CAPC Choice is a 7-day residential program that provides Test Scholars SAT prep, personal statement writing and college counseling curriculum, similar to our residential College Admission Prep Camp but for students who would prefer to participate in only part of the camp curriculum.
Each student will choose two of the following courses to take during their week-long session:
- SAT Math
- SAT Reading and Writing
- College counseling & Common Application
- Personal Statement Writing
College Admission Prep Camp is an opportunity to learn the skills needed for success on the SAT, including essay writing techniques, grammar skills, advanced math and critical reading. Our experienced instructors employ the exclusive and time-tested Test Scholars SAT curriculum, which familiarizes students with all aspects of the new SAT exam. Our focus is to provide students with the test taking strategies and reasoning skills, rather than training students to rely primarily on tricks. Test Scholars students have historically scored average increases of nearly 200 points!
College Admission Prep Camp is uniquely equipped to maximize SAT scores because our curriculum utilizes College Board materials. Rather than try to mimic the College Board’s questions, CAPC purchases all exams directly from the test maker. Students receive practice workbooks and exams, and a set of Test Scholars’ exclusive flash cards- 800 of the most important SAT vocabulary words, plus 250 math flash cards for review of important formulas and techniques. The program culminates with a SAT tournament of champions.
Overall, campers receive 12 hours of supervised SAT prep for each subject selected.
Personal Statement Writing
The Personal Statement is a student’s chance to show that he/she is more than a test score or grade point average. It is a significant platform for demonstrating clarity, character and unquantifiable qualifications for college admittance. To this end, College Admission Prep Camp offers every student hours of one-on-one consulting with expert writing instructors during a daily block dedicated solely to honing each student’s work.
From the conception of an essay topic to the final revised piece, the writing program teaches students how to write the kind of essay that will present them in the best light during the college admission process. Students learn to express the self-awareness, imagination, and curiosity that will make them attractive candidates to selective colleges. By the end of the program, each student will have written about a meaningful personal topic that is ready, or nearly ready, for submission with his or her college application.
Even at the most prestigious private high schools the ratio of students to counselors can exceed 100:1, offering minimal individual contact and attention. CAPC gives each participant direct access to some of the top guidance counselors in the country.
CAPC counselors help students pinpoint top quality schools that are best suited to their particular needs and interests.Students leave CAPC with a list of potential schools that have been reviewed and discussed individually with a CAPC counselor, advice from their counselor, and a college admission calendar that will help families avoid last minute scrambling and the possibility of missed deadlines.
CAPC Choice - Staff Profiles
Staff are typically subject matter experts and experienced teachers. Staff assignments vary by program and all staff are held to the highest possible standards. Some of our recent staff members for this program include:
Check back closer to the start of camp for details on our 2017 staff.
We will continue to add additional staff members as enrollment and availability dictate. Details are posted on additional staff members as they are confirmed.
* Tentative and Subject to Change
|Jul 23rd - Jul 29th||10th - 12th||Berkeley Camp Location: UC Berkeley||$2,425.00 – $2,850.00|