Freshman Workshop

Grades: 9
Time: 9 AM-12:00 PM
Date: July 22–August 2
Anticipated Instructor: Nate Baxter-Math, Mark Quinn-Reading & Writing, Dave Freeberry-Salesian Gentlemen
Cost: $550.00
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Math & Problem-Solving 
These sessions will build the foundation necessary for successful study of Algebra. Students will study topics focused on increasing their number sense and conceptual understanding of pre-algebra concepts. Students will become familiar with the properties of mathematics; order of operations; the language of algebra; solving one-step and two-step equations; solving inequalities; adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing rational numbers and integers; working with fractions, decimals and percentages; and ratios.

Reading & Writing
These sessions will strengthen the writing skills necessary for interdisciplinary success at the high school level. Students will work collaboratively to enhance their understanding of the components of effective argumentation through close examination of the stages of the writing process. Participants will strategically brainstorm, develop theses, build text-based claims, and outline long-form arguments. Strategies for active reading, approaches to giving & receiving peer feedback, and strategies for oral communication will also be addressed.

Transforming Into a Salesian Gentleman: Preparing to Enter High School
These sessions will help with the transition from middle school to high school by exploring various modules to assist incoming freshmen, focusing on executive functioning skills.  Topics such as learning styles, growth mindset, managing stress, organization, time management, and study skills will be covered.  We will also provide a brief overview of our mission and how we approach religion at Salesianum through our Salesian identity.