Olympic Valley Academy offers summer advanced placement environmental science | SierraSun.com

Olympic Valley Academy offers summer advanced placement environmental science

OLYMPIC VALLEY, Calif. and#8212; Olympic Valley Academy, a college prep academy just below Squaw Valley USA, has announced a new summer program. Designed to augment and elevate a studentand#8217;s transcript, this UC and College Board AP-approved program blends online lectures with independent research and field study. This summer, students may take Olympic Valley Academyand#8217;s AP Environmental Science course for 10 units of high school credit.

and#8220;This is an incredible experience for the kids involved. It is an extremely intensive five weeks,and#8221; said Sam Tormey, lead instructor. This course runs for five three-day weekends June 16-July 17. There are two weeks of independent research, July 21-Aug. 4; and a presentation of final projects Aug. 19 and 20. Students are able to participate electronically utilizing distance learning technology.

The course will also include several field trips in the Tahoe community, utilizing the vast resources of such entities as Tahoe Resource Conservation District, TRPA, U.S. Forest Service, California Tahoe Conservancy, AmeriCorps, Tahoe Environmental Research Center, TERC Fish Hatchery, River School Far, Shirley Creek and more.

Open to high school students from any school or academy. Enrollment is limited. Tuition is $1,620. Scholarships are available. Contact Olympic Valley Academy at 530-378-4SKI or visit http://www.olympicvalleyacademy.com.

and#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com

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