Enrichment Programs at Fractal Academy Montclair – Fall 2015
Fall 2015 Enrichment Brochure
Premier PSAT, SAT, SAT II (Math, Chemistry, Physics, Biology), ACT, and ISEE Prep-Middle and Upper Levels (Year Round)
At Fractal Academy, we are strong believers that adequate test preparation and strategy are vital to improving scores on the exam and we are here to help. Offered in both classroom course format and private one-on-one instruction (in person or online), this prescriptive course of study will be sure to give you the Fractal advantage!
ISEE Prep (Math and/or Verbal) – According to your schedule; Personally Tailored
SAT I Prep – According to your schedule; Personally Tailored
PSAT Prep – According to your schedule; Personally Tailored
SAT Math Challenge and SAT Verbal Challenge – $200 All Inclusive per course
The SAT Math Challenge is a 5 session course at Fractal Academy in which we will prepare you for the Math and/or Verbal Section of the SATs. We will give you a diagnostic SAT section, follow it with 5 weeks of prep including homework, and administer a final SAT post-test. The sky is the limit! (Figuratively speaking…literally 800 is the limit.) All inclusive cost is $200 per course! See schedule below. As the courses fill up, we will add new sections by demand.
Math Cohort 5: In time for the November 7 SAT… Sundays 9/27 Pre-test 12-1:15, 10/4 12-1pm, 10/11 12-1pm, 10/18 12-1pm, 10/25 12-1pm, 11/1 last class & post-test 12-1:45pm
Verbal Cohort 2: In time for the November 7 SAT… Sundays 9/27 Pre-test 1:30-2:45, 10/4 1-2pm, 10/11 1-2pm, 10/18 1-2pm, 10/25 1-2pm, 11/1 last class & post-test 1-2:45pm
Math Cohort 6: In time for the January 23 SAT… Sundays 11/22 Pre-test 12-1:15, 12/6 12-1pm, 12/13 12-1pm, 12/20 12-1pm, 1/10 12-1pm, 1/17 last class & post-test 12-1:45pm
Verbal Cohort 3: In time for the January 23 SAT… Sundays 11/22 Pre-test 1:30-2:45, 12/6 1-2pm, 12/13 1-2pm, 12/20 1-2pm, 1/10 1-2pm, 1/17 last class & post-test 1-2:45pm
Math Cohort 7: In time for the March 5 REDESIGNED SAT… Sundays 1/24 Pre-test 12-1:15, 1/31 12-1pm, 2/7 12-1pm, 2/14 12-1pm, 2/21 12-1pm, 2/28 last class & post-test 12-1:45pm
Verbal Cohort 4: In time for the March 5 REDESIGNED SAT… Sundays 1/24 Pre-test 1:30-2:45, 1/31 1-2pm, 2/7 1-2pm, 2/14 1-2pm, 2/21 1-2pm, 2/28 last class & post-test 1-2:45pm
Math Cohort 8: In time for the June 4 REDESIGNED SAT… Sundays 4/10 Pre-test 12-1:15, 4/17 12-1pm, 4/24 12-1pm, 5/1 12-1pm, 5/15 12-1pm, 5/22 last class & post-test 12-1:45pm
Verbal Cohort 5: In time for the June 4 REDESIGNED SAT… Sundays 4/10 Pre-test 1:30-2:45, 4/17 1-2pm, 4/24 1-2pm, 5/1 1-2pm, 5/15 1-2pm, 5/22 last class & post-test 1-2:45pm
*If you are taking both the Math and Verbal Challenges on Sundays, you may notice a conflict during the post-test. What you may do is take one 25 minute Math section of the post-test, attend the last Verbal class, and then finish the other two sections of the Math post-test after the Verbal post-test. This means your last day will be 12-3:40pm
See results of past cohorts HERE
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Saturdays in the Lab (Grades 1-8; Fall 2015 – Spring 2016) $10 per Saturday
Science with a purpose! Saturday in the Lab is designed by Fractal Academy as a one-hour weekend program to introduce older elementary and middle school level children to the kind of labs they will eventually be doing in high school. Learn to think like a scientist in doing these interesting, inquiry-based labs.
Dates: 9/26, 10/31, 11/21/2015 – 9-10:10AM for Grades 1-4, 10:30-11:40AM for Grades 5-8
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Junior First Lego League (Ages 6-9); Senior First Lego League Team Prep (Ages 9-14; Fall 2015) – $199 for Junior and $280 for Senior
We are excited to form a competitive team in which we will meet once a week and prepare for the First Lego League regional competition, hosted in nearby Clifton. In September of each year, Lego releases a challenge that focuses on a real-world topic related to the sciences; the challenge centers on that theme. The robotics part of the competition (for Seniors) focuses on designing and programming Lego Mindstorm robots to complete tasks. The students work out solutions to the problems and compete at a regional tournament to share their knowledge, compare ideas, and display their robot.
Junior First LEGO League – $199 – Cancelled due to Low Enrollment
Senior First LEGO League – $280 – 9/13 thru 12/6/2015 (excl. 11/29) Sundays 11AM-12PM
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Stock Monkeys (Grades 4-8) – $399 – Cancelled due to Low Enrollment – Stay tuned for Summer 2016
UnderArmour, Urban Outfitters, Apple, Facebook, and Twitter are more than just great fashion and cool technologies, they’re awesome stocks, too! In this course, you will learn the basics of investing through equities and mutual funds, and lots of terminology (“going long” will no longer apply to just football!). You will create a mock investment portfolio and track its success over various time periods, evaluating and improving your strategies as you go. Look out, Warren Buffett!
Kangaroo Math Competition Prep (Grades 1-7; Fall 2015 – Spring 2016)
The Math Kangaroo is an international mathematical competition that more than 40 countries and 5,000,000 students compete in. Held at the end of March, we offer a comprehensive seven month preparatory program that will strengthen your problem-solving strategies for the competition, and will enhance your skills for your regular school-based math and science classes. All participants will receive a t-shirt, diploma, and special memento. Class sizes are capped at 7 to ensure maximum quality, and are classified based on grade level.
Kangaroo Math International Competition and Problem Solving
Grade 1-2 $399 (entire season) – Cancelled due to Low Enrollment
Grades 3-4 – $449 (entire season) – Sundays – 9/13-3/17/2016 (excl. 11/29, 12/27, 1/3, and 2/14), 10-11AM – Competition Thursday 3/17/2016
Grades 5-7 – $499 (entire season) – Cancelled due to Low Enrollment
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Amusement Park Math and Science (Grades 1-4, 5-8) – $399
How fast do you need to be moving in order to prevent falling out of the Loop de Loop? At Great Adventure, why are you strapped in from the top on Superman and Medusa, while El Toro has you strapped in by the waist? What’s your centripetal acceleration on the Teacup ride at Disney? In this course, we will answer all of these questions and more, as we explore amusement park rides like Kingda Ka, and question how they work. The math and science applications will come easily once the basic concepts of inertia, momentum, and Newton’s Laws are introduced. This course will culminate in a field trip to Great Adventure. Get ready for a wild ride!
Running again in Summer 2016!!
3D Mania (Grades 2-8); AutoCad/3D Design (Grades 8-12)
3D printing has widespread applications including the automotive, aerospace, medical industries, and many more. In this course, you will create a design file which is a mathematical description of a 3D object. Get your 3D printing idea off of paper and into you hand!
3D Mania Grades 3-8 – Sundays 9/13 to 12/13/2015 (excl. 11/29) – 12-1PM – $399
AutoCad and 2D/3D Design – run as one-on-one or group sessions with Master Reggie!
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*A $100 deposit is required to secure a spot in the each and every course – courses are limited to 10 students maximum.