Summer School

Summer School Academies 

Registration for the Summer Enrichment Academy Program will open on Feb. 1.

For more information, contact Tracy Buckridge at 845-744-2031 X3609.

Please note that these Academies are funded through grants, donations, and student tuition fees.

The Leadership and Law Academy

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 15 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, and students participate in field trips, Drill and Ceremony as well as physical training.

Cost of the Program: $275

There is also an opportunity for students to take this course for 3 college credits through Orange County Community College in Criminal Justice 101 for an additional $185.

The Aviation Academy

The Pine Bush Aviation Academy in collaboration with Wurtsboro Airport and the Air National Guard 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, human factors, 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 Performing Arts Academy

This Academy provides students with a comprehensive experience in musical performance. The course includes all aspects of preparation and presentation from advertising and set building to design and performance. Focus is on individual vocal performance and theatrical dance.

We have arrangements to supplement the curriculum with area professionals who share their expertise in technical theater lighting, sound design, make-up, auditioning, and the “realities” of professional theater. Students also benefit from collaboration with the actors and actresses from the Forestburgh Playhouse.

This course is be taught by certified teachers and performing arts professionals. 

Cost of the program: $275

There is also an opportunity for students to take this course for 3 college credits through SUNY New Paltz in Voice in Theatre for an additional fee of $125.

The Medical Academy

The Medical Academy is a two week course that is designed to provide students with an introduction to the various medical fields.  Students will interact with professionals in various health-related fields in a context that will allow them to develop an appreciation of each field and the rigors necessary to pursue such careers.  They will establish a firm base in anatomy which they will build a physiological understanding of the human systems. 

Students will be assisted by local doctors and provided an opportunity to become certified in First Aid, CPR, and AED through American Red Cross.  Students are also given the opportunity to earn three college credits through Dominican College. 

The Medical Science Academy is run through a partnership between Orange Regional Medical Center, Crystal Run Healthcare and the Pine Bush High School Science department.

Cost of the Program: $300 (This includes a $275 academy fee and a $25 fee for medical supplies provided to each student).

The Science Academy

The Summer Science Academy will allow high school students the opportunity to discover the beauty and delicate balance that exists within the Adirondack ecosystems, The hope is that an environmental awareness will develop in the students that will lead them to career and life choices that support Environmental Science.  It will involve intensive field study at SUNY Cortland’s Outdoor Education Center at Antlers at Raquette Lake in the Adirondack Mountains.

Cost of the program: $525, which will include the academy fee, transportation, meals, room and board.

Students who have completed 10th and 11th grade have the opportunity to take an additional class for college level credit in “The Study of Biological Habitats” for an additional $194. The college level course is optional.

Pine Bush Central School District
State Route 302, Pine Bush, NY 12566
Phone: (845) 744-2031
Fax: (845) 744-6189
Tim O. Mains
Superintendent of Schools
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