For students entering 8th & 9th grades. Students may take one, two or three classes.
8:00 a.m. Class 1801 – Achieving Academic Success
As an 8th or 9th grader, you may not know what you want to do with the rest of your life, but there are important steps to take today for success later. Learn how to become a successful goal setter, know your own motivators, prioritize, and organize are just a few of the time proven methods this class will focus on. With two entire class periods devoted to the basics of effective writing, we’ll learn how to advance our writing skills to produce strong essays. In another session we will discover some fun math concepts, strategies for math success, and even apply math to real-world problems to increase both interest and understanding. Building a great foundation is a formula for success in the future. A strong high school career begins with planning what you can do now to elevate your success in the future.
10:15 a.m. Class 1802 – College 101
In this class, students will experience a college campus to see what college life is all about, and to get some educational and career inspiration. We’ll start with a VIP tour of Bradley’s beautiful campus, and go beyond the classrooms to see where the students live and study. We’ll even have lunch in a campus dining hall. Throughout the week we’ll have the opportunity to participate in a lecture hall setting with BU professors and get a hands-on taste of majors including Communication, Business, Engineering, Education, and Health Science. We’ll round out the week with fun team building activities and get competitive to see how much we’ve learned with a campus scavenger hunt. This is a unique opportunity for students to obtain early exposure to a college campus – it makes a difference!
1:30 p.m. Class 1803 – Exploring Your Potential
Preparing for success in high school, college, and beyond requires more than a rigorous curriculum -- students need to develop core skills and characteristics. This class will help build self-awareness as students engage in career exploration activities. In addition, they'll learn about volunteerism and the importance of connecting to the community, effective communication skills and strategies on surviving social media. Throughout the week students will be encouraged to explore strengths, develop their own definition of success, and discover steps they can take toward achieving goals.