Summer Academy

The Summer Academy is a full time, five week summer program located on the Marin Academy campus. There is a middle school program specifically for 8th graders transitioning to high school as well as a full high school program. Consisting of 14 classes, the Summer Academy engages students in a full, college preparatory, academic experience. The 2012 Summer Academy Course Catalogue includes the following offerings.


Eighth grade students engage:

  • What Fools These Mortals Be: Shakespeare's Midsummer Summer's Night Dream
  • Writing for High School
  • Biology
  • Algebra or Geometry
  • Xicano Studies

High School Underclassmen engage:

  • Origins of the “Other” in Contemporary Literature
  • The Social Construction of Gender
  • Algebra, Geometry or Algebra II
  • The Seed of Life:

Child Development High School Juniors engage:

  • The Personal Essay for College Applications
  • SAT/ACT Prep
  • Bioethics
  • The Trap of Criminal (In)Justice

High School Seniors engage:

  • Senior Seminar: Race, Class and Gender
  • Bioethics
  • The Trap of Criminal (In)Justice
  • College study/life skills

All students also engage a rigorous course load of enrichment classes that includes:

  • Speak Truth to Power: Public Speaking for Change
  • Art Work: Visual Art for Social Justice
  • Community Uplift: Leadership Training for Change in Our Communities
  • College Advisory: Social and Emotional Skill Building for Success in College

All classes are taught by dedicated teachers from the country’s best colleges. As many of these teachers are Marin natives and 1st generation college students themselves, they are able identify with their students struggle and support them in their journey into higher education. Admission to the Summer Academy is by application only. Applications are available through the Next Generation Scholars office.

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