Summer School for Returning SI High School Students

Returning SI High School Students Register for High School Summer School
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Students from other high schools can register on March 11.

About High School Summer Academic Classes

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 11, 2019, at 6 am. Spaces are limited.

Updated 2-7-19

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Courses Offered in Summer 2019

Biology: June 10 - July 19, 2019 (9:00 - 3:00 pm)

One section in 2019. 26 students total. Limited spots!

Price: $2000
10 Credits
Dates: June 10 - July 19, 2019
July 4-5 Thursday and Friday are school holidays
Time: 9:00 - 3:00 pm
Grade level: 10
Prerequisite: None
Criteria for enrollment: None

Biology is the scientific study of life and living organisms. This course aims to develop students into scientifically literate citizens who have mastered the critical thinking skills that will allow them to make informed decisions in a world increasingly impacted by scientific discovery. This course also aims to develop in students an appreciation for the natural world and our role in its stewardship. Units of study in this course include evolutionary biology, genetics, heredity, cell structure and function, human reproduction, and ecology.
Note: Students may not be absent on the last day of summer school and must take the final as scheduled on July 19, 2019.

Chemistry: June 10 - July 19, 2019 (9:30am - 3:15pm)

Two sections in 2019. 55 students total. In the event that these sections fill, no other sections will be opened. LIMITED SPOTS!

Price: $2,000
10 Credits
Dates: June 10- July 19, 2019
July 4-5 Thursday and Friday are school holidays
Time: 9:30 am - 3:15 pm (includes 30 min lunch and 15 min break
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 18-19) Note: Students may not be absent on the last day of summer school and must take the final as scheduled on July 19, 2019. 

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 Athletics...Get in the Game! Multiple Sessions

Summer Elective Course: College Athletics...Get in the Game

Open to rising Junior and Senior student athletes (College coaches cannot contact student athletes or their families until September of their Junior year in high school).

Directed by: College Athletics Advisor Director Steve Bluford
Price: $400 per session 
Dates & Times: Only one session is necessary

 Session I   June 10-12, 2019  9:00-11:00 AM or 4:30-6:30 PM
 Session II  June 24-26, 2019 9:00-11:00 AM or 4:30-6:30 PM
 Session III  July 8-10, 2019   9:00-11:00 AM or  4:30-6:30 PM

This course is designed to engage student athletes as they embrace the recruiting process, and the need to acquire tools to navigate their transition to college athletics. This course will highlight profile development and completion, college program research, coaching staff outreach, nutrition and conditioning expectations for specific sports, and an introduction to sports psychology and mindfulness.

Students will leave this course with specific tasks completed that will enable them to potentially play sports in college. Also each student will receive three scheduled one-on-one meetings.

Student athletes, and their parents, who are interested in or out-of-state college visits can discuss arrangements for these with Coach Bluford during this course.

 


 

Geometry June 10-July 19, 2019 9:00-3:00 PM

Geometry: June 10-July 19, 2019 
Time: 9:00-3:00 PM
2 sections. 55 Students total.
$2000
10 Credits
July 4-5 Thursday and Friday are school holidays
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Higher
Criteria for Enrollment: Sophomore Standing

The course reviews the basic concepts, terminology, and notation involved in geometry, and is designed for the student who successfully completed Algebra 1 as a freshman, though any student may apply. Both abstract and practical aspects are covered. Conditional statements, conjectures, theorems, and written justifications are systematically brought into the course, along with the subjects to which they pertain, in the context of problem solving as well as in the context of the preparation of formal proofs. Students construct an understanding by spending some of their class time working in collaborative learning groups. Review of algebraic and geometric concepts is employed throughout the course. In this way, algebra skills are maintained and the students are better prepared to enter into the geometric aspects of advanced algebra, math analysis, Pre-Calculus, and calculus courses. A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required.

Students may not be absent on the last day of summer school and must take the final as scheduled on July 19, 2019.

Geometry Accelerated June 10-July 19, 2019 9:00-3:00 PM

Geometry Accelerated June 10-July 19, 2019 9:00-3:00 PM
$2000
2 sections total. 55 students
10 Credits
Prerequisite: Algebra 1 or Higher
Criteria for Enrollment: Approval of Department Chair, based on: teacher recommendation: past performance in English, Foreign Language, and Math; standardized test scores (math, language, reading)
Grade Level: 10
July 4-5 Thursday and Friday are school holidays


This course follows generally the description of the traditional geometry course but also includes more proof (direct and indirect; in two-column, flow, and paragraph form). This course is designed for the student who successfully completed Algebra 1 Accelerated as a freshman, but any student may apply. Within the context of Geometry, the Accelerated course includes more challenging algebraic applications, such as solving quadratic equations.  It also includes an introduction to analytic geometry and trigonometry, helping to prepare students for Pre-Calculus. A Texas Instruments TI-83 or TI-84 series graphing calculator is required. 

Students may not be absent of the last day of summer school and must take the final as scheduled on July 19, 2019.
 

 

Jumpstart! An Updated College Essay Program: Multiple Sessions

Dates: ONLY 1 SESSION IS NECESSARY 
             3 day workshop with 3 hour long one-on-one sessions

Session I:  June 10-12, 2019 - 9:00-11:00 AM or 5:00-7:00 PM
Session II:  June 24-26, 2019 - 9:00-11:00 AM or 5:00-7:00 PM
Session III:  July 8-10, 2019 - 9:00-11:00 AM or 5:00-7:00 PM


Directed by: Tim Egan, SI College Counseling Lead & Donna DeBenedetti, Veteran SI English Teacher
            
Price: $600 per session. 

10 out of 10 high school seniors agree – when asked “What is the hardest part of the college application process?” they answer: “ALL THE WRITING!!!!!” We can help. Our updated college essay program is designed to help students leverage their relatively un-busy summer days and nights to make their fall semester – full of rigorous classes, sports and extra-curriculars, AND NOW COLLEGE APPLICATIONS – much less overwhelming.

This workshop will focus on the major writing tasks required for college applications: the Common Application personal statement, the FOUR required UC essays, and supplemental writing for specific private schools. Years of work in counseling and teaching English have taught us that the writing process is different for every student and that one-on-one consultation yields great results. Therefore, our updated program will include a three day workshop (at the beginning of summer) and three scheduled one-on-one meetings with one of our teachers throughout the summer. These will be completed BEFORE the first day of school. In between the workshops and the one-on-one meetings, students will receive specific benchmarks that they will need to meet in order to promote progress towards a finished draft.

The workshop sessions will include:

  • A rich brainstorming process about your experiences, your passions, your dreams, and your values
  • Discussion of the major essay prompts 
  • Writing time     
  • A personal organizational method that is time tested
  • A structured “summer plan” – assignments and deadlines to meet throughout the summer
  • Strategies for streamlining the process; you’ll use these essays in various ways to answer “extra” writing questions, such as specific college supplements or scholarship applications

Scheduled one-on-one meetings will include:

  • Consultation with an SI teacher – to review, respond to, revise, edit, proofread drafts of essays.
  • Strategies for overcoming writer’s block!
  • Setting summer deadlines – Students will spend several hours working independently so that one on one sessions are as productive as possible.
  • Completing several pieces of writing by the beginning of senior year!


 


 

Physics: June 10 - July 19, 2019 (9:00am - 3:00pm)

Two sections in 2019. 55 students total. In the event that these sections fill, no other sections will be opened.) LIMITED SPOTS!

Cost: $2,000
10 Credits
Grade Level - 10, 11, 12
Prerequisites - Biology, Chemistry, Algebra I
Criteria for Enrollment - Math GPA 2.0 or higher

Dates: June 10 - July 19, 2019
July 4-5 Thursday and Friday are school holidays
Time: 9:00-3:00 pm

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 18-19) Note: Students may not be absent on the last day of summer school and must take the final as scheduled on July 19, 2019.
Required textbook: Bring your iPad, a notebook, pens and pencils.