The Mezzo Academy, designed for students in grades 6-8, provides once-a-week Academic & Curricular Enhancement (ACE) session, weekly educational workshops, family activities, and overall academic support. Students can also apply for a two-week summer academic enrichment program. Mezzo participants form the foundation of the Help Yourself Programs. Their energy, enthusiasm, respect, and sense of exploration are inspirational to student staff and Pre-Collegiate participants. An emphasis on experiential learning and holistic enrichment typify Mezzo programming.
Academic Year Program
During the academic year, Mezzo Academy students can take advantage of once-a-week ACE session, weekly educational workshops, and monthly workshops to help in college preparations.
Tutoring occurs during the academic year on Mondays at McNeel Intermediate School, Tuesdays at Aldrich Middle School and Cunningham Intermediate School from 4:00-4:45 PM. College students will be available to assist you in any subject area.
In addition to bettering their understanding of core subject areas, students who attend tutoring will be able to increase their skills in such areas as writing, critical analysis, time management, study skills, and organization.
Nearly every Thursday, there will be educational workshops for students to attend. These workshops will be led by Beloit College students and held on the Beloit College campus. Students will be bussed from their school to the Beloit College campus. Parents are responsible for picking their children up after the workshops.
The Thursday workshops are centered around three general rules of conduct: respect, participation, and positivity/open mind.
Students will participate in a variety of different workshops throughout the semester. Some examples of past Thursday workshops include a Beloit International Film Festival workshop, a yoga and hip-hop dance workshop, a geology workshop, and an improv workshop.
Saturday workshops will be offered once a month for you and your family to help in preparations for college.
The same rules of conduct apply for the Saturday workshops as for the Thursday workshops.
Examples of past workshops include a science workshop, the HYSP Olympics, an Education workshop, and the Multicultural Fun Fair.
Mezzo Academy students will have the opportunity to participate in a two-week summer program, held on the Beloit College campus. This program, designed for students entering grades 6th-8th, provides students the opportunity for enrichment in math, science, language arts, social studies, and the arts - with classroom and experiential learning opportunities ranging from outdoor activities to field trips. The primary objective of the program is to deepen student interest and understanding of how to pursue college and a career that requires a college degree, while at the same time providing students with positive learning environments to develop social and academic skills. The program is facilitated by three full-time staff members, 4-6 college student teaching assistants, and 3-4 teachers.
Summer Program applications are accepted beginning March 1, 2019 and are due by Friday, March 29, 2019.
The 2019 Mezzo Academy Summer Program will tentatively run from July 29 - August 9, 2019.
Applications will be available in the Spring of 2019!