patterns
  • Analyzing Climate Charts
  • Comparing Thailand’s and America’s Terrain
  • Zoology   
  • Geography
  • Environmental Science
  • Mathematics
Episode 5: Exploring Thailand’s Science, Technology, Cuisine and Economy
  • An Overview of Thailand’s Economy
  • Case Study: “How Thailand is Bringing Technology to the Table”
  • Thailand Science Park
  • Science
  • Technology
  • Economics
  • Culinary Arts
  • Cross-Cultural Studies

Summer Academy

Group 1: Grades 1 & 2

Group 2: Grades 3 - 5

Group 3: Grades 6 - 8

Summer Academy is the ideal time, under the supervision of Summer Academy instructors,  to carve out summertime practice in math, writing, reading or even focus on a personal summer project.

In between summer sun and fun, get a jumpstart on strengthening skills or previewing material for your next school year.

Similar to our Homework Academy you can purchase a single class session or in packs of 10, 20 or 30. Any left over Summer Academy slots can be used for Homework Academy in the fall.

Scheduling & Pricing

Sessions offered Monday - Thursday

June 18th- August 27th  (no sessions run on 7/4)

10:00- 11:30 AM & 2:00- 3:30 PM

Price: $30/ten pack, $250/20 pack, $735/30 pack (HPTA Membership Discounts Apply)

EmpowerYOU

Group 1: Middle School Students (Grades 6-8)

Group 2: High School Students (Grades 9 & 10)

Looking for an engaging, socially stimulating activity for your student this summer? Empower your children!

The EmpowerYOU program at Education Station supports the growth and development of students by helping them discover their authentic selves. In a safe and interactive environment we will help participants understand who they are, teach them how to confidently formulate and communicate their goals, challenge and guide them as they strive to unlock their full potential. Each program is tailored specifically to the student’s developmental stage.

Scheduling and Pricing

Students meet for three (3) hours per day.

Students may attend only one session, or they may sign up for all five.

 

ALL Sessions run from 9 am - 12 pm on the following dates:

Dates Middle School Sessions High School Sessions
Thursday, June 20th Making the Most of Middle School Finding Balance between Academics & Activities

Friday,   June 21st

Communication in Today’s High Tech World

  Know Your Best Self

Tuesday, July 23rd Understanding yourself through Vision Mapping Your Personal Brand
Wednesday, July 24th  Next Level Problem Solving Build your Network with Confidence
Thursday, July 25th A Look Back as we Move Forward Writing Counts
Thursday, August 1st Leaving your legacy The Future is Now
Tuesday, August 13th Proud Moments

Key Search College Criteria

Price: $150 per session

Maximum Enrollment: six (6) students per class.

 

Click Here to View Middle School Sample Lesson

1) Making the Most of Middle School

Students learn more about themselves through the classes and activities they choose. Learning about what they are good at and how to further develop strengths and talents is the focus of this session. Are there areas of interest that have yet to be uncovered?  We will engage students in activities to assess skills, interests, and strengths as well as challenge them to explore undiscovered areas.

2) Communication Skills in Today’s High Tech World

In today’s world of technology, students’ ideas of relationships are misguided by the number of followers or likes on their social media feeds.  This can create a level of insecurity and inauthenticity. In this time of fast moving technology there is a need to support the practice of face to face interaction and effective communication skills. Students will understand the power of meaningful relationships and how those connections will support their future goals.

3) Understanding Yourself through Vision Mapping

How would you describe yourself to others? You are the totalities of your hobbies, interests, like and dislikes.  It’s exciting to learn about what we do like, but knowing what we don’t like is just as important. In this session, we will explore together your unique interest profile and delve into the sweet spot of your success through self discovery activities. You will create a vision map of your path to personal success by celebrating the person that you are. With a new found understanding of all that makes you, YOU, and aligning this understanding with future opportunities.

4) Next Level Problem Solving

We are all problem solvers but how we each solve problems is the difference in measuring success, growth and development. Flexible thinking, forward thinking, creativity and understanding the power of being in the moment are how we arm our students to develop next level problem solving skills.

5) A Look Back as We Move Forward

With high school only a  couple months away, we will walk students through what to expect in their next four years and best practices to start them off on the right foot.  Taking the time to reflect on the middle school years is an important part of the transition as well. We will engage students in reflective activities and close the series out with an opportunity to share with the class.

6) Leaving your Legacy

Long after you’ve graduated from Middle School, what is it that you hope to be remembered for? Is there that one thing you do, that defines who you are? Have you left a mark on someone or something or wonder how you can help to improve on what has gone before you?  During this session we will ask students to consider what they may leave behind to enrich the community in which they live and learn.

7) Proud Moments

A time for students to pause and take an inventory of what they are most proud of after another year of middle school!  This celebratory session will showcase students’ victories through various types of creative expression as we empower them to confidently share their experiences with the class.  Students will develop a foundation for strong communication skills as they reflect on and celebrate their growth and experience.



Click Here to View High School Sample Lesson

1) Finding Balance between Academics & Activities

High School is underway and there is lots to do! Students will learn to master the art of time management, understand the value of creating their own master schedule and uncover the importance of balance as they engage in their school community. Understanding GPA is so vital to academic success and yet grades are only part of your story. In this session, we will unpack the important study habits and skills behind the grades map your academic plan for High School and beyond. Students should come prepared to discuss their course selection and academic interests.

2) Know Your Best Self

With the use of the PRINT ® survey, administered by a certified practitioner,  you will gain a deep understanding of what motivates you to be your best self.  The survey will also provide you with an understanding of what triggers you and strategies to manage challenging situations. As students begin to think about post graduation plans, this information will offer information to help guide students to making the best decisions unique to them.

3) Your Personal Brand

Now is the time to start tracking your activities. Together we will build your resume and begin the foundation for recording your accomplishments as you learn how to best present what it is that you do outside of the classroom. This session will also include an introduction to interview strategies complete with role playing exercises.  

4) Build Your Network With Confidence

Students will take stock of our current relationships and evaluate the meaning of each.  Together we will learn about the power of “digital footprints” and review the importance of understanding how we represent ourselves online and in person as it relates to communicating a personal brand.  Through interactive role-plays and discussion students will be given the opportunity to evaluate current relationships and develop an outreach plan for new ones as it relates to achieving personal goals in high school and beyond.

5) Writing Counts

Like anything else, strong writing takes practice. Let’s get started by looking at your personal story board.  As you prepare for future essays, get a head start on getting it right. Pressure is low and ideas are high- come ready to brainstorm and write!

6) The Future is Now

Where did the year go? Let’s reflect on your academic year, share summer plans and set goals for September. College is on the horizon, but it is not too early to start learning about opportunities and asking questions. We will talk about school types, majors, minors and more. Bring your dreams and goals and get ready for some vision boarding! In this information packed session we will review many of them including a post graduate year at a boarding school, a gap year, community service based and academic programs, study abroad opportunities, work, or even create your own gap year!  

7)  Key College Search Criteria

As you gear up for your college search equip yourself with key college search criteria. Understand college application timelines, expectations, components and what goes into building a college list that meets your needs. Included in this is test prep considerations and college entrance exam options.



Vision Boarding

Grades 6 - 9

As students transition into middle school and high school, they face anxiety about change. Why not have them come in to get excited, set goals and manifest what their most positive dreams might be? Our empowerment team will guide students as they create vision boards that will help them face their transitions with positivity and confidence.

AP Ready Workshops

Open to any high school student enrolling in an upcoming AP course

AP Ready Workshops are designed to set students up for success by building fundamental skill sets prior to entering an AP course. Students will review basic prerequisite course content, as well as critical reading, writing, and problem solving skills they will need to be a successful AP student.

AP Sciences

Students will review:

  • Prerequisite math and modeling skills
  • Concepts from biology, chemistry, and physics
  • Scientific process and experimentation

This program will place a particular emphasis on the math and modeling skills necessary to be successful in the AP science courses. A heavy emphasis will be placed on extracting core information from reading, developing mathematical models from scientific information and laboratory skills. Students will also be introduced to key components of the AP exams and taught strategies to prepare successfully for the AP exams over the course of the academic year.

AP Social Studies (History)

Students will review:

  • Critical reading and writing skills for the social studies
  • Prerequisite historical thinking skills
  • Basic concepts from United States and world history

AP Social Sciences tend to be reading intensive. The AP Social Sciences course will emphasize the annotation and note-taking skills necessary to extract critical information from these readings. This course will additionally review methods to review and understand primary source documents in their historical context. Heavy emphasis will be placed on DBQ and LEQ writing so that students receive exposure to material that is worth 40% on the AP exams.

AP Mathematics

Students will review:

  • Prerequisite algebra, geometry, trigonometry, precalculus and probability
  • Mathematical modeling and application to real-world scenarios

AP Mathematics will focus on core precalculus and statistics and probability content that students need to be successful in the AP courses. Students will be taught additional study skills and directed to resources that they may refer to throughout the year.

AP English (Composition, Language, and Literature)

Students will review:

  • Strategies for reading and analyzing fiction, poetry, and drama
  • Strategies for writing about fiction, poetry, and drama
  • Rhetorical strategies used in nonfiction texts
  • Analytic and argumentative writing strategies
  • Rules of English grammar

Scheduling and Pricing

Students meet for two (2) hours per day - five days per week - for one week.

AP Course Dates
AP Language & Composition /

Literature

August 12th - 16th
AP Social Studies August 19th - 23rd
AP Sciences August 12th - 16th
AP Mathematics August 19th - 23rd

*All sessions meet from: 2:30 - 4:30 pm

Price: $450

Maximum Enrollment: six (6) students per class.  

Summer Reading Book Club

Grades 6, 7 & 8

During the Summer Reading Book Club session, students will discuss their summer reading book with an Education Station instructor, receiving instruction and clarification on things such as plot, setting, and other literary elements such as character development.  Students will also receive clarification and guidance about their summer reading assignment. Instructors will have read the book and will be able to lead these groups with ease and take the stress out of summer homework for our students in middle school. Maximum Enrollment: eight (8) students per class

Examples of books students may be assigned to read can be found using the link below.  Please note that a student’s book assignment will be in alignment with that student’s grade level texts assigned by the school district.

Scheduling and Pricing

Students meet one (1) time for 90 minutes of instruction

Wednesday, July 10th

Wednesday, July 24th

Wednesday, August 7th

Wednesday, August 21st

Time: 10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Price: $45.00

Study Skills Workshops

Group 1: Elementary to Middle School

Group 2: Middle to High School

Be an active,engaged and fulfilled student! Our summer study skills workshops are geared towards supporting school transitions to make students are successful in the navigation of essential skills to help them navigate their school lives.

Can’t Make a Scheduled Study Skills Workshop? Schedule a Study Skills Workshop for your student and their friends! If you can get a small group together (3-6 students) we will work with your schedule. Call us directly to set it up.  

1. “How to Math” Workshop 

  • How to organize information
  • How to ask good questions
  • How to become a stronger math student
  • Best study tools and resources for mathematics

Monday, August 12th

Monday, August 19th

12:30 - 2:00 pm

2. Time Management Workshop

  • How to beat procrastination
  • How to complete assignments and projects on time without cramming
  • How to think about focused studying
  • How to time chunk
  • Best tools and strategies

Tuesday, August 13th

Tuesday, August 20th 

12:30 - 2:00 pm

3. Critical Reading Workshop

  • What to think about when you read
  • How to remember more information
  • How to decipher nuance

Wednesday, August 14th

Wednesday, August 21st

12:30 - 2:00 pm

4. Critical Writing Workshop 

  • Considering what teachers look for when writing
  • Structuring your essay
  • Making your argument
  • Editing and writing concisely

Thursday, August 15th

Thursday, August 22nd

12:30 - 2:00 pm 

5. Research Skills Workshop

  • Doing research without being overwhelmed
  • Searching for information
  • Organizing your time and information
  • Choosing relevant information
  • Editing
  • Using tools and strategies for citing sources

Friday, August 16th

Friday, August 23rd

12:30 - 2:00 pm

By the end of the workshop your student will have:

  • An easy-to-implement system for studying
  • A step-by-step, systematic approach for better academic performance and grades
  • Skills to organize their assignments and time
    Strategies to cope with stress & anxiety
  • Stratgies to study, prepare, and schedule and study for tests and other assignments
  • A newfound confidence!

Scheduling and Pricing

Students meet for 90 min per day.

Students may attend only one session, or they may sign up for all five.  

Price: $125 per session

Maximum Enrollment: six (6) students per class.  

SAT/ ACT Six Week Prep Course

Our standardized test prep courses provide students with the tools, knowledge, strategies, and confidence to demonstrate success on the ACT and SAT tests.  We offer these classes in two formats during the summer. Either in a six-week prep course format OR in a two-week intensive format. Both prep courses feature free baseline testing and 24-hours of instruction with a trained and experienced facilitator. Students also receive a course manual, which includes practice exercises, strategies, tips, and one full practice test.

Six Week Prep Course Option: Students receive 24 hours of instruction - two (2) hours per day, two (2) days per week - for six weeks.

Test Date     Session Dates      Class Days
ACT

July 13th

June 3 - July 10 Mondays & Wednesdays
SAT  

August 24th

July 15 - August 21 Mondays & Wednesdays
ACT

September 14th

August 6 - September 12 Tuesdays & Thursdays

Two Week Intensive Course Option: Students receive 24 hours of instruction - three (3) hours per day, four (4) days per week - for two weeks.

Test Date  Session Dates        Class Days
ACT      July 13th    July 1 - 11 Monday - Thursday
SAT August 24th   August 12 - 22

Monday - Thursday

Price: $1450.00

Maximum Enrollment: six (6) students per class

SAT/ACT Cram Sessions

Three two-hour sessions are offered on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday right before the exam. Students will work on testing strategy, timing, and problem-solving. They will take practice test sections and receive guided support to optimize results. Sessions can be bought singly or as a 3-pack.

Scheduling and Pricing

Test Date Session Dates
ACT Saturday, July 13th July 9th, 10th, 11th
SAT Saturday, August 24th August 20th, 21th, 22nd

*All sessions meet from 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Price: One session $150, three-sessions $450

College Application Bootcamps

Get Your College Application Ready this Summer!

Attend one of our Five-day College Application Boot Camps.

Rock it Out & Start Senior Year Stress Free!

Our unique approach to college counseling empowers students to recognize their personal qualities, to market themselves, and to find the best college fit for them!

Each day, students are guided through work on:

  • College Application & Resume and Activities List
  • Personal & Supplemental Essays
  • Interpersonal Skills/Communication/Interviewing
  • Outreach to Universities

Students should come prepared with:

1. Your working college list

2. Your laptop

NOTE: If students do not have these ready...

Before the session begins, be sure to schedule a free 30-minute profile evaluation with our experienced college counselors who will review your goals and profile, and work with you to create a personalized map for you to navigate the college process.

Please provide the following information before:

  • Transcripts from the last three years (or from the start of 9th grade)
  • A list of your sports, fine and performing arts activities, clubs, work/internships, hobbies, passions, as well as any honors and distinctions
  • Two writing samples from the end of last year or this year (for example: one from History class or English to get a variation)
  • Any and all testing scores (MCAS scores, PSATs, PACTs, SAT, ACT, subject tests)
  • Any educational testing and IEPs if applicable

Scheduling and Pricing

Each student would participate in five, 4 hour sessions from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. Students may choose single day options or our full, five-day program.

Dates
June June 19th - 20th, 24th - 26th
July July 15-19
August August 5-9

Price: $1,450 weekly cost/$325 single day