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Spring Break Workshops at Options


Spring is in the air, and along with the cherry blossoms and warmer days also comes spring break. If you’re looking to use the break productively (we think you should be!), check out the selection of virtual workshops we’re offering.

Essay Essentials Boot Camp

What is Essay Essentials Boot Camp?
This three-day boot camp is designed to give current grade 8, 9, and 10 students a solid understanding of English grammar, writing conventions, and essay basics, so they can approach essay writing with the knowledge and skills necessary for success. Students will learn the essentials to writing expert argumentative essays, the most common essay genre they will write in high school.

Who is this workshop for?
Students in grades 8-10 who want to improve their foundational essay writing skills during a three-day course. Essay Essentials serves as the foundation course to Mastering the Essay, helping younger students build basic writing skills.

When is this workshop running?
Mon, March 15th — Wed, March 17th
2 pm to 5 pm daily

Mastering the Essay Boot Camp

What is Mastering the Essay Boot Camp?
This interactive, fast-paced workshop is aimed at providing students with the theory and practice to succeed in their English studies at the grade 10 to 12 level. It will give students the skills and confidence they need to succeed, making their future English courses easier and more enjoyable.

Who is this workshop for?
Students in grades 10-12 who want to improve their writing in a variety of essay styles during a week-long course. Mastering the Essay serves as the next step up from Essay Essentials, helping older/stronger students expand and further apply their writing skills. 

What do our students have to say?
“I enjoyed that the instructors provided valuable feedback on my essays and they answered all the questions I had. I also enjoyed practicing writing specific types of essays.”

When is this workshop running?
Monday, March 22 – Friday, March 26
10 am to 12 pm daily 

ACT Boot Camp

What is ACT Boot Camp?
This boot camp is a one-week intensive session that focuses on helping students master the ACT exam. Topics will cover every portion of the test, including test-taking strategies, time management tips, and crossover skills for the SAT exam. All materials will be provided.

Who is this workshop for?
Students writing the ACT exam who want to improve their foundational test skills during a week-long course.

What do our students have to say?
“I really liked that the instructor focused on strategies and processes to use on the test as well as going deep into the content. They were extremely open to questions, which made things much easier.”

When is this workshop running?
Mon, March 15th – Fri, March 19th
10 am to 1 pm daily

Canadian Admission Boot Camp

What is Canadian Admission Boot Camp?
This three-day intensive preparation will help students understand and tackle the Canadian admissions process. The goal of this boot camp is to relieve the stress students feel about the application process.

Who is this workshop for?
Students in grade 11 who want to get a headstart on understanding and tackling the Canadian admissions process during a three-day course. 

What do our students have to say?
“I liked how much knowledge about very specific courses the instructors were able to supply right away on demand. It was more helpful than I expected, and my difficult questions were all answered with helpful details.

When is this workshop running?
Tues, March 16th – Thurs, March 18th
10 am to 12 pm daily
Mon, March 22nd – Wed, March 24th
10 am to 12 pm daily

Check out our full calendar, or contact us to register your spot in any of our spring break workshops today!

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