Summer Enrichment Academy (SEA)



For boys and girls who have finished 6th and 7th grades in the 2017-18 school year.

The Summer Enrichment Academy at SLUH offers high-achieving students a fun, challenging academic experience during the summer.

Choose from a variety of class offerings for a full or part-day experience. Each class is offered in two unique two-week sessions, and students may enroll in one or both. Students staying all day can eat lunch in SLUH’s spacious Si Commons, where food is also available for purchase.

These classes involve little homework but spark students’ imaginations with stimulating material and fun classroom activities. Two-hour class periods allow for immersive experiences with a lot of variety.

SEA 7 COURSES : (for boys and girls entering 7th grade in the fall of 2018)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Learn the magic of improvisation—acting without a script. Play games, invent scenarios, learn the basic rules to good improv, and have a blast using nothing but your own imagination. This course encourages trust in oneself and others, increases confidence, and develops the ability to speak on the fly.

10:00 AM –12:00 PM

Physics is all around us! Through fascinating hands- on investigations and fun activities like launching water-bottle rockets, you will explore the laws of motion, force, pressure, energy, heat, sound, light, electricity, and magnetism. Collaborate with your classmates on experiments that will show you how the world around you works.

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM
(Only enroll in Session One or both sessions. Not available as Session Two only)

Get ready for algebra by mastering the operations and concepts at its foundation. Through challenging exercises and fun games, work with your teacher and classmates to sharpen your skills in dealing with fractions, decimals, percents, and other mathematical mind-benders.

SEA 8 COURSES : (for boys and girls entering 8th grade in the fall of 2018)

8:00 AM – 10:00 AM

Let your imagination loose through writing! Learn about the key elements of a story and a storywriter, using examples by published and student writers to inspire your own work. Exploring the fictional possibilities of both the bizarre and the everyday, you will receive one-on-one feedback on your stories and publish your best pieces in a class magazine.

10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
(Only enroll in Session One or both sessions. Not available as Session Two only.)

Learn to avoid the pitfalls that many students are subject to when they first take a course in Algebra. Explore pre-Algebra and Algebra concepts with real life applications, graphing calculators, puzzles, games, and mind-bending “Problems of the Day.” Students who take this course usually have an easier transition to high school Algebra.