CBK SHINE - Students Headed Into New Enrichment

CBK SHINE is a one-week residential program for 4th-6th graders who live on campus. Students take one accelerated enrichment course of interest that offers exploration for four 1/2 hours a day, with a strong, daily, organized residential program to complement the experience. This program focuses on conceptual development through hands-on experiences that include inquiry, creativity, aesthetic expression, and problem solving. Residential life and programs promote friendships and social interaction with peers who also have high academic and creative interest.

SHINE Students

Students entering grades 4-6 in fall 2018 or ages 8-12


Sunday, July 29 - Saturday, August 4, 2018

SHINE Admission 2017 Scores

EXPLORE score report, PSAT 8/9 admission ticket,

OR 90% or higher on national test as eligible for WATS,

ACT report - no minimum score,

SAT report - no minimum score,

or portfolio application

SHINE 2017 Courses

Heroes and Tricksters: Archetypes in Mythology and Storytelling
The Psychology of Cultural Difference
Illuminating the World Through Scientific Exploration
Superheroes and Our Lives
How to Go Viral: Modeling the Digital Era


Student Housing and Supervision

Students will be housed in a traditional residence hall, which is locked at all times to outsiders. We are the only program in this building during the summer. Students live in wings of no more than 16 participants per Residential Assistant. Girls and boys live on separate floors in nicely-sized double bed rooms. The shared floor bathroom offers private showers. Students will be assigned a roommate approximately the same age unless they have made specific requests—both students must request one another in their acceptance paperwork. In some situations, students may be placed in a triple, depending on program numbers. Roommate requests cannot be guaranteed to be filled and roommates are not reassigned. In this program, students are escorted to all activities and are not unsupervised at any time. Residential Assistants are screened and selected for their ability to relate to students of this age and participate in a rigorous pre-program training that includes other campus personnel who are present throughout the program to ensure student safety. Access to e-mail and phone calls will be available on a very limited basis only in order to prevent intensified homesickness. Students may not bring personal computers, cell phones, or any transmitting devices. They will not do laundry during this program due to time constraints. Students are required to live on campus and to participate in both the academic and residential life of the program. This may mean that students will miss sports practices or other extracurricular commitments at home. CBK is unable to accommodate specific physical training regimens or lessons schedules. CBK operates as a closed campus and visitors are not allowed at any time during the program for student safety.

Daily Schedule

Morning wing time and breakfast 7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Morning Instruction 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Lunch 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Afternoon Instruction 12:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Afternoon Activities 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Quiet Time on Wings 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Dinner 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Evening Activities 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Wing Meeting 8:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Quiet Time on Wings 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Lights Out 9:30 PM

The schedule for this program is extremely structured. We have a wide range of activities planned for afternoons and evenings for students to choose from as part of the community life of the program. Students are expected to adhere to the outlined schedule, regardless of how it may differ from life at home, for the safety and well-being of all students.

Activity Period

During each activity period, residential staff offer a variety of options from which students choose to participate. From athletics to academics to fine arts, these opportunities give kids a chance to do something they love or try something new, and to take a well-deserved break from class. They also are a great time to meet other kids in the program from different courses and wings as the community learns more about one another. All activities are supervised and vary each day and each period. Some are held in or near the residence hall, while others take place at the Recreation Center, such as dance, yoga, weight- and cross-training, jogging, basketball, indoor soccer, and a limited visit to the climbing wall. Finally, due to our proximity to the foothills, activities may also take place in the near vicinity at parks or on marked hiking paths. SHINE students, due to pool depth, cannot use the swimming pool - we try to plan water games instead if weather permits.

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