Saint James
Saint James School
Montgomery, Alabama

Summer 2018 Camps at Saint James School

Click this image to download the STJ Summer Camp brochure - chock full of camp descriptions, registration form, and more!

Please come and join in the fun! The elementary library will be open selected Wednesdays during the summer (as indicated above) for STJ students, accompanied by their parents, to come and check out books or participate in a story time session. There will be two story times each Wednesday. The 11:00 story time will be for younger students in K3-K5. The 1:00 story time will be geared toward 1st-5th graders. Everyone is welcome at both story times--including younger siblings! There will be music and of course--stories!!! Students will be able to turn in their weekly summer reading log for a prize. We hope to see you at the library this summer!

  • HIGH SCHOOL: 21st CENTURY TECHNOLOGY
    For: Rising 9th-12th Grade Students who are enrolled to attend Saint James School for the 2018/2019 school year.
    *A minimum of 10 students is required for the class to make. There are no refunds or course changes after May 11. If a class does not make, students will be issued a refund.
    Instructor: David Long, STJ High School Technology Teacher
    When: June 4 through June 22; Monday-Friday each week
    Time: 1:30pm-4:30pm
    Location: High School Room 202 (Computer Lab)
    Cost: $1000
    Registration Deadline: May 11, 2018: Download the Saint James School Summer Program Registration Form here.

The 21st Century Technology course is designed to provide students with concepts and skills regarding knowledge of computer operations. Additional topics of study include responsible use of computers, efficient use of computers to enhance productions and presentations, and use of computers to access information. Students will be introduced to the field of computer science and explore various software applications.

Successful completion of this class will allow students to meet the required technology credit for graduation. The grade received in the class will factor into the student’s STJ GPA. The class will be a hybrid classroom/online course. Students will complete a variety of projects and some lessons that will be placed online. Both the online and classroom components of the class must be completed successfully to receive credit. ANY class absences must be approved in advance by the instructor. The number of days that a student can miss the class and receive credit is very limited.

  • HIGH SCHOOL: SUMMER ACT PREP BOOT CAMP

Open to Rising Sophomores and Juniors who are enrolled at Saint James. Seniors will be accepted into the class with approval from the High School Principal.

*A minimum of 10 students is required for the class to make. There are no refunds or course changes after May 11. If a class does not make, students will be issued a refund.

Instructor: Patrick Minniham, Sycamore Learning Company
Dates: May 29-June 2
Time: 9:00-12:00 Daily
Location: High School Classroom TBA
Cost: $350

Sycamore Learning Company will present a five-day ACT training camp on the Saint James campus this summer. Students can utilize this specially designed ACT camp to maximize their personal scores on upcoming tests. The class focuses on all sections of the test and provides valuable strategies and tips. This program was designed by Sycamore Learning Company founder, Patrick Minnihan, a 15-year expert in the field of ACT test preparation. Patrick is a graduate of Princeton University and holds an MBA from Emory University.

  • Sycamore Learning On-Line Registration Information:

To register for the Sycamore Learning ACT class, please go to www.prepforthefuture.com. Payment can be made online or students can bring a check payable to Sycamore Learning Company to the seminar. Students still need to register on-line even if they intend to pay at the beginning of the class. The only materials needed for the seminar are a calculator and two pencils.  The enrollment deadline for this seminar will be May 11th , so please register as soon as possible to ensure that you do not miss out on this great opportunity! For any additional questions regarding the seminar, please call toll-free 866.223.9691.

Students must also complete the Saint James registration form, in addition to registering with Sycamore. See link: 
Download the Saint James School Summer Program Registration Form here.

During the training camp, students will receive personalized instruction on each subject included on the ACT test, including the essay portion of the exam. In addition, Patrick will sit down one-on-one and review the final diagnostic test with students in order to develop a personalized study plan to get ready for the ACT in June or later in the fall. *Students who cannot attend the final day of the camp will work with Patrick to set-up a Skype type session to review their personal results.

Included in the training camp is a study guide filled with tips and strategies to aid in the improvement of test scores, as well as continued online support over the summer. Take advantage of this unique opportunity offered only to Saint James students to get ready for this very important college entrance exam.

Tuesday, May 29: Overview, English and Essay

  • Overview: Class will begin with a general test overview explaining all parts of the ACT and specific test taking strategies unique to the ACT.
  • English tips and strategies: The instructor will highlight the most important grammar rules necessary to score well on this portion of the test.  We will also give a detailed breakdown of all of the different types of questions on this portion of the test.
  • Essay: Although the essay is an optional portion to the test, the top schools around the country view this as a requirement for admissions.  The class will outline a specific strategy on how to write an essay in 40 minutes as well as provide the key points that ACT is looking for on this essay to ensure a good score.

Wednesday, May 30: Math

  • Math review all day, but don’t be afraid!
  • Math: Students will review all of the core math subjects/areas that ACT includes on the exam. Students will be shown how to break down the word problems that are specific to the ACT test.  We will also go over, in detail, specific questions found on past tests so that students will know what to look for on upcoming exam.

Thursday, May 31: Reading & Science

  • The final two tests are shorter in length compared to the first two, but no less important.
  • Reading: In class, students will look at the reading test and analyze the types of questions that ACT asks in this part.  Students will then be shown how to discern between a good answer and the best answer.
  • Science: After finishing the reading portion, students will focus on the science portion of the test and learn how to attack this section in order to maximize their scores.  In addition, we will break down the 3 types of questions in the science section and show students how to answer all of the different varieties of questions they will see.

Friday, June 1: Diagnostic Test

  • On this day, students will put what they have learned into action.
  • Students will take a full-length practice test so they can become accustomed to both the types of questions they will see, and the timing strategies they will have learned for the ACT.

Saturday, June 2: Personalized Analysis

  • On the last day of the camp, students will sit down one-on-one with Patrick and go over their diagnostic test.
  • Patrick will analyze each student’s own personal strengths and weaknesses in order to design a personalized game plan that will help each student prepare for their next ACT test. *Students who cannot attend this day will work with the teacher to schedule a Skype session.
     
  • SPORTS CAMPS
  • Students are not required to be enrolled at Saint James School to attend the sports camps listed below.
  • Click here to download a summary of the STJ Sports Camps listed below.

ALL STAR SPORTS WEEK: JULY 16th - 21st

  • Keith Lucky Baseball Camp for 1st - 5th Grade

Location: Saint James School Baseball Field
Dates: Monday - Wednesday, June 4th - June 6th 
Ages: Grades 1st - 5th 
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Cost: $95
Registration: Email Keith Lucky

  • Keith Lucky Baseball Camp for 6th Grade and Above

​​Location: Saint James School Baseball Field
Dates: Monday - Wednesday, June 4th - June 6th 
Ages: Grades 6th and above
Time: 1:00 pm  - 4:00 pm 
Cost: $95
Registration: Email Keith Lucky

  • Baseball Pitching Clinic for 5th Grade and Above

Location: Saint James School Baseball Field
Dates: Thursday, June 7th 
Ages: 5th Grade and Above
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm 
Cost: $55
Registration: Email Keith Lucky

  • Katie Barton Girls Basketball Camp for 2nd - 8th Grade

Location: Saint James High School Gymnasium
Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 4th - 7th
Ages: Females Entering Second Grade - 8th Grade
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $100
Registration: Email Katie Barton

  • Nigel Card Boys Basketball Camp for 4th - 8th Grade

Location: Saint James High School Gymnasium
Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 11th - June 14th
Ages: Males Entering Fourth Grade - 8th Grade
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $100
Registration: Email Nigel Card

  • Mark Hall Softball Camp for 2nd - 8th Grade

Location: Saint James School Softball Field
Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 18th - June 21st
Ages: Grades 2nd - 8th Grade
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $100
Registration: Email Mark Hall

  • Jeff Corley Wrestling Camp for 3rd - 8th Grade

Location: Saint James School Wrestling Room
Dates: Monday - Thursday, June 25th - June 28th
Ages: Grades 3rd - 8th Grade
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $100
Registration: Email Jeff Corley

  • Karen Lee Volleyball Camp
Location: Saint James High School Gymnasium
Dates: Monday - Wednesday, July 9th - July 11th
Ages: Girls Entering 3rd - 8th Grade
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $75
Registration: Email Karen Lee
Registration Form: Click Here
 
  • Saint James Youth Cheerleader Camp for Pre-K3 - 6th Grade

Location: Saint James High School Gymnasium
Dates: Monday - Thursday, July 23rd - July 26th
Ages: Pre-K3 - 6th Grade
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Cost: $100
Registration: Email Caroline Crisp

  • Jimmy Perry Boys Football Camp for Ages 5 - 13

Location: Saint James School Football Field
Dates: Monday - Wednesday, July 30th - August 1st
Ages: Boys 5 years old to 13 years old
Time: 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Cost: $100
Registration: Email Jimmy Perry