Johnson Academic Center Enrichment

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 plan is designed to teach, develop, and enhance each participant's learning style. 

List of 15 frequently asked questions.

  • ACT - Math Prep

    Math Prep (for the July 14 test date) ACT - Math Prep - July 9 - July 13 (for the July 14 test date) Monday thru Friday from 9:30 - 11:00 Focus on reviewing your math skills and learning test taking strategies in this 7.5 hour prep course.  The majority of the content will be math specific with some time spent on helpful strategies for the science section as well.  The course will be taught by Teresa Angell, FCDS math teacher, who taught test prep for several years at FCDS and has helped individual students prepare for the test for many years. 
    • 07/09/2018 - 07/13/2018
    • M - F, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • SAT - Math Prep

    Math Prep (for the August 25 test date) July 30 - August 3 (for the August 25 test date) Monday thru Friday from 9:30 - 11:00. Focus on reviewing your math skills and learning test taking strategies in this 7.5 hour prep course.  Students will practice both the calculator and non-calculator questions that are typical on the test.  The course will be taught by Teresa Angell, FCDS math teacher, who taught test prep for several years at FCDS and has helped individual students prepare for the test for many years.
    • 07/30/2018 - 08/03/2018
    • M - F, 9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
  • College Essay Workshop

    During this week long writing intensive workshop, students will explore the Common Application prompts, brainstorm topics, consider sample student essays, generate rough drafts, peer edit, as well as receive individual feedback from one of our Upper School English teachers (Mrs. Harrington, Mrs. Holloway, Mrs. Harvey and Mrs. Sutton). Upon completion of the workshop, students will have a strong draft or final version of an admissions essay that can be used for the Common Application.
    • 3 hour group sessions/one week 
    • Rising 12th Grade
  • Language Development

    The Language Development program provides an individualized, multidisciplinary, diagnostic-prescriptive program designed to meet the specific needs of each student with a diagnosed learning disability and/or attention deficit disorder. Through a visual, auditory and kinesthetic approach to language, the student’s strongest channels of learning are stimulated. The Language Development program centers on the remediation of language skill deficits in order to help the student progress in the classroom. The focus of these sessions will be on the remediation of the student’s particular weaknesses.
    • 60 minutes/one-on-one 
    • Rising 2nd- 12th Grade
  • Study Skills/Executive Functioning Skills

    Acquisition of study skills is vitally important for students to experience success. In this course, students will learn skills for organization, note-taking, time management, and test preparation strategies.  
    • 60 minutes/one-on-one
    • Rising 5th-10th
  • Subject Tutoring

    The JAC provides individual subject tutoring to FCDS students and students in the community in grades 2-12 geared to meet the needs of individual students. 
    • 60 minutes/ one-on-one
    • Rising 2nd-12th Grade
  • 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 the class time.  
    • 60 minutes/one-on-one              
    • Rising 5th-11th Grade
  • Writing Skills

    This course is offered to provide students with an opportunity to improve their writing skills. It covers methods of outlining and webbing that are effective for students in the Middle School. Students will write paragraphs and learn how to edit and rewrite an essay.            
    • 60 minutes/ one-on-one       
  • Math Skills

    The Math Skills course is designed for rising fifth through rising eighth graders, to review basic skills. These skills include: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions, 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              
    • Rising 5th-8th Grade 
  • Singapore Math Skills

    The Singapore Math Skills course is designed for rising second through rising fourth graders, to review basic skills. These skills include: adding, subtracting, bar modeling and multiplying, and division facts as grade appropriate, regrouping and working with numbers to 1000 and many other math skills that will help to improve their basic understanding of mathematics.  
    • 30-45 minutes/one-on-one        
    • Rising 2th-4th Grade
  • Jumpstart 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.
    • 60 minutes /needs a minimum of 2 students for class to form.    
  • Jumpstart 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 /needs a minimum of 2 students for class to form.   
  • Jumpstart Algebra II

    Students will review and solidify key skills from Algebra I that will be needed moving forward into Algebra II. Students will be introduced to the initial material taught in Algebra II and provided with a good foundation to start the school year.
    • 60 minutes /needs a minimum of 2 students for class to form.
  • Jumpstart 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 /needs a minimum of 2 students for class to form.  
  • Jumpstart Calculus

    The Calculus Jumpstart class will begin with a review of skills from Pre-Calculus to solidify key concepts that will be needed in Calculus. In addition to the review, students will be introduced to the initial material taught in Calculus to provide them with a good foundation to start the school year.
    • 60 minutes/ needs a minimum of 2 students for class to form.