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Summer Enrichment & Camp Programs from One of the Best Schools in America.

At BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, learning and fun don't stop when the regular school year ends! BASIS Independent Summer proudly offers a wide variety of academic and recreation programs and is conveniently located on our school campus and taught by our BASIS Independent expert educators and staff.

Summer Program Basics

  • Open to both BASIS Independent and non-BASIS Independent students entering grades 5-12 in the fall of 2017 (Note: Junior Minecrafters is open to BASIS and non-BASIS students ages 5 to 7; Web Design is open to BASIS and non-BASIS students entering grades 4-8)
  • Various programs offered from June 12-July 21 with full day or a half day (morning or afternoon) options for many programs:
    • Full day: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Morning half day: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Afternoon half day: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Create your own BASIS Independent Summer experience - choose any individual week for each program, or try them all!
    • Sign up for multiple courses by March 3rd, 2017 to receive our Early Registration Discount. Registrations must be submitted by 11:59 PM PST to qualify. Programs not eligible for this discount are marked with *.
  • In the event of low enrollment, programs are subject to cancellation
  • Early-bird/Late-bird service (before/after care)
    • Early-bird will run from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM (free for all enrolled students)
    • Late-bird will run from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM with a $15 fee per day or $50 flat fee per week
    • Enrolled students may drop into Early-bird. However, Late-bird requires pre-registration and advance payment

Registration closes May 14th. After May 14th, you may still register for the summer programs with remaining available spaces or be wait-listed for programs with full capacity. Click on the REGISTER NOW button to select and pay for your programs using our quick and easy online registration system. Follow the links to see our summer program enrollment agreement & waiver, fees & policies and quick course guide & fees.

Below is the full menu of flexible offerings.

Every summer has a story, what will your child's be?

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Summer Programs

For students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
Students will experience a variety of summer activities that are both enrichment and academic. These activities take place on the BASIS Independent Silicon Valley campus and may include field trips to educational and recreational facilities.

Dates
June 12-16
June 19-23
June 26-30
July 5-7
July 10-14
July 17-21

Times
Half Day (Morning 9:00 AM-12:00 PM)
Half Day (Afternoon 1:00 PM-4:00 PM)
Full Day (9:00 AM-4:00 PM)

Fee

  • Half Day courses are $350 per week unless otherwise noted.
    • $150 discount for the week of July 5-7
  • Full Day Courses – fees are as listed

Early Registration Discount

  • Multi-course registrations qualify for our Early Registration Discount:.
    • Receive a 15% discount when you register for more than one course per student by 11:59 PM PST on March 3rd, 2017. (Note that the 15% discount is not applicable to the first course registered, but is applicable to each course registered thereafter). All courses need to be purchased in one transaction to be eligible for the 15% discount. Programs not eligible for this discount are marked with asterisk.

 


Science Enrichment

Computational Physics

For students who have taken AP Physics 1 or rising 9th graders with recommendation from Physics teacher

Description
In physics class we’ve all heard or said the phrase, “assume no energy is lost due to friction,” or “we will ignore drag,” to make the problems simpler for us to solve. But what if we wanted to solve problems that take into account how friction converts motion into heat or how drag affects a fast moving object? One way we can start is to design computer programs that will help us to analyze such situations. In this course we will use MATLAB software and basic principles of programming to make our own simulations that will help us understand these more complicated problems.

Dates
July 10 – July 14
Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fee
Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) $350

Interpreting Scientific Data

For students entering grades 5–9 in the fall of 2017

Description
Students will start each day by learning about a scientific idea or principle, after which students will then perform an experiment or work with a computer simulation on the topic of the day. They will learn about data collection in science, the proper way to display and show data, and methods to interpret the scientific data and draw conclusions using mathematics. Graphing scientific information and using algebraic or statistical methods to understand the outcome and meaning of their experiment or simulation will be covered.

Dates
June 26 – June 30
Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fee
Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) $350


Engineering and Technology

Robotics

For students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
The unique and the popular one-week program offer hands-on experience in Robotics. This program incorporates group and project-based learning and will feature a Robotics fair at the end of the program. If your student is new to the robotic world, this is a great opportunity for them to make their robot, program it and work with the standard game fields at BISV to make them ready for BIRC, FLL, VEX-IQ, VEX-VRC, and FTC competitions. This program designed to emphasize the use of sensors and teach the logic and computer programming.

Dates
June 12 - June 16; Robotics Fair: June 16
Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fee
Half Day (Morning) $350 

Design and Engineering

For students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
Students will embark on an exciting journey to discover intelligent systems that are designed to handle moments of disaster without human assistance. These so-called “Robo-Healing Structures” include space stations, structures with active control, and extraterrestrial future robotic shelters. The interdisciplinary program designed to improve the knowledge of students in the area of automation, systems, structures, mechanisms, computer programming, and hardware-software relation. This project-based interactive program will begin with a visit to the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose to learn essential concepts, which will be followed by interactive lectures and group based projects throughout the week at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. At the conclusion of the program, the students will design a smart project with required automation.

Dates
June 19-June 23
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fee
Half Day (Afternoon) $350

Create and Innovate

For students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
Participants work in small groups to imagine, plan, create, develop, and produce their invention. During the various stages of the program, students learn about the principles of creativity and imagination, developing ideas, and implementing design strategies from scratch to final product. They will learn about the meaning of the invention, innovation, patents, and intellectual property. This project-based interactive program will begin with a visit to the Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose to learn essential concepts which will be followed by interactive lectures and group based projects throughout the week conduct at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley. At the end of the one-week program, students pitch their invented products or ideas during showcase day. This program is delivered by a member of the United Inventors Association of the USA.

Dates
June 26-June 30
Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Fee
Half Day (Morning) $350

3D Printing: Computer Aided and Design

For students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
Participants work in small groups to design the objects with inventor software and build the object with the 3D printer. The students can take the plan, create, develop, and produce the products and learn to draw the objects by hand and by computer. Then they will use the 3D printer to build their model. Each student can have up to three models and take it home after the program. This project-based interactive program will begin with an introduction to engineering drafting, which will be followed by interactive lectures and group based projects throughout the week conduct on the Campus of BISV. At the end of the one-week program, the students pitch their printed products in the showcase day. The program delivers by the member of the United Inventors Association of the USA.

Dates
July 5-July 7
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

* Fee
Half Day (Afternoon) $200

Junior Minecrafters

For students ages 5-7

Description
Partnering with Techsplosion here at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, come explore the world of Minecraft with us! Junior Minecrafters will have tons of fun as they learn the basics of the world famous game. We’ll learn about the different game modes, how to craft some crazy contraptions, and even build an awesome house together! In between sessions of computer time, we’ll do other fun Minecraft stuff like papercraft, a camp-made costume party, outdoor games, and on Friday, a Minecraft potluck party!

Dates
June 26 – June 30
Full Day: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

* Fee
Full Day $425

Minecraft Challenge

For students ages 8-12

Description
Partnering with Techsplosion here at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, spawn into the curious world of Minecraft! Learn the fundamentals of video game design as you create epic worlds with the help of your fellow campers and powerful tools like WorldEdit, make awesome screencasts like your favorite YouTubers, and during free time, compete in Minecraft Hunger Games, Sky Wars, and more! This is the Minecraft summer camp you’ve been waiting for.

Dates
June 19-June 23
Full Day: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

* Fee
Full Day $500

Xtreme Minecraft

For students ages 10-14

Description
Partnering with Techsplosion here at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley, It’s time to take your craft to the next level! We’ll learn the basics of coding mods using Java and Eclipse IDE, and dive deep into video production and game design concepts. We’ll focus on what makes great games, screencasts and mods great, and learn to use a variety of powerful tools to help make our ideas a reality.

Dates
July 10-July 14
Full Day: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

* Fee
Full Day $500

Web Design Adventures

For students entering grades 4-8 in the fall of 2017

Description
Join TechSmart Academy at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley and build snazzy webpages with cool design effects using HTML, Cascading Style Sheets and JavaScript. Explore HTML tags, structural elements, CSS styles, include graphics, animation and JavaScript interactivity. Laptops provided. No prior programming experience necessary.

Dates
June 12–June 16
Full Day: 9:00 AM–4:00 PM

* Fee
Full Day $500


Writing

Essay Writing Blueprint

For students entering grades 6-12 in the fall of 2017

Description
Is essay writing something that makes you anxious or confused? Do you find it hard to brainstorm ideas for your writing or have issues knowing what type of writing you should be employing on different mediums? Join us in a one week course that will work to improve your writing skills across different formats. Students will lean standardized essay writing for AP World History classes throughout the regular school year. As such, time will be spent discussing and practicing writing skills for: exam essay writing (with an emphasis on thesis statements and structure); electronic communication; presentation type writing; creative writing; business writing (letters, memos, resumes); casual/friendly communication. Have fun while improving skills necessary for growth in any subject!

Dates
June 12–June 16

Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (Grades 6 - 8)
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM (Grades 9 - 12)

Fee
Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) $350

Writing Preparation for SAT

For students entering grades 9–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
This summer course is designed to prepare students for the writing section of the SAT. We will focus on identifying purpose, audience, and various rhetorical techniques used by authors. Additionally, we will be writing several SAT essays responding to a variety of prompts in order to improve our construction of thesis statements, developing content, and organization. This course, in addition to preparing students for the SAT, will also be useful in laying the foundations for AP English Language and Composition.

Dates
June 12–June 16
June 19–June 23
Afternoon: 1:00pm-4:00pm

Dates
July 17–July 21
Morning: 9:00am–12:00pm

Fee
Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) $350 per week

Writing Preparation for AP History Exams

For students entering grades 8–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
This workshop is designed to help students conquer the Free Response Questions on AP History Exams. Learn about the expectations, rubrics, and construction of a well-crafted response. In this workshop, students will practice the three types of FRQ: Short Answer Question, Document-Based Question, and Long Essay. Through history lectures and practical essay practice, students will walk away with confidence as they enter the New Year in AP.

Dates
June 26–June 30
Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fee
Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) $350


Rhetoric and Oratory

Introduction to Confident Speaking

For students entering grades 5-8 in the fall of 2017

Description
The most enriching, fulfilling school experience can be divided into three categories: real-world education, academics, and fun. It is our goal that student gain the skill needed to communicate effectively in the real word. This class will focus on building confidence as a young speaking and working on removing unwanted speaking habits.

Dates
June 26-June 30
Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

* Fee
Half Day (Morning) $450

Introduction to Rhetoric and Argumentation

For students entering grades 9–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
Words have the power to change people's thoughts, actions, and most importantly, their hearts. It is our goal that student gain the skill needed to communicate effectively in the real word. This class will focus on basic skills of rhetoric and argumentation so that student can better communicate inside and outside of the class room.

Dates
June 12-June 16
Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

* Fee
Half Day (Morning) $525

Competitive Speech

For students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
Speech teaches fundamental lessons that are absolutely essential for success in the exceedingly competitive 21st century. This competitive Speech class will give students a jump start to the 2017-18 competitive season. For one week student will preparing one of the following speech events with award winning coaches from across the country: Original Oratory, Original Advocacy, Original Interpretation, Humorous Interpretation, Dramatic Interpretation, Duo Interpretation, Extemporaneous Speaking, Impromptu Speaking, and Expository Speaking.

Dates
June 26-June 30
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

* Fee
Half Day (Afternoon) $600

Competitive Debate

For students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
The greater San Francisco Bay Area is home to some of the most competitive Debate teams in the country. This competitive Debate class will give student a jump start to the 2017-18 competitive session. For one week student will be preparing one of the following Debate events with award winning coaches from across the country: Public forum Debate and Lincoln Douglas Debate. This class will focus on building argumentation skill for competitions.

Dates
June 12-June 16
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

* Fee
Half Day (Afternoon) $600


Foreign Language Immersion

A Cultural Introduction to French

For students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
In this course the following themes of language, art, travel, and cuisine are combined into one fun class of introduction to the French language and culture. Each week, we will work on songs, movies, technologies and games, cooking, and continue to get students interested by answering their needs, creativities, and development. Every day, each student will participate, listen, read, draw, write, speak, and sing in French in activities that interest them.

Dates
June 12- June 16
June 19-June 23
Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fee
Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) $350 per week.


Young Entrepreneurs

Camp BizSmart

For students ages 11-16

(Register directly with Camp BizSmart at Camp BizSmart at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley)

Description
Camp BizSmart will celebrate its 10th year anniversary by bringing their 10-day program to BASIS Independent Silicon Valley this summer. This is a unique experience full of fun and learning. Students will focus on a team-based, hands-on product design and a business plan challenge specifically designed by the CEOs and founders of some of the hottest start-ups in Silicon Valley. Students will defend their solutions to a panel of top executives and angel investors. The top team out of all locations will be recognized at an annual angel capital expo sponsored by the Keiretsu Forum.

Dates
June 12–June 23
Full Day: 8:30 AM–4:30 PM
(Note: June 23rd is graduation, awards ceremony, and reception. Hours are 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM)

* Fee
Full Day $1395 (for entire length of program)


Kidizens

Kidizens LEGO Camp

For students entering grades K–6 in the fall of 2017

(Register directly with Kidizens at Kidizens at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley )  

 Description

Kidizens inspires students to become good citizens and future leaders, one LEGO brick at a time. Kidizens is an innovative and a highly immersive educational environment where students build, inhabit, manage and govern their own LEGO cities. It's a collaborative and guided discovery of real-world concepts while role-playing and having fun in a universe built of LEGOs. The Kidizens Summer Program includes intensive action and excitement-packed sessions, where children partner as Young Mayors to create and run their own LEGO cities. In a fast-paced dynamic environment, the kids develop leadership and interpersonal skills while dealing with natural disasters, resident problems and financial crises.

Dates
June 12–June 16
June 19 – June 23
June 26 – June 30
July 10 – July 14
July 17 – July 21
July 24 – July 28
Full Day: 9:00 AM–3:00 PM

* Fee
Full Day $450


Games

Chess

For students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
In this course students will practice their critical thinking abilities by learning to play chess and enhancing their game skills with a highly trained coach. Topics of study include game openings, tactics, and endgame strategies.

Dates
June 19-June 23
July 17–July 21
Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM
Afternoon: 1:00pm-4:00pm

* Fee
Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) $425 per week


Sports

Volleyball

For students entering grades 6–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
The students will learn basic volleyball skills including warm-up routines and stretches. As always, the concepts of teamwork and communication will be emphasized. The skills to be introduced include the forearm pass, setting, serving, format rotation, spiking, blocking, and rally score. The focus will be keeping the ball in play. The basic underhand serve will lead up to the overhand serve which requires a great deal of practice to master. After a few lessons, the students will be able to combine their new found skills to play a mini modified volleyball game.

Dates
June 12-June 16
June 26-June 30
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fee
Half Day (Afternoon) $350 per week

Variety Sports

For students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
In this combined athletics class, students will have the opportunity to practice sports such as basketball, hockey and volleyball through various conditioning techniques and participation in scrimmages to farther enhance athleticism, sportsmanship and teamwork.

Dates
June 19-June 23
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fee
Half Day (Afternoon) $350

Basketball Camp

For students entering grades 5–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
Weekly summer basketball camps are available for players of all skill levels. Emphasis will be placed on skill development by focusing on learning the fundamentals as well as having targeted drills based on individual need. Tying everything together, players will get to have fun by playing a variety of games such as shooting contests, as well as playing real full and half court games. The camp will offer the students the chance to improve their skill level as well work on their sportsmanship while having fun and enjoying playing among their peers.

Dates
June 12 – June 16 (Grades 5-6)
June 19 – June 23 (Grades 5-6)
June 26 – June 30 (Grades 7-8)
*July 5 – July 7 (Grades 7-8)
Morning: 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

Dates
*July 5 – July 7 (Grades 5-6)
July 10 – July 14 (Grades 9-12)
July 17 – July 21 (Grades 9-12)
Afternoon: 1:00 PM-4:00 PM

Fee
Half Day (Morning or Afternoon) $350 per week. $150 discount for the week of *July 5-7 (*week not eligible for early registration discount).

Cross Country Conditioning

For students entering grades 6–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
BASIS Independent Silicon Valley Summer Cross Country Conditioning program’s objective is to prepare for a competitive season going into school year 2017 - 18. Cross country is very demanding mentally and physically. Conditioning is a very important part of the program. The program will consist of general exercise drills. There will also be drills with agility equipment, such as ladders, hurdles and cones. The most important part of the conditioning will be running. Training consists of running on different surfaces such as dirt, sidewalk, grass and hill training. Please come out and enjoy this great sport! (Conditioning locations vary and are at parks located approximately within 10 to 15-minute drive from school. Parents/guardians must provide transportation).

Dates
June 12 – tentatively beginning of August (practices start at 3 times per week and will increase to 5 times per week)
Morning/Afternoon: Time TBA

* Fee
$350 for the entire duration of program


College Preparation

4 Point ACT or 200 Point SAT Guarantee

For students entering grades 7–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
In this program, you will improve at least 4 points on the ACT or 200 points on the SAT! Zenith Tutoring, our partner, will be providing private attention to each student—no group exercises. Students can expect a customized plan for each student, utilizing an innovative, data-driven approach. The curriculum combines one-on-one attention, online videos, and written materials, with access to over 1000 test preparation videos prepared by Zenith.

The class format is also very flexible in that you can also mix and match dates/times; just pick any 10 sessions within the dates provided! You may also use sessions at Zenith’s Mountain View location any time during the summer or fall.

Note: With this program, the maximum guarantee provided is a 32 on the ACT or a 1400 on the SAT. For example, a student starting with a 29 on the ACT would receive the same guarantee (32) as one who starts with a 28. That said, there’s no reason you couldn’t exceed the guarantee; many of Zenith’s students do!

For more information: https://www.zenithtutoring.com/basis-silicon-valley.

Dates
June 12–July 21 (Class will not be held on July 3rd & 4th )
Morning: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Afternoon: 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

* Fee
$1,500 for the entire duration of the program, with all materials included.

7 Point ACT or 350 Point SAT Guarantee

For students entering grades 7–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
In this program, you will improve at least 7 points on the ACT or 350 points on the SAT! Zenith Tutoring, our partner, will be providing private attention to each student—no group exercises. Students can expect a customized plan for each student, utilizing an innovative, data-driven approach. The curriculum combines one-on-one attention, online videos, and written materials, with access to over 1000 test preparation videos prepared by Zenith.

The class format is also very flexible in that you can also mix and match dates/times; just pick any 25 sessions within the dates provided! You may also use sessions at Zenith’s Mountain View location any time during the summer or fall.

Note: With this program, the maximum guarantee provided is a 32 on the ACT or a 1400 on the SAT. For example, a student starting with a 26 on the ACT would receive the same guarantee (32) as one who starts with a 25. That said, there’s no reason you couldn’t exceed the guarantee; many of Zenith’s students do!

For more information: https://www.zenithtutoring.com/basis-silicon-valley.

Dates
June 12–July 21 (Class will not be held on July 3rd & 4th)
Morning: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Afternoon: 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

* Fee
$3,000 for the entire duration of the program, all materials included

34+ ACT or 1500+ SAT Guarantee

For students entering grades 7–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
In this program, students will receive a 34+ on the ACT or a 1500+ on the SAT! This program is specifically designed for high-scoring students (minimum 29 on ACT or 1250 on SAT). Zenith Tutoring, our partner, provides unlimited sessions until the goal is reached, with each class providing private attention to each student—no group exercises. Students can expect a customized plan for each student, utilizing an innovative, data-driven approach. The curriculum combines one-on-one attention, online videos, and written materials, with access to over 1000 test preparation videos prepared by Zenith.

The class format is also very flexible in that you can also mix and match dates/times; just pick any sessions within the dates provided! You may also use sessions at Zenith’s Mountain View location any time during the summer or fall.

Note: With this program, the maximum guarantee provided is a 34 on the ACT or a 1500 on the SAT. That said, there’s no reason you couldn’t exceed the guarantee; many of Zenith’s students do! (including perfect scores among BASIS students)

For more information: https://www.zenithtutoring.com/basis-silicon-valley.

Dates
June 12–July 21 (Class will not be held on July 3rd & 4th )
Morning: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Afternoon: 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

* Fee
$3,000 for the entire duration of the program, all materials included

800 Score Guarantee for Math 2 Subject Test

For students entering grades 7–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
In this program, students will get an 800 on the Math 2 Subject Test! Zenith Tutoring, our partner, provides unlimited sessions until the goal is reached, with each class providing private attention to each student—no group exercises. Students can expect a customized plan for each student, utilizing an innovative, data-driven approach. The curriculum combines one-on-one attention, online videos, and written materials.

The class format is also very flexible in that you can also mix and match dates/times; just pick any sessions within the dates provided! You may also use sessions at Zenith’s Mountain View location any time during the summer or fall.

Note: Students need a minimum score of 650. Students with lower scores can still participate in the program, but would need to agree to a reduced guarantee based on the initial test.

For more information: https://www.zenithtutoring.com/basis-silicon-valley.

Dates
June 12–July 21 (Class will not be held on July 3rd & 4th)
Morning: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM
Afternoon: 1:00 PM–3:00 PM

* Fee
$1,500 for the entire duration of the program, all materials included


Science Preparation

Chemistry

For incoming BASIS students entering grades 7–9 in the fall of 2017

Description

In summer chemistry program, students will be introduced to measurements and significant figures, atomic structure, types of matter, physical and chemical changes, bonding and chemical reactions. They will learn how to ‘read’ the periodic table, name simple ionic and covalent compounds and do chemical calculations involving moles and Avogadro’s number. The instruction will be a mix of hands-on activities, guided inquiry, lecture, and lab experiments.

Dates
June 12–June 23
Full Day: 9:00 AM–2:00 PM

Fee
Full Day $750

Physics

For incoming BASIS students entering grades 7-9 in the fall of 2017

Description

“First Time Physics” seeks to learn the essential definitions and descriptions of classical physics in the areas such as motion, forces, Newton’s laws, momentum, energy and electrostatics.  Mathematically, our course will primarily use three variable equations with basic algebra. Students must clearly solve these equations for missing variables and use proper units and notation.  The core focus of First Time Physics is upon building fluent verbal descriptions of physical systems as well as learning fundamental rules for solving problems in classical physics.  This will help prepare students for the coming year’s most challenging topics such as 2-D vectors, 2-D kinematics, 2-D force analysis, conservation of energy, conservation of momentum and electrostatics.

Dates
June 26 – July 7 (Class will not be held on July 3rd & 4th)
Full Day: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

Fee
Full Day $600

Biology

For incoming BASIS students entering grades 7–9 in the fall of 2017

Description

Week 1 biology course covers 6th and 7th grades and will introduce students to the cellular world and how cells come together, in billions of different combinations, to produce the enormous variety of life on this planet. After learning what it means to be a biologist – to ask questions about the living world not only around oneself, but within oneself as well – students will explore and explain the underlying mechanisms that govern the functioning of all living organisms. By this end of this course, students should not only have a baseline knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, but also understand how humans compare and contrast with our distant relatives, the Plant Kingdom.

Week 2 biology course covers 8th grade and will further student’s comprehension of cells by learning more in depth about cellular processes and -the maintenance of homeostasis. The course will dive into details of biochemistry of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids. Cellular transport and membrane structure are emphasized. Plant processes like photosynthesis are studied at a molecular level. The students will learn all the basic reactions occurring in the process of cellular respiration. Cell division, Genetics, DNA structure, DNA replication, transcription and translation are studied in depth. Evolutionary and ecological concepts will be reinforced especially in the context of genetics. This course is an excellent preparatory course for honors and AP biology.

Dates
July 10 – July 14 (Week 1 Biology)
July 17 – July 21 (Week 2 Biology)
Full Day: 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fee
Full Day $375 per week


Academic Courses

Description
The following Math courses are offered both for credit and enrichment and will run concurrently. For credit sections are open only to BASIS students who have met the Math Advancement Criteria (see your Dean for details). Enrichment classes are open to all BASIS and non- BASIS students who meet the course pre-requisites. BASIS students will have priority registration and are eligible for full credit upon successful completion of the course and passing of the corresponding Math Placement Exam.

Economics and Introduction to Business are for BASIS students entering grades 9–12 in fall 2017. Upon successful completion of the courses, BASIS students will be eligible for ½ credit for Economics and 1 credit for Introductions to Business.

Dates
For Algebra I/Geometry and Algebra II/Geometry: June 12-July 21 (Class will not be held on July 3rd & 4th)

For Economics: June 12-June 30 

For Introduction to Business: June 12-June 21 (Class will not be held on July 3rd & 4th)

Fee
Fees are stated below. BASIS students enrolled in Algebra I/Geometry or Algebra II/Geometry for-credit course may receive full refund (minus any credit card processing fees associated with transactions) if student does not meet eligibility requirements to take the course (see your Dean for eligibility requirements). If ineligible, students may take Algebra I/Geometry or Algebra II/Geometry for enrichment and will be refunded the price difference.

Algebra I / Geometry

Description
Algebra 1/Geometry covers all of the traditional first-year algebra topics while helping students build higher-order thinking skills, real-world application skills, reasoning, and an understanding of interconnecting math strands. The class focuses on multiple representations of algebraic thinking: verbal, numerical, symbolic, and graphical. Topics covered include: algebra foundations; basic geometric concepts; functions and relations; linear equations; polynomials; rational expressions and functions; inequalities; systems of equations and inequalities; radical expressions and functions; quadratic equations; absolute-value equations and inequalities; and probability and data analysis. Real- world applications and continual practice/review are fundamental parts of the class and are important for mastery of the material. Students will have short breaks and lunchtime (lunch is not included). A TI-83/84 calculator required.

Admissions requirements:
Completion of Pre-Algebra or its equivalent and advancement approval for FOR-CREDIT students. Follow the link to see the Math Placement Letter and the approval process.

Dates (Class will not be held on July 3rd & 4th)
June 12-July 21 (For-Credit Students: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Math Placement Exam: July 22)
June 12-July 21 (Enrichment Students: 9:00 AM-12:20 PM)

* Fee
For Credit Program: $2850
Enrichment Program: $2250

Algebra II / Geometry

Description
This is the second part in a series of algebra and geometry courses. Students will continue working on concepts introduced in Algebra 1/Geometry, but more in-depth. After mastering topics introduced in this course students should be able to solve equations and inequalities with absolute value, quadratic and logarithmic equations, and work with complex numbers and trigonometric functions of right triangle. Also, geometry will be incorporated and the equivalent of formal geometry will be concluded. Students will be introduced to proofs in geometry with similar and congruent figures, circles and their parts, lines, and planes. Students will have short breaks and lunchtime (lunch is not included). A TI-83/84 calculator required.

Admissions requirements:
Completion of Algebra I or its equivalent and advancement approval for FOR-CREDIT students. Follow the link to see the Math Placement Letter and the approval process.

Dates (Class will not be held on July 3rd & 4th)
June 12-July 21 (For-Credit Students: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM; Math Placement Exam: July 22)
June 12-July 21 (Enrichment Students: 9:00 AM-12:20 PM)

* Fee
For Credit Program: $2850
Enrichment Program: $2250

Economics

For students entering grades 9–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
The summer economics course will introduce students to the economic style of thinking. This includes learning about many of the basic models in economics, including supply and demand, and later transitioning to more complicated models explaining how specific markets and economies behave. The course will take some key elements from both microeconomics (individual and firm analyses) and macroeconomics (nationwide analyses). By the end of the course, students should be able to use economics as an additional lens to help understand our world, and will be literate in terms of understanding the actions of US government in driving the direction of the country’s economy.

Dates
June 12-June 30
Full Day: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

* Fee
For-Credit Program Only: $1425

Introduction to Business

For students entering grades 9–12 in the fall of 2017

Description
This exciting course will acquaint students to the multiple facets of planning, starting, operating, and growing a business. The course will cover what it means to be an entrepreneur and how a business fits into the overall economic system. The student will gain a better understanding of identifying opportunities, conducting market analysis, spearheading a marketing campaign, managing finances and developing a business. To reflect the entrepreneurial spirit of the Silicon Valley, the course will also focus on local startups and the concepts of bootstrapping, funding, and exit strategies. Students will also partake in a business project. Either individually or as a team, they will develop business from the ground up utilizing the lessons learned from the course. Finally, this course is now a prerequisite (and is designed as such) for all high school students wishing to join the BISV DECA Chapter. Students will be eligible for 1 credit upon successful completion of the course.

Dates 
June 12 - July 21 (Class will not be held on July 3rd & 4th)
Full Day: 9:00 AM-2:00 PM

* Fee
For-Credit Program Only: $2850