Summer Academy Blog - SMC 2016

The Grand Finale

Tonight's ceremony
July 24, 2016

Nostalgia was in the air today—for everyone. Today marked the official end of the program for both the Chinese and French Academies. This monumental conclusion was capped off with an evening event: the graduation ceremony. All of the staff and the... read more

School's out!

Tai Chi at the World Expo!
July 22, 2016

Alas, the day has come: the last day of school! Today marks the final day of classes for both classes—and, more notably, the last full day of the Language Pledge®! Tomorrow, in the evening, the students will be authorized, once and for all, to speak... read more


The drums from tonight's performance
July 21, 2016

The storm has come: testing began today! For the Chinese Academy, today was their test day, in which all students took the STAMP Assessment. In various tech labs across the campus, the students were set up on computers to take the assessment—and,... read more

The Final Days

Chinese class
July 20, 2016

A cultivation of language and communication skills has been in the process for over three weeks. And now, the final days of the program are upon the students—all of whom have dedicated themselves intellectually, day in and day out. Due to the... read more

A Day on the Lake

French Academy Photo Shoot
July 19, 2016

Due to inclement weather, the French Academy had to cancel its field trip on Monday. However, it was quickly rescheduled to today, so the students were able to easily bounce back from Monday’s temporary disappointment! Today, students boarded a... read more