For students currently enrolled in grades 9-11, the district offers WHS Camp for Success offerings: Pre-Teaching, Re-Teaching, SAT Preparation and a new Media Literacy Bootcamp presented by Gwynedd Mercy University.
The Pre-Teaching courses are designed to address gaps in knowledge that students may have in a given content area or help students get a head start on a particular course. The Pre-Teaching courses are designed to introduce students to material in a course they have not taken yet. Courses will focus on the necessary skills that will assist students to be successful in the 2023-2024 school year. The goal of this course is to prepare students for their future courses before the school year begins.
The Re-Teaching courses are designed to address gaps in knowledge that students may have in a given area. The Re-Teaching course are designed to review material in a course that students have already taken and passed. The goal of this course is to review important concepts and skills that students will need in order to be successful in the 2023-2024 school year.
The SAT Test Preparation course is designed to build the confidence of students who will be taking the SAT test in the coming year. The goal of this course is to identify and implement test-taking strategies and utilize prior knowledge to increase student performance. Essay writing will focus on a piece of writing that may be used in the college application process.
The new Media Literacy Bootcamp presented by Gwynedd Mercy University will cover topics including, but not be limited to:
- Understanding and learning to evaluate different commonly-used media (news media, social media, advertising, etc.)
- Critical reading strategies for those media
- The differences between popular and academic sources
- Civic responsibility as informed by media literacy
- Understanding and applying rhetorical theories
- Skills for discussion and debate in response to media