Programs

Summer at Sage & Camp Sage








Welcome! Summer at Sage offers elementary through high school age students the opportunity to immerse themselves in credit and/or non-credit classes, workshops and camps on our state-of-the-art Sage Hill campus.

Students will experience the Sage Hill difference while learning in small classes with Sage Hill faculty, as well as on our athletic fields with our fantastic coaching staff. Consider the exciting opportunities Summer at Sage has to offer!

Registration for all Summer at Sage camps, classes and workshops is open now!

Note: The summer textbook list will be published around April 25. 

 
For credit classes, Sage Connected, August workshops and enrichment classes, and athletic camps:

 







Camp Sage

List of 4 frequently asked questions.

  • Academics

    Fabrication & Engineering, Digital Making & Computer Science
    Run by mentors from The Henry Samueli School of Engineering at UC Irvine, these camps will focus on discipline specific engineering design challenges. Working in teams, participants receive instruction in computer aided design (3D modeling), rapid prototyping and fabrication technologies (Laser Cutting & 3D printing). Additionally participants received instruction in basic coding and programming languages using Raspberry Pi and Arduino platforms. All camp projects emphasize STEM concepts and are correlated with California Common Core Standards and the Framework for Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Activities emphasize ‘21st Century Skills’ such as critical thinking, communication, creativity and collaboration.
    *These camps require an additional materials fee of $25.00 per session.

    Mock MUN
    This course will introduce students to the Model United Nations program, offer guidance and practive in preparation for a conference, and will culminate in a simulated MUN conference. Students will walk away with the knowledge and confidence to participate in MUN programing at their respective schools next year.

    History’s Mysteries 

    This inquiry-driven workshop turns the typical history course on its head with students leading the way to solve some of the world’s most puzzling and unanswered questions.

    Mad Science 
    Do you wonder how and why things work?  Do you enjoy hands-on activities?  When confronted with a problem or question do enjoy finding the answers?  If you answered yes to any of the above join us for our Summer Science Camp.  Each day you will explore an area of Physical Science by participating in hands-on activities by coming a junior scientist. The concepts and skills you master will be a great springboard as you move forward in your scientific education.  

    OC Coders
    Spend one week falling in love with the world of code beginning with Python! This Intro to Python course teaches everything from data types to methods; all through collaborative, hands-on learning! Taught by Sage Hill students themselves, this course aims to inspire the coder in everyone! 

    Playing with Poetry
    This weeklong workshop allows students to unpack poetry as a means to practice basic analytical writing skills. They will look at classic as well as modern poems to engage in discussion and writing. Students will also unlock their creative side as they write some of their own poetry, both traditional and spoken word, to share with other students in the class. 

    Public Speaking
    In this course students will learn key techniques for writing and delivering effective speeches and presentations. Students can apply these skills to be prepared for school interviews, leadership positions, and speech and debate competition in middle school or high school.

    Tools for Success
    Tools for Success is a week-long camp exploring topics such as leadership, group dynamics, social media etiquette, time management, study skills and finding balance through discussions and activities.
  • Arts 

    Acting
    Using monologues and songs from current plays, musicals, movies, and television shows, students will learn strategies for approaching scripts, audition techniques, and performance skills.

    Dance: Experience, Execute and Enjoy!
    Camp Sage Dance session provides a fun and exciting way to learn the fundamentals of dance. The camp is designed to teach a variety of different dance styles including hip hop, jazz, ballet and contemporary dance. Students will work with a professional choreographer in a dynamic program focused on technique, grace, flexibility agility, and strength. Campers can come with NO dance experience and learn a great deal or they can come with a lot of experience and be challenged while expanding their skill set. 

    Musical Theater Workshop 
    Using musical theater numbers from hit Broadway shows, students will learn skills for approaching songs and dance choreography in combination with acting and performing techniques and skills.
  • Athletics

    Boys’ Basketball 
    The Sage Hill youth basketball camp will focus on teaching the fundamentals of the game including but not limited to: shooting, ball handling, passing, and defending.

    Lacrosse 
    This youth camp will emphasize the fundamentals of lacrosse by teaching and refining skills and playing games.

    Tennis 
    Open to all skill levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced). The focus of this camp will be on basic stroke production, point strategy, point play, games, conditioning, and fun!

    Volleyball 
    The Sage Hill youth volleyball camp will emphasize the fundamentals of volleyball (digging, attacking, serving, setting, blocking, and jump-serving) required to play the sport at the highest level.

    Pool Party!
    Spend time with your new friends and camp counselors in our new Aquatics Center. Pool time will feature water games and fun in the sun. Lifeguards are on duty for the duration of the event, but all students must have basic water safety skills.
  • Other

    The Teaching Kitchen 
    The Teaching Kitchen is designed to teach campers how to prepare food, and provide culinary and nutrition literacy that will positively impact their future food choices and experiences. Core Curriculum includes sessions that provide detailed learning objectives. The participants learn how to use kitchen tools, practice personal kitchen safety and the basics of culinary cooking techniques while participating in classroom style activities. Campers will also receive a culinary kit to take home. At the end of each day, campers will have a delicious and nutritious meal to eat for lunch.

    How to do Stuff: Survival Skills 
    Calling all Bear Grylls and Survivor fans – do you have what it takes to survive in the wild? In this camp, you will learn outdoor and survival skills such as making fire, finding and purifying water, and building tools that will allow you to survive off the grid!

Credit Classes

Credit classes provide extraordinary learning experiences for highly motivated students interested in completing a full year course in five weeks. Due to the fast pace of the curriculum, students are expected to attend class daily and complete regularly assigned homework. Classes generally meet each weekday, either from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM or 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Sage Hill students who successfully complete an academic course during Summer at Sage will receive graduation credit and a letter grade that will appear on their transcripts. Policies may vary at other schools. Classes will not meet Wednesday, July 4.

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  • History

    Modern World History
    Students entering grade 10
    Five weeks, 6/25 - 7/27, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    The Modern World History curriculum revolves around comparing human interaction and development and the relationship of human populations to the physical world according to diverse themes and across different time scales. Modern World History provides students the opportunity to demonstrate learning in the written form as well as via in-class presentations on an individual or small-group basis. Objectives include explaining large-scale and long term historical developments; identifying and evaluating key turning points in world history; comparing the ideals and practices of major belief systems; and identifying and assessing the economic, environmental and political challenges humans have confronted.
    Cost: $2000

    Global Markets & Financial Analysis
    Students entering grades 10 - 12,
    Five weeks, 6/25 – 7/27, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Discover the world of finance by learning how to analyze and value different
    investment products, as they are used in both personal finance and business, and apply this knowledge to a series of case studies, market simulations, and investment contests.
    Cost: $2000

    U.S. History
    Students entering grades 11 - 12
    Five weeks, 6/25 – 7/27, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    Survey American development from its origins in the early 17th Century to the present.
    Cost: $2000
  • Mathematics

    Algebra I
    Students entering grades 8-10,
    Five weeks, 6/25 - 7/27, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    The goal of the class is to provide a strong foundation in the important concepts of Algebra I with particular emphasis on universal mathematical notation. The class is designed to give students the skills and the confidence to establish the groundwork for subsequent classes and includes Common Core Algebra I concepts. Analytical skills are stressed more than simple mechanical skills. Students will work on many models represented by linear, quadratic, and exponential functions as well as systems of equations. The Texas Instrument (TI-84) Silver Plus C Edition graphing calculator is used extensively as a learning tool and is required for the class.
    Cost: $2000

    Geometry
    Students entering grades 8-11,
    Five weeks, 6/25 - 7/27, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This class explores basic elements of Euclidean Geometry. Its objective is to employ inductive and deductive methods of reasoning on basic two and three-dimensional shapes and their properties such as cubes, prisms, spheres, and cones. The class also helps students reinforce algebraic concepts and incudes Common Core Geometry concepts. The Texas Instrument (TI-84) Silver Plus C Edition graphing calculator is used extensively as a learning tool and is required for the class.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I.
    Cost: $2000

    Algebra II
    Students entering grades 9-12,
    Five weeks, 6/25 - 7/27, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    The goal of this class is to continue the development of algebraic skills and concepts and includes Common Core Algebra concepts. In addition to topics discussed in Algebra I, students will be exposed to logarithmic, radical, rational functions, and transformations. Students will further explore the trigonometry skills that were introduced in Geometry. Numerous projects that model real world phenomena, including optimization problems, will be implemented. The Texas Instrument (TI-84) Silver Plus C Edition graphing calculator is used extensively as a learning tool and is required for the class.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of both Algebra I and Geometry.
    Cost: $2000

    Precalculus
    Students entering grades 9-12,
    Five weeks, 6/25 - 7/27, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This class is designed to prepare students for placement in either Calculus or AP Calculus AB. It entails a thorough study of elementary functions including trigonometric functions, and sequences and series. Students will work on a number of real world problems over the course of the summer. Students will also discuss polar coordinates, the principle of mathematical induction, and introductory elements of Calculus. The Texas Instrument (TI-84) Silver Plus C Edition graphing calculator is used extensively as a learning tool and is required for the class.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of both Geometry and Algebra II.
    Cost: $2000
  • Science

    Biology
    Students entering grades 10-12,
    Five weeks, 6/25 - 7/27, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM or
    Five weeks, 6/25 - 7/27, 12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
    Biology is a survey course designed to introduce students to a broad range of topics in the life sciences. The curriculum introduces students to cell biology, biochemistry, genetics and the role of DNA technology, evolution, taxonomy, botany, invertebrates, vertebrates and selected topics in human anatomy, physiology, and ecology. The class expects that students develop an understanding of biology and its current critical role in society and medicine. Critical thinking and problem solving skills are integral components in the regular weekly laboratory. The lab fee is incorporated into the overall tuition.
    Cost: $2150 (includes lab fee)

    Chemistry
    Students entering grades 10-11,
    Five weeks, 6/25 - 7/27, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    This is a course designed to build a strong understanding of the fundamental concepts, applications, and laboratory techniques in chemistry. Successful completion of the course will effectively prepare students for advanced science coursework and allow them to further pursue more complex issues as their science studies progress. The lab fee is incorporated into the overall tuition.
    Cost: $2150 (includes lab fee)

    Scientific Research
    Students entering grades 10-12
    Five weeks, 6/25 – 7/27, 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM
    This is an upper-level elective course designed to provide students with direct research experience in the scientific process. Students engage in every aspect of the research, from review of scientific literature to field and laboratory work, to the preparation of their own manuscript for submission to a peer-reviewed journal. This unique course provides students with college-level skills and experience in research, which may include opportunities to work with university and/or other professional laboratories.
    Prerequisite: Successful completion of a year of high school chemistry and a year of high school biology.
    Cost: $2000

Sage Connected

Sage Connected combines a flexible online environment with periodic campus visits for assessments and group work. Sage Hill students who successfully complete a Sage Connected course receive graduation credit on their transcript as well as a letter grade that will be incorporated into their GPA (students from other high schools must confirm their own school’s credit requirements). All Sage Connected classes meet virtually for five weeks, 6/25 to 7/27 with various on campus meetings times. See course descriptions for meeting times.

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  • History

    U.S. History
    Students entering grades 11 or 12
    Five weeks, 6/25 - 7/27, meets Mondays on campus from 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM

    This class surveys American development from its origins in the early seventeenth century to the present. The nation’s past is examined in light of several themes including economic, geographic, intellectual, political and social factors. At each class meeting, students will experience American history by exploring primary documents, maps, and visual images. A combination of lecture and student-generated activities will enable each student to produce his or her own knowledge of the nation’s past and present.
    Cost: $2000
  • Mathematics

    Geometry
    Students entering grades 9-11
    Five weeks, 6/25 - 7/27. S
    tudents must meet on campus with the instructor for a two-hour block on all of the following dates: July 2, July 10, July 18, and July 26.
    This class explores basic elements of Euclidean Geometry. Its objective is to employ inductive and deductive methods of reasoning on basic two and three-dimensional shapes and their properties such as cubes, prisms, spheres, and cones. The class also helps students reinforce algebraic concepts. The Geometry’s Sketchpad software is used as a teaching tool to complement what students learn in class.
    Prerequisite: Full year of Algebra I.
    Cost: $2000

    Financial Literacy
    Students entering grades 11-12, and alumni,
    Five weeks, 6/25 – 7/27. Online only.
    Financial Literacy covers the real-world skills you will need as you head off to college -- finding a job, banking, credit, renting apartments, buying cars, insurance, taxes, stocks, bonds, and so much more.
    Cost: $2000

AUGUST WORKSHOPS & ENRICHMENT CLASSES

Summer at Sage provides extraordinary learning experiences for students interested in exploring new interests, strengthening skills, or advancing their current understanding in non-traditional classes. Classes are open to all students from all schools (with exception to Cracking the College Essay, which is open only to Sage Hill students). Students will not receive credit for these enrichment classes and workshops.

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  • Arts

    Acting: Audition Workshop
    Students entering grades 9 - 12,
    Week of 7/30 – 8/3, 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
    Use monologues and songs from current plays, musicals, television shows, and movies to learn strategies for approaching scripts, audition techniques, and performance skills.
    Cost: $450

    Musical Theater Bootcamp
    Students entering grades 9 - 12,
    Week of 7/30 – 8/3, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Learn skills for approaching songs and dance choreography in combination with acting and performing techniques and skills.
    Cost: $450
  • Athletics

    YAM (Yoga and Meditation)
    6/25-6/29
    12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
    Come learn positive skills to quiet your mind, manage stress and relax. You will learn yoga and mindfulness techniques using your body and breath that will enable you to embrace each day with confidence, awareness and focus. These techniques will help with test anxiety, performance related stress and aid in helping achieve balance with academic and social pressures. Perfect after summer school class.

    Wear comfortable clothes, pants/shorts.

    Instructors: Meditation Specialist Kelly Heyler, with Merja Connolly, Sage Hill School Director of Wellness and yoga instructor
    Cost: $200
  • English

    Analytical Writing Workshop
    Students entering grades 10 - 12,
    Week #1 7/30 – 8/3, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, or
    Week #2 8/6 – 8/10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Further improve analytical writing skills before the beginning of the school year.
    Cost: $450 (each week)

    AP English Bootcamp
    Sage Hill students entering grade 12,
    Week of 8/6 – 8/10, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    The AP English Bootcamp provides the students with an opportunity to familiarize themselves with the multiple choice and essay components of the Advanced Placement English Literature and Composition exam. Students will learn techniques to better understand the multiple-choice questions, while actively engaging in the timed essay writing process.
    Cost: $450
     
    Cracking the College Essay
    Sage Hill students entering grade 12,
    Week of 6/18 – 6/22, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, or
    Week of 6/25 – 6/29, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, or
    Week of 8/6 – 8/10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM,
    Learn successful college-essay techniques by writing and engaging in one-on-one consultations with college counselors and Mr. Parker.
    Cost: $500 (each week)
     
    Ninth Grade Transitional Writing
    Students entering grade 9,
    Five weeks, 6/25 – 7/27, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Study the fundamentals of writing, focusing on grammar, analysis, and the principles of writing a solid essay.
    Cost: $2000
     
    Study Skills
    Students entering grades 9-10,
    Week of 8/6 – 8/9, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (This course meets Monday through Thursday)
    Develop effective and efficient learning strategies, including reading, note taking, study skills, organization, and time management.
    Cost: $350
  • History

    AP U.S. History Bootcamp
    Students entering grades 11-12
    Week of 8/6 – 8/10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Get prepared for AP U.S. History by learning and practicing historical thinking skills, reading skills, essay outlining, primary source analysis, and document-based questions.
    Cost: $450

    AP World History Bootcamp
    Students entering grades 10-11
    Week of 8/6 – 8/10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Ease the transition to AP World History by honing skills related to primary document analysis, document-based question writing, textbook reading strategies and multiple-choice question practice.
    Cost: $450

    Future Business Leaders of America
    Students entering grades 9-12
    Week of 7/30 – 8/3, 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    This workshop will introduce students to the FBLA national program, offer guidance and practice in preparation for competitive events, and will culminate in a "Shark Tank" simulation. Students will walk away with, not only the knowledge and confidence to join FBLA, but an outline for success in competitive events at the Southern Sections and State competitions next year.
    Cost: $450

    AP Economics Workshop
    Students entering grades 10-11
    Week of 7/30 – 8/3, 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM

    Through this course, students will be introduced to the fundamental ideas that form the basis for economic theory. Students will learn the underlying graphs, study strategies, and techniques for finding success on both the AP Microeconomics and Macroeconomics exams. Students are guaranteed to start AP Econ in the Fall with heightened confidence!
    Cost: $450
  • Mathematics

    Algebra I Refresher
    Students entering grades 9-11,
    Week of 8/6 – 8/10, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Sharpen skills in preparation for Algebra II (for students who have spent a year in Geometry).
    Cost: $450

Athletic Camps

YAM (Yoga and Meditation)
6/25-6/29
12:30 PM – 1:30 PM
Come learn positive skills to quiet your mind, manage stress and relax. You will learn yoga and mindfulness techniques using your body and breath that will enable you to embrace each day with confidence, awareness and focus. These techniques will help with test anxiety, performance related stress and aid in helping achieve balance with academic and social pressures. Perfect after summer school class.

Wear comfortable clothes, pants/shorts.

Instructors: Meditation Specialist Kelly Heyler, with Merja Connolly, Sage Hill School Director of Wellness and yoga instructor
Cost: $200

ADDITIONAL SUMMER AT SAGE INFORMATION

Access and Parking
Summer at Sage participant families will receive a summer decal by mail to easily identify their vehicles and grant access past Security. Please place your new decal as close as possible to the bottom driver’s right hand inside corner of your front windshield. The decals are a static cling material and will not produce residue, please apply them facing outward directly onto the inside of the glass.

Vehicles with a decal can seamlessly proceed onto campus without stopping using the inbound lane closest to the double yellow line, it is designated for Sage Hill community members and Summer at Sage participants.

Vehicles without a decal will be stopped by Security. If you are attending a Camp Sage or other event, you will be briefly verified against a list by Security.

Accessing Summer Grades
For those classes that received a grade, you can find your summer grades on the same site you registered. Log on to https://records.sagehillschool.org using the user ID you registered with and click on “Marking Period Grades and Comments” under Academic Info. If you forgot your username or password, there is a link to guide you. If you have any difficulty, email helpdesk@sagehillschool.org

Refund Policy
Sage Hill School reserves the right to cancel a Summer at Sage class, workshop or athletic camp in which case students/athletes will be notified exactly one week before the start date of the class/workshop/athletic camp and a full refund will be issued in the form of a check.

March 1, 2018: Registration Opens
June 1, 2018: Deadline for full refund (less $100 non-refundable deposit.) *No refunds will be given after this date*
June 25, 2018: Credit classes begin

A non-refundable deposit of $100 will be withheld from all refunds.

Attendance and Add/Drop Policy
Sage Hill students who successfully complete an academic course credit during Summer at Sage will receive graduation credit, which will appear on their transcripts, as well as a letter grade that will be incorporated into their GPA. If a Sage Hill student fails to complete an academic credit course during Summer at Sage, a withdraw pass (W/P) or withdraw fail (W/F) will appear on the students’ transcript. Students may not miss more than two classes during Summer at Sage to receive credit. Students enrolled in a Sage Connected course may not miss any of the required on-campus class days. Any credit course dropped after July 5, 2017 will result in a notation of W/F or W/P on the student’s transcript. Students are not permitted to withdraw from a credit course after July 13, 2018.

Sage Connected courses are non-transferrable; therefore, students may not attend any sessions of the on-campus classes.

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