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PBA Summer Program

Pacific Buddhist Academy is proud to offer a variety of affordable summer programs to fit each student's needs.

This year, PBA's summer school offers courses to help students retain and enhance academic skills, refine artistic talents, and explore new interests. 

All participants will share moments of fellowship, feats of learning, performance, and more!

Summer School dates are from June 10 - July 19 (with holidays on June 11 (Kamehameha Day) and June 4 (Independence Day).

Tuition is $300 per course/per session

*Stage Left (Performing Arts Program) is $900 and this covers fees for both afternoon sessions. Fees include: costumes, meals during production days, and rehearsal fees during production. This is a partnered program with Pacific Buddhist Academy.

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Summer Packages/Discounts:

All Day Session I: 

Two Morning Courses/1 Afternoon Course during Session I

$750 - (Save $150)

All Day Session II:

Two Morning Courses/1 Afternoon Course during Session II

$750 (Save $150)

Summer School/Discount:

Students enrolled in summer school will receive a $150 discount for the drama program.

Session I: June 10 - June 28 (Kamehameha Day Holiday on June 11)

Period 1: 8:00 am - 9:45 am

Entering 9th graders.
Group Problem Solving

Honors Science: Rockets and Galaxies - Grades 10 - 12 (.25 science credit) - This course is for the curious student looking to challenge themselves intellectually and enjoy the rewards of experimentation. Students will learn about propulsion techniques, laser beam technology, and the use of energy to power and launch rockets. 

Language Arts Enrichment - Grade 9 - This course provides the tools necessary to navigate the high school Language Arts experience. This class helps students' transition from a middle school environment to the expectations of a high school level curriculum. Writing techniques, interactive communication, and engaged participation during discussions are emphasized. 

Science in Action  I- Grades 10 - 12 (.25 science credit) - This course integrates basic concepts of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology for a highly interactive experience. Students will be engaged in hands-on activities through lab experiments, group challenges, and demonstrations.

Period 2: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Mimetic Art I - Grades 9 - 12 (.25 fine arts credit) - This course allows students to explore world-class art at various museums and exhibits, and then return to the art studio to make their own creations. Students learn to appreciate fine art and become inspired by the artists showcased.

Field trip to Blue Planet Sound recording studio

Math Completion- Grades 10 - 12  - This course allows students to review previously learned math concepts and help them achieve successful completion of their math requirements.  This course requires approval for entry. Students will receive math credit upon completion of all coursework.

Geometry - Grades 10 - 11 - This course provides additional math practice for students interested in progressing further in their math curriculum. This course is geared for students seeking an accelerated math program and/or maintaining their math skills over the summer break. Students will receive math credit upon completion of all coursework.

Songwriting - Grades 9 - 12 (.25 performing arts and communication credit) - Learn the basics of song writing and production through this highly interactive course. Students learn the qualities of a good song and how to create hooks and write quality lyrics. In addition, students have the opportunity to record their own music.

Session II: July 1 - July 19 (Independence Day Holiday on July 4)

Period 1: 8:00 am - 9:45

Honors Science: Rockets and Galaxies - Grades 10 - 12 (.25 science credit) - This course is for the curious student looking to challenge themselves intellectually and enjoy the rewards of experimentation. Students will learn about propulsion techniques, laser beam technology, and the use of energy to power and launch rockets. 

Math Enrichment- Grade 9  - This course provides the tools necessary to navigate the high school math experience. This course helps students transition from a middle school environment to the expectations of a high school math curriculum. 

Science in Action II - Grades 10 - 12 (.25 science credit) - This course integrates basic concepts of Physics, Chemistry, and Biology for a highly interactive experience. Students will be engaged in hands-on activities through lab experiments, group challenges, and demonstrations.

Period 2: 10:00 am - 11:45 am

Learning about math through art.
 

Mimetic Art II - Grades 9 - 12 (.25 fine arts credit) - This course allows students to explore world-class art at various museums and exhibits, and then return to the art studio to make their own creations. Students learn to appreciate fine art and become inspired by the artists showcased.

Math Completion - Grades 10 - 12  - This course allows students to review previously learned math concepts and help them achieve successful completion of their math requirements.  This course requires approval for entry. Students will receive math credit upon completion of all coursework.

Geometry - Grades 10 - 11 - This course provides additional math practice for students interested in progressing further in their math curriculum. This course is geared for students seeking an accelerated math program and/or maintaining their math skills over the summer break. Students will receive math credit upon completion of all coursework.

Lunch - 11:45 am - 12:45 pm

*Lunch provided by 1132 Cafe'. Average costs per lunch range between $5 - $7. There are five menu choices and student select their options per week. This is an optional program and students will be billed for meals purchased.

Sample Menu:

  • 1/2 Turkey Avocado Sandwich + Chicken Noodle Soup
  • Shrimp & Cucumber Sandwich
  • Pepperoni & Cheese Sandwich
  • Broccoli Pasta
  • BLT Wrap

12:45 pm - 1:00 pm - Break

Session I Afternoon Offerings

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Beginning Karate - Grades 9 - 12 

Learn the art of "kata" which is a series of formalized movements that represent various offensive and defensive postures. Train with an experienced instructor and learn proper self-defense skills in a comfortable and safe environment.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship - Grades 9 - 12

Students will have an opportunity to develop their own ideas, market their creativity, and learn how to finance their own operation. This session, students will gain an understanding of the world of business through the creation of a school store where they make the decisions of which products to carry, learn to create a workable budget, understand the concepts of profit and loss, and develop basic accounting skills.

Summer Fitness - Grades 9 - 12

Join us this summer for a fun yet rigorous summer fitness experience. Students involved in athletics will enjoy this opportunity to condition during the summer with a series of exercises that increase flexibility, maintain strength, and build stamina.

Session II Afternoon Offerings

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Beginning Karate - Grades 9 - 12 

Learn the art of "kata" which is a series of formalized movements that represent various offensive and defensive postures. Train with an experienced instructor and learn proper self-defense skills in a comfortable and safe environment.

Introduction to Entrepreneurship - Grades 9 - 12

This session continues lessons of Entrepreneurship, but brings it to the next level. Students will design their own product, develop a target market, create a product sample, budget the costs, determine profit, and sell their product. 

Summer Fitness - Grades 9 - 12

Join us this summer for a fun yet rigorous summer fitness experience. Students involved in athletics will enjoy this opportunity to condition during the summer with a series of exercises that increase flexibility, maintain strength, and build stamina.

Session I and II - 

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Performing Arts Program

Hongwanji Mission School, HMS Performing Arts, and Pacific Buddhist Academy team up this summer to bring you a 6-week fun filled performing arts training program called StageLeft! Immerse yourself in the art of theatre, develop existing talents, and learn new ones. Beginners are welcome and we offer challenges for the experienced actor. Students will receive professional training in acting, character development, movement, dance, broadway, voice, and jazz. The summer culminates with a musical production at the beautiful Paliku Theatre.

*StageLeft! is a partnered program with Pacific Buddhist Academy. Programming fees are $900 for the entire summer. This includes tuition, costumes, and meals during production.

*Students enrolled in a PBA Summer Session course will receive a $150 discount on Stage Left! programming fees. 

*There are limited internship opportunities for high school students. If accepted, students will receive a full tuition waiver for Stage Left! programming fees. Interns will receive a generous stipend. All interested 10th grade - precollege students must sign-up for an audition time via www.stageleftprogram.com.

Please visit www.stageleftprogram.com for more information.

 

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