Summer High School Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS FOR 2017 HAVE BEEN UPDATED FOR VIEWING ON THE REGISTRATION SITE.

 

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)
Bridge to High School English Bridge to High School English is a semester-long course for students entering Grade 9 who will benefit from an introduction to high school English, which exposes them to more sophisticated strategies.  ELL students also profit from these strategies as they transition into regular English classes. (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)
Expository Writing For College Expository Writing for College is a semester-long course that gives the opportunity to refine essay-writing skills.  Students will write clear and concise essays that inform, explain, describe, or define. (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)
Shakespeare Shakespeare is a semester-long course that involves the understanding, appreciation, and critical analysis of a selected number of plays by William Shakespeare. (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)
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)
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)
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 Algebra Bridge to Algebra is a semester-long course that reviews math skill and concepts, including preparation for Algebra 1. (first semester)
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)
Marine Biology Marine Biology is a laboratory science course that introduces the features, basic process, and unique biology of the marine environment in order to understand the ocean’s potential as a resource, and enhance awareness of the value and fragility of the ocean, its inhabitants and its ecosystems.  An investigative approach to learning about the ocean and its inhabitants is stressed in this course. (yearlong)
Principles of Engineering Principles of Engineering is a course that introduces the foundation principles of engineering to give students opportunities to begin applying those principles to real-life problems.  Students will learn that the engineering process is multi-faceted, combining physical science knowledge, mathematical insight, creative design, organization skills, communication skills, data analysis and documentation, and critical thinking.  Students will engage in problem-solving activities and project development that will require them to build expertise in all of the facets of engineering mentioned above.  Course format will include lectures, in-class use of various technologies, group projects, discussions, problem-solving sessions, lab experiments, and outside research. (yearlong)
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)
Global Cultures Global Cultures is a semester-long course that provides an in depth examination of the interchanges among members of cultures throughout the world and teaches  requisite research and writing skills. Students develop an understanding of current world issues and relate them to their historical, geographic, political, economic, and cultural contexts. Students consider multiple accounts of events in order to understand international relations from a variety of perspectives. (semester)
Psychology Psychology is a semester-long course that includes an overview of major psychological approaches, theories, and concepts and is designed to help students gain a better understanding of themselves and of other people.  It also offers practical applications for students to help them live more satisfying and productive lives. (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)
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)
Digital Animation 1 Digital Animation 1 is an introductory course that introduces digital animation with the intent to develop a foundation for further courses 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 for still image production and animation. Meets standards for Visual and Performing Arts. (yearlong)
Digital Animation 2 Digital Animation 2 is an extension of Digital Animation 1 with the intent to further develop the foundation of creating and understanding of time-based art.  The course will advance the examination of the historical evolution of traditional and digital methods of art and the economic and social changes that result.  Students are required to first create their images by drawing, painting, photographing and/or sculpting them in a traditional format.  There will be a critical discussion of contemporary art styles, forms and techniques, as well as extensive hands-on experience with software used for still image production and animation. Meets standards for Visual and Performing Arts. (yearlong)
Digital Animation 3 Digital Animation 3 is an extension course of Digital Animation 2 with the intent to develop more advanced applications of creating and understanding non-linear and time-based art.  There will be critical discussion of contemporary art styles, forms and techniques, as well as extensive hands-on experience with digital animation used for style image production and animation.  Meets standards for Visual and Performing Arts. (yearlong)
Spanish 1 Workshop Spanish 1 Workshop is a semester-long course that introduces basic vocabulary and fundamental sentence structure in the present tense.  Students hold simple conversations and write short compositions, which will enhance listening, speaking, reading and writing skills based on true-life situations.  Students will learn to communicate in Spanish and develop an awareness of the Spanish culture. (semester)
Spanish 2 Workshop Spanish 2 Workshop is a semester-long course that reviews and practices second year grammar concepts such as present tense and preterite.  This course will prepare students for high school Spanish 3 and Spanish 3 Honors.  Students will refind their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills through diverse cultural projects. (first semester)