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Grey Ghost Academy
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2014 Grey Ghost Courses

Mission:To offer extended learning opportunities for students currently in grades 11 and 12 (SAT English Prep and
College Application Process)
(Robotics- Ages 8-13)

Dates:  See below course descriptions for specific dates and times
(Courses will run based upon sufficient enrollment)

Make check Payable to: Westford Public Schools


SAT English Preparatory Course  
Cost: $125

Dates and Times:

June 23-27, 2014
Monday-Thursday 9:00 - 2:00
Friday 9:00 - 1:00

Course description:

This SAT English preparatory course is designed to help students of all levels boost their scores on the critical reading and writing sections of the SAT. The course will provide students with reinforcement in the content area, with a focus on close reading, common grammar concepts tested on the SAT, and writing. Students will have the opportunity to practice writing timed essays in the required SAT format and will take timed practice tests developed by the SAT College Board. Answers and the test-taking strategies involved will be discussed, providing students with scores, familiarity with the test and an overall boost in confidence. The course will be taught by Westford Academy English teacher, Lynn Bonakdar.
Students are required to bring the following book to class for the first session:
The Official SAT Study Guide, 2nd Edition. ~By The College Board.

The College Application Process:                          Be Ready Early!  Class Closed
(Must be rising senior- Class of 2015)

Cost: $125 (5 days- 5 hours per day)
(Must be rising senior- Class of 2015)

Dates and Times:
August 14th to 22nd

Thursday 8/14 ~ 9:00 - 2:30
Friday 8/15 ~ 9:00 -2:30
Monday 8/18 ~ 9:00 - 2:30
Thursday 8/21 ~ 9:00 - 2:30
Friday 8/22 ~ 9:00 - 1:30

* no class held Tuesday 8/18 & Wednesday 8/19

Course Description:

This class will focus on helping Rising Seniors prepare the following components of college applications.

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

Robotics Summer Camp
Warning- Thinking Involved

Dates and Times:

June 23-27- (5 days)  $150
June 30- July 3 (4 days) $125

The Morning Session (Ages 8-10):
(8:30AM- 11AM)

This is designed to be an introduction to the world of robotics. Challenges in this session will be programming and design using NXT Lego Mindstorms.  The kits will be provided by Westford Academy

The Afternoon Session (Ages 11-13)
(11:45AM- 2:15 PM)
Older campers will determine a solution to a challenge then design, build and program to solve it.

Camp is in room 144 at Westford Academy
Payment must be received in order to confirm your spot

Day 1:
  • Build a robot “base” and make it move (demo bots also discussed)
  • The Challenge is revealed.
Day 2:
  • Design for the challenge and modify your bot.
Day 3:
  • Build, program and test your bot.
  • Day 4:
  • Adapt, modify and debug
Day 5:
  • Compete and complete the challenge.

Please make check payable to

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.