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2016 Grey Ghost Summer Academy

Cost is $125.00. Make check Payable to: "Westford Public Schools".
(Note: Courses will run based upon sufficient enrollment and refunds will be given if a course is cancelled due to low enrollment.)


Be Done Early!

Instructors: Tracy McLaughlin and Heidi Hider


8/18-8/19 (Thursday to Friday) 9:00am-2:30pm
8/22 (Monday)                         9:00am-2:30pm
8/25 (Thursday)                       9:00am-2:30pm
8/26 (Friday)                           9:00am-1:30pm

(This includes 1/2 hour break per day for lunch)

Please note this course is for
Rising Seniors Only

Location: Lecture Hall 144, Westford Academy

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Course Description:
This class will focus on helping Rising Seniors prepare the following components of college applications:

  • Writing a solid draft of a college application essay
  • Activities resume to submit to colleges for activities/awards data and for scholarship applications
  • Process for completing the Common Application, including how to complete supplements and short answers
  • Interviewing skills (including mock interviews)
  • Review options for standardized testing
  • Learn to determine oneĆ­s own reach, match and safety schools
  • Career inventories as they relate to choice of major and college
  • Discussion of real life issues related to the transition to college life

Critical Reading, Writing, and Essay

Instructors: Emily Coates and Lynn Bonakdar


June 22-24 (Wednesday - Friday)
June 27 (Monday)
8:00am - 2:00pm

Location: Lecture Hall 144, Westford Academy

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Course Description:
This SAT preparatory course is designed to help students of all levels improve their scores on the Critical Reading and optional Essay sections of the NEW SAT. Students will:

  • Improve their confidence in taking the two English sections of the new SAT
  • Become familiar with the new SAT format and with test-taking strategies specific to this test
  • Learn and practice grammar concepts commonly tested on the new SAT
  • Practice close reading skills using new SAT passages provided by the College Board
  • Review essay structure and write timed essays in response to new SAT prompts
  • Expand their vocabulary
  • Work through real multiple choice sections of the new SAT
Students should come to class ready to work through sample problems, ready to take notes and with a copy of The Official SAT Study Guide, 2016 Edition. By The College Board. SBN-13: 978-1457304309      ISBN-10: 1457304309

Westford Academy   •   30 Patten Road  •  Westford, MA 01886   •   Tel: (978) 692-5570

Westford Public Schools does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or homelessness.