12th Annual

High School 101 - Summer of 2018

Ninth grade is an important year because a smooth transition to high school starts a student on the path to academic success and positive social experiences. Incoming Blake students can get a running start on being ready for the challenges of high school by enrolling in our unique summer program.

High School 101 eases the transition from middle school and builds connections to Blake that will be in place when the academic year begins. New ninth grade “Bengals” will be ready to learn from the first day of school, bolstered by the academic support and activities in High School 101.

High School 101 is a week filled with useful information, self-discovery, skill-building and new friends—all delivered in a fun atmosphere of hands-on activities. Blake High School invites your son or daughter to join us for this “starting point” toward achievement and high school success.



High School 101 Application Deadline to guarantee bus availability is 5/2/2018. We will continue to accept registrations on a first come, first served basis until the sessions are full.

High School 101 Information

Features of the High School 101 Program

  • Opportunities to make new friends
  • Academic support for summer reading and math assignments
  • Orientation to the Blake HS building and staff
  • Strategies for academic success
  • Sports activities and teambuilding


July 31 – August 4, 2018

Daily Schedule

8:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m., Monday through Friday


Students currently in 8th grade who will be attending James H. Blake High School in the fall of 2018 are eligible to participate in this program.


School bus transportation will be available (pick-up and drop-off) at designated school locations within the Northeast Consortium. Site available will depend on enrollment. Register by 5/2/17 to guarantee availability to your stop. Sites will be reduced based on enrollment after 5/2/2018.


  • Banneker
  • Briggs Chaney
  • Burnt Mills
  • Cloverly
  • Drew
  • Fairland
  • Farquhar
  • Galway
  • Greencastle
  • Key
  • 11600 Lockwood Dr @ White Oak Gardens
  • 11215 Oak Leaf Dr @ Enclave Apts
  • Page
  • 11550 Stewart La @ White Oak Apts
  • Stonegate
  • Westover
  • White Oak



Cost is $120.00 per one-week session. To avoid the online processing fee send this completed application accompanied by cash or check for $120.00 made payable to James Hubert Blake HS. Tuition assistance is available to eligible participants.


Applications and directions for enrollment are also available in the Blake Main Office or Counseling office or Blake's website. Enrollment is available online at www.pay4schoolstuff.com. Create an account, find Blake HS, click on HS 101 to register. To avoid the online processing fee send this completed application accomplished by cash or check for $120.00 made payable to James Hubert Blake HS.

Parents Are Saying:

“Great way to break the ice and introduce our son to the school. It took the anxiety out of orientation and school in general.”

“The best part was helping my child complete her summer assignments. Also, my child was able to learn more about what to expect when starting high school.”

“The Blake faculty is remarkably warm and welcoming. They make the freshman feel very welcome. This is our second time in the Freshmen 101 program.”

“Yes, I truly believe that it helped this new transition immensely – thank you so much!”

“It got her excited about clubs and sports.”

Program Director

Mr. Jon Eising
Instrumental Department Chair

Last Updated:2/26/18

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