Listed below are classes that will be offered during Summer 2018 at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School. Online courses are listed at the bottom of the page.

Visit the Summer High School Registration Site a few days before your designated time and establish your account, adding student participant names and your credit card info. Do not shop/place anything in the cart or add your student ID number before your designated time.  Log in that evening at 7:00 p.m. to complete your order (March 27th – Seniors, March 28th – Juniors, March 29th – Sophomores, April 16th – Freshmen, April 18th – Out of District Students).  Click here to visit the Summer High School Registration Site. High School online registration closes June 9th at 3:00 p.m.

For students taking online classes:  There will be a mandatory make-up orientation on Friday, June 15th at 11:00 am in the Attendance Office at Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.  Parents are welcome to attend as well.  Please click here to see Frequently Asked Questions regarding Online Classes.

US History US History is a course that analyzes and evaluates American political, social, and economic behavior during major periods in the nation’s experience.  Multiple factors that effect continuity and change in historical settings are studied, in addition to the outstanding contributions of individual Americans.  The course traces the change in ethnic composition of American society, the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women, and the expanding role of the Federal government in addressing critical issues. (yearlong)
World History World History is a course that demonstrates a basic understanding of World History, Geography, and Culture.  Content will cover the foundation of political thought in the development of law, religion, philosophy, and culture, and the influence of ancient civilization on modern western society.  Students identify, analyze, and interpret significant historical information. (yearlong)
US History A (Review) Repeat Class Only – US History A Review is a make-up of the first semester of US History. (first semester)
US History B (Review) Repeat Class Only – US History B Review is a make-up of the second semester of US History. (second semester)
World History A (Review) Repeat Class Only – World History A Review is a make-up of the first semester of World History. (first semester)
World History B (Review) Repeat Class Only – World History B Review is a make-up of the second semester of World History. (second semester)
Creative Writing Creative Writing is a semester-long course that introduces the basic elements of story writing in a variety of genres and formats, with a secondary emphasis on reading to study the craft of other writers. (semester)
Public Speaking Public Speaking is a semester-long course that helps gain the skills and confidence to become effective speakers.  Students acquire practical techniques as they deliver speeches. (semester)
Writing Workshop 9/10 Writing Workshop 9/10 is a semester-long elective that prepares for the demands of academic expression such as standardized tests, entrance exams, and writing admissions essays.  This course enriches students’ personal narrative, descriptive essay, expository, persuasive, and research skills. (semester)
Writing Workshop 11/12 Writing Workshop 11/12 is a semester-long elective that prepares for the demands of academic expression such as standardized tests and writing essays.  This course enriches students’ personal narrative, descriptive essay, expository, persuasive, and research skills. (semester)
English 1 A (Review) Repeat Class only- English 1A Review is a make-up of the first semester of English 1. (first semester)
English 1 B (Review) Repeat Class only- English 1B Review is a make-up of the second semester of English 1. (second semester)
English 2 A (Review) Repeat Class only- English 2A Review is a make-up of the first semester of English 2. (first semester)
English 2 B (Review) Repeat Class only- English 2B Review is a make-up of the second semester of English 2. (second semester)
English 3 A (Review) Repeat Class only- English 3A Review is a make-up of the first semester of English 3. (first semester)
English 3 B (Review) Repeat Class only- English 3B Review is make-up of the second semester of English 3. (second semester)
Algebra 1 Algebra 1 is a course with emphasis on the development of an understanding of the symbolic language of mathematics.  Algebraic skills and concepts are developed and applied in a wide variety of problems solving situations. (yearlong)
Algebra 2 Algebra 2 is a course that expands skills in abstract thinking and improves the ability to provide algebraic solutions to problems in various content areas.  The  study of exponents, logarithms, and polynomials, conic sections, solution of systems of quadratic equations, sequences and series, the binomial theorem, and the complex number system. (yearlong)
Bridge to Algebra Bridge to Algebra is a semester-long course that reviews math skill and concepts, including preparation for Algebra 1. (first semester)
Geometry (10-12) Geometry is a course that develops an understanding of the concept of proof in geometric contexts and constructs formal logical arguments.  Algebraic techniques are applied in the solution of problems involving geometric figures in two- and three-dimensions. (yearlong)
Bridge to Geometry Bridge to Geometry is a semester-long course that reviews math skill and concepts, including preparation for Geometry. (second semester)
Pre-Calculus Pre-Calculus is a college preparatory course that prepares for the study of advanced mathematics.  Major emphasis is placed on the analytic approach to the subject rather than numerical computation. (yearlong)
Algebra 1 A (Review) Repeat Class Only – Algebra 1A Review is a  make-up of the first semester of Algebra 1. (first semester)
Algebra 1 B (Review) Repeat Class Only – Algebra 1B Review is a make-up of the second semester of Algebra 1. (second semester)
Algebra 2 A (Review) Repeat Class Only – Algebra 2A Review is a make-up of the first semester of Algebra 2. (first semester)
Algebra 2 B (Review) Repeat Class Only – Algebra 2B Review is a make-up of the second semester of Algebra 2. (second semester)
Geometry A (10-12) (Review) Repeat Class Only – Geometry A Review is a make-up of the first semester of Geometry. (first semester)
Geometry B (10-12) (Review) Repeat Class Only – Geometry B Review is a make-up of the second semester of Geometry. (second semester)
Pre-Calculus A (Review)  Repeat Class Only – Pre-Calculus A Review is a make-up of the first semester of Pre-Calculus. (first semester)
 Pre-Calculus B (Review)  Repeat Class Only – Pre-Calculus B Review is a make-up of the second semester of Pre-Calculus. (second semester)
Biology 1  Biology 1 is a course designed to meet college entrance requirements as a laboratory science. The material presented in the course includes Cell Biology and Basic Chemistry, Plant Growth and Development, Genetics, Evolution and Natural selection, Reproduction, Physiology of the Human Body and corresponding functions and ecology. Students enrolled in Biology 1 may continue into Chemistry and Physics. (yearlong)
Biology 1 H Biology 1 Honors is a course that prepares for the Advanced Placement Biology course (Biology 2 AP) that follows.  Laboratory investigations are an integral part of this course. (yearlong)
Chemistry 1 Chemistry 1 is a course designed to meet college requirements as a laboratory science.  This course will cover and investigate the periodic table, atomic structure, chemical bonding, the conversion of matter and energy, stoichiometry, gases and their properties, acids, bases, solutions, chemical thermodynamics, rates of reactions, chemical equilibrium, nuclear processes, and introduces organic and biochemistry.  Experiments, mathematical calculations and models are used to attain an understanding of the concepts, principles, and theories of chemistry. (yearlong)
Chemistry 1 H Chemistry 1 Honors is a course that prepares for Advanced Placement Chemistry course (Chemistry 2 AP) that follows and other advanced science courses.  Coverage of the material in this course will be more in-depth and emphasize more problem-solving than the Chemistry 1 course.  Experiments, mathematical calculations and models are used to attain an understanding of the concepts, principles, and theories of chemistry. (yearlong)
Developmental Physiology and Sports Medicine Developmental Physiology and Sports Medicine is a semester-long course that covers the anatomy and physiology of the adolescent human body.  It includes the many systems of the body and how these systems interact with each other specifically through athletics.  Additional topics are introduced that are integral to understanding sports medicine such as nutrition, sports injury, prevention, treatment, substance abuse, first aid and CPR. (semester)
Biology 1 A (Review) Repeat Class Only – Biology 1A Review is a make-up of the first semester of Biology 1. (first semester)
Biology 1 B (Review) Repeat Class Only – Biology 1B Review is a make-up of the second semester of Biology 1. (second semester)
Biology 1H A (Review) Repeat Class Only – Biology 1H A Review is a make-up of the first semester of Biology 1H. (first semester)
Biology 1H B (Review) Repeat Class Only – Biology 1H B Review is a make-up of the second semester of Biology 1H. (second semester)
Chemistry 1 A (Review) Repeat Class Only – Chemistry 1A Review is a make-up of the first semester of Chemistry 1. (first semester)
Chemistry 1 B (Review) Repeat Class Only – Chemistry 1B Review is a make-up of the second semester of Chemistry 1. (second semester)
Chemistry 1H A (Review) Repeat Class Only – Chemistry 1H A Review is a make-up of the first semester of Chemistry 1H. (first semester)
Chemistry 1H B (Review) Repeat Class Only – Chemistry 1H B Review is a make-up of the second semester of Chemistry 1H. (second semester)
American Government American Government is a semester-long course that gives a critical perspective on politics and government in the United States.  The course compares systems of government in the world today and analyzes the life and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government.  The course promotes familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that make up the American and comparative political system. (semester)
Economics Economics is a semester-long course that involves the study of microeconomics and macroeconomics to help students become responsible citizens and effective decision makers.  The course provides an understanding of basic economic principles, including the law of supply and demand, scarcity, the role of the market place, competition, and consumer choice.  In addition, the course deals with macroeconomic topics of inflation and unemployment, measures of national wealth, the economic role of the government, and international trade and finance.  The course also includes personal economic decision-making: investments, budget process, job choice, and consumer information. (semester)
Ceramics 1 Ceramics 1 is an introductory course that uses ceramic materials to emphasize hand-building techniques as well as beginning wheel thrown forms.  The course  provides all students with an opportunity for creative expression and cognitive development in a nonverbal way.  Assessment is based on effort and improvement, regardless of entry-level skills or personal aptitude. (yearlong)
Ceramics 2 Ceramics 2 is an extension course of the concepts learned in Ceramics 1 with investigation and practice of more advanced techniques. (yearlong)
Digital Photography Digital Photography is a course designed that provides self-directed and advanced instruction and knowledge of opportunities in photography from traditional to digital.  Students will use editing software to create digital portfolio projects and presentations.  Students will study various professional photographers throughout world history, making connections to their own use of the camera. (yearlong)
Digital Animation This course is an introduction to digital animation with the intent to develop a foundation for further classes in digital art. The course will include examination of the historical evolution of the use of digital tools for art, and the economic and social changes that result.  There will be critical discussion of contemporary art styles, forms and techniques, as well as hands-on experience with software used or still image production, and animation.  This course incorporates the five content standards for Visual and Preforming Arts; Artistic Perception, Historical and Cultural Content, Creative Expression, Aesthetic Valuing and Connections, Relationships, and Applications.
Drawing & Painting 1 Drawing and Painting 1 is a course that explores and expands aesthetic perceptions, as well as develops skills for using visual arts media effectively.  These skills will enhance the student’s ability to interpret and communicate ideas, feeling, and values. (yearlong)
Drawing & Painting 2 Drawing and Painting 2 is course that extends concepts learned in the first year of study.  Areas of further exploration include drawing and painting skills, visual communication, and historical and cultural art traditions, aesthetic valuing and career awareness. (yearlong)
ONLINE CLASSES BEING OFFERED SUMMER 2018 – For students taking online classes:  There will be a mandatory orientation on May 30th from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of Palos Verdes Peninsula High School.  Click here for Frequently Asked Questions about online classes.
 US History Honors ONLINE (4 Classes) US History is a course that analyzes and evaluates American political, social, and economic behavior during major periods in the nation’s experience. Multiple factors that effect continuity and change in historical settings are studied, in addition to the outstanding contributions of individual Americans. The course traces the change in ethnic composition of American society, the movement toward equal rights for racial minorities and women, and the expanding role of the Federal government in addressing critical issues. This Honors course covers the same material as the US History course but will be more in-depth and will include extra independent readings, primary source investigation, research, writing assignments and projects.

This Honors course covers the same material as the US History course but will be more in-depth and will include extra independent readings, primary source investigation, research, writing assignments and projects.

 World History ONLINE World History is a course that demonstrates a basic understanding of World History, Geography, and Culture. Content will cover the foundation of political thought in the development of law, religion, philosophy, and culture, and the influence of ancient civilization on modern western society. Students’ identify, analyze, and interpret significant historical information.
 American Government/Economics ONLINE (year-long course) American government is a semester-long course that gives a critical perspective on politics and government in the United States. The course compares systems of government in the world today and analyzes the life and changing interpretations of the Constitution, the Bill of Rights, and the current state of the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of government. The course promotes familiarity with the various institutions, groups, beliefs, and ideas that make up the American and comparative political system./ Economics is a semester-long course that involves the study of microeconomics and macroeconomics to help students become responsible citizens and effective decision makers. The class provides an understanding of basic economic principles, including the law of supply and demand, scarcity, the role of the market place, competition, and consumer choice. In addition, the course deals with macroeconomic topics of inflation and unemployment, measures of national wealth, the economic role of the government, and international trade and finance. The course also includes personal economic decision-making: investments, budget process, job choice, and consumer inflation.