The week will focus on science, reading, writing, math, and research. Additionally, there will be sessions covering social/emotional wellness, professional skills, habits, and what it means to be a Purcell Marian Cavalier. At the end of the program, students will present their week-long projects that encapsulate their learning across all domains of the summer bridge program.

  • Session 1: July 15-19 (8:00 am-2:00 pm)
  • Session 2: July 22-26 (8:00 am-2:00 pm)

Cost to attend is $40 per week/session.  This includes a PM spirit shirt and all materials for the week. Questions or concerns about payment should be directed to

Any incoming Purcell Marian freshman student hoping to prepare academically, professionally, and emotionally for a strong start to high school.  Students can sign up for one 1-week session.  Registration for either session is due by July 3, 2024.

Summer Bridge Program 2024

Summer Bridge Program 2024


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Program Goals


  • Develop number sense
  • Engage in problem-solving: graph/table analysis
  • Develop Algebra 1 skills


  • Collecting information from a text
  • Annotating a text
  • Identifying the purpose of a text 


  •  Develop pre-writing strategies
  • Constructing an outline for a response
  • Creating a thesis statement 


  • Scientific Method/Lab Safety
  • Claim, Evidence, and Reasoning 
  • Measuring and Conversions
  • Graphical Analysis


  • Summarize Primary source documents
  • Identify primary and secondary sources
  • Assess the reliability of sources

Study Skills

  • Develop organizational skills
  • Practice time management
  • Formulate a plan for success
  • Organization 

Professional Skills

  • Use Google tools proficiently
  • Email etiquette
  • Organization


Group 1
Group 2
Group 3
7:50 am-8:00 am
8:00 am-8:30 am
Block 1
8:35 am-9:35 am
Math - Mr. Kellogg Research - Mr. Duggan Writing/Reading- Ms. Miller
Block 2
9:40 am-10:40 am
Science - Mr. Barbour Math - Mr. Kellogg Research - Mr. Duggan
Block 3
10:45 am-11:45 am
Writing/Reading - Ms. Miller Science - Mr. Barbour Math - Mr. Kellogg
11:50 am-12:20 pm
Block 4
12:25 pm-1:25 pm
Research - Mr. Duggan Writing/Reading - Ms. Miller Science - Mr. Barbour
1:30 pm-2:00 pm
Characteristics of a Cavalier 
2:00 pm