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. The LCSP is unable to guarantee credit or acceleration at another institution. Therefore, it is the responsibility of each family to notify their school prior to taking the course to ensure approval if the student meets course expectations.

At the conclusion of the course, families will receive a written comment from the teacher including the student’s grade average for the course and the student’s score on the final proficiency test to present to his or her school for consideration.

 

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

 

Course Offerings

 

Calculus A: Introduction to Limits and Derivatives

Prerequisite: Precalculus
Duration:  3 weeks; June 21–July 9, 2021
*Classes meet 9:00 a.m.– 12:30 p.m. EDT Monday–Friday
Offered Online

Tuition: $2,250

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 A students can elect to take our SAT Test Prep course through the Online Academy at an additional cost.

 

Geometry

Prerequisite: Algebra 1
Duration: 6 weeks; June 21–July 30, 2021 
*Classes meet 9:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. EDT Monday–Friday
Offered Online and Hybrid (Two weeks online, four weeks in-person)

Tuition
Online: $3,700
Hybrid (Day): $3,950; includes lunch
Hybrid (Extended Day): $4,900; includes two meals, one elective, athletics, and student activities
Hybrid (Boarding): $8,450; includes room & board, one elective, athletics, student activities, and residential life

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.