August Workshops and Enrichment Classes

We are pleased to offer workshops and enrichment classes that provide extraordinary learning experiences for students interested in exploring new interests, strengthening skills, or advancing their current understanding in non-traditional classes. Classes are open to all students from all schools (with the exception of Cracking the College Essay, which is open only to Sage Hill students). Students will not receive credit for these enrichment classes and workshops.

Registration will close one week before the start of the camp, class or workshop.

Skill Development

Cracking the College Essay Sage Hill students entering grade 12, Week of 6/13 - 6/17, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or Week of 6/20 - 6/24, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or Week of 8/1 - 8/5, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM This workshop will start with the College Counseling team and workshop participants reviewing college essays written by students who have achieved success in the college admissions process, uncovering the factors and elements that contribute to a great college essay. We will also use brainstorming/pre-writing techniques to uncover the richest material and then start writing. After working with the college counselors and an English Department faculty member throughout the week, participants should have a draft for one of the Common Application main essay prompts, as well as the potential to have created writing samples for other essay prompts they will encounter in the admissions process. On the final day, students will also have one-on-one meetings with current college admissions officers and get instant feedback. Students should bring a laptop. Due to limited capacity, students may only attend one week.

Price: $600 per week

GenHERation® Exploration at Sage Hill Students entering grades 7-12, 8/8 - 8/10, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM This workshop meets Monday through Wednesday. The future starts now! GenHERation® Exploration is an intensive summer program designed to inspire young women to think big and push the limits of what’s possible. During this immersive experience, students will learn from the most innovative companies in America, meet powerful female leaders, and participate in skill-building simulations. Throughout the week, students will connect with industry experts from Fortune 500 companies, tech giants, retailers, government agencies, and sports franchises as they collaborate on custom-designed challenges. Students will become trailblazers in their own lives and develop a toolkit for success to excel in the classroom, college, and beyond. Students will refine the following skills throughout the program: communication, public speaking, emotional intelligence, resilience, leadership, teamwork, negotiation and critical thinking.

Students should bring a laptop or device that can access the internet. Price: $480

How to Win a Hackathon (Programming Bootcamp) Students entering grades 9-12, Week of 7/25 - 7/28, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM or Week of 8/1 - 8/4, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM, or Week of 8/8 - 8/11, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM This workshop meets Monday through Thursday. What is a hackathon? Why do hackathons exist? Where do you find hackathons? And how do you win a hackathon? In this week-long course, I'll answer all these questions so you can win awards presented by Congressmen, thousands of dollars in prizes, and even Fortune 500 internships at these 24-hour programming competitions. Throughout the week, we'll cover the essential hackathon toolbox (JavaScript, Solidity, Photoshop, etc.) and how to make a successful pitch. At the end of the week, we'll even have a mockathon so you can get a feel of the action and maybe even win a real prize. Students should bring a laptop with them. Price: $450 per week

Study Skills Students entering grades 8-12, Week of 8/1 - 8/5, 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM Students will develop effective and efficient learning strategies, including reading, note-taking, study skills, organization and time management. Students should bring a computer, binder, notes, pens, highlighter. Price: $450