2017 High School Summer Courses

Current SI Students: Register for High School Summer Classes. An SI email address is needed to register. Click here to access the online registration.

Non-SI H
igh School Students: Registration is now available for the following classes: Chemistry, World History 2, and College Application Essay Workshop. Click here to register.


About High School Summer Academic Classes

(updated 2/28/2017)

Students normally take a study period in the academic year after they have taken an SI summer school course. If your intention in taking a summer school course is to enroll in an additional course during the following academic year, please note that seats may not be available to accommodate your request for the additional course. We will make every effort to place you in the additional course, but there is no guarantee, so, you should take a summer course only if you are willing to take a study period instead.

These courses are initially open only to SI high school students. Online Registration will open on February 10, 2017 at 6 am. Spaces are limited. Spaces available will be opened to non-SI high school students starting on March 10, 2017. For Non-SI high school students, please check this website on March 10, 2017 for instructions on how to register.

These courses are not remedial courses.

  • The summer school high school courses are equivalent to those offered during the regular school year.
  • Year long courses (10 credits) will meet five hours and forty-five minutes per day, five days a week for SIX WEEKS. Semester-long courses (5 credits) will meet three hours per day, five days a week for SIX WEEKS.
  • Students may NOT miss more than TWO days of summer school in order to receive course credit and a grade. If you know that you are going on an Immersion trip or any other kind of trip, having surgery, participating in a tournament or leaving town for any reason, DO NOT register for a course. There are NO exceptions to this policy.
  • You must be present in class on the last day of class. The last day of class cannot be one of your absent days.
  • Registration opens online on Friday, February 10, 2017 at 6 am. Spaces are limited!
  • Please note July 3 & 4, 2017, Monday & Tuesday will be school holidays.
  • Please read the attendance, add/drop and refund policies (all listed below) before registering. These policies will be enforced.
  • Requests for specific teachers or requests to register friends or siblings in the same section cannot be honored.

Information about Financial Aid for SI students currently receiving financial aid.


 

 

Chemistry: June 12 - July 21, 2017 (9:30am - 3:15pm) One Section Only LIMITED SPOTS LEFT

CHEMISTRY (One section only in 2017. 30 Students total. In the event that this section fills, no other sections will be opened.)  LIMITED SPOTS LEFT!
Dates: June 12 - July 21, 2017
July 3 and 4, Monday and Tuesday are school holidays
Time: 9:30 am - 3:15 pm (includes 30 min lunch and 15 min break)
$1775
10 credits

Grade Level - 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites - Biology, Algebra I
Criteria for Enrollment - Math GPA 2.0 or higher 

Chemistry is the scientific study of matter. This course aims to develop students as practicing laboratory scientists who can ask and answer questions of their own about what the world is made of and how and why chemical reactions occur. This course also aims to develop students' conceptual and quantitative understanding of chemical principals. Units of study in this course include the nature of the atom, naming of chemicals and compounds, bonding, the periodic table, reactions and equilibrium, stoichiometry, behavior of gases, acids, bases, and safe laboratory practices. (SI Course Catalog 16-17) Note: Students may not be absent on the last day of summer school and must take the final as scheduled on July 21, 2017. 

Required textbook:
The chemistry textbook will be loaned to all students during the summer session. The students will be required to make one payment to the teacher during the first two days of summer school: This payment is a check for $100 made out to St. Ignatius. This is a book deposit only that will be returned to the student at the end of the session if the student returns the textbook.

College Application Essay Workshops: August 14 - 18, 2017 (6:00pm - 8:00pm with individual sessions scheduled from 5-6pm and 8-9pm)

COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY WORKSHOPS 
Dates: 

August 14 - 18, 2017

Times: 

6:00 - 8:00 pm; (individual sessions will be scheduled 5:00 - 6:00 pm and 8:00 - 9:00 pm)   

Get a valuable head start on the college application process! This workshop will focus exclusively on the three most critical parts of the college application: the student resume, the personal essay and the answers to the short questions. Upon completion of the workshop, students will have written a personal resume, a polished essay that can be adapted for many application writing prompts, and sample responses to the most common short questions. All workshop sessions will be taught by current full time SI English teachers experienced in guiding students through their college essays. Taking a workshop this summer will give you extra time in the fall to complete your applications efficiently.

These workshop sessions will give you the opportunity to:

  • brainstorm about your experiences, your passions, and your dreams,
  • discuss major essay prompts,
  • review the do's and don'ts of writing application essays,
  • examine sample essays to learn about what worked for others,
  • revise to perfect content and edit to correct grammar and punctuation,
  • receive daily feedback and direction from instructor and peers
  • model methods to recycle your essay to successfully answer any application prompt or scholarship opportunity.
$550

World History II: June 12 - July 21, 2017 (9:00am - 12:00pm) Three Sections Only

WORLD HISTORY II  (Three sections available in 2017, 90 students total)

Students will be randomly assigned to one of the three available sections. Please do not request a specific section via email. Requests for specific teachers or requests to register friends or siblings in the same section will not be honored. All sections will take place during the same hours. In the event that all three sections fill, no other sections will be opened.  

Dates: June 12 - July 21, 2017
July 3 and 4, Monday and Tuesday are school holidays.
Time:  9:00 am - 12:00 pm (includes 15 min break)

$1175
5 credits

Grade Level - 10
Prerequisite - Completion of World History I
Criteria for Enrollment: None

This course is a study of the cultural, political, geopolitical, economic, intellectual, aesthetic, and religious factors involved in human development since the Age of Imperialism in the late 1800s. Mastery of basic factual material, as well as an ability to analyze and interpret that material will be required. Students will develop a formal thesis and write a research paper defending that thesis. Students are required to demonstrate knowledge of major geographic features and modern countries. (SI Course Catalog 16-17) Note: Students may not be absent on the last day of summer school and must take the final as scheduled on July 21, 2017. 

Required textbook and required reading:
Students will use the e-book used in WH1Students are also expected to read ONE of the following books prior to the start of the 2017 summer school WH2 course: 
A Long Way Gone-Memoirs of a Boy Soldier
 (Ishmael Beah)
All the Light We Cannot See (Anthony Doerr)
Red Scarf Girl (Ji-li Jiang)

World History 2 information for the first day of class:

1. Please bring your ipad charged and ready to go.
2. We use the same textbook as we used in WH1, so keep it on your ipad.
3. Please read Chapter 25.4 and highlight important points.
4. Please read ONE of the above summer reading books. Don't worry, we will not test you on the first day of summer school! You'll get more information about summer reading on the first day of class. 

Dance 1A: Ballet, Jazz, and Social Dance: June 12 - July 21, 2017 (1:00pm - 4:00pm) CANCELLED

DANCE 1A:
CANCELLED

Ballet, Jazz, and Social Dance (One section only, 30 students total. In the event that this section fills, no other sections will be opened.)   New this year!
$1175, 5 Credits

Please note this class will be cancelled should we receive under 15 signups. Please carefully consider your first choice of class when registering. Thank you. 
                                                                                                                            
Dates: June 12 - July 21, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
July 3 & 4, Monday & Tuesday are school holidays
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm (includes 15 min break)
Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Type of Course: Elective satisfying one semester of Fine Arts graduation requirement.
NOTE: Dance 1A will also fulfill the second semester of the Physical Education requirement for graduation. 
Prerequisite: None
Criteria for Enrollment: None
UC/CSU Subject F Approval

Course Description: This course introduces beginning technique, warm-up exercises, in-class choreography, movement in space, and improvisation. Students will study ballet, jazz, and social dance forms including Charleston, swing and hip hop. Students will create a dance in small groups for a final performance and will have an opportunity to see dance performances live and on film.

Students may not be absent on the last day of summer school and must take the final as scheduled on July 21, 2017. 

 




Physics: June 12 - July 21, 2017 (9:00am - 3:00pm) One Section Only FULL AND CLOSED

PHYSICS    FULL AND CLOSED
Dates: June 12 - July 21, 2017
(One section only with 30 students total. No other sections will be opened.) 

Time:

 

9:00 am - 3:00 pm (includes 30 min lunch and 15 min break)


$1,775
10 credits

Grade Level - 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites - Biology, Chemistry, Algebra I
Criteria for Enrollment - Math GPA 2.0 or higher 

Physics is the scientific study of the most fundamental laws of nature. This course aims to further develop students' appreciation for and competence in the scientific method. This course also aims to develop students' conceptual and quantitative understanding of physical principles. Students perform experiments to develop proficiency in laboratory technique in applying physical principles to the analysis of experimental data. Units of study in this course include motion, Newton's Laws, collisions, energy, thermodynamics, waves, sound, light, fundamental particles of nature, radioactivity, quantum mechanics, and electricity and magnetism. (SI Course Catalog 16-17) Note: Students may not be absent on the last day of summer school and must take the final as scheduled on July 21.
Required textbook: Bring your iPad, a notebook, pens and pencils.

Sacred Symbols/Studio Art C: June 12 - July 21, 2017 (9:00am - 12:00pm) Seniors only. CANCELLED

Sacred Symbols/Studio Art C
CANCELLED

(One section only in 2017. 24 students total. Spaces are limited. In the event that this section fills, no other sections will be opened.)   New this year! 
$1175, 5 Credits  

Please note this class will be cancelled should we receive under 12 signups. Please carefully consider your first choice of class when registering. Thank you.                                                                                                                                             
Dates: June 12 - July 21, 2017                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
July 3 & 4, Monday & Tuesday are school holidays
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (includes 15 min break)
Grade Level: Offered to incoming Seniors only.
Prerequisites: This is a Senior Elective for Religious Studies and can also fulfill the 2nd level of Studio Art for graduation - this is a dual credit course.
Criteria for Enrollment: You must be a Senior
Credits: Dual credit: Satisfies both Religious Studies Senior elective and Studio Art B.

Course Description: An experiential class focused on the exploration of the human desire to remember and recognize the Creator. By exploring symbols used as visual expressions in art, architecture and religious imagery, we will study various faith traditions to gather an understanding of praise older than language and the written word; to "find God in all things". In this integrated approach to learning about culture, religion and the arts, each student will create 15 major art pieces that represent the faith traditions studied and their original works will express an understanding of aesthetics. Research, studio work and field trips put into manifestation our learning.

Students will turn in their take-home final exam and their final portfolio on the last day of summer school on July 21, 2017. 


About Registration

  • Course availability is subject to sufficient enrollment.
  • All courses are limited enrollment.
  • Registration begins online on February 10, 2017 at 6 am at www.siprep.org/summer. Spaces are limited!
  • Registrations will only be accepted online at siprep.org.
  • All courses must be paid at the time of registration with a MasterCard, Visa or Discover card only.
  • Students will be registered into the course of their choice on a first come-first served basis.
  • If you are on a waiting list for a class, please note that the waiting lists will remain active until March 10, 2017. If space becomes available in a class, you will be notified as soon as possible or at least by March 10, 2017. If no space is available in a class by March 10, 2017 you will also be notified.
  • Important: Upon registration, an automatically generated confirmation form will be sent to the email address that you have entered during registration. Please make a copy of the computer-generated confirmation form for your records. This form is generated as soon as you have successfully registered for a class and confirms that you have successfully registered or been wait-listed for a class. If you do not receive this form, you have not properly registered. A letter referencing summer school policies and procedures will also be sent to the email address that you enter during the registration process.

 


 

Refund Policy : HS Summer School

  • If you cancel in writing to bgotch@siprep.org between February 10, 2017 and February 24, 2017 you will receive a 75% refund.
  • If you cancel in writing to bgotch@siprep.org between February 25, 2017 and March 12, 2017 you will receive a 50% refund.
  • On March 13, 2017 and thereafter, there are NO refunds for any reason.
  • If a class is canceled you will receive a full refund.
  • All refunds will be returned to you via check or the credit card of record. Refunds will be issued no later than July 28, 2017.

Add/Drop Policy : HS Summer School

  1. Adding a Summer School High School course:
    If a student is on the waiting list for a high school course and if room becomes available, a student may add a high school course no later than the first 2 days of the summer school session only.
  2. Dropping a Summer School High School course:
    If a student chooses to drop a 5 unit high school class after the session has started, the following apply:
    1. No refund will be given as per the refund policy.
    2. If a student drops during the first ten days, no grade or W (withdrew) will appear on his/her transcript.
    3. If a student drops after the first ten days, and before the last ten days a W will appear on his/her transcript.
    4. A student may not drop the class during the last ten days of the course. If a student stops attending class, s/he will receive a letter grade for the course (based on all work completed and not completed) that will appear on his/her transcript.

    If a student chooses to drop a 10 unit high school class after the session has started, the following apply:
    1. No refund will be given as per the refund policy.
    2. If a student drops during the first ten days, no grade or W (withdrew) will appear on his/her transcript.
    3. If a student drops after the first ten days, a first semester grade and a W for the second semester will appear on his/her transcript.
    4. A student may not drop the class during the last ten days of the course. If a student stops attending class, s/he will receive a letter grade for the first and second semesters (based on all work completed and not completed) that will appear on his/her transcript.



Financial Aid Policy: SI High School Summer School

  • Only students who are currently receiving financial aid from SI (school year 2016-2017) are eligible to receive 50% of the percentage of financial aid that they receive during the regular school year to help pay for summer school courses. For example, if you receive 50% FA from SI for the regular school year, you are eligible to receive 25% FA for summer school.
  • Summer school financial aid for families currently receiving FA is not automatic. The Summer school financial aid application form must be submitted.
  • We will not consider applications from families that have not made payments on the balance of their account in the current or previous school year.
  • In order to register for summer school, all students (including those requesting financial aid) must register online and pay with a Visa, MasterCard, or Discover card.
  • If the summer school office receives your completed financial aid application on or before January 27, 2017 and you register successfully, then during the registration process, your credit card will only be charged the balance due.
  • If the summer school office receives your completed financial aid application after January 27, 2017 and you are granted financial aid, then your credit card will be charged the full amount of the course and any financial aid granted will be credited to the credit card of record. Refunds will be processed and mailed no later than July 28, 2017
  • Receipt of FA does not guarantee you a space in the class you intend to select; you must still register online on February 10, 2017 in order to secure a space.

Requests for financial aid may be made by completing the Summer School Financial Aid Application for SI Students and sending it via regular mail to Summer School Office, St. Ignatius College Prep, 2001-37th Ave., SF 94116 or via email to summerprograms@siprep.org.

Questions? Email your questions to summerprograms@siprep.org

AMDG
St. Ignatius College Preparatory

Courage to Lead; Passion to Serve

2001 37th Avenue San Francisco, CA 94116
(415) 731-7500
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