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Summer Programs

Summer at RE: Fun, exploration and learning

Children nine and up have opportunities for summer fun, exploration and learning at Ransom Everglades. Check out our two-week sports and academic camps and our signature Pine Knot Scholars program, which allows students to explore in the classroom and on Biscayne Bay, helping them grow as scholars and adventurers. We also offer an array of exciting courses through our Explorations Academy. Programming begins on June 13 and extends through the beginning of August with an assortment of partial- and full-day offerings. Please peruse the opportunities below and email us with questions.

Pine Knot Scholars Program at Ransom Everglades

The Pine Knot Scholars Program at Ransom Everglades is the centerpiece of our summer programs. This four-week, full-day summer learning academy is designed to provide rising fifth through eighth graders an immersion in bay studies and the natural world along with more traditional instruction in math, English and world languages and co-curricular opportunities. This program will hark back to the outdoor-focused Pine Knot Camp that preceded the school’s founding, merging interdisciplinary and experiential learning and taking full advantage of the school’s location on the bay. It includes:
  1. traditional instruction from master teachers in two courses of their choice
  2. participation in our interdisciplinary, environmental studies class
  3. an additional elective

All aspects of the Pine Knot Scholars program are for enrichment and do not result in academic credit at Ransom Everglades or any other school.

Key Information

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  • Schedule:

    June 27 - July 22; Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. (No summer program on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day)
  • Grade Level:

    rising fifth through eighth graders
  • Tuition:

    $4,500 with discounts available for early sign-up and for siblings. A non-refundable $500 deposit is due at the time of registration. Financial aid is available.
  • Early Drop-Off:

    8 a.m.
  • Pick Up:

    by 4 p.m.

See Detailed Course Information Below:

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  • Morning Majors: Traditional academic subjects taught by master teachers

    Students may select to enroll in two courses in any of the following: Math, Spanish, English Language Arts, and Project Based Learning. These classes will be small in size, taught by master teachers, and be assisted by our teaching interns. Teaching interns will be high-performing college students, vetted through a rigorous application process who have interest in education as a profession. The classes will provide reinforcement of foundational concepts, and an introduction to material that will be presented in the upcoming academic year. Students will improve the subject area mastery, develop important study skills, and be introduced to the educational technology used during the school year at RE. At the conclusion of the program students will receive a report card where teachers will provide detailed feedback on each students’ progression.

    All aspects of the Pine Knot Scholars program are for enrichment and will not result in academic credit at Ransom Everglades or any other school.

  • Third Class: A Seminar in Environmental Studies

    In the spirit of Paul Ransom, the “Third Class” course will guide students in becoming problem-solvers within their own communities. Students will learn how change happens in communities, will be guided through the process of studying local problems, and assisted in developing solutions and action plans. With a skills-based curriculum, students will utilize math, science, reading comprehension, research, and communication skills each week to conduct inquiries and create solutions to their issues. In addition, an experiential and project-based curriculum will allow students to experience and immerse themselves in the issues through first-hand measurements, data collection, and observations. One day they may find themselves measuring the water quality of the Miami River, counting the fish population of Biscayne Bay, or measuring current sea levels and comparing them to historical data! The projects will be scaffolded to be age-appropriate and successfully challenge students based on their prior knowledge. Students will present their findings at the end of each week in a variety of ways, including but not limited to, oral presentations, video production, and artistic presentations.

Academic and Sports Camps at Ransom Everglades

Summer at RE offers numerous Academic and Sports Camps in order to provide children ages nine and up opportunities to engage in sports and other activities through a variety of two-week camps. These interactive, skill-building camps will be hosted by our master teachers and varsity coaches in a variety of activities, including soccer, basketball, debate and robotics. Each camp is structured in half-day increments with the ability to combine activities for a full-day experience with lunch then included.
 
Please note there are no summer camps on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

See Detailed Camp Information Below:

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  • Art & Design

    Session I: June 13-24, 1-4 p.m.

    This year’s RE Art & Design Camp will embark on a creative investigation of pattern and design. The class is open to anyone interested in making art. No previous experience is necessary. Every project will be carefully explained and demonstrated. Students will learn how to create beautiful organic and geometric designs using a variety of mediums. Students will also take a field trip to the Perez Art Museum Miami on the last Friday of the course.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $1,000 per session, which includes camp t-shirt, cost of field trip and art materials 
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for a morning camp session during the same week.
  • Baseball

    Session I: June 13-24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Ransom Everglades Baseball Camp provides challenging and exciting sport specific instruction to develop the skills of youth baseball players in our community. Open to girls and boys, we focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Campers will learn the importance of work ethic, competitiveness, teamwork, and having fun through our skills based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes camp t-shirt, prizes and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for an afternoon camp session during the same week.
  • Basketball

    Session I: June 13-24, 1-4 p.m.
    Session II: July 25-August 5, 1-4 p.m.

    Ransom Everglades Basketball Camps provide challenging and exciting basketball instruction to develop the skills of youth basketball players in our community. Open to girls and boys, we focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Campers will learn the importance of work ethic, competitiveness, teamwork, and having fun through our skills based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes camp t-shirt, prizes and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for a morning camp session during the same week.
  • Dance

    Session I: June 13-24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Dance Camp students learn how to dance and explore their creativity and individualism by using movement as a form of personal expression for language and emotion. Students will embrace the fundamentals of dance by focusing on the basic technique and terminology, strength training and flexibility conditioning, as well as the development and performance strategies of choreography utilizing the forms of jazz, hip-hop, and contemporary dance aesthetics and skills.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes a camp t-shirt, prizes and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for an afternoon camp session during the same week.
  • Drama

    Session I: June 13-24, 1-4 p.m.

    Suitable for all experience levels, the RE Drama Camp will focus on developing performance skills and increasing self confidence in a supportive and encouraging environment. Students will engage in activities geared towards improving vocal technique, enhancing physical expression and fostering quick creative thinking skills. Activities will include improvisation, pantomime, scripted scene study and theater games.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes camp t-shirt, prizes and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for a morning camp session during the same week.
  • Jazz and Improvisation

    Session I: June 13-24, 1-4 p.m.

    The RE Introduction to Jazz and Improvisation camp will give students, who have at least one year of instrumental music training, a deep dive into improvisation (making up melodies, rhythms, and harmonies). Students will learn how to break down songs to their basic components in order to better understand how a song is constructed. They will write their own songs and chord progressions, and play together in small groups to help one another understand all of the new concepts. Director of Arts, Shawn Costantino will teach this course; please email him with any questions.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes camp t-shirt and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for a morning camp session during the same week.
  • Lacrosse

    Session II: July 25-August 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Ransom Everglades Lacrosse Camp provides challenging and exciting  instruction to develop the skills of youth lacrosse players in our community. Open to girls and boys, we focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Campers will learn the importance of work ethic, competitiveness, teamwork, and having fun through our skills based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes camp t-shirt, prizes and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for an afternoon camp session during the same week.
  • Music Lessons

    RE is pleased to offer one-on-one private music instruction in a package deal of 8 lessons to be scheduled in coordination with family and student summer plans. Additional sessions may be scheduled with the instructor.

    Ages: 9 and up
  • Robotics

    Session II: July 25-August 5, 1-4 p.m.

    This weeklong intensive hands-on workshop is designed for students who are interested in designing, building and programming robots for the 2021-2022 VEX Robotics Competition. Beginning students will receive a thorough introduction to the exciting world of competitive robotics and will leave with a design notebook filled with design and strategy ideas to give them a great starting point for the Fall. Experienced students will be able to experiment with more complex mechanical systems and use of sensors for autonomous behavior and smart driver controls.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $1,000 per session, which includes a camp t-shirt, the use of VEX robotic parts and software. The parts, and robots are the property of RE and ownership is not included in the cost of tuition.
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for a morning camp session during the same week.
  • Soccer

    Session I: June 13-24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Session II: July 25-August 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Ransom Everglades Soccer Camps provide challenging and exciting soccer instruction to develop the skills of youth soccer players in our community. Open to girls and boys, we focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Campers will learn the importance of work ethic, competitiveness, teamwork, and having fun through our skills based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes camp t-shirt, prizes and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for an afternoon camp session during the same week.
  • Softball

    Session I: June 13-24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Ransom Everglades Softball Camp provides challenging and exciting sport specific instruction to develop the skills of youth Softball players in our community. Open to girls and boys, we focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Campers will learn the importance of work ethic, competitiveness, teamwork, and having fun through our skills based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes camp t-shirt, prizes and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for an afternoon camp session during the same week.
  • Speech & Debate

    Session II: July 25-August 5, 1-4 p.m.

    Strength in Words Speech and Debate Workshop for Youth is designed to introduce the fundamentals of public speaking, persuasion techniques, and basic argumentation. Students will overcome fear of speaking, discuss current events issues and devise solutions to be debated in a balanced format. Focus of the program will be to encourage thoughtful listening and persuasive speaking in a positive environment to give volume to young voices!

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes a camp t-shirt, prizes and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for a morning camp session during the same week.
  • Voice

    Session I: June 13-24, 1-4 p.m.

    RE Voice camp offers middle school and high school students, who have a passion and talent for singing, an opportunity to develop basic vocal technique, ear training and ensemble singing skills. This fun and interactive program will encourage young singers to take healthy risks in a positive and supportive environment, explore new possibilities in their performances and build expressive communication. The camp offers opportunities for solo and small ensemble singing as well. As a culminating activity, students may perform vocal selections in concert.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes camp t-shirt and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for a morning camp session during the same week.
  • Volleyball

    Session II: July 25-August 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Ransom Everglades Volleyball Camp provides challenging and exciting sport specific instruction to develop the skills of youth volleyball players in our community. Open to girls and boys, we focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Campers will learn the importance of work ethic, competitiveness, teamwork, and having fun through our skills based curriculum, while also competing in a variety of live game action including scrimmaging and tournament play.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes camp t-shirt, prizes and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for an afternoon camp session during the same week.
  • Watersports

    Session I: June 13-24, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Session II: July 25-August 5, 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Ransom Everglades Water Sports Camps provide challenging and exciting waterfront based instruction. Open to girls and boys, we focus on teaching the fundamentals and finer techniques of kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and sailing in a fun and exciting atmosphere. Campers will learn the importance of work ethic, competitiveness, teamwork, and having fun through our skills based curriculum.

    Ages: 9 and up
    Cost: $750 per session, which includes a t-shirt, prizes and memorabilia
    Lunch will not be provided unless campers are signed up for an afternoon camp session during the same week.

Explorations Academy at Ransom Everglades

RE's Explorations Academy allows rising eighth through 12th graders to explore a variety of course offerings at various times for enrichment, advancement or remediation. Students are able to choose from for-credit courses in algebra, geometry and other subjects, and enrichment classes on exciting topics that include data science, chemistry and the Young REsearchers Program. Please click on any one of the offerings to learn more details about the course.
 
Please note there are no summer classes on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

See Detailed Course Information Below:

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  • ALEKS Summer Math: Fundamentals for Foundations

    Schedule: June 15 through August 15, flexible times. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    Prerequisite: none
    Grade Level: rising sixth graders only
    Tuition: $300
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    Preparing for Math Foundations will be completed on the ALEKS computer system with the support of a Ransom Everglades Middle School math teacher. The summer review includes a review of the fundamentals of fifth-grade math, covering topics that utilize the mechanics of mathematics in order to develop and hone problem-solving skills. Real-life applications are stressed whenever possible. These problem-solving skills play a vital role in future math courses and in all subject areas. The topics include place value, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with whole numbers, fractions and decimals, and word-problem applications. Students practice solving different mathematics problems and hone the skills needed for success in future math courses.
  • ALEKS Summer Math: Fundamentals for Pre-Algebra

    Schedule: June 15 through August 15, flexible times. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    Prerequisite: none
    Grade Level: rising seventh graders only
    Tuition: $300
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    Preparing for Pre-Algebra will be completed on the ALEKS computer system with the support of a Ransom Everglades Middle School math teacher. The summer review includes a review of the fundamentals of Foundations, covering topics that utilize the mechanics of mathematics in order to develop and hone problem-solving skills. Real-life applications are stressed whenever possible. These problem-solving skills play a vital role in future math courses and in all subject areas. The topics include integer operations, order of operations, solving equations, and word-problem applications. Students practice solving different types of mathematics problems and hone the skills needed for success in future math courses.
  • ALEKS Summer Math: Fundamentals for Algebra I

    Schedule: June 15 through August 15, flexible times. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    Prerequisite: none
    Grade Level: rising eighth graders only
    Tuition: $300
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    Preparing for Algebra 1 will be completed on the ALEKS computer system with the support of a Ransom Everglades Middle School math teacher. The summer review includes a review of the fundamentals of pre-algebra, covering topics that utilize the mechanics of algebra in order to develop and hone problem-solving skills. Real-life applications are stressed whenever possible. These problem-solving skills play a vital role in future math courses and in all subject areas. The topics include integer operations, simplifying algebraic expressions, solving equations, and word-problem applications. Students practice solving different mathematics problems and hone the skills needed for success in future math courses.
  • Algebra 1 Essentials

    Schedule: June 28 through July 23, Monday through Thursday, 12:30-2 p.m. 
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1
    Grade Level: rising eighth and ninth graders only
    Tuition: $1,000
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    Algebra 1 Essentials includes a review of the fundamentals of algebra, covering topics that utilize the mechanics of algebra in order to develop and hone problem-solving skills. Real-life applications are stressed whenever possible. These problem-solving skills play a vital role not only in future math courses, but also in all subject areas. The topics include solving equations and inequalities, word-problem applications, polynomials, factoring, functions and graphs, linear systems, quadratics, radicals, and rational expressions. Students practice solving different types of mathematics problems and hone the skills needed for success in future math courses.
  • Algebra 2

    Schedule: June 13 through July 22, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. This course will be offered via remote learning only.
    Prerequisites: Algebra 1 and department approval
    Grade Level: rising ninth graders or above
    Tuition: $4,000
    Credit: This course will earn 1 math credit (the equivalent of a full-year course) for Ransom Everglades students. The final grade in the course will appear on the Ransom Everglades transcript and will be included in the calculation of GPA.

    Algebra 2 provides a continuation of algebra for students who have completed Algebra 1. The topics covered in Algebra 2 include properties of real numbers, simplifying algebraic expressions, solving linear equations and inequalities, absolute value, systems of linear equations, linear functions and their graphs, linear programming, polynomials, rational expressions, number systems (irrational and complex), solving quadratic equations and inequalities, quadratic functions and their graphs, variation, solving polynomial equations, analytic geometry, exponential and logarithmic functions, conics, matrices and determinants. The goals of the course include applying the skills learned in Algebra 1, improving students’ written communication skills in mathematics and using the graphing calculator as a learning tool and problem solver.

    This course is for advancement. Because of the speed and rigor at which this course is taught, it is only open to our strongest students; departmental approval is required for enrollment.

    Upon enrollment, students will be placed on a waiting list until department approval is acquired.
  • Geometry

    Schedule: June 13 through July 22, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
    Prerequisites: Algebra 2 and department approval
    Grade Level: rising ninth graders or above
    Tuition: $4,000
    Credit: Open to students anywhere, this course will earn 1 math credit (the equivalent of a full-year course) at Ransom Everglades. The final grade in the course will appear on the Ransom Everglades transcript and will be included in the calculation of GPA.

    Geometry (Proof-based) offers an introduction to a mathematical theory of space. This course concentrates on Euclidean geometry while maintaining and sharpening algebraic skills. The topics include: deductive systems, undefined terms, definitions, postulates, theorems, proofs, indirect proofs; subsets of space: points, lines, planes, segments, rays, angles, triangles, quadrilaterals, polygons, and polygonal regions; real numbers and measurement: betweenness, distance, angle measure, area, volume, convex sets and separation, incidence, perpendicularity and parallelism; equivalence relation: congruence, proportionality and similarity; the Pythagorean Theorem; circles, tangents, arcs, chords, regular polygons, circumference, sectors; prisms, pyramids, cylinders, cones and spheres; and right triangle trigonometry. Rigorous proofs will be emphasized.

    This course is for advancement. Because of the speed and rigor at which this course is taught, it is only open to our strongest students; departmental approval is required for enrollment.
  • Analytic Precalculus

    Schedule: June 13 through July 22, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    Prerequisites: Algebra 2, Geometry and department approval
    Grade Level: rising 10th graders or above
    Tuition: $4,000
    Credit: This course will earn 1 math credit (the equivalent of a full-year course) at Ransom Everglades. The final grade in the course will appear on the Ransom Everglades transcript and will be included in the calculation of GPA.

    Analytic Precalculus challenges students in problem-solving and analytical functions, stressing individual initiative and creativity in applying techniques. The course begins with a rigorous study of trigonometry, using both right-triangle and circular-function approaches. The progression of skills taught in Algebra 2 and Geometry is advanced with topics including polynomial, rational, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, sequences and series (geometric and arithmetic) and inverses of functions. Graphing techniques, such as translation and symmetry are studied.

    Other topics may be covered time permitting: mathematical induction, the Binomial Theorem, DeMoivre’s Theorem, polar and parametric equations and matrix algebra. Students are expected to interpret complex problems and write well-supported solutions to those problems. The graphing calculator is used throughout the course as a tool for exploring, deepening precalculus concepts, and offering access to interesting and more difficult problems. 

    This course is for advancement. Because of the speed and rigor at which this course is taught, it is only open to our strongest students; departmental approval is required for enrollment.

    Upon enrollment, students will be put on a waiting list until departmental approval is acquired.
  • Writing Workshop

    Schedule: July 11 through July 22, Monday through Friday, 2:30-4:30 p.m. 
    Grade Level: rising eighth and ninth graders
    Tuition: $750
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    The Writing Workshop course is intended for rising eighth- and ninth-grade students who need to develop and polish their writing skills. Students will learn the finer points of grammar, sentence construction, organizing ideas, drafting and publishing. The class will be conducted as a workshop so that students are able to practice their writing skills and receive feedback during the class sessions. By the end of the workshop, students will be better prepared for eighth or ninth grade.  

    This course is for enrichment and skill-building; completion of this course will not confer RE credit.
  • Advanced Writing and College Essay Workshop

    Schedule: June 27-July 15 (Session 1), Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9-11 a.m. or July 18-August 5 (Session 2), Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9-11 a.m.
    Grade Level: rising 11th and 12th graders
    Tuition: $1000
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    Drawing insights from the worlds of journalism, college composition, and creative nonfiction, this three-week writing workshop gives upper-level students the skills they need to write compelling and lively essays – with a special focus on the college essay. Since the audience for any college essay is an adult with good taste, the course begins by exploring a single question: "What makes good prose?" Through detailed dissections of essays and features by some of the best writers of the last 50 years, students will develop an ear for style and learn different ways to tell a story with personality and verve. From there, they will work to develop their own essays, moving from the brainstorming stage to the polishing stage through several drafts. They will receive rigorous, constructive feedback, both from the instructor and from one another, in a collaborative workshop setting and in concert with each student's assigned college counselor. Though the course is designed around the college essay, it is also designed to help students hone skills that transcend the college process. Students are encouraged to work on any piece of writing that truly matters to them.

    This course will be conducted as a hybrid course, with both in-person and remote learning options.

    This course is for enrichment and skill-building; completion of this course will not confer RE credit.
  • Readiness Spanish

    Schedule: June 27 through July 21, Monday through Thursday, 12:30-2 p.m. 
    Prerequisite: department approval
    Grade Level: middle school and upper school students
    Tuition: $1,000
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    This course is designed to support and prepare current eighth graders and newly admitted upper school students to be ready to start the upper school Spanish 2 course comfortably.

    In a conversation-based setting that includes daily homework, the course focuses on skills of the Novice High level of proficiency such as: requesting and providing information on familiar everyday topics by using a variety of simple and correct sentences in the present tense; expressing and reacting briefly to preferences, feelings, or opinions on familiar topics; presenting information about home and school life; and identifying main ideas and key facts in short informational texts and conversations. Especially important for this level is the desire and ability to make oneself understood in Spanish to a sympathetic listener, without defaulting consistently to English. This course is for enrichment and skill-building; completion of this course will not confer RE credit.

    Upon enrollment, students will be placed on a waiting list until departmental approval is acquired.
  • Advancement Spanish

    Schedule: June 27 through July 21, Monday through Thursday, 2:30-4 p.m. 
    Prerequisite: department approval
    Grade Level: rising ninth graders or above
    Tuition: $1,000
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    This course is designed to support and prepare current eighth graders in Spanish D and E, and upper school students in Spanish 4 and 5, to be ready to start their next level of the upper school Spanish curriculum comfortably. The instructor will also work with students who have an application approved by the Upper School Dean of Studies to do summer work and skip a level of the curriculum with the goal of taking the AP Spanish Language and Culture course (pending a final placement test).

    In a conversation-based setting that includes daily homework, the course focuses on skills of the Intermediate High level of proficiency such as: using oral and written paragraphs with logical
    organization and some elaboration to provide narrations, detailed descriptions, and explanations; communicating on topics beyond personal interest, including news stories and cultural issues; expressing oneself with some confidence across all major time frames (present, past, future); and communicating about hypothetical situations. Especially important for this level is the desire and ability to make oneself understood in Spanish even in unfamiliar situations, by developing strategies to keep the communication going in Spanish.

    This course is for enrichment and skill-building; completion of this course will not confer RE credit.

    Upon enrollment, students will be placed on a waiting list until departmental approval is acquired.
  • Chemistry Fundamentals

    Schedule: June 27 through July 22, Monday through Thursday, 12:30-2 p.m. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    Prerequisites: none
    Grade Level: Open to only rising 10th graders
    Tuition: $1,000
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    Rising sophomores registered for chemistry who want to get a leg up on the course material while improving their algebra and mathematical-reasoning skills. The course will provide a focus on critical skills needed for success in chemistry, including dimensional analysis, nomenclature, and stoichiometry, while at the same time introducing some of the fun aspects and applications of chemistry.  
  • Chemistry Accelerator

    Schedule: June 27 through July 22, Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. This course is offered via remote learning only.
    Prerequisite: Rising sophomores with an A- or higher in biology and an A or higher in algebra-based geometry or B or higher in either analytic precalculus, precalculus, or proof-based geometry and department approval*
    Grade Level: rising 10th graders only
    Tuition: $2,000
    Credit: This course is not for credit.

    For highly motivated rising sophomores who meet the eligibility requirements, successful completion of Chemistry Accelerator and recommendation by the department, provides an opportunity to take Advanced Placement Chemistry as a sophomore.

    The course will start with a review of chemical concepts introduced in biology, including valence electrons and covalent bonding. It will then cover essential concepts needed for success in AP Chemistry, including chemical bonding, nomenclature, stoichiometry, reaction types, solutions, states of matter, phase changes, and basic thermodynamics. 

    *Upon enrollment, students will be put on a waiting list until departmental approval is acquired.
  • Data Science Academy

    Schedule: June 13 through July 22, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m.-12 p.m. 
    Prerequisite: none
    Grade Level: rising 10th graders or above
    Tuition: $3,000
    Credit: This course is not for credit.
    Technical Requirement: Google Colab. A secondary monitor for viewing lectures while coding is strongly recommended.

    RE Data Science Academy provides an introduction to data analytics, data visualization, and machine learning for students with or without prior coding experience. Students will learn how to import, manipulate, clean and analyze data to produce reports that can be used for data-driven decision making. During the course, we will work with real-world data, learn how to do data scraping and data extraction, and process the data into clean, structured, and workable datasets for analysis or machine-learning applications. This course will be an excellent foundation for future endeavors in the data science world. It could be a perfect first step before taking the Applied Data Science class or a requirement before taking the Advanced Machine Learning class. Students will apply their skills to interpret real-world datasets in the final capstone project and make appropriate analyses and recommendations from their findings.

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305 460 8874
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Mr. James "Jimmy" Oxsalida

Executive Director of Summer Programs
Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is a coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 6 - 12 located on two campuses in Coconut Grove, Florida. Ransom Everglades School produces graduates who "believe that they are in the world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it." The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student's sense of identity, community, personal integrity and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and to contribute to society.