Cardozo Middle School will offer students an exciting summer school experience this year. The Camp Eagle program will provide high interest classes that will be fun for students while at the same time will build skills in mathematics and English Language Arts. Students will have a wide range of classes from which to choose, including Science, Drama, Google Maps, Art, Coding, Math, Creative Writing Graphic Novels, and the STEAM Center Maker’s Space.
Students attending grades 6-9 next year are invited to attend the Camp Eagle program. Classes will be offered Monday through Thursday, from June 3 through June 27. Classes will be held from 8 a.m. to 11:55 a.m., four mornings a week. The STEAM Center Maker’s Space will be open in the afternoons for students interested in working on additional projects. Friday field trips are scheduled for June 14 and June 28 as a reward for students with good attendance. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Information and applications will be sent home with students. The camp is provided free to all interested students.
This will not be a traditional summer school experience. Camp Eagle will provide students with choice and variety to keep them interested. Students will choose three classes for the first two weeks, then three different classes for the last two weeks. Students will choose their classes from three strands: 1) Math/Science/Computer Science, 2) English Language Arts/Social Studies, and 3) Visual and Performing Arts. Students will utilize computers in every class. All learning will be hands-on and project-based, with an emphasis on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM). Students will create projects and products to include in digital portfolios to demonstrate their learning in the summer program.
A unique feature of Camp Eagle is that it will also provide a learning experience for district teachers. All summer classes will be team taught by two teachers who will model “best practices” in education for other teachers to observe. The focus for teachers will be on learning to increase student achievement through interactive, project-based, rigorous, real life learning experiences. All district teachers will be invited to observe classes in this demonstration summer program.