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Programs by Topic: Gear Up & Get Ahead [grades 8-12]

high school summer programs westport ctWestport Continuing Education presents an ambitious roster of college and career-ready summer programs for high school students. As a division of Westport Public Schools, we share the mission to empower and inspire students to reach their full potential as lifelong learners and socially responsible contributors to our global community. We achieve this by fostering critical and creative thinking and collaborative problem solving. 

Out of the Box Thinking: Cultivating Qualities for the Emerging Future [entering 10–college] This highly-interactive, student-driven workshop fosters creativity through collaboration, deep listening, and increasing self-awareness. Examine social systems, interact via guiding questions, personal reflection, group collaboration, and inspiring thought experiments, and participate in discussions on the arts, contemporary philosophy, quantum science, and the natural world. [Instructor: John Cusano, systems change consultant] Tuesday, August 9 - Thursday, August 11 | 9:00 am - 1:00 pm | $129

A Historical Journey through Science and Social Justice [entering 10-12] Explore the intersection of science and history to address social justice topics. Discover how both science and history shape our current cultural perspective and understanding of race, gender, and sexuality. [Instructors Kayla Iannetta & Cathy Schager] Tuesday, July 5 - Friday, July 9 | 9:00am - 11:00am | $129 

CSI 101 [entering grades 9-12]
If you took Forensics this year, then this program is for you! Even if you didn’t take forensics, but are interested in the subject, learn more about it! [Instructor: WPS teacher Heather Wirkus, who received her FBI Certificate] July 25 - 29 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $239

Gear Up for Algebra 1 [entering 8]
Monday - Thursday: SHS & Fridays Online
July 5 - 29 | 8:00 - 11:00 am | $439

Gear Up for Algebra 2 [entering 9-11]
July 25 - 29 | 9:30-11:00 | $169
August 8 - 12 | 9:30-11:00 | $169

Gear Up for AP Calculus [entering 11-12]
July 18 - 22 | 8:30 am - 12:30 pm | $259

Gear Up for AP Social Studies [entering 10-12]
Aug 1 - 5 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $195

Gear Up for College Prep Science [entering 9-12]
July 25 - 29 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $239

Gear Up for Science Olympiad [entering 6-9]
August 8 - 12 | 9:00 am - 12:00 pm | $239

127 A Historical Journey through Science and Social Justice [entering 10-12]

Class has been Canceled

Sessions:

4

Dates:

7/5 to 7/8

Times:

Tu  9-11 am
We  9-11 am
Th  9-11 am
Fr  9-11 am

Grades

10,11,12

Location:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
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115 CSI 101 (entering 9-12)

Sessions:

5

Dates:

7/25 to 7/29

Times:

Tu  9 am -12 pm
We  9 am -12 pm
Th  9 am -12 pm
Fr  9 am -12 pm
Mo  9 am -12 pm

Grades

9,10,11,12

Location:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
  • Wirkus
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116 Gear up for Algebra 1 (entering 8)

Sessions:

19

Dates:

7/5 to 7/29

Times:

Tu  8-11 am
We  8-11 am
Th  8-11 am
Fr  8-11 am

Grades

8

Location:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
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Gear Up for Algebra 2 (entering 9-11)

Dates:

7/25 to 8/12

Grades

9,10,11

Locations:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
  • James
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117 Gear Up for AP Calculus (entering 11-12)

Class has been Canceled

Sessions:

5

Dates:

7/18 to 7/22

Times:

Mo  8:30 am -12:30 pm
Tu  8:30 am -12:30 pm
We  8:30 am -12:30 pm
Th  8:30 am -12:30 pm
Fr  8:30 am -12:30 pm

Grades

11,12

Location:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
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119 Gear Up for AP Social Studies (entering 10-12)

Class has been Canceled

Sessions:

5

Dates:

8/1 to 8/5

Times:

Mo  9 am -12 pm
Tu  9 am -12 pm
We  9 am -12 pm
Th  9 am -12 pm
Fr  9 am -12 pm

Grades

10,11,12

Location:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
  • Heaphy
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120 Gear Up for College Prep Science (entering 9-12)

Class has been Canceled

Sessions:

5

Dates:

7/25 to 7/29

Times:

Mo  9 am -12 pm
Tu  9 am -12 pm
We  9 am -12 pm
Th  9 am -12 pm
Fr  9 am -12 pm

Grades

9,10,11,12

Location:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
  • Brewer
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121 Gear up for Science Olympiad (entering 6-9)

Sessions:

5

Dates:

8/8 to 8/12

Times:

Mo  9 am -12 pm
Tu  9 am -12 pm
We  9 am -12 pm
Th  9 am -12 pm
Fr  9 am -12 pm

Grades

6,7,8,9

Location:
  • Bedford Middle School
Instructors:
  • Cortright
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126 Journalism in the Real World [entering 10-12]

Class has been Canceled

Sessions:

4

Dates:

7/5 to 7/8

Times:

Tu  10 am -1 pm
We  10 am -1 pm
Th  10 am -1 pm
Fr  10 am -1 pm

Grades

10,11,12

Location:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
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128 Out of the Box Thinking: Cultivating Qualities for the Emerging Future [entering 10-college]

Class has been Canceled

Sessions:

3

Dates:

8/9 to 8/11

Times:

Tu  9 am -1 pm
We  9 am -1 pm
Th  9 am -1 pm

Grades

10,11,12,College

Location:
  • Staples High School
Instructors:
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