Virtual Summer Programs

Experience the nationally recognized BASIS Curriculum through our virtual summer programs! Taught by our very own world-class Subject Expert Teachers, these online academic camps are a wonderful way to keep your child engaged all summer long. Choose from a variety of for-credit academic courses as well as enrichment courses, all from the comfort of your home. From building real-world application skills in Algebra and Geometry, exploring worlds of living organisms in biology, becoming immersed in film history, and much more, students will enhance their love of learning and keep their content knowledge and critical-thinking skills sharp. Academic programs are open for Rising Grades 3-12 (depending on the course) and in majority will run in a virtual modality this year.

Summer Program Basics

All of our sessions are open to any interested students. We have a variety of programs available for elementary, middle, and high school students. Students have access to a number of summer activities that are both enriching and academic. Create your own BASIS Independent Summer experience – choose one or a few sessions that work for your schedule, or try them all!

Dates
  • June 27–July 1
  • July 5–July 8 (Class will not be held on July 4)
  • July 11–July 15
  • July 18–July 22
  • July 25–July 29
  • August 1–August 5

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Follow the links to see our summer program enrollment agreement & waiver and course guide.  Below is the full menu of flexible offerings. Please see the area below our course offerings for additional important info.

For-Credit Academic Courses

The following Math courses are offered both for credit and enrichment and will run concurrently. For-credit sections are open to non-BASIS Independent students as well as currently enrolled BASIS Independent students who have advancement approval. For-credit students are eligible for full credit upon successful completion of the course when they are able to demonstrate subject mastery. Please consult your individual BASIS Curriculum School to determine if you have earned credit for the course. Enrichment classes are open to all students. The following Elective courses, including Economics, are open to students entering grades 10-12 in the fall of 2022 and credit will be awarded. Intro to Programming is open to students entering grades 9-12 but only students entering grades 10-12 will receive full credit. Please note, BASIS Independent Schools will award academic credit for the list of for-credit courses below. If you are not a current BASIS Independent student, it is up to the discretion of your child's school to accept this credit.
  • Pre-Algebra

    BASIS Independent students must be either rising or incoming grade 6 and have advancement approval for FOR-CREDIT to be eligible to take this course. This course will be offered in an online format.

    This course includes concepts typical of this type of course and also topics from geometry, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics. At the end of the course, students are well-versed in areas of: fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, positive and negative numbers, order of operations, percentages, proportions, ratios, divisibility, rounding, place value, unit conversions, scientific notation, and data representation, algebraic representation, and solving real-world problems.

    Required Materials:
    SAVAAS eBook will be provided

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–1:00 PM PST

    Live Lecture: 8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST
    Independent Study: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM PST
    Live Office Hour: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $2,995

  • Algebra I/Geometry

    BASIS Independent students must have completed Pre-Algebra or its equivalent, and have advancement approval for FOR-CREDIT. This course will be offered in an online format.

    This course 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.

    Required Materials:
    SAVAAS eBook will be provided

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–1:00 PM PST

    Live Lecture: 8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST
    Independent Study: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM PST
    Live Office Hour: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM PST

    Math Placement Exam:
    August 5

    Tuition:
    $2,995

  • Algebra II/Geometry

    BASIS Independent students must have completed Algebra I/Geometry or its equivalent and have advancement approval for FOR-CREDIT. This course will be offered in an online format.

    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.

    Required Materials:
    SAVAAS eBook will be provided

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–1:00 PM PST

    Live Lecture: 8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST
    Independent Study: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM PST
    Live Office Hour: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM PST

    Math Placement Exam:
    August 5

    Tuition:
    $2,995

  • Economics

    For students entering grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2022. This course will be offered in an online format.

    The summer economics course will introduce students to the concepts of economics. This includes learning about many of the basic models in economics such as supply and demand and 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 will be economically literate. They will be able to understand how our world works from the viewpoint of an economist.

    Course Session:
    June 27–July 29 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    2:00 PM–4:30 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $1,500

  • Digital Art

    For students entering grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2022. High School credit will only be awarded to students who take this course when they are in rising grade 10 or higher. This course will be offered in an online format.

    Students will investigate and develop their 2D and 3D art-making skills using Digital Software.

    The course will focus heavily on foundational art skills and how it applies to a digital platform. Students will explore the pros and cons of doing art digitally and have an understanding of how it applies to the current trends of art. Students must have at least one drawing software (Photoshop, Procreate, Sketchbook, etc.) installed and hardware for means of drawing digitally (Graphics/Drawing Tablets, iPads with stylus/Apple Pencil, etc.). Students can work on Laptops and/or iPads. The course projects will involve realism as well as more stylized and abstract forms of expression. This course meets the UC A-G criteria for a Visual and Fine Arts credit.

    Required Materials
    There are many options for software and hardware, and any combination will work for the class. Some software will be subscription based (For example, for Photoshop, you could subscribe to Adobe’s single app price which would be about $15/month for a year). There are also free software and free trials out there as well. As for hardware, the lowest graphics/drawing tablet to connect via USB, runs about $20, but that is well below the average. iPads and various tablets will also have a stylus and apps that will work for the class. Please check for compatibility with your devices before purchasing.

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–1:00  PM PST

    Live Lecture: 8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST
    Independent Study: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM PST
    Live Office Hour: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $2,995

  • Digital Photography*

    *This course will be offered in-person at the San Jose campus.

    For students entering grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2022. High School credit will only be awarded to students who take this course when they are in rising grade 10 or higher.

    This course is designed to investigate and develop students’ photographic skills with an emphasis on composition as well as content. Students will explore traditional and contemporary methods of photography as well as commercial techniques. This course is based on individual expression, historical perspective and current trends as a vehicle for communication. This course meets the UC A-G criteria for a Visual and Fine Arts credit.

    Required materials

    • Digital Camera: must have a manual mode and be able to shoot in raw (uncompressed); cell phones will not be allowed as the class camera; see a list of recommended compatible cameras here.
    • SD or other camera compatible memory card (8 GB minimum)
    • 16 GB minimum USB drive
    • Computer that is compatible with Adobe Creative Cloud (CC)
    • Adobe CC Photography Plan Subscription ($9.99/month)
    • Tripod (many sold for roughly $20)

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–1:00 PM PST

    Live Lecture: 8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST
    Independent Study: 10:00 AM–12:00 PM PST
    Live Office Hour: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $2,995

  • Film Studies

    For students entering grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2022. High School credit will only be awarded to students who take this course when they are in rising grade 10 or higher. This course will be offered in an online format.

    Film Studies provides an overview of film history from the invention of motion picture technology to the present day. This course is broad, both chronologically and geographically, incorporating many foreign language films while focusing on the history of the American motion picture as a frame of reference. There are six major components engaged throughout the course: the evolution of the technology and its connection with major historical movements; analysis of film utilizing key terminology from films studies and theory; critique of social issues such as gender, class, race, and politics in film; creative production of a short film and exhibition in a festival; publication of a contemporary film review; and a film exhibition and discussion with an audience. In summary, film studies students will acquire language to critique historical, theoretical, technical, and social issues in film, create a short film for exhibition in a campus film festival, and generate a film review blog shared with the campus community. Course films include, but are not limited to: City Lights (1931); Bringing Up Baby (1938); Rebecca (1940); The Red Shoes (1948); High Noon (1952); Singin’ In the Rain (1952); Some Like It Hot (1959); The 400 Blows (1959); Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner (1967); Zanjeer (1973); Raise the Red Lantern (1991); The Hate U Give (2018). This course meets the UC A-G criteria for a Visual and Fine Arts credit.

    Required Materials:
    A Netflix streaming account
    The Big Screen by David Thomson; ISBN 13: 978-0374534134

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–1:00 PM PST

    Live Lecture: 8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST
    Independent Study: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM PST
    Live Office Hours: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $2,995

  • Introduction to Business

    For students entering grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2022. High School credit will only be awarded to students who take this course when they are in rising grade 10 or higher. This course will be offered in an online format.

    Introduction to Business provides an overview of starting a business, the types of businesses that exist, and the challenges that businesses face in our current economy. This course will teach students the basics of starting a business by having them write a startup business plan. They will have to name their business, create a marketing plan, hire employees and figure out how to pay them, court investors, and plan for a sustainable future. Students will be required to purchase or rent the college introductory book Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future 12th Edition (ISBN-13: 978-0134324821 / ISBN-10: 013432482X), along with corresponding workbook, in order to learn and practice business terminology. By the end of the course, the students will have a completed and fully-designed business plan. They will be versed in subjects such as business ethics, sustainability, marketing, and finances; and they will understand and appreciate many of the most common difficulties new businesses face.

    Required Materials:
    Entrepreneurship: Owning Your Future 12th Edition; ISBN-13: 978-0134324821, along with corresponding workbook

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–1:00 PM PST

    Live Lecture: 8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST

    Independent Study: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM PST
    Live Office Hour: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $2,995

  • Introduction to Programming

    For students entering grades 9-12 in the Fall of 2022. High School credit will only be awarded to students who take this course when they are in rising grade 10 or higher. This course will be offered in an online format.

    Introduction to Programming serves as a pre-AP Java programming course. Students are introduced to the Java development cycle, object-orientation, and control structures. Students learn about primitive data types and their wrapper classes, operators, data structures such as arrays and lists, and special topics. The course also emphasizes the problem solving aspects of programming. Concepts covered in this course are further developed as students progress through the computer science discipline. Completion of this course fulfills the prerequisite to enroll in AP Computer Science A class.

    Topics include: introduction to the Java development environment; primitive data types; arithmetic and relational operators; conditionals and flowcharts; iterations – for, while, and do loops; testing and debugging; arrays and array lists; implementing methods; variable scope; introduction to object-orientation – objects and classes.

    Required Materials:
    Big Java Early Objects, Cay S. Horstmann; ISBN: 978-1-119-49909-1
    eBook can also be rented, here

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–1:00 PM PST

    Live Lecture: 8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST
    Independent Study: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM PST
    Live Office Hour: 12:00 PM–1:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $2,995

  • Fitness and Sports (PE)*

    *This course will be offered in-person at the San Jose campus.

    For students entering grades 10-12 in the Fall of 2022. High School credit will only be awarded to students who take this course when they are in rising grade 10 or higher.

    This program focuses on learning technical skills in various sports. The students will rotate through a daily schedule that includes running, exercise, skill development, and competition. Throughout the summer, students will build confidence in their technique and play various sports. They will learn about the importance of sportsmanship and teamwork in all aspects of their training and physical play. By the end of the summer, the students will have learned proper mechanics, teamwork, sportsmanship, and high-level skills.

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–1:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $2,995

Math Enrichment

  • Pre-Algebra

    BASIS Independent students must be either rising or incoming grade 6 to be eligible to take this course (this requirement does not apply to non-BASIS Curriculum students). This course will be offered in an online format.

    Pre-Algebra  includes topics from geometry, discrete mathematics, and probability and statistics. At the end of the course, students are well-versed in areas of: fractions, decimals, mixed numbers, positive and negative numbers, order of operations, percentages, proportions, ratios, divisibility, rounding, place value, unit conversions, scientific notation, and data representation, algebraic representation, and solving real-world problems.

     

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Live Lecture: 8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST
    Independent Study: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $2,365

  • Algebra I/Geometry

    Completion of Pre-Algebra or its equivalent is recommended. This course will be offered in an online format.

    Algebra I/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 will 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.

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Live Lecture: 8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST
    Independent Study: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $2,365

  • Algebra II/Geometry

    Completion of Algebra I/Geometry or its equivalent is recommended. This course will be offered in an online format.

    This is the second part in a series of algebra and geometry courses. Students will continue working on concepts introduced in Algebra I/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 triangles. 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.

    Course Session:
    June 27–August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Live Lecture: 8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST
    Independent Study: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $2,365

  • Pre-Calculus

    Completion of Algebra II/Geometry or its equivalent is required. This course will be offered in an online format.

    This enrichment opportunity provides a five week in-depth coverage of major topics covered during the Pre-Calculus AB course in the fall.  Each week will focus on one of the major topics starting with the elementary conceptual level and developing them into intermediate and advanced level by the end of the week.  The major topics include Conic Sections, Functions, Logarithms, and Trigonometry (two weeks will be dedicated to this topic).  An emphasis will be placed on students to discuss each of these topics using Algebraic, numerical, graphical and verbal standards.  There will be daily in class and independent study assignments and many checks for understandings throughout the week. There is no required textbook for this course.

    Course Session:
    June 27– August 5 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    8:30 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Live Lecture:  8:30 AM–10:30 AM PST
    Independent Study: 10:30 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $2,365

Science Enrichment

  • Biology Week 1

    For students entering grades 7-8 in the Fall of 2022 (and entering grade 9 if student has not taken Biology). This course will be offered in an online format.

    This one week biology course covers grades 6 and 7 and introduces students to the cellular world, specifically 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 not only ask questions about the living world around oneself, but within oneself as well – students will explore and explain the underlying mechanisms that govern the functioning of all living organisms. By the 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.

    Course Session:
    July 11–July 15
    1:30 PM–3:30 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $265

  • Biology Week 2

    For students entering grade 9 in the Fall of 2022. This course will be offered in an online format.

    This one week biology course covers grade 8 and will further students’ 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 biology.

    Course Session:
    July 18–July 22
    1:30 PM–3:30 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $265

  • Chemistry

    For students entering grades 7-9 in the Fall of 2022. This course will be offered in an online format.

    In the 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.

    Course Session:
    June 27–July 8 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    1:30 PM–3:30 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $500

  • Physics

    For students entering grades 7-9 in the Fall of 2022. This course will be offered in an online format.

    First Time Physics teaches 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.

    Course Session:
    July 25–August 5
    1:30 PM–3:30 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $530

Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Technology

  • Animated Filmmaking Camp

    For students entering grades 7-12 in the Fall of 2022. This course will be offered in an online format.

    Unleash your creativity and tell your story through animation with this two week intensive studio experience! Feel empowered with the skills to create your own film, with your own story and narrative. Our summer Filmmaking Camps are for kids and teens who aspire to tell stories with visual mediums. We use professional software to create a 3D animated short film in two weeks. The camp will be taught by a professional animator, and mentored by our Industry Advisors, whose experience include films and games like – World of Warcraft, Iron Man, Book of Life, Harry Potter & the Deathly Hallows and more.

    In this camp students will learn the production phases of creating 3D animated short films, and understand how story and camera works.  They will learn how to control their own narrative and express their inner voice through animation. Students will also learn to work in a team setup, analyze and offer feedback in a constructive and meaningful way. The stages of production within this camp are detailed below.

    • CONCEPT: We begin the development process with students pitching their stories. We work together to board the pitch and finalize the concept. Students learn how to storyboard and how to construct a story.
    • PRODUCTION: Here we start building the film, animating one frame at a time. Students learn how animation works, the importance of cameras, and the production pipeline for a 3D film.
    • POST-PRODUCTION: At this stage of production students learn how to polish animation and check all details for render. We spend time diligently checking all aspects of production and making sure our animation looks awesome.
    • COMPLETION: We set our movie for editing & render. Then do a presentation for family and friends.  At the end, we go home as proud Movie Directors and Animators, with an Animated Short-Film to show!

    Learn more here!

    Required Materials:
    No prior experience required. Students must bring their own devices and software. A computer (Windows PC or Mac) would be needed. Software for this class is Autodesk Maya. Cost of the software is FREE (for ages 13+). Assistance will be provided in installing software.

    Course Session:
    June 2–July 8 (Class will not be held on July 4)
    10:00 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $1,515

  • Build Your Own App Game!

    For students entering grades 3-8 in the Fall of 2022. This course will be offered in an online format.

    Ever wanted to build your own games or apps? Love Roblox or Minecraft? Well, this is the camp for you! In this course, students will learn the skills of a coder through conceiving, and designing, their own simple mobile app game. The resulting game will be made available on the VAC Gamehub app on the iOS App Store. All students will gain an exciting set of 21st-century tech skills in coding and tech, and end up with a game they can play on their phones. You don’t need any previous experience or special software to take this: all you need is your creativity and a laptop!

    Course Session:
    June 27–July 1 & July 11–July 15
    9:00 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $320

  • Junior Entrepreneurs Camp

    For students entering grades 3-8 in the Fall of 2022. This course will be offered in an online format.

    Have you ever wanted to start your own business or website? In this camp for budding entrepreneurs, that’s exactly what you’ll do! You’ll work with a classmate to come up with a simple company idea, taking it as far as it will go before the camp ends. You’ll create a business plan, enlist friends and family, and set up everything you need to be a junior entrepreneur: a first email address, a basic app or website, and a presentation. Ultimately, you’ll share your idea with friends and family, work hard to get a first customer, and present all your progress to the whole camp. You’ll have a ton of fun and accomplish more than you ever have before! Hear one of our students talk about the mental health app she built to help kids get through lockdown!

    Required Materials:
    Computer or tablet is required.

    Course Session:
    June 27–July 1 & July 18–July 22
    9:00 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $320

  • Leadership and Science Animation

    For students entering grades 6-8 in the Fall of 2022. This course will be offered in an online format.

    Week 1: TedTalks Toolkit

    Is your child going to change the world? This class will give your student the opportunity to think about big ideas in a way they can digest and communicate their own big ideas to shape the future. Each class the student will watch a short TedTalk given by someone between ages 6-15 and engage in a critical analysis of the ideas presented within their cohort. Then students innovate their own new projects and share their ideas with their peers. This process will challenge their ideas and ultimately teach them about persuasion, public speaking, charisma, stage presence, clarity, and other leadership skills! Students will have a blast while learning fundamental skills that will help them in their future careers.

    FINAL PROJECT: Each student will write, perform, and record their own TedTalk which can be shared with their friends and family!

    Learn more here!

    Week 2: Science of Animation

    This immersive course is offered to older students only. Students will be provided with access to software that will give them the tools to make an animated short film! This includes writing the script and designing the animated puppets. In creating their custom puppets, students will understand programming, algorithms, logic, and the mechanisms of modern animation. Ultimately, each child will be able to bring life to their puppet, animating them with their own movements and webcam-captured dialogue. This highly technical course is for any child who is fascinated by the computer science behind the art of animation!

    FINAL PROJECT: an animated short film written, directed, and animated by the student!

    Learn more here!

    Course Session:
    July 11–July 22
    9:00 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $800

  • Real Coding and AppBuilding

    For students entering grades 3-8 in the Fall of 2022. This course will be offered in an online format.

    Have you ever wanted to make your own websites and apps? In this innovative hands-on coding and tech camp, you’ll learn the skills of a coder and the mindset of an entrepreneur through building apps – your own app and also an app for local nonprofits. You’ll build apps and games every week in the course and work on real iOS apps. Previous students have been covered in multiple local news outlets for apps they’ve built for homeless shelters, veterinarians, and local climate nonprofits!

    Watch a group of  grade 5 students meet with a non-profit CEO after building his app!

    Required Materials:
    Computer or tablet is required

    Course Session:
    June 27–July 1 & July 18–July 22
    9:00 AM–12:00 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $320

Writing

  • Essay Writing Blueprint (Grades 5 & 6)

    For students entering grades 5-6 in the Fall of 2022. This course will be offered in an online format.

    Writing is an essential skill that all middle school students will use in their classes. This Essay Writing Blueprint course offers younger students a chance to develop their writing skills in a fun week-long writing course. Students will practice writing paragraphs and short essays about different topics, including many topics of their own choosing! Our time will be spent on building students’ abilities, confidence, and enjoyment in writing of all kinds.

    Course Sessions:
    July 11–July 15
    2:30 PM–5:30 PM PST

    Tuition:
    $370

DEPOSITS

A $75 non-refundable deposit is required for each course. Deposit amounts will be deducted from the program fees. Please see Program/Course Changes below for our one-time complimentary deposit transfer policy.

TUITION FEES AND BALANCES

Tuition fees are as listed and on our website. The balance of fees for summer programs will be automatically withdrawn on May 2 from the credit card on file.

EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT

Receive $50 discount when you register for 2 courses per student; $75 discount when you register for 3 courses per student; $100 discount when you register for 4 or more courses per student by 11:59 PM PST on April 11. All courses need to be purchased in one transaction to be eligible for the discounts.

PROGRAM/COURSE CHANGES

One complimentary transfer request is allowed by April 28. After April 28, approved transfer requests incur a $25 fee per request.

REFUND POLICY

Until April 28:
Refunds are permitted, minus the $75.00 non-refundable deposit.

After April 28:
In the event that a course is canceled due to low enrollment, the full amount (including the non-refundable deposit), minus a $25 processing fee, will be refunded. There will also be no tuition refunds or tuition transfers for any reason other than course cancellation. Deposits and program fees are non-refundable under any and all circumstances and cannot be transferred to another session or another student. This includes, but is not limited to, absence(s), withdrawal before the end of the program, and disruptive behavior or other misconduct.

Important Dates
  • February 14: Early registration opens
  • April 11: Early registration discounts end
  • April 28: Cancellations and refunds permitted, minus the $75.00 non-refundable deposit. No course changes are permitted after this date
  • May 2: Registration closes and the balance of fees for summer programs will be automatically withdrawn on May 2 from the credit card on file
  • After May 2: Registration remains open only if there are remaining spaces. Full payment required for all registrations on or after this date. Wait-lists available for programs with full capacity.
Attendance Policy For For-Credit Academic Courses
  • Students must inform the teacher in advance before missing any class.
  • Students may miss no more than 5 days if enrolled in any for-credit course.

In the event of low enrollment, courses are subject to cancellation and the full amount (including the non-refundable deposit), minus a $25 processing fee, will be refunded (see the Fees and Policies section in our Course Guide). We reserve the right to change instructors and expand or contract grade requirements for any course at our discretion.

Questions?

Please email sv.summer@basisindependent.com.

 

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