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Fairfax Collegiate Upper Level
Two-Week Half-Day Summer Courses for Grades 9-12
McLean and Chantilly Locations

High School in Northern Virginia is demanding. Fairfax Collegiate Upper Level courses help students address four key challenges:

Founded in 1993, Fairfax Collegiate is Northern Virginia's largest summer academic program, enrolling over 3,000 students. Classes typically have 12 students or fewer. Instructors include graduate students and undergraduates from leading universities as well as area public and private school teachers.

Dates, Times, and Rates

Morning courses meet weekdays 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Afternoon courses meet weekdays 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. The program fee for each two-week, half-day course is $465. Students may attend attend a morning and afternoon course during the same session for $735. There is a 5% discount for enrolling siblings or for multiple sessions.


Test Prep and College Admissions


SAT Prep 9-12

Students prepare for the mathematics, reading, writing, and essay sections of the SAT.

The math review covers the Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 topics present on the SAT, as well as strategies for both the calculator and no-calculator portions of the test. The reading/writing review emphasizes locating information, making inferences, analyzing rhetoric, and synthesis of information from multiple sources.

Students complete 3 practice SAT tests under timed conditions and become familiar with SAT question formats, test scoring, and time-management strategies. Each student receives an evaluation based on their practice test scores that details areas for improvement and provides suggestions for further preparation.

Course materials include the latest version of The Official SAT Study Guide, which is published by the makers of the exam.

Session Dates Location Time
Session I 6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019 Chantilly Afternoon (Call)
Session I 6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019 McLean Morning
Session II 7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019 Chantilly Morning (Call)
Session III 7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019 McLean Morning (Call)
Session IV 7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019 Chantilly Morning (Call)
Session IV 7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019 McLean Afternoon (Call)

ACT Prep 9-12

Students prepare for the English, mathematics, reading, science, and writing sections of the ACT test.

The English and reading reviews focus on grammar, style, vocabulary, and reading comprehension. Math review topics include concepts from Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2. The science review covers experimental design, and interpreting and making inferences from experimental data.

Students complete 3 practice ACT tests under timed conditions and become familiar with ACT question formats, test scoring, and time-management strategies. Each student receives an evaluation based on their practice test scores that details areas for improvement and provides suggestions for further preparation.

Course materials include the latest version of The Official ACT Prep Guide, which is published by the makers of the exam.

Session Dates Location Time
Session II 7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019 McLean Afternoon
Session III 7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019 Chantilly Afternoon

College Application Essays 9-12

This course explores how different colleges use application essays, how to write effective essays, and how to use essays to differentiate and position college applications.

The course is taught as a seminar. Students present their college admission goals and positioning strategies, brainstorm essay topics and approaches, and write, discuss, and revise admission essays.

Session Dates Location Time
Session I 6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019 McLean Afternoon
Session II 7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019 Chantilly Afternoon
Session III 7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019 McLean Afternoon
Session IV 7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019 Chantilly Afternoon

High School Math


Intro to Algebra II 9-12

Get ready to take your Algebra skills to the next level.

This course is a focused workshop for the concepts necessary to succeed in Algebra II, including: operations on rational and radical expressions, factoring and solving polynomials, complex numbers, sequences and series, exponential and logarithmic functions, statistics, and permutations and combinations. Students take a diagnostic test on the first day of class to help the instructor determine the optimal selection and pacing of topics for their needs.

Each day%u2019s schedule includes small-group instruction, individual practice, one-on-one coaching, and math games.

Session Dates Location Time
Session I 6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019 Chantilly Morning
Session II 7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019 McLean Afternoon
Session III 7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019 Chantilly Afternoon
Session IV 7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019 McLean Afternoon (Call)

Intro to Calculus 9-12

Get ready to tackle one of the most advanced high school-level math courses.

This course is a focused workshop for the concepts necessary to succeed in Calculus, including: limits, estimating and calculating derivatives, applications of derivatives, estimating integrals, calculating indefinite and definite integrals, and applications of integrals. Students take a diagnostic test on the first day of class to help the instructor determine the optimal selection and pacing of topics for their needs.

Each day%u2019s schedule includes small-group instruction, individual practice, one-on-one coaching, and math games.

Session Dates Location Time
Session II 7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019 Chantilly Morning

Intro to Precalculus 9-12

Make the transition to advanced high school-level math with confidence.

This course is a focused workshop for the concepts necessary to succeed in Precalculus, including: a careful review of Algebra 2 topics, solving and graphing trigonometric equations, inverse and composite trig functions, vectors, matrices, and limits. Students take a diagnostic test on the first day of class to help the instructor determine the optimal selection and pacing of topics for their needs.

Each day%u2019s schedule includes small-group instruction, individual practice, one-on-one coaching, and math games.

Session Dates Location Time
Session I 6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019 McLean Morning
Session IV 7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019 Chantilly Morning

Advanced Writing


Academic Writing 9-12

Students write and revise short papers and essays on topics of personal interest and learn academic editorial and citation styles.

The course is taught in a seminar style and features discussion of notable examples of different forms of academic writing.

Students write daily in academic style and received detailed corrections and suggestions for improvement from instructors.

Session Dates Location Time
Session I 6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019 Chantilly Morning
Session II 7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019 McLean Morning (Call)
Session III 7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019 Chantilly Morning (Call)
Session IV 7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019 McLean Morning (Call)

Computer Science


Algorithms 9-12

This course presents a hands-on tour of concepts at the core of high school computer science and beyond.

Students gain experience in programming algorithms used for sorting, searching, as well as creating data structures. Examples and projects use the Python programming language.

Session Dates Location Time
Session III 7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019 Chantilly Morning
Session IV 7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019 McLean Morning

Intro to Computer Science 9-12

High school students learn the Java programming language and prepare for computer science courses including AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A.

Topics include Java keywords, control structures, data structures, the Java Class Library, types, object-oriented programming, and generics. Exercises include console-based utilities, simple GUI games, and student projects.

Session Dates Location Time
Session I 6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019 McLean Afternoon (Call)
Session II 7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019 Chantilly Afternoon
Session III 7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019 McLean Afternoon
Session IV 7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019 Chantilly Afternoon

Location Schedules


McLean
Lutheran Church of the Redeemer
1545 Chain Bridge Rd.
McLean, VA 22101
Session I (6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019)
Morning
Intro to Precalculus 9-12
SAT Prep 9-12
Afternoon
College Application Essays 9-12
Intro to Computer Science 9-12 (Call)
Session II (7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019)
Morning
Academic Writing 9-12 (Call)
Afternoon
ACT Prep 9-12
Intro to Algebra II 9-12
Session III (7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019)
Morning
SAT Prep 9-12 (Call)
Afternoon
College Application Essays 9-12
Intro to Computer Science 9-12
Session IV (7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019)
Morning
Academic Writing 9-12 (Call)
Algorithms 9-12
Afternoon
Intro to Algebra II 9-12 (Call)
SAT Prep 9-12 (Call)

Chantilly
St. Timothy Catholic School
13809 Poplar Tree Rd.
Chantilly, VA 20151
Session I (6/17/2019 - 6/28/2019)
Morning
Academic Writing 9-12
Intro to Algebra II 9-12
Afternoon
SAT Prep 9-12 (Call)
Session II (7/1/2019 - 7/12/2019)
Morning
Intro to Calculus 9-12
SAT Prep 9-12 (Call)
Afternoon
College Application Essays 9-12
Intro to Computer Science 9-12
Session III (7/15/2019 - 7/26/2019)
Morning
Academic Writing 9-12 (Call)
Algorithms 9-12
Afternoon
ACT Prep 9-12
Intro to Algebra II 9-12
Session IV (7/29/2019 - 8/9/2019)
Morning
Intro to Precalculus 9-12
SAT Prep 9-12 (Call)
Afternoon
College Application Essays 9-12
Intro to Computer Science 9-12