About S2S

2020 Program: Monday July 6, 2020 – Thursday July 23, 2020

Monday through Thursday 8:30-11:30am

Sea to Summit is a STEM-based summer enrichment program for incoming Freshmen at Winnacunnet High School. We specialize in great field trips, friendships, challenging STEM-based curriculum and high school preparedness.

Enjoy these great trips: Cannon Mtn Tram/Summit, Flume Hike, Great Bay Estuary, Blue Ocean Society, Fort Foster and the Winnacunnet Ropes Course

Winnacunnet High School is proud to invite incoming freshman from the class of 2022 to participate in the acclaimed Sea to Summit summer enrichment program. 8th-grade students from SAU 21 and 90 are all welcome in this unique opportunity. The three week program provides a strong academic and social introduction to high school that is focused on unforgettable experiences that improve problem-solving skills, literacy and collaboration. The committed staff utilize a student-centered, inquiry-based model that ensures diverse experiential exploration in order to prepare them for success at WHS.

Sea to Summit student goals:

  • Participate in fun, experiential and enriching activities to ensure student engagement and academic success

  • Interact in social opportunities, meet fellow freshman and develop new friendships

  • Make valuable connections with WHS staff and upperclassmen peer leaders

  • Navigate a diverse introductory high school curriculum that focuses on the skills needed for continued success.

  • Improved academic performance in reading, math, science, social studies and technology skills.

Upon completion of the Sea to Summit Program, students will enter WHS more engaged, motivated, secure and better prepared for success at every level of their high school careers.

Science Immersion – Students will study and examine water quality and aquatic life in local marshes, rivers and the Great Bay Estuary, experiment with the effects of glacial movements in NH mountains

Math Modeling – Students will collect and analyze data graphically to create models to examine: projectile motion, terminal velocity, breaking the sound barrier, water pressure, and gravitational acceleration. And a fun, challenging sonar game!

Social Studies – Students will investigate 17th century architecture and hearth cooking at Strawbery Banke, the defense of Portsmouth Harbor through scavenger hunts and plane identification games at Fort Foster.

Technology Integration – Students will receive their school Chrome Books and begin utilizing web-based tools including movie making, blogging, and the Google educational suite to document their experiences and share them in engaging formats.