Current 8th Graders

This page is to help students that are currently in 8th grade and will be entering 9th grade in August.  These students are eligible for the following classes and camps.  Click on the name of the class to learn more.  Details about before and after care, lunch, and other Sycamore Academy details can be found here:  Sycamore Academy Info

Sycamore Academy Summer Scholars Leadership Academy

June 8th - 12th, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm, 4th - 7th Grade, Cost $295 for the week.  The Sycamore Summer Scholars Leadership Academy is a new and unique opportunity for our older students to gain instruction and firsthand experience in leadership.  The camp runs simultaneously with Sycamore Academy Summer Scholars day camp.  Sycamore Scholars Junior Leaders (SSJL’s) will participate in Elective 1 with the camp.  For Elective 2, the SSJL’s will participate in a leadership training elective.  During that time they will follow a leadership curriculum while also preparing for the rest of the day.  SSJL’s will plan and execute the all camp game and then be small group leaders during the all camp problem based learning activity.  From 3:45 pm – 4:00 pm each day, the SSJL’s will debrief with the instructor’s about how things went, make suggests for improvements the next day, and discuss any issues they have identified.   


July 13th – 23rd (Monday – Thursday), 1 pm – 4pm, 6th – 10th grade, cost $135/wk or $250 both weeks. This course offers a gentle introduction to fundamental computer science concepts using the Python programming language. Emphasis will be placed on developing problem-solving skills to create software programs and several hands-on activities will be incorporated throughout the course to reinforce concepts and promote active learning. No prior experience is necessary and beginners are encouraged to attend. Week 2 will pick up where week 1 leaves off.