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Foster your love of learning with these outstanding academic camps and workshops.

Environmental Science Summer Research Experience for Young Women (E.S.S.R.E.)

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  • 9:00-4:00, No fee for this program. See Description for Prerequisites.

    Now in its 17th year, E.S.S.R.E. is a unique, nationally recognized three-week research internship available to all high school girls from the greater Baltimore area. Participants explore the soil chemistry and organisms of the Roland Park Country School woodland campus, experience how to engage in self-directed field research and learn a wide range of general research skills such as statistical analyses and writing peer-reviewed scientific papers. 
    Working in research teams, the interns also learn how to author lab activities for studying soil ecology in other settings and they design web pages to disseminate these labs via the program’s website. For their time and training, each intern receives a stipend of $500.
    Prerequisites for participation in the program are completion of at least the 9th grade and a full year of science with a grade of “B” or better (preference is given to those with a year of biology or environmental science), along with a letter of recommendation from a current science teacher, and a completed application form.   
    Space in the program is limited, and admission is on a rolling basis.

SAT Prep Course

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  • Ages 16–18, 9:00–12:00 or 1:00-4:00, $595

    Led by Charles A. Eby

    Program One: 9:00 – 12:00 PM
    Program Two: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

    Start preparing for college by learning how to master the SAT! This 30 hour, 2 week course is designed to introduce you to not only the academic material, but also the strategies and techniques necessary to maximize scoring on the exam.  All aspects of the test will be covered, including the Math, Reading, and Writing components. 
    Actual SAT exams will be used as homework assignments to boost specific skills and assess performance. Ultimately the goal of the course is to maximize your confidence, familiarity, and score on the SAT.  Scheduling for this course is timed especially to benefit those planning to take the August 26 SAT, the October 7 SAT, or the mid-October PSAT.
    NOTE: Mr. Charles A. Eby, proprietor of CAE Associates, has advised families and helped Baltimore-area students improve their SAT scores for over 10 years; Mr. Eby will be assisted by Ms. Amanda Doran, who has taught Language Arts in the Baltimore County and City School Systems. Please note registration will be limited to maximize individual attention and participation.