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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 will be facilitated through a distance learning platform and we will continue the practice of Social Distancing throughout the summer.  

Tuition is $250 per course/per session 

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


Summer School Distance Learning Schedule

8:00 - 8:40 am

Free Optional Fitness Class

 

Morning Yoga

 

 

Morning Yoga

 

 

9:00 - 10:30 am

Class One

Class Two

Class One

Class Two

 

Class One

(9:30 - 10:30 am)

10:30  - 11:30 am

 

Class Two

Flex Time

Class One

Flex Time

Class Two

Flex Time

Class One

Flex Time

 

Class Two

(10:30 - 11:30  am)

 

11:30 - 12:30 pm

 

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

Lunch Break

12:30  - 1:30 pm

Free Optional Fitness/Reflection Classes

Core Fitness

Soran Bushi Fitness

Aloha Journal

Power Yoga

Core Fitness

Class One Descriptions:
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. 

General 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 experimentation, group challenges, and demonstrations.

Japanese Enrichment - Grades 9 - 10  (.25 world language credit) - This course is specifically designed for students who struggle with Japanese Language during the normal school year. Course content will be delivered at a slower pace and concepts of Japanese I will be reviewed. This course helps students develop a solid foundation of the language necessary to progress to the next level. 

Class Two Descriptions:

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)

Class One Descriptions:

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. 

General 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 experimentation, group challenges, and demonstrations.

Class Two Descriptions:

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 - 11:30 - 12:30

Session I and II Afternoon Offerings - No Charge

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Aloha Journal - Grades 9 - 12

Students will be given the opportunity to reflect on current situations through a weekly journal.

Core Fitness/Soran Bushi 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.

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