Johnson Academic Center Summer Learning

Each summer, the Johnson Academic Center at Forsyth Country Day School features one of the most exciting academic development summer programs in the Winston-Salem area. This summer opportunity is designed to teach, develop, and enhance each participant's learning. 

List of 9 frequently asked questions.

  • Summer Reading

    Every summer the English department at FCDS assigns novels to be read in preparation for our fall classes. The JAC offers one-on-one work on these novels for our Middle and Upper School student body. The sessions will focus on helping students read the text and discuss the plot, characters, and general themes. Some reading of the text is required outside of class time. 60 minutes/one-on-one, $69 per session (Only offered week of June 20 and week of June 27)
  • Writing Skills

    This course is offered to provide students with an opportunity to improve their structured writing skills. Students will practice methods of outlining, webbing, and editing that are effective for Middle and Upper School. Students will improve their word choice, sentence structure, and ability to convey ideas through paragraph/essay form. 60-minute sessions/one-on-one; Rising 7th-12th graders, $69 per session (Only offered week of June 20 and week of June 27)
     
  • Math Skills

    The Math Skills course is designed for rising 5th through rising 7th graders, to review basic skills. These skills include: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and decimals, solving inequalities, estimation, basic calculator skills, solving word problems, identifying prime numbers, understanding probability, using measurements, solving mental math problems, and many other math skills that will help to improve their basic understanding of mathematics. 60 minutes/one-on-one, $69 per session
  • Pre-Algebra

    The purpose of this course is to prepare students with strong foundational skills and begin to introduce algebraic problem-solving. Students will review basic math skills and strive for mastery of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division using whole numbers, decimals, and fractions. Students will continue working with graphs, exponential and scientific notation, and multiply using powers of ten. For 7th or 8th graders; 60 minutes/ one-on-one, $69 per session
  • Algebra I

    The JAC offers a jumpstart to the specific math courses that students are scheduled to take in the fall. These classes will cover basic skills to prepare students, as well as familiarize them with mathematical vocabulary. These classes are not graded, and they are presented so students will have some exposure to the material before actually participating in the course. For rising Algebra I students, 60 minutes/ one-on-one, $69 per session
  • Geometry

    The JAC offers a jumpstart to the specific math courses that students are scheduled to take in the fall. These classes will cover basic skills to prepare students, as well as familiarize them with mathematical vocabulary. These classes are not graded, and they are presented so students will have some exposure to the material before actually participating in the course. 60 minutes/ one-on-one, $69 per session
  • Algebra 2

    This course is designed to review basic algebraic concepts including an overview of exponents, polynomials, review of factoring, rational expressions, negative and rational exponents, and a review of radicals. 60 minutes/ one-on-one, $69 per session
  • Pre-Calculus

    Students will review and solidify key skills from Algebra II that will be needed moving forward into Pre-Calculus. Students will be introduced to the initial material taught in Pre-Calculus and provided with a good foundation to start the school year. 60 minutes/ one-on-one, $69 per session
  • SAT/ACT Prep

    This eight-session (16 total hours) seminar will provide a comprehensive introduction to each SAT and ACT subsection. In addition to content review and practice, students will learn time management strategies, how to overcome test anxiety, strategic guessing, the psychology of standardized tests, and dynamic study habits. Sessions are 2 hours each and all materials are provided. Small-Group class. 10th-12th graders, $912 (Meeting Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11am-1pm on: June 21, 23, 28, 30, July 12, 14, 19, 21.)
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Questions about JAC Summer Learning

Email Megan Newbauer or Tatum Fishel
Forsyth Country Day School (FCDS) is a private, college preparatory, independent school for preschool through high school located in Lewisville, NC, just outside of Winston-Salem. Students benefit from a challenging academic curriculum, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.

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