Jumpstart: July 23 - August 3
The school of the future is now! Summer Semester Jumpstart offers a new learning frontier for existing and incoming SAS students. Jumpstart extends, diversifies, and accelerates learning from the academic school year. Singapore American School has established this session to support healthy transitions for incoming and returning SAS students. This late-summer session will offer students a personalized learning experience designed specifically to give students a running start for the coming year.
This session provides exciting and balanced programs where learners have the flexibility to discover and explore their passions. In the nurturing environment of extraordinary care, students will build relationships with peers and a team of dynamic teachers. While striving for academic excellence participants will explore a virtually limitless array of possibilities. In order to help smooth the transition into SAS, every new student will be given scheduled opportunities to complete formal SAS orientation activities. This can include meeting with counselors, course selection, tech accounts registration, and setup.
Our highly professional SAS teachers are committed to building relationships with each child and fostering a sense of inclusive community within the program, making sure that each student feels supported, challenged and inspired. Students will develop deep lasting friendships that will serve as support throughout their entire SAS experience and beyond. This program is designed to make a big school feel small. Our daily advisory time will focus on collaboration, building relationships, and project management.
Throughout the school year at SAS, students will be expected to learn many new skills in order to be successful. The most essential SAS skills for each grade level have been identified by the Summer Semester team to best serve our diverse population. During the school year these skills are used on a regular basis and are the foundation of each student’s education here at SAS. Summer Semester Jumpstart is designed to give students opportunities to practice and deepen their understanding of these age-appropriate skills in a rigorous, personalized, project-based environment.
Summer Semester is designed for maximum flexibility and customization based on students’ passions and interests. Students will identify projects in one of five pathways to pursue throughout the two week session: engineering, global issues, technology, creative arts, and entrepreneurship. They will advance their competency in SAS skills by working on individual passion projects within those pathways.
Every student will complete a student portfolio which comprises evidence of academic research, a personalized product, and a presentation.
In a bid to bring you rest and relaxation, here is a great solution to the stimulation and engagement that your kids require. Fertile minds and active bodies will be thoroughly sorted with Singapore American School’s Summer Semester.
HoneyKids ASIA, May 2016