Bergen Catholic Lead On Program (NOW VIRTUAL)

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Dates: Monday July 13, 2020-Thursday July 30, 2020
Price: $325 per student
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The Bergen Catholic LEAD ON Program is a three-week summer enrichment program designed for students entering 7th and 8th grades. It provides a stimulating classroom experience in which students will explore and enjoy a variety of topics. Additionally, the LEAD ON program provides a chance for social growth, maturity enhancement, and for making new friends in a small classroom environment.

This Lead On program will be staffed by current Bergen Catholic faculty as well as BC graduates who are presently in college. The program consists of two class sessions per day with each session being 90 minutes in length. There will also be sporting tournaments throughout the three weeks to get the students moving and having fun.

Courses Offered:

Forensics/CSI: Be a part of the Forensics’ Motto “The seekers of the truth.” Enjoy knowledge of crime scene preparation/preservation, observations, the collection of evidence such as: hairs, fibers, bones, fingerprints, and the decomposition of bodies as well as animals, allow scientists to solve mysteries and crime.

Stock Market and Entrepreneurialism: In a 21st century world, finance plays a critical role in the decision making of business all over the globe. In this course, you will have the opportunity to be introduced to the world of Wall Street, its influence on society, and how to properly invest money safely, securely, and effectively. You will also have the opportunity to learn how to use your skills to become a leader of your own business through entrepreneurial best practices.

Journalism and Sports Media: Journalism is a writing intensive course that will provide an in-depth examination of journalism and the news writing process. Students will learn about the history of journalism its role as the fourth estate, and the subsequent ethical rights and responsibilities of that role. Students will learn and be responsible for the planning, design, and publication of a newspaper. This production process will involve feature writing, page/graphic design, and photography. Students will also have the opportunity to gain experience in broadcast journalism through podcast creation, and production as they learn they receive an opportunity to learn field experience in media.

Robotics: Robotics as a subject allows students to explore and solve real-world scenarios through Problem-based learning. Problem-Based learning requires students to generate solutions both independently and collaboratively using experimentation. This course guides students to complete projects based upon a certain set of parameters that are given prior to the beginning of class. The assessment and measuring of retention is done through the completion of an engineering notebook as well as create online blueprints and construct different structures based off of those notebooks and blueprints.

Theatre, Men’s Ensemble, and the Arts: In this class, students will learn about the significance and history of the music and the arts, as well as have the opportunity to learn musical numbers by our Performing Arts Chair and Director of the Men’s Vocal Ensemble.

Studio Art: Studio Art is traditionally defined as art that is enjoyed visually, such as photographs, paintings, drawings, sculptures or ceramics. In this class, students will have the opportunity to work on foundational and creative skills through a variety of art projects.

Please click the link to access the registration form and submit by email to Matt Rosa ’08, Director of Admissions, at mrosa@bergencatholic.org or mail to:

Bergen Catholic High School
Attn: Matt Rosa
1040 Oradell Avenue
Oradell, NJ 07649

For questions, please feel free to contact Matt Rosa at mrosa@bergencatholic.org or 201-634-2205.

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