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PD Academy

“My daughter participated in the Global Issues: Refugees class. It was awesome. Getting involved with the refugee community was such a great opportunity. It was absolutely lovely to have the teacher take advantage of the extended class time in that way. Five stars.”
- PD Academy parent

Need a head start for next year or perhaps a refresher before the year begins? PD Academy to the rescue! Click on the course names below to see details.

No classes on Monday, July 5.

Questions about a course? Our Dean of Summer Academics Randy Sienkowski can help you.


June 14 - June 29; Rising Grades 10-12
Study the conceptual tools necessary to develop an understanding of some of the world’s diverse political structures and practices. Students will study the governmental systems of Great Britain, Nigeria, China, Russia, Iran and Mexico, providing a foundation for developing paradigms of different types of political systems.

June 14 - July 16; Rising Grades 7-12
This course teaches students how mathematics can develop from a postulate system using deductive and inductive reasoning.

June 30 - July 16; Rising Grades 10-12
This course will examine the concepts of resistance and dissent that have appeared in the modern world as well as the historical impact of these actions. The guiding questions for this class will be how and why do people bring about change? Students will investigate recent events through a historical lens, practice empathy through the use of primary sources, and generate research-driven conclusions.

June 28 - July 16; Rising Grades 9-12
In today’s society, we are inundated with ideas about healthy living and what others suggest we do to improve our quality of life.

June 14 - July 9; Rising Grades 6-8
Students will study a variety of literary works and the use of the writing process to develop proficiency in paragraph writing and supplementary reading.

June 14 - July 9; Rising Grades 6-8
Middle School Math emphasizes continuous and recurring practice on the basic mathematical concepts and operations of whole numbers, fractions, and decimals. 

June 7 - July 30; Rising Grades 11-12
This independent-study course is designed for self-motivated students who are ready to acknowledge fitness as it will be when they leave PDS.

June 14 - July 16; Rising Grade 9
Section A: 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Section B: 1:00 pm - 5:30 pm

This course is a combination of a 2-week in-class foundation and a 3-week practical independent experience. Due to high demand, Section A of this PE course is full. Section B is available.

July 6 - 16; Rising Grades 10-12
This course is for students who wish to improve their performance on the SAT. Students study types of questions found on the test by working sample problems and completing timed tests.

June 14 - 29; Rising Grades 11-12
In this course, student writing constitutes the text. Frequent brief essays that draw upon students’ own experiences and knowledge provide students a body of work with which to practice revising and editing skills.

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