College Prep Institute
Entering Grades 9-12
$750 per course
$3,500 residential fee
Summer at Sem has made the decision to move all programming online for the 2020 season. View our Online College Prep Program here!
Our College Prep Institute offers a number of academic courses for Wyoming Seminary students during the summer. Many of these courses are also offered during the academic year at Wyoming Seminary. Courses that can be taken for-credit are designated by the credit amount in the descriptions below.
We find that many students will choose to take a course over the summer to free up space for an elective or extra course that they may not be able to take during the full year. The College Prep Institute offers a great way for students to focus on just one or two classes at a time while completing graduation requirements.
Day students are able to enroll in either a half-day or full-day session. Morning sessions are from 9:00-11:30, and afternoon sessions are from 12:30-3:00. Boarding students must enroll in a full-day session.
College Prep helped me tremendously. The summer classes helped free up time so that I could take other classes during the school year. These classes helped me focus on only two classes during the summer, instead of juggling multiple classes which included final exams at the end of the school terms. The courses for me were well set up and fit perfectly into a one-month time frame in July. Summer courses may seem overwhelming; however, they are set up in a way that I felt I spent my time wisely, and I would most definitely do again.
Mon-Fri | 9:00-11:30 | Students are required to attend all scheduled classes in order to receive course credit.
The Bible and Western Culture (.333 credit)
An introduction to the literature, history, ideas, and personalities of both the Old and New Testaments, as well as practical experience in the varying interpretive approaches to reading the Bible. Participants should have completed 9th grade.
The Creation of Music (.333 credit)
Through the study of the harmonic, melodic, and rhythmic elements of music, this course will emphasize the development of music structures and the analysis of form. Included in the syllabus will be a chronological survey of musical styles. Students will experience how composers work the elements of composition. Participants should have completed 10th grade.
Health Education (.333 credit)
This course takes a contemporary approach to realistic needs in the areas of human sexuality, human development, drug alcohol, and tobacco education, nutrition, and stress management.
Mon-Fri | 12:30-3:00 | Students are required to attend all scheduled classes in order to receive course credit.
The Discovery of Art (.333 credit)
Art is a universal language through which ideas are communicated across cultural barriers. This course will examine the basic foundations of the elements of art in conjunction with an overview of artistic actions and reactions of stylistic developments. Assigned research projects and class presentations are part of the daily lessons. Participants should have completed 10th grade.
Public Speaking (.333 credit)
An introduction to the principles of speaking that covers the social, physical, and ethical aspects of speech. Topics will include listening skills, body language, logic, and the impromptu speech. You’ll prepare demonstrations, introductions, and “cause” speeches in a supportive classroom environment.