Summer School 2019
Based on the High School Placement Test results, students may be required or recommended to enroll in our outstanding Freshman Prep program during the summer prior to the start of school as indicated in your acceptance letter. The program encompasses Language Arts, Math, and Learning Strategies, and the courses will ensure that students are adequately prepared for academic success during their freshman year.
Freshman Prep courses run weekdays from July 8 - July 26.
One class: $325
Two classes: $600
Three classes: $825
Period 1: 8:00-9:00 am
Period 2: 9:15am- 10:15 amPeriod 3: 10:30am-11:30 am
The goal of this course is to teach executive function skills through well-developed lessons and provide resources and strategies for students to utilize in their academics. The course will also prepare students for the transition to high school.
Summer School Courses
The courses listed below are for remediation or for advancement. Advancement courses are a wonderful opportunity to take required classes during summer to allow for more flexibility in the regular school year schedule.
Semester 1: June 17th through July 5th
Semester 2: July 8th through July 26th
Year-Long: June 17th through July 26th
Period 1: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Period 2: 10:10 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Period 3: 12:20 p.m. - 2:20 p.m.
Algebra I $350 per Semester (Advancement must take Full Year $700)
Open to all grade levels, including incoming freshmen
This year course provides a general introduction to the essentials of algebra. Content includes variables, expressions, properties, working with rational and irrational numbers, and solving equations and inequalities. Polynomials, graphing, radicals, rational functions, factoring and solving quadratic functions are presented, with focus on applications where appropriate. UC Approved
Algebra II $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
Open to all grade levels
This course continues the study of concepts introduced in Algebra I. Topics of study include linear and quadratic equations, functions, conic sections, and properties of rational and irrational numbers. Graphing calculators are used to enhance understanding of algebraic concepts. UC Approved
Geometry $350 per Semester (Advancement must take Full Year $700)
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Algebra I and Algebra II. Please obtain a registration code from your counselor to sign up for this class.
This course leads to an understanding of the relationship between points, lines, and planes. Plane figures such as triangles, parallelograms, circles, and general polygons will be explored. Area and volume formulas of three-dimensional figures will be developed. Coordinate geometry will be introduced. Students develop an understanding of the nature of proofs and gain experience in writing two-column proofs. UC Approved
Pre-Calculus $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
Open to all grade levels
This course provides students with a solid foundation for the study of calculus. Algebraic, exponential, logarithmic, and trigonometric functions and their graphs are presented, as well as matrices, sequences, probability, and selected topics from analytic geometry. Graphing calculators are used to enhance understanding of pre-calculus topics. UC Approved
5011 REVELATION OF JESUS CHRIST IN SCRIPTURES $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
The purpose of this course is to give students a general knowledge and appreciation of the Sacred Scriptures. Through their study of the Bible, they will come to encounter the living Word of God, Jesus Christ. In the course, they will learn about the Bible, authored by God through Inspiration, and its value to people throughout the world. If they have not been taught this earlier, they will learn how to read the Bible and will become familiar with the major sections of the Bible and the books included in each section. The students will pay particular attention to the Gospels, where they may grow to know and love Jesus Christ more personally.
5012 WHO IS JESUS CHRIST? – SON OF GOD AND SON OF MARY $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the mystery of Jesus Christ, the living Word of God, the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. In this course, students will understand that Jesus Christ is the ultimate Revelation to us from God. In learning about who he is, the students will also learn who he calls them to be.
5015 THE MISSION OF JESUS CHRIST (THE PASCHAL MYSTERY) $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
The purpose of this course is to help students understand all that God has done for us through his Son, Jesus Christ. Through this course of study, students will learn that for all eternity, God has planned for us to share eternal happiness with him, which is accomplished through the redemption Christ won for us. Students will learn that they share in this redemption only in and through Jesus Christ. They will also be introduced to what it means to be a disciple of Christ and what life as a disciple entails.
5016 JESUS CHRIST’S MISSION CONTINUES IN THE CHURCH $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
The purpose of this course is to help the students understand that in and through the Church they encounter the living Jesus Christ. They will be introduced to the fact that the Church was founded by Christ through the Apostles and is sustained by him through the Holy Spirit. The students will come to know that the Church is the living Body of Christ today. This Body has both divine and human elements. In this course, students will learn not so much about events in the life of the Church but about the sacred nature of the Church.
5017 SACRAMENTS AS PRIVILEGED ENCOUNTERS WITH JESUS CHRIST $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
The purpose of this course is to help students understand that they can encounter Christ today in a full and real way in and through the sacraments, and especially through the Eucharist. Students will examine each of the sacraments in detail so as to learn how they may encounter Christ throughout life.
5014 LIFE IN JESUS CHRIST $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
The purpose of this course is to help students understand that it is only through Christ that they can fully live out God’s plans for their lives. Students are to learn the moral concepts and precepts that govern the lives of Christ’s disciples.
5006 COMPARATIVE RELIGIONS (ECUMENICAL AND INTERRELIGIOUS ISSUES) $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
The purpose of this course is to help the students understand the manner in which the Catholic Church relates to non-Catholic Christians as well as
to other religions of the world. Building on the foundational truth that Jesus Christ established the Catholic Church and entrusted to her the fullness of God’s Revelation, the course is intended to help students to recognize the ways in which important spiritual truths can also be found in non-Catholic Christian churches and ecclesial communities as well as in non-Christian religions. It is also intended to help them to recognize the ways in which other systems of belief and practice differ from the Catholic faith. UC Approved
5007 PEACE AND JUSTICE $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the Church’s social teaching. In this course, students are to learn how Christ’s concern for others, especially the poor and needy, is present today in the Church’s social teaching and mission. UC Approved
5801 BIOLOGY (LIFE) $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
Grades 9, 10
Through class instruction and laboratory inquiries, the biology student is introduced to the following areas of study: the nature of living things, the continuity of life, microbiology, biology of plants and animals, genetics, evolution, bioethics, human biology, and ecology. The student develops the ability to use scientific procedures in the lab, to collect and analyze data, and to draw conclusions from results obtained. UC Approved
5805 CHEMISTRY (PHYSICAL) $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
Grades 10, 11, 12
The student is introduced to chemistry through the study of matter and energy and continues with elements and compounds and different types of reactions. The Mole concept, atomic structure, and different forms of bonding are studied. Further topics include kinetic theory, acids and bases, and equilibrium systems. Problem-solving and laboratory techniques are emphasized. UC Approved
5901 WORLD HISTORY $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
In this course, students examine major turning points in the shaping of the modern world from the eighteenth century to the present. The focus of this study is on the expansion of the West, the study of nationalism in the contemporary world, and the growing interdependence of people and cultures throughout the earth. Each unit examines the relationships between historical, geographic, political, technical, economic, social, and cultural developments of the time and their impact on the present. UC Approved
5501 SPANISH I $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This course introduces elementary grammar principles and basic vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on the development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. This course also presents an introduction to the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. UC Approved
5503 SPANISH II $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This course is a continuation of the study of basic grammar principles and vocabulary. Increased emphasis is placed on the development of communicative competence in both the spoken and written language and continued study of the culture of Spanish-speaking countries. UC Approved
5504 SPANISH III $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
Grades 10, 11, 12
Spanish III is a review of all basic grammar principles and an introduction to more sophisticated structures. This course continues the development of oral and written communication skills and a thematic approach to the Spanish and Latin American cultures is included. UC Approved
5514 SPANISH IV $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
Grades 11, 12
This course is a review of all basic principles and an introduction to more advanced grammar structures. There is an emphasis on listening and speaking skills and the ability to communicate in everyday situations. Students will continue to increase their vocabulary and develop an awareness of various aspects of Hispanic culture. The reading selections, which are representative pieces of Spanish literature, are the basis of original compositions and provide further topics for discussions. UC Approved
5507 FRENCH I $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
This course introduces elementary grammar principles and basic vocabulary. Emphasis is placed on the development of reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. This course presents an introduction to the culture of French-speaking communities. UC Approved
5302 ENGLISH I $350 per Semester (For Remediation Only)
This one-year course is an introduction to a variety of literary genres including the short story, poetry, drama, the novel, and mythology. Grammar is taught formally and within the context of writing. Vocabulary includes the study of root word meanings, synonyms, antonyms, analogies, and usage. Words for this study come from vocabulary texts and literature. Writing instruction emphasizes the paragraph and the five-paragraph essay form; creative writing is also taught and practiced. UC Approved
Visual and Performing Arts
Fundamentals of Art $700 Full Year
Open to all grade levels, including incoming freshmen
Fundamentals of Art is designed to explore the procedures, techniques, vocabulary, and skills in drawing and painting. Emphasis is placed on developing the students’ observational skills to enhance creative expression. This course focuses on the art elements and principles of design using a variety of media in two-dimensional compositions. Students develop manipulative and organizational skills in using the visual arts media to translate ideas, feelings, and values into visual expressions. Historical and cultural contributions will be introduced, as well as artistic analysis, interpretation, and judgment of artwork and that of others. UC Approved
Photography $700 Full Year
Open to all grade levels, including incoming freshmen.
This year-long course explores the photographic process including camera functions, techniques, composition, and methods of creative visual communication, with emphasis on using the art elements and principles of design. Through the use of digital photography, students will explore still life, action photography, close-up, portraiture, and landscape techniques in natural and artificial lighting both on campus and on study trips. Students will increase their knowledge of historical and cultural contributions to the world of photography from early explorations to digital photography of today, explore career options, and generate a portfolio of their work. The second part of the class focusing on giving the students the skills and knowledge needed to enhance the expressive aspects of their photographic art. The coursework will enhance the photography techniques learned in the introductory class with an accent on photographing for the digital world. Students will not only learn new shooting techniques but will learn the digital darkroom through Adobe Photoshop. Emphasis will be placed on workflow, color, retouching techniques, and photo montage. UC Approved
Health dates vary - $425. (Open to Class of 2022 only) SOLD OUT
Rising sophomores wishing to fulfill their Health requirement during summer session may take this blended learning (online and on campus) course. Two sessions are offered: M/W or T/Th. Regardless of which session you prefer, there will be a MANDATORY APEX and American Red Cross Orientation after finals. (date/time TBA)
Classes meet from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Limit of 20 students per class (40 total)
- July 8 & 10
- July 15 & 17
- July 22 & 24
- Tuesday & Thursday Health Class Meeting dates: SOLD OUT
- July 9 & 11
- July 16 & 18
- July 23 & 25
For questions, please contact Mr. Richard Yoon, Summer School Principal, at email@example.com.