The 2020 Summer Enrichment Academies have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Summer Enrichment Academies are offered to students to provide a focused, in-depth study of a particular subject. The Academy topics change each year. Here are the Academies being offered this year.
- The Leadership and Law Academy
- The Aviation Academy
- The Fine Art Academy
- The STEM Academy
- The Advanced Manufacturing Academy
- Medical Academy
Registration for the Summer Enrichment Academy Program opens on Feb. 1.
Please note that these Academies are funded through grants, donations, and student tuition fees.
For more information or if you are experiencing financial difficulties, please contact Tracy Buckridge at 845-744-2031 X3609 so that payment arrangements can be made.
This is an elective program primarily centered on government, economics, and the criminal justice system. This course allows students to learn content through real life applications.
This program runs 14 days, for approximately 105 hours of instruction. Upon successful completion students earn one credit in Government and Economics.
This program is taught by certified social studies teachers, Town of Crawford Police officers and the United States Army. Guest speakers provide enrichment in their specific areas of expertise.
Cost of the Program: $275
The Pine Bush Aviation Academy, in collaboration with the United States Army and Pratt & Whitney, provides students with a basic knowledge of the equipment and operation of aircraft.
Students will learn the fundamentals of aviation including: operation of airplanes, meteorology, and introduction to glider flight lessons, instrumentation, avionics systems, communications, and flight simulation.
This program is taught by a certified flight instructor, a certified math teacher, and an array of aviation guest speakers. This course not only provides enrichment, but prepares students for a range of job opportunities in the aviation field. Students earn one elective math credit.
Cost of the program: $275
The objective of this Academy is to afford high school students the opportunity to earn one elective art credit, while creating original artworks using various art-making techniques. In this project-based course, the inter-connectivity of digital and traditional art-making will be explored. Students will learn to combine digital photography, Adobe programs and traditional art mediums in beautiful, original works of art. The Fine Art Academy will provide a full day of instruction in an inspiring art-making environment, where students are surrounded by other interested and motivated young artists.
Fine Art Academy students have the opportunity to explore multi-step art-making techniques that are not possible during the regular school year due to time constraints.
Cost of the program: $275
This academy is open to students who have just completed 8th grade.
The STEM Academy is an educational program designed to prepare students for careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. With 97.5 hours of instruction, students who complete the academy will earn one credit in science or technology. Students will participate in hands-on activities throughout the academy completing a variety of projects. Guest speakers will provide enrichment in their specific areas of expertise.
Cost of the Program: $275
The Advanced Manufacturing Academy is an educational program designed to give students an accelerated experience in learning CNC programming and operations. The program is divided into a morning session and an afternoon session; students are required to attend one session. Students will participate in hands-on activities throughout the academy completing a variety of projects. Guest speakers will provide enrichment in their specific areas of expertise.
The program provides 30 hours of instruction. Students who successfully complete the academy will earn half a credit in technology.
Space is limited. Only five students per session will be accepted.
Cost of the program: $150
The Pine Bush Summer Medical Academy is a course that is designed to provide students with an introduction to the various fields and occupations in healthcare.
Dr. Raucci, Orange Regional Medical Center, Crystal Run Healthcare, Pine Bush Ambulance Corp, Mobile Life, ATCs, Touro Medical School, Army Medics, and others will provide students with first-hand knowledge of these fields and the opportunities that each presents.
Spots are on a first come, first serve basis and you must make payment in order to secure your place on the roster.
If you are interested in taking this course for college credit, Dominican College tuition of $225 is due the first week of the academy.
(This is in addition to the Academy fee and optional for students who have completed 10th or 11th grade.)
If you would like to be certified in first aid, there is an optional one-day course tentatively planned for Saturday, July 11. There is an additional fee of $20 per student for this optional certification.
Cost of the program : $275