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We are pleased to announce Summer Term 2021 - a line-up of exciting online summer enrichment opportunities for curious and engaged students in grades 1-12. ICS Summer Term courses provide opportunities for students to strengthen their academic foundation, immerse themselves in areas of interest, and propel themselves forward academically. Our 10 Summer Term courses will combine the flexibility of online learning with the personalization of in-person learning.

Two-week and four-week sessions are available between July 5-30.

While we are unable to offer our traditional summer camps this year (Construction is full-speed-ahead throughout the summer in order to open our renovated and enhanced school building for the opening of the 2021-22 school year!), Indian Creek's on-campus Summer Camp programming will return better than ever in Summer 2022! 



Summer Term 2020

Whether you are looking to strengthen your academic foundation, sharpen your skills, pursue a passion, or propel yourself forward into the coming school year, Indian Creek Summer Term has a course for you!  Summer Term 2021 is an optional extension of the school year and expands the reach of the outstanding and personalized educational opportunities for which ICS is known.
 
The ICS Summer Term faculty is known for their online teaching skills and their individualized approach to student learning, all in an engaging environment based on connections.
 
ICS Summer Term is open to both current Indian Creek School students and students enrolled in other schools.  Courses are available for students entering grades 1-12. 

Summer Term 2021 Course Offerings

FAQ

List of 10 frequently asked questions.

  • Who can attend ICS Summer Term?

    Summer term courses are available to any rising first through twelfth grade student who would like to engage in fun, high-quality learning, bolster their academic skills. Students who attend Indian Creek and students who attend other schools are all invited to participate.
  • Is Summer Term the same as BLinc?

    Great question! BLinc stands for "Blended Learning at Indian Creek." While BLinc courses typically combine face-to-face and online learning, this year's Summer Term courses will be offered online through both synchronous and asynchronous formats due to the COVID-19 pandemic and on-campus construction.  BLinc courses have offered enrichment opportunities for students to explore areas of interest since the program's creation in 2014. Summer Term 2021 provides additional opportunities to propel students forward through engaging summer studies.  Indian Creek's deep experience in online teaching, as well as our world-class innovative faculty, puts the School in a unique position to be able to offer valuable educational options for ICS students as well as our local community.
  • What is the Summer Term schedule like?

    Summer Term course lengths range from two to four week sessions, between July 5-30, with synchronous or face-to-face sessions scheduled as appropriate. Several Summer Term 2021 courses will run twice to allow families to combine classes over the summer.  Specific details can be found in each course description.
  • Will we have face-to-face sessions for Summer 2021?

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and construction on the Indian Creek School campus, Summer Term 2021 courses will be held online through synchronous and asynchronous sessions.  Any face-to-face learning opportunities would be optional and communicated by the specific course instructor. 
  • What happens if we have to miss a week?

    Summer Term courses are designed to allow students to learn at a flexible pace that meets their own learning needs and schedule.  Students who are unable to participate for any period of time can communicate with the instructor and work on a schedule that meets their needs.

    Some upper level courses may follow a more rigorous pace. Students should communicate with their teacher as soon as possible if they need to miss any time.
  • What are the parent responsibilities?

    BLinc courses are designed to allow students of all ages to take charge of their learning.  In addition to providing academic skills, blended learning courses enhance the learning competencies of communication, problem-solving, metacognition, and curiosity.  So parents, register your children, ensure that they have access to a computer and other course materials, and then watch them take off!
  • How will Summer Term courses meet the needs of students of varying ages and experience levels?

    Indian Creek School faculty are masters at differentiating teaching to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of experience and abilities. The blended learning environment is quite conducive to providing enrichment for advanced students and support for students who can benefit from extra reinforcement.
  • Is there an application process for Summer Term for ICS and non-ICS students?

    All students are accepted into summer term courses until each course reaches capacity, at which point a waitlist will form. 
  • Will my school give credit for the ICS Summer Term Research Seminar couse?

    The Summer Term Research Seminar course is designed to meet Indian Creek's requirements for a half credit. This course will appear on a student’s ICS transcript and their earned score will be incorporated into their overall GPA. Other schools may accept summer term credits at their discretion.  Students should take their course transcript to their school for credit approval.
  • What is the history of the BLinc program?

    It all started on a sunny day in Boston, Massachusetts... 

    Indian Creek educators developed the "big idea" of creating courses to allow motivated students to explore areas of interest in a flexible and enriching format in 2013.  By spring 2014, the BLinc program was a part of the Indian Creek experience.  Since then, hundreds of students have benefitted from BLinc courses, ranging from "Folklore and Fairy Tales" for Pre-K students to "Writing Your College Essay" for rising seniors. Indian Creek faculty members have been invited to share their expertise at educational conferences worldwide and are looked to as leaders in innovative teaching and learning.  Click here for more information.

Questions?

List of 3 members.

  • Photo of Patricia Roth

    Patricia Roth 

    Director of the Blended Learning @ Indian Creek School (BLinc) Program; Science Faculty
  • Photo of Sarah Allen

    Sarah Allen 

    Director of Curriculum and Instruction; Support Teacher
  • Photo of Lindsey Seynhaeve

    Lindsey Seynhaeve 

    Director of Experiential Learning; World Languages Faculty
Indian Creek school is a co-educational, college preparatory independent school, located in Crownsville, Maryland.  Students in Pre-K3 through grade 12 receive a vibrant educational experience based on excellent academics steeped in strong student-teacher connections.