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Week 1: May 29 - June 1
Week 2: June 4 - 8
Week 3: June 11 - 15
Week 4: June 18 - 22
Week 5: June 25 - 29
Week 6: July 2 - 6
Week 7: July 9 - 13
Week 8: July 16 - 20
Week 9: July 23 - 27
Week 10: July 30 - August 3

 

Brush up and get ahead this summer.

Click on any of the titles below to learn more.

Summer School Guidelines for Credit Courses

AMERICAN GOVERNMENT

Weeks 3 - 5 | Grades 11 and 12 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $750

Entering Grades 11-12, One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

This course examines the fundamental principles of the United States political system, the historic background of these fundamental principles, the incorporation and debate of these principles in the U.S. Constitution, the actual application of those principles within our political institutions, and the evaluation and analysis of each. Embedded in this is the understanding of the rights and responsibilities of citizens. Prerequisite: junior or senior standing. Priority given to rising seniors; class has limited enrollment. An online textbook will be assigned for this class.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

CAMP INVENTION

Week 8 | Entering Grades 1 - 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. | $350

The Episcopal School of Dallas is pleased to offer the nationally-acclaimed Camp Invention program to children entering grades one through six.

Are you ready to Fast Forward at Camp Invention????Let’s invent the future today!!!!

This year’s modules are:

Mod My Mini Mansion™ Campers will dream up and design their very own futuristic smart home filled with gadgets, LED’s, technology and innovation! Campers will make their own take-home mini mansions and explore renewable sources to power up their eco smart homes, discover the Internet of Things and how smart devices are connected and controlled and change letters into numbers using binary code to create a message. 

Robotic Pet Vet™ Animal shelters are reporting that malfunctioning robotic dogs have been popping up all over town!  Throughout this module, campers diagnose puppy problems and design and build dog parks as they hammer out ideas for the best dog park attraction. Campers will Use tools to take apart robotic dogs and compare their inner mechanics to the anatomy and physiology of a real dog, analyze simple machines and circuits used to make the dog move, bark and light up and customize their own robotic dog to take home! 

Optibot™ Campers will launch into the future with their own Optibot – a small self-driving bot that senses changes in light.  Exploring the technology behind transportation, children will design the ultimate futuristic vehicle that might one day be reality! Campers will design tracks for their bots to follow while exploring different modes of transportation, explore impact sensors using a small-scale crash test dummy and discover how sensors are used in vehicles and personalize their own line tracing robot to take home! 

Stick To It™ Campers will invent something new every day as they explore what it is like to be a physicist, engineer and entrepreneur.  Your young innovator will invent, make and craft solutions to real-world challenges by building their own prototypes and discovering that anything is possible. Campers will make their own dancing dinosaur using a mechanical gear box in the “Dance to Your Own Beat” challenge, build a plush cupcake catapult in the “It Will Be a Piece of Cake” challenge and explore chemistry, non-Newtonian fluids and magnetism as they investigate magnetic slime.

For a sneak peek, watch the overview video here.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS

Week 7 | Entering Grades 5 - 8 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $275

Serve the community during a week of volunteering at various agencies and earn community service hours. Projects include making meals for food insecure kids at Hunger Busters, packing school supplies at Community Partners of Dallas, and reading with children at Wesley Rankin community Center. Open to ESD students only. 

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS - AFTERNOON

Weeks 2 and 3 | Grades 9 - 12 | 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. | $275

Serve the community during a week of volunteering at various agencies and earn community service hours. Projects include making meals for food insecure kids at Hunger Busters, packing school supplies at Community Partners of Dallas, and reading with children at Wesley Rankin community Center. Open to ESD students only. There is a two-session maximum per student.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

COMMUNITY SERVICE FOR UPPER SCHOOL STUDENTS - MORNING

Weeks 4 and 8 | Entering Grades 9 - 12 | 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $275

Serve the community during a week of volunteering at various agencies and earn community service hours. Projects include making meals for food insecure kids at Hunger Busters, packing school supplies at Community Partners of Dallas, and reading with children at Wesley Rankin community Center. Open to ESD students only. There is a two-session maximum per student.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

ETHICS

Weeks 3 - 5 | Grades 11 and 12 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $750

Entering Grades 11-12, One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

This course is an introduction to ethical theory and practice wherein the major philosophical systems in western thought are emphasized, as well as the particular areas to which they are directed. Students will be encouraged to reflect on traditional religious and universal values as they relate to their respective morals. Students will also analyze their own faith formation and decision-making processes, especially in conflicted or ambiguous situations. The goal of this course is to investigate the myriad ways in which a person develops his or her principles. In essence, how can men and women be good? In an attempt to answer this important question, current events, literature, and social media will be examined. Partial list of topics: abortion, immigration, and war. Priority given to rising seniors; class has limited enrollment. A textbook must be purchased for this class.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

FILM STUDIES 1

Weeks 2 - 5 | Grades 9 - 12 | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. | $900

Entering Grades 9-12, One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

This course provides the beginning film student with a general history of cinema from the silent period to contemporary films. Students will learn about some of the industry’s most influential directors and their films.  In addition, the student will learn about early Hollywood and film noir. The second quarter will be spent studying non-fiction film, including direct cinema and documentary. Guest speakers and viewings are part of the film studies curriculum.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

GEOMETRY

Weeks 2 - 7 | Grades 9 - 12 | 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $1500

Entering Grades 9-12, Two-Semester Course; 1 Unit of Credit

In this course students will learn the essential Euclidean geometric properties found in the world around them. These properties will be used in deductive reasoning and in solving problems. An inquiry-based learning model will be emphasized. Students will be asked to demonstrate understanding and application of the geometric concepts covered over six weeks. Permission of the Department Chair and Upper School Head is required. A textbook must be purchased for this class. Prerequisite: Algebra 1

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

HEALTH AND WELLNESS

Weeks 2 - 5 | Grades 9 - 12 | 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. or 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. | $750

Entering Grades 9-12, One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

This course focuses on the health components of physical fitness, nutrition, and the benefits of exercise. A personal care unit focuses on the topics of stress, emotional wellness, addictive behaviors, and sex education. It is recommended that incoming freshmen take this during the school year or the summer between freshman and sophomore year. There is not a textbook for this class.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

HONORS COMPUTER SCIENCE

Weeks 2 - 5 | Grades 9 - 12 | 12:30 - 3:30 p.m. | $750

Entering Grades 9-12, One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

This course begins with the basic concepts of computer architecture and operations, followed by a formal study of object-oriented programming based on the Java Programming language. Students will work with data elements, Java Library classes, and simple decision control structures through Java code reading and writing. This course is intended to prepare students for Computer Science A AP. There is not a textbook for this class.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

KEYBOARDING

Week 3 | Grades 5 - 8 | 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $175

This is a course for Middle School students who wish to improve their keyboarding skills. While working to increase speed and accuracy, students will learn correct finger placement, posture, and movement.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

MATH TUNE-UP 5

Week 10 | Grade 5 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. | $175

This is a five-day workshop focusing each day on one or two concepts. MT5 will work on multiplication, fact review, division, decimals, fractions, and place value. The focus is a review of concepts in preparation for the new school year. We will play some games, use white boards, and explore ways to use the computer to improve the understanding of these concepts. The course is designed for students who have encountered difficulties in math during the school year.  Come join the fun!   

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

MATH TUNE-UP 6

Week 10 | Grade 6 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $175

This is a five-day workshop focusing each day on one or two concepts. MT6 will work on decimals, fractions, ratios, probability, beginning algebra, area, perimeter, and volume. The focus is a review of concepts in preparation for the new school year.  We will play some games, use white boards, and explore ways students could use computer programs to improve their understanding of these concepts. The course is designed for students who have encountered difficulties in math during the school year.  Come ready to have some fun, and learn some new strategies!

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

MATH TUNE-UP 7

Week 10 | Grade 7 | 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. | $175

This is a five-day workshop that will focus on several concepts each day. MT7 will work on decimals, fractions, decimal/ fraction/percent conversions, mental math, absolute value, and beginning algebra. The class will review concepts in preparation for the new school year, and the course is designed for students who have encountered difficulties in math during the previous school year.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

MATH TUNE-UP 8

Week 10 | Grade 8 | 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | $175

This is a five-day workshop that will focus on several concepts each day. MT8 will work on multi-step equations, the distributive property, exponents, absolute value, and polynomials. The class will review concepts in preparation for Algebra Foundations and Algebra I, and the course is designed for students who have encountered difficulties in math during the previous school year.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

MOBILE APPS DEVELOPMENT

Weeks 6 - 9 | Grades 9 - 12 | 12:30 - 3:45 p.m. | $750

Entering Grades 9-12 One-Semester Course; 1/2 Unit of Credit

Handheld computing devices are swiftly replacing traditional computers as the primary way most users interact with email, the Internet, and their own personal data. Creating mobile apps can be profitable or simply an engaging platform for personal expression. This course will introduce programming concepts through the development of applications for mobile devices. Students will create apps that respond to internal events (device orientation, the clock, or a timer), user events (a button click or text entry), and external events (receiving a text or data from the web). The class will program with blocks, simplifying the coding aspects. This allows students to focus on the logic of each program and the design of the user interface. Android will be the development platform for the class. Android tablets will be available for testing and deployment of student work. The skills learned in the class will be transferable to development for other platforms. There is not a textbook for this class.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

STUDY SKILLS AND LEARNING STRATEGIES WORKSHOP GRADES 3 AND 4

Week 7 | Entering Grades 3-4 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | $175

This course is designed to give students the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be successful in school and in life. Topics include organization, learning styles, time and stress management, note taking, test preparation, and more. Students need to bring a pocket folder, note cards, sticky notes, pen, pencil, and a highlighter. This is a three-day class (T,W,Th).

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

STUDY SKILLS AND LEARNING STRATEGIES WORKSHOP GRADES 5 AND 6

Week 9 | Grades 5 and 6 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. | $175

This course is designed to give students the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be successful in school and life. Topics include organization, learning styles, time management, stress management, note taking, concentration, memory, test preparation, and more. This is a three-day class (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday).

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

STUDY SKILLS AND LEARNING STRATEGIES WORKSHOP GRADES 7 AND 8

Week 8 | Grades 7 and 8 | 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. | $175

This course is designed to give students the knowledge, skills, and confidence to be successful in school and in life. Topics include organization, learning styles, time and stress management, note taking, test preparation, and more. This is a three-day class (T, W, Th).

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

WRITING THE COLLEGE ESSAY

Week 3 | Grade 12 | 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. or 12:30 - 2:30 p.m. | $250

Who wants to get that college essay done and over with before senior year even begins? This one-week class in advanced expository and narrative composition is aimed to generate ideas for college essays. Students will examine prompts from various colleges and begin the essay-writing process by brainstorming and developing ideas into crisp and original pieces of writing. For ESD students only.

*An additional late fee charge of $25 will be added to each session's registration fee if registered within two weeks of the start of a session*

Contact Us

Lower School 4344 Colgate Avenue Dallas, Texas 75225

Middle & Upper School 4100 Merrell Road Dallas, Texas 75229

Wolf Run Ranch located near Anna, Texas

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