Summer School

New this year!

Middle Division Summer School

Open to students entering
7th through 9th grade

Daily classes include:

Language Lab—Students work to solidify language arts skills using grade-appropriate text complexity which is critical for content understanding and expression of ideas. Throughout the class they will use the Keys to Literacy approach to construct and deconstruct the text, enhancing their understanding of vocabulary, comprehension, and written expression. Students will also be provided with instruction in keyboarding and assistive technology.

Mathematics—Designed to provide recursive practice and reinforcement of the critical components and concepts from the previous school year. This includes working with conceptual understanding, procedural fluency, and the application of these concepts in unknown situations.

CS First—Will address problem-solving and computational thinking skills through engaging and hands-on computer science activities. Students work in teams to complete tasks using problem solving and communication strategies.

Dates: June 20–July 19 (No school on July 4th and 5th)
Days: Monday–Friday
Time: 8:15 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
Fee: $1,800

Camp COSI on Wheels

In addition to the morning program, we are excited to partner with Camp COSI on Wheels to offer an extended day option for students entering 2nd through 9th grade. This option is available only to those who attend the morning Summer School Program. Students have the option to enroll by the week, up to all four weeks. Two COSI Educators will lead the program, and Marburn Summer Staff will help facilitate and support students during activities.

Afternoon schedule includes:
Lunch and recess 12:15-1:00 p.m. (Lunch must be provided by student)
COSI on Wheels 1:00-3:45 p.m.

Dates: June 24–July 19 (No school on July 4th and 5th)
Days: Monday–Friday
Time: 12:15-3:45 p.m.
Fee: $200 per week ($120 for week of July 1st)

Entering Grades 2–4 (A) Entering Grades 5–6 (B) Entering Grades 7–9 (C)
Week 1: June 24–28
Days: Monday–Friday
Topic:
Become a Scientist
Topic:
Become a Scientist
Topic:
Video Game Design
Week 2: July 1–3
Days: Monday–Wednesday
Topic:
Coaster Creators
Topic:
Coaster Creators
Topic:
Robotics
Week 3: July 8–12
Days: Monday–Friday
Topic:
Robotics
Topic:
Superhero Science
Topic:
Coaster Creators
Week 4: July 15–19
Days: Monday–Friday
Topic:
Superhero Science
Topic:
Robotics
Topic:
Design, Build, Test

Become the Scientist (A,B): Question, touch, build, create, and learn with Camp COSI on Wheels! In this spectacularly scientific summer adventure, you’ll step into the shoes of a new kind of scientist each day, and with refreshed activities for 2019! Launch into space to explore rockets and rovers one day, then explore the inner workings of the human body the next. From our environment to engineering and the science of living things

Superhero Science (A,B): It’s a bird! It’s a plane! Nah, it’s super-science! Backed by a team of comic book heroes, you’ll use science to bring “impossible” super powers to life! We’ll experiment with air pressure, friction, and more, then create our own heroes to keep the city safe with science on our side!

Robotics (A,B): What is a robot? How does it work? COSI’s Beginner Robotics is the way to find out! In this incredible introductory workshop, we’ll explore energy, circuitry, and the “language” robots speak: programming.

Coaster Creators (A,B,C): Hold on tight! This open inquiry, engineering design workshop is filled with ups and downs as you explore the engineering process, communication, and collaboration. Explore gravity, friction, momentum, and more! If you can dream it, you can design it, build it, test it, and redesign it until your coaster is ready to thrill.

Robotics (C): Become a part of an engineering team using a LEGO® Mindstorms® EV3 robot – a sophisticated and state-of-the-art handheld robot waiting for your input. In this intermediate level programming design workshop, you’ll put your robot to the test as you assemble a program to complete a dizzying challenge.

Design, Build, Test (C): Join COSI for a week of engineering experiences that will set you loose to design, build, test, and redesign to solve real-world problems, test your collaboration skills, and find engineering in unexpected places… Build straw skyscrapers to withstand wind, create your own all-in-one surgical tool, dissect wind-up toys to explore their inner workings, and more!

Video Game Design (C): Explore “the science behind the screens” as we take an up-close look at the art of video games and the coding that brings them to life. Together, we’ll make pixel artwork of our own, learn more about computer memory, programming, and problem solving, and then dig into the basics of Scratch – a simple, block-based online coding platform – to see just how complex video games can be.