Summer Camp

What makes us exceptional?

  • Our 8:1 Student to Teacher ratio allows us to make sure each student receives the education that best suits their learning style.
  • We rank in the top 2% of national standardized testing.
  • We place value on project-based learning.
  • We emphasize manners and etiquette daily.

Our passion and ability to meet each child where their individual need is at, and then accelerate their learning capacity beyond what the traditional school/classroom sanctions is what makes Pinnacle Prep School exceptional. It’s more than a school, it’s a learning experience. “Exceptional education begins with relationships where students trust their teachers and fellow students. This trust will foster the study of academics with depth and complexity. Study is not limited to specific age, grade level, or materials, but to interest success.”

What We Are About

Our school is a vibrant combination of academics, cultural diversity and personalized learning. Small classes foster a personalized learning environment where students can thrive and excel. A student-to-teacher ratio of 8:1 or less ensures that there really is no child left behind. Accommodating different academic levels means we have the confidence and flexibility to assist those who need it, as well as the ability to challenge and propel those who are advanced. This individual approach to learning allows for a varied curriculum that builds a foundation of knowledge which extends beyond ‘concept learning’ – students are not only expected to understand concepts, but are equipped with the ability to put those concepts into practice. We don’t just ask questions, we lead students down the path to finding answers for themselves.

Summer Camps (K-8)

Camp Schedule: 1- to 3-Week Sessions

Admission can be for a 1 week block or the entire 3 weeks, with individual goals set for each student. All of our camps incorporate fun activities between work. The student is assessed and lessons are created based on their assessments. Our teachers review and teach new skills to accelerate each students’ learning.

Full and Half Days Available!

AM Half Day: 9am-12pm 

PM Half Day:12pm-2:30pm

Full Day: 9am-2:30pm

Tuition

Half Day- 1 subject $165.00

Full Day- 3 subjects $300.00

Call 940-453-5887 for additional information.

Camp Weeks

Week 1 June 11-15
Week 2 June 18-22
Week 3 June 25-29
   

Public Speaking (Week 1-3)

This course is an introduction to speech communication which emphasizes the practical skill of public speaking, including techniques to lessen speaker anxiety, and the use of visual aids to enhance speaker presentations. Students study types of speeches (informative, persuasive, dramatic, and special occasion), read and listen to models of speeches, and prepare and present their own speeches to diverse audiences. Its goal is to prepare students for success in typical public speaking situations and to provide them with the basic principles of organization and research needed for effective speeches.

Young Writers Camp/Creative Writing (Week 1-3) 

The writing camp will guide students to express themselves and explore different forms of writing like descriptive narrative, cause and effect, persuasive, and fiction. Students will be empowered with confidence in their writing and produce a multi-page collection of projects during the camp. The writing process will include researching, brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, and finalizing. 

Creative Writers. This is the course for you. Shed the formal language of your English classes and tap into the inventive language of fiction, poetry, and creative non-fiction. Students will be asked to combine their imagination and personal experience to create enticing, original stories and poems. Writing Madness will take students through the three forms and the literary tools that make them work so that each student has a better understanding of the craft of writing. At the end of this course, students will feel more comfortable conjuring tales and watching them unfold on a blank sheet of paper. 

Math (Week 1-3)

Students will have a comprehensive, intensive review of the student’s previous year of mathematics. The class is designed to refresh their memory as well as “fill in the gaps” where they may have forgotten a concept. We will also cover math skills each student will be learning the next school year.

Planes, Trains, and Automobiles/ Engineering Discovery Camp (Week 1-3)

Learn the laws of motion in an artful way with the Planes, Trains, and Automobiles course. During the week, students will study how objects move, not just by reading about it but by setting the objects in motion themselves. Students will send toy cars flying down guided tracks or into the air with colorful balloons. Everyday items, like cereal and shoe boxes, will be sent through the gears of imagination and turned into vehicles of fun. Analytical and writing skills will be challenged as well as students are asked to explain their kinetic crafts. (Students in 1st-4th grade) 

Young engineers have fun with hands-on projects in this exciting and challenging summer camp. Build micro-bots, catapults, coasters and hovercraft’s. Learn about circuits, solar power and kinetic race cars! This camp is perfect for the engineering minded student who loves to design, build, create, and see how things work! This camp is taught through an integrated approach we call the Pinnacle Prep Method. Students learn through the lenses of Science, Math and English (readings, writing, and communication skills). We believe this integrated approach empowers our students to gain valuable skills that can be related to real-life situations. (Students in 5th-8th grade)

                                                                                                Edible Crafts/Candy Chemistry     (Week 1-3)

Taste your art! In this course we turn recipes into delicious masterpieces. Transform simple ingredients like fruits and vegetables into a colorful array that, once you’re done admiring, you can share with your friends. You’ll be able to bust out your crafty treats at home, and we guarantee mom and dad will appreciate it when you do. (Students in 1st-4th grade) 

Do you love candy? Do you love science? Then this is the camp for you. Come and study the sweet side of science. Students will become kitchen chemists as we see what confections we can create. Students will also conduct enticing experiments with some of their favorite treats and learn the science behind the reactions. This camp is taught through an integrated approach we call the Pinnacle Prep Method. Students learn through the lenses of Science, Math and English (readings, writing, and communication skills). We believe this integrated approach empowers our students to gain valuable skills that can be related to real-life situations.  (Students in 5th-8th grade)

Kinetic Building Lab/CSI Detective Camp (Week 1-3) 

The Kinetic Building Lab makes S.T.E.M. learning fun. Using Legos, marble, paper, and stuff you might find lying around the house, students will build all sorts of cool, moving projects like roller-coasters and kinetic mazes. This hands-on course will have students excited about engineering and all the math and science involved. (Students in 1st-4th grade)

If your child loves puzzles and mysteries, this is the camp for them. Through the use of science and technology, students will discover forensic clues left behind, clues that may be invisible to the naked eye!  We will be dusting for fingerprints, conducting paper chromatography, learning how to collect evidence, exploring DNA, plus using these techniques and tools to conduct investigations. With these newfound skills, our rookie crime fighters will work in teams to apply their knowledge to solve a mock crime. This camp is taught through an integrated approach we call the Pinnacle Prep Method. Students learn through the lenses of Science, Math and English (readings, writing, and communication skills). We believe this integrated approach empowers our students to gain valuable skills that can be related to real-life situations. (Students in 5th-8th grade)

Legos and Robotics/Coding Camp (Week 1-3) 

Lego Superhero: Explore the world of Lego Batman and the worlds of many other popular heroes and villains. Students will render locales they might have seen on TV or at the movies out of colorful Lego bricks while learning use critical thinking and cooperative play. Throughout the week, students will be able to inhabit Gotham, Metropolis, and more with new and varied objectives planned for each day. The course combines reading, drawing, writing, and movie making so that the students can practice many different creative outlets.  Robotics: Turn your creativity into a functioning machine! Any student who has ever wanted to put their mechanical engineer skills to the test will love this course. Students will apply their math and physics skills with comprehensive kits that guide them through entertaining and interesting projects. There’s nothing more exciting than watching disparate parts come to life. In Robotics students will cultivate their interest in technology and science without even realizing they’re in a classroom. (Students in 1st-4th grade)

Calling all future coders! This camp uses coding as a conduit for students to practice thinking critically while creating things using language commands. Along with teacher instruction, students will experience a variety of interactive platforms. Throughout the week, students will have fun practicing their new skills while solving lots of code challenges and working on several small projects. This camp is taught through an integrated approach we call the Pinnacle Prep Method. Students learn through the lenses of Science, Math and English (readings, writing, and communication skills). We believe this integrated approach empowers our students to gain valuable skills that can be related to real-life situations. (Students in 5th-8th grade)

Travel Through Space and Crazy Creations (Week 1-3)

Travel Through Space: You’ll find adventure and excitement with space themed hands-on activities. The science of space exploration will thrill future astronauts and astrophysicists. Topics include spacecraft, aliens, rovers, astronauts, comets, meteors, black holes, our sun and so much more. This camp is taught through an integrated approach we call the Pinnacle Prep Method. Students learn through the lenses of Science, Math and English (readings, writing, and communication skills). We believe this integrated approach empowers our students to gain valuable skills that can be related to real-life situations. (Students in 1st-4th grade)

 Crazy Creations: Unlock your hidden creativity! This course lets students turn their imaginations into inventive crafts with a diverse array of material including but not limited to duct tape, Popsicle sticks, felt, dish towels, construction paper, dish towels, and feathers. You’d be surprised what you can make from just a few, seemingly ordinary scraps once you set your creativity loose, and Crazy Creations hopes to open that gate and see what exciting crafts are made as a result. (Students in 1st-4th grade)

 

Science Discovery and Alien Art (Week 1-3) 

Science Discovery: In this far-out hands-on summer camp, students will be transformed into a budding scientist. Explore chemical reactions with projects like slime making and crystallization. Be an astrophysicist while building rockets to shoot into the sky. And learn about the geology of our earth by making your very own tornado and volcano! This camp is sure to spark a passion for science and an understanding of how our world goes around! This camp is taught through an integrated approach we call the Pinnacle Prep Method. Students learn through the lenses of Science, Math and English (readings, writing, and communication skills). We believe this integrated approach empowers our students to gain valuable skills that can be related to real-life situations. (Students in 5th-8th grade)

Alien Art: Calling all cosmic artists for this camp. Students will experience art techniques and mediums while exploring outer space science. This is a unique opportunity for kids to use different materials and methods while engaging in super fun creative explorations of the cosmos. Activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, collage and more! This camp is taught through an integrated approach we call the Pinnacle Prep Method. Students learn through the lenses of Science, Math and English (readings, writing, and communication skills). We believe this integrated approach empowers our students to gain valuable skills that can be related to real-life situations. (Students in 5th-8th grade)

                                                                                               

 

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