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Pacific Buddhist Academy cares about each student and our teachers make connections to each student's needs individually - especially important during these times. 

Our classes are small and PBA has a world-class teaching staff. We're a school that teaches that everyone is interconnected and that we have to take care of one another and the planet.

Small School Feel, Big School Talent!

Summer School dates are from June 8 - July 17 (with holidays on June 11 (Kamehameha Day) and June 3 (Independence Day Observance).

*Special Note - PBA classes (with the exception of Drama) may be facilitated through a distance learning platform if the practice of Social Distancing continues through the summer.  

Tuition is $350 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:

Summer School/Discount:

Students enrolled in summer school will receive a $100 discount for the drama program.

Session I: June 8 - June 26 (Kamehameha Day Holiday on June 11)

Period 1: 8 to 9:45 a.m.

Entering 9th graders.
Group Problem Solving

SAT Prep (Reading/Writing) - Grades 10 - 12 - PBA’s SAT prep program is an intensively structured 6-week program using excellent resources available through the College Board as well as materials developed in house by our Harvard educated professor, Dr. Ben. The program gets results! The class is appropriate for students in grade 10 – 12.​ Students can register for either the P/SAT Prep: Verbal Sections in the first summer session OR the P/SAT Prep: Math Section in the second summer session. PBA recommends students enroll for both periods to maximize program benefits.

High School Readiness - Grade 9 - This course provides tools necessary to navigate the high school 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. 

Introduction to Laboratory Science -  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 to 11:45 a.m.

Experiential Art I - Grades 9 - 12 (.25 fine arts credit) - Students learn to appreciate fine art and become inspired by the artists showcased. They use this inspiration to create their own original pieces. 

Math - Grades 10 - 12 (.25 math credit) - For Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, students will access a multimedia text through an online interactive web program provided by MyMathLab. Students will work with PowerPoints, animations, podcasts, interactive problem sets, video instruction, and homework assignment and grading. Students will receive summative assessments for each chapter of coursework, and must pass a final semester exam to receive course credit.

Please note: students in Math are required to use their own laptop (PC or Macintosh) for use in the class section, as the math curriculum is in part web-based.    

Language Arts ( 10 - 12) (.25 Language Arts credit) - This Language Arts course lets students study literature in an academically rigorous environment and allows critical analysis of texts in different genres. 

Programming (10 - 12) (.25 elective credit) - A mounting body of scientific educational research is demonstrating that computer programming helps students develop self-confidence and strong problem-solving skills that impact belief in their own capabilities well beyond the programming itself.  This evidence is so strong that some countries have begun implementing programming as a national requirement.  As such, PBA is joining this educational movement to help our students grow and prosper.

Beginning Guitar - Grades 9 - 12 (.25 performing arts and communication credit) - Learn the basics of guitar through this highly interactive course. Students learn power chords to play a variety of contemporary songs. 

Session II: July 1 - July 19 (Independence Day Holiday Observed on July 3)

Period 1: 8 - 9:45 a.m.

SAT Prep Math- Grades 10 - 12 (.25 science credit) - PBA’s SAT prep program is an intensively structured 6-week program utilizing excellent resources available through the College Board as well as materials developed in houseby our Harvard educated professor, Dr. Ben. The program gets results! The class is appropriate for students in grade 10 – 12.​The class is appropriate for students in grade 10 – 12.​ Students can register for either the P/SAT Prep: Verbal Sections in the first summer session OR the P/SAT Prep: Math Section in the second summer session. PBA recommends students enroll for both periods to maximize program benefits.

High School Readiness - Grade 9 - This course provides tools necessary to navigate the high school 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. 

Introduction to Laboratory Science -  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 to 11:45 a.m.

Learning about math through art.
 

Math - Grades 10 - 12 (.25 math credit) - For Algebra I, Geometry and Algebra II, students will access a multimedia text through an online interactive web program provided by MyMathLab. Students will work with PowerPoints, animations, podcasts, interactive problem sets, video instruction, and homework assignment and grading. Students will receive summative assessments for each chapter of coursework, and must pass a final semester exam to receive course credit.

Experiential Art II - Grades 9 - 12 (.25 fine arts credit) - This course allows students to explore world-class art displayed at various museums and exhibits, and then make their own creations.

Language Arts - Grades 10 - 12 (.25 Language Arts credit) - This Language Arts course lets students study literature in an academically rigorous environment and allows critical analysis of texts in different genres. ​

Programming (10 - 12) (.25 elective credit) - A mounting body of scientific educational research is demonstrating that computer programming helps students develop self-confidence and strong problem-solving skills that impact belief in their own capabilities well beyond the programming itself.  This evidence is so strong that some countries have begun implementing programming as a national requirement.  As such, PBA is joining this educational movement to help our students grow and prosper.

Lunch - 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Session I Afternoon Offerings

1 to 2:30 p.m.

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. 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 fitness experience. Students involved in 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 to 2:30 p.m.

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 fitness experience. Students involved in 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 to 4:30 p.m. - 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.

*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 $100 discount on Stage Left! programming fees. 

Please visit www.stageleftprogram.com for more information.

 

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