Accelerated Studies

Looking to accelerate in high school mathematics?

If you maintain a strong pattern of achievement and share our deep appreciation for the abstract beauty of mathematics, these are the courses for you!

Accelerated Studies courses maintain the qualities and curriculum standards of The Loomis Chaffee School and are taught at an accelerated pace in order to cover the required material. At the conclusion of the course, students will receive a written comment from the teacher including their grade average for the course and score on the final proficiency test to present to their school for consideration.

Our summer program is unable to guarantee credit or acceleration at another institution. Therefore, parents of students who do not attend Loomis Chaffee during the academic year should notify their child's school prior to taking the course to ensure approval of credit or acceleration if the student meets course expectations.

 

I was in Algebra 1 as a freshman and thought I would only be able to get to Precalculus by senior year. In the Summer Program, I was able to accelerate through Geometry to the next level of math. I am very happy that I decided to do it.
Gunnar
student from vermont

 

2022 Course Offerings

Geometry

Prerequisite 
Algebra 1

Duration
6 weeks
June 20–July 29, 2022 
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT
Monday–Friday


Location
Offered Online

Tuition
$3,850

Geometry is an intensive course that covers all topics taught in a full year of Geometry at Loomis Chaffee (LC). The course prepares students for the LC end-of-year departmental exam. Pending satisfactory performance on the exam, students can earn academic credit (and meet this diploma requirement) and accelerate to the next course in their progression in the fall. 

The course maintains an accelerated pace in order to cover a full academic year course load in six weeks. Therefore, the course is designed for students who have a pattern of high achievement in mathematics, and who are recommended for advancement by the math department at their school.

Calculus A: Introduction to Limits and Derivatives

Prerequisite
Precalculus

Duration
3 weeks
June 20–July 8, 2022 
9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT
Monday–Friday


Location
Offered Online

Tuition
$2,350

Calculus A is designed for talented and committed math students who have the desire to accelerate from Advanced Precalculus to CL Calculus BC pending satisfactory performance in the class and successful completion of the departmental exam before fall term begins. Calculus A is a not a credit-bearing course. The intensive course meets for three class periods per day and closely follows The Concept Outline set by The College Board. The core topics covered in this course are Limits (and continuity) and Derivatives. The students learn to find limits and derivatives numerically, graphically, and algebraically. The course also emphasizes usage of those techniques in applied context.

Calculus Topic C

Prerequisite
Calculus AB

Duration
3 weeks 
June 20–July 8, 2022
9:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. EDT
Monday–Friday

Location
Offered Online

Tuition
$2,350

This course is designed for talented and committed math students who have completed CL Calculus AB and desire to complete the CL Calculus BC curriculum. This course covers topics in single variable differential and integral calculus typically found in a first-year college Calculus II course. Calculus C is a not a credit-bearing course. This intensive course closely follows The Concept Outline set by The College Board (topics are marked by BC designation). The big ideas covered in this course are Sequences and Series, techniques of integration and application of derivatives and integrals to parametric and polar functions. The course also emphasizes usage of those techniques in applied context.