Join Oxbridge Academy online this summer for a unique lineup of summer classes. Each two-week session offers more than a dozen eclectic summer courses, reflecting the creativity, curiosity, and depth of knowledge of our inspiring faculty.
The classes are available to current high school students and rising 7th, 8th, and 9th graders.
Classes meet 5 days per week for 55 minutes each day.
Tuition per class
$500 for non-Oxbridge students
$400 for current or incoming Oxbridge students and their siblings
Class sizes are purposely limited to a few students to encourage interaction and participation. Register early as classes will fill up quickly.
Did you know that journaling represents more than writing in a notebook? Writing in a journal, also known as expressive writing, can relieve anxiety and stress while providing emotional and physical benefits for the writer. Students will complete their own journal writing practice while studying the research of writing as healing experts such as James Pennebaker, Julia Cameron, and Natalie Goldberg.
Comic Book lovers unite! Want to create your own superhero? Here's your chance. We will analyze various superheroes and storylines using psychological perspectives, character analysis, and societal trends. Students will gain a better understanding of the nature of superheroes and their importance to society. Finally, students will incorporate these ideas and have an opportunity to create the next superhero sensation. This course is taught by Ms. Thompson and Mrs. Porter.
A Georgian silk dress, a Tom Ford tuxedo, a Victorian corset, ripped jeans - all offer a lens through which to examine the society, culture, economy, and politics of specific times and places. In this course, we will explore what clothing tells us about these major patterns of human history, but we will not limit ourselves to using fashion merely as a window on the past, instead, we will seek to understand how fashion also shaped the past and continues to inform our present.
Students often spend months preparing for the ACT and SAT, but many of them pick which test they are going to take based solely off of recommendations from others. In this course, you will learn the differences in the math topics and question styles offered by each test so you can choose the best test for you. We will spend time reviewing the math topics covered on each test, as well as general test-taking strategies that will benefit all students.
Explore the vibrant cities Toulouse and Montpellier in France’s Occitanie region while you reinforce and enhance skills necessary for French 2. We will review French 1 verbs, structures, and pronunciation as we focus on using French to order food, buy tickets and ask questions during our virtual visit. Each day we will visit a cafe or restaurant and explore a cultural or historical landmark. Emphasis will be on spoken French, conversation, and French 1-level discussion.
The personal essay is one of the trickiest genres to master. Though typically short, an exceptional personal essay needs to tell a story that is specific, original, authentic, and insightful. By looking at exemplary personal essays we will explore different approaches to telling your own story. Students will write and workshop short personal essays on a variety of topics.
Everyone knows practice makes perfect, and that idea holds true for students preparing for their college entrance exams. This course is designed for students who already have decided that the ACT is the correct choice for them. During this course, we will explore the mathematical topics offered on the ACT, review the most common types of problems, and learn test-taking strategies.
This course will introduce students to the process of creating an independent scientific research project for a high school-level program. We will discuss all the steps necessary to start a project - from developing research questions and hypotheses, designing methods, and reviewing supporting scientific literature. This course will help make it easy to clearly and succinctly convey research ideas into action.
Materials: $25 to rent a copy of "A Short Guide to Writing About Biology, 9th Edition" by Jan A. Pechenik
What is the universe made from? Explore the quantum world of atoms and subatomic particles. Study strange quarks, teleporting electrons, ghostly neutrinos, and explosive matter-antimatter annihilations. Meet the atomic scientists that pioneered our knowledge of the atom and nuclear power. Discover the quantum mechanical origins of computers, lasers, and the Internet. Go on a virtual tour of a particle accelerator and learn how magnets help accelerate protons to near the speed of light.
Without a strong foundational skill level, high school and college level math classes with be a challenge. This course is meant to build the confidence of students when it comes to basic math skills. These skills will include, but not limited to: number sense, fractions and decimals, interpreting data, and mental math skills.The course will be approached with fun, hands-on activities.
Students will get a head start in an activity that leads to high school success during this fun and engaging course. Participants will be exposed to the foundation of Original Oratory, Congressional Debate, and Public Forum Debate. This course focuses on current events, public speaking, and argument formation. Students will learn the rules, speech structure, and participate in debate rounds during this engaging and fun course.
If you are interested in women's issues and the politics of gender, this course will look closely at foundational literary texts by women in the struggle for equality. Beginning with Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women, followed by Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own, and ending with We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, students will explore the reasons why equality matters.
Materials: "We Should All Be Feminists." Available for $4.99 on Kindle Edition. All other texts are public domain.
Everyone knows practice makes perfect, and that idea holds true for students preparing for their college entrance exams. This course is designed for students who already have decided that the SAT is the correct choice for them. During this course, we will explore the mathematical topics offered on the SAT, review the most common types of problems, and learn test-taking strategies.
Many remedies that have made their ways to the medicine cupboard began as herbal lore. In this course we will study the development of drugs and medicines for health and wellness that are derived from ethnobotany (the cultural uses of plants by people). We will study the modern applications based on folk tales and old wives remedies. Along the way we will explore botany, the study of plants, in order to understand how the plant makes the chemicals involved. This course will be of particular interest for students considering a career in medicine or wellness.
Want to prepare for freshman Physics? Need to brush up on those Algebra skills? This course will help get students ready for the math and problem-solving skills required to be successful in Freshman Physics at Oxbridge Academy. Learn how to setup word problems and check your answers. Design and create your own physics toolbox to help you study like a grade A student. Perform experiments to measure the strength of gravity in at your own house.
Medical Geography is the study of how human behavior and the natural environment intersect to affect the spread and rate of disease. Students will learn how public health organizations incorporate information about urbanization, social structures, economic choices and cultural practices into plans for reducing the incidence of select diseases. This course is ideal for students considering a future career or major in either medicine or the social sciences.