English Programs (4th – 12th Graders)

English Programs @ Oakton Academy

2705 Hunter Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22124

CONTACT: OAKTONACADEMY@GMAIL.COM

Advanced Critical Reading & Writing (9 – 12 Grade)

Weekend Sessions: Saturday 10 am – 12 noon 

  • Session 1: 2015 Winter Session (Jan – Mar ’15) *completed
  • Session 2: 2015 Spring Session (Mar – May ’15) *completed
  • Session 3: 2015 Fall Semester (Sept – Dec ’15) * completed
  • Session 4: 2016 Spring Semester (Jan – May ’16) * completed
  • Session 5: 2016 Fall Semester (Sept – Dec ’16) * completed
  • Session 6: 2017 Spring Semester (Jan – May ’17)  *completed
  • Session 7: 2017 Fall (Sept – Dec ’17) * completed
  • Session 8: 2018 Spring Semester * Completed
  • Session 9: 2018 Summer Program (Jun – Aug’17)  * Completed
  • Session 10: 2018 Fall Program  * Open for registration 
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New PSAT/SAT 

  • New SAT Session 1: Mar – May 2015 (*completed)
  • New SAT Session 2: Jun – Jul 2015 (*completed)
  • New SAT Session 3: August 2015 (*completed)
  • New SAT Session 4: September – October 2015; (*completed)
  • New SAT Session 5: October 24 – February 2016(* completed)
  • New SAT Session 6: January 24 – March 2016 (* completed) 
  • New SAT Session 7: March  – May 2016 (* completed)
  • New SAT Session 8: May 2016 (*completed) 
  • New SAT Test Date: 03/05/2016; 5/7; 6/4/16, completed
  • New SAT Session 9: 2016 Summer PSAT/SAT Camp, June 27-July 15, completed
  • New SAT Session 10: 2016 August PSAT/SAT Intensive Program, completed
  • New SAT Session 11: 2016 Saturday, Sept 17 – Dec 17 (completed)
  • New SAT Session 12: 2016 Sunday, Sept 18 – Dec 11, (completed)
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  • New SAT Session 13: 2016 Winter Intensive Session, December (9-12), completed
  • New SAT Session 14: 2017 Spring, Sunday January 8 – May 6, in session
  • New SAT Session 15: 2017 Spring, Saturday January 14 – May 12, in session
  • New SAT Session 16: 2017 Summer Jun – Jul (session 1); Aug (Session 2)* completed 
  • New SAT Session 17: 2017 Fall (Sept – Dec): open for registration
  • *** In 2018,  we have year around SAT, PSAT, AP Program open to students. Please go to Registration Link: https://www.oaktonacademy.com/registration-2/

College Application Consulting

  • Session 1: July 2015 Workshop  * Completed
  • Session 2: August 2015 Workshop  * Completed
  • Session 3: October 2015 Workshop  * Completed
  • Objectives: Completing Common Application Essays drafting and writing, sample essays review; critiques to students’ writing, supplemental essays writing, EA/ED application strategy,  reaching/matching/backing up schools’ list selection, College Admission Interviewing Prep, etc.
  • EA/ED Date: Nov 1st, Regular Application Date: Jan 1st
  • Session 4:  August 2016 (*8/20 – 8/27/16) limited number, selective students
  • Session 5: September 2016 (*9/26-9/30/16) for EA/ED deadline
  • Session 6: December 2016 (*Essay Reviewing) for Regular Admission Deadline
  • Session 7: March 4, 2017, College Application Workshop (for SAT Honored Students)
  • Session 8: July, 2017, College Application Workshop (for Summer SAT Students)
  • Session 9: September 2017, Intensive Essay Workshop 
  • Session 10: July 2018, College Application Workshop 
  • Session 11: September 2018, College Application Workshop 

Tuition Refund:

Tuition and registration refund policy: full tuition for each semester is due two weeks prior to the first class starting date. After 1st class trial out, there will be 100% refund; administration fee $30 will  not be refunded. After 2nd class, 50% refund; administration fee $30 will be charged. After 3rd class, there will be no  refund.

4th – 8th Grade English Reading/Writing Programs:

  • Saturday 9 am – 10:30 am, Advanced Reading/Writing (5-7th Graders)
  • Saturday 11 am – 12 noon, Creative Writing and Reading (6 – 8th Graders)
  • Saturday 9 am – 11 am, Intensive Writing, Advanced Reading (7-8th Graders)
  • Saturday 11 am -12: Public Speaking 
  • Saturday 12 noon -1 pm: Public Speaking
  • Saturday 10 am – 12 noon, Advanced Critical Reading/Writing (8/9th Graders)

7 – 8 Grade Advanced Reading & Writing

Reading materials include but not limited to the following:

  • Prize Winning Author William Golding’s “Lord of the Flies,” “Great Expectations,” “Oliver Twist,” “Merchant of Venice,” “Giver,” “To Kill the Mockingbird,” and other Classic novels, poetry, and short stories.
  • Articles from Time Magazines, New York Times, Scientific American, Washington Post. We also include biographies, such as Marie Curie’s Biography, and other famous speeches (Obama’s speech, etc) as examples for students to read, analyze, review, and to enrich their vocabulary, critical thinking, analytical writing, 
  • This class incorporates reading, writing, science, history, our teachers provide a creative and unique educational learning environment for our students.

CONTACT: OAKTONACADEMY@GMAIL.COM

5 – 6 Grade Advanced Reading & Writing 

  • 2018 *** classes are open in the fall, spring, and summer***
  • 2017 Summer Camp (6/27-7/21/17) *Open for registration
  • 2017 Spring Semester: January 14 – May 13, Saturdays
  • 2016 Fall: September 17 – December 17, Saturdays
  • 2016 Summer Science & Writing Camp: June – August 2016
  • 2016 Spring Semester: January – May 2016, Saturday 9:30 am – 11 am
  • 2015 Fall Semester: September 12 – December 5, Saturdays 1:30 pm – 3 pm
  • 2015 Summer Science & Writing Camp: June – July 2015
  • 2015 Spring Semester: January – March; March – May, Saturdays
  • Books include:  Autobiography Marie Sklodowska-Curie Curie; Shakespeare’s play “Much Ado About Nothing,” Harriet Beecher Stowe’s “Uncle Tom’s Cabin”, Allen Hammond’s “A passion to know twenty profits in science,” Henrik Ibsen’s Play “Doll’s House,” “Tom Sawyer,” etc.
  • Students who took the class loved the teacher, the excellent reading materials, and the very creative and innovative teaching style. We have a very high return rate, more than 60% of the previous class students are current students.

CONTACT: OAKTONACADEMY@GMAIL.COM

4 – 5 Grade Advanced Reading & Writing

  • 2018 – classes are open year around, go to: Registration Link
  • 2016 Fall Semester: September 17 – December 17, 2016 (Saturday 1:30 – 3 pm)
  • 2016 Summer Science & Writing Camp: June – August 2016
  • 2016 Spring Semester: January – May 2016, Saturdays, 1:30 pm – 3 pm
  • 2015 Fall Semester: September 12 – December 5, Saturdays 1:30 pm – 3 pm
  • Books include: “To kill the Mockingbird,” “Life of Pi,” Shakespeare’s Poem “Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day,” William Blake’s “A Poison Tree,” and others.
  • Students who took it in 2015 Fall and in the summer of 2015 not only like the teacher, but also the selected reading materials (literature, history, social science, natural science), as well as the creative teaching style.
  • Below are some parents’ comments from the Reading/Writing class:
    "老师独特的教学方式和孩子们丰富多彩的演讲给我们留下了深刻的印象。很高兴看到孩子们在老师的的引导下在阅读写作演讲各方面取得整体提升,而且是在有趣愉快的氛围中进行和完成![Smile]非常感谢@Oakton Academy提供和创造了这么好的平台,让孩子们在这里快乐成长![Joyful]恭祝节日快乐,明年春季再见[Rose]!"
    
    "旁听的家长都在4-7 年级孩子们的演讲和概括中学到很多,他们读的小说,莎士比亚的诗歌,科学家传纪。。。内容丰富多彩。谢谢孩子们的努力,家长们的支持[ThumbsUp][ThumbsUp]"
    
    "今天有幸参加阅读课的学期总结和演讲,每个孩子表现都很棒!尤其喜欢Ms. Sanda的教学方式,整堂课和学生之间交流很多,不断启发学生思考,提问,发言![ThumbsUp]"
    
    "真诚感谢Ms.Sanda为孩子们付出的爱和心血,她的课堂使孩子们受益匪浅,也赢得了孩子们的心!Heavy black heart️[Rose] Winking face 同时感谢 Oakton Academy,为我们的孩子提供了一个良好的学习机会和环境。[Rose] 祝假期愉快!新年再见![Sun]Balloon"

Oakton Academy

2705 Hunter Mill Road, Fairfax, VA 22124

www.oaktonacademy.com

Contact: OAKTONACADEMY@GMAIL.COM

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