Summer School for Returning SI High School Students

Online registration for returning SI High School Students only will open on February 11, 2019 at 6 am.

HS classes will be updated as we get closer to February, 2019.

 

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. 

 

Courses Offered in Summer 2018

Chemistry: June 11 - July 20, 2018 (9:30am - 3:15pm)

CHEMISTRY (Two sections in 2018. 58 students total. In the event that these sections fill, no other sections will be opened.)  LIMITED SPOTS!
Dates: June 11- July 20, 2018
July 4, 5, 6 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are school holidays
Time:   9:30 am - 3:15 pm (includes 30 min lunch and 15 min break)
$1875
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 17-18) Note: Students may not be absent on the last day of summer school and must take the final as scheduled on July 20, 2018. 

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 13 - 17, 2018 (6:00pm - 8:00pm with individual sessions scheduled from 5-6pm and 8-9pm)

COLLEGE APPLICATION ESSAY WORKSHOPS  
Dates:  

August 13 - 17, 2018   75 students total

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.

Physics: June 11 - July 20, 2018 (9:00am - 3:00pm)

PHYSICS    
(Two sections in 2018. 58 students total. In the event that these sections fill, no other sections will be opened.) LIMITED SPOTS!
Dates: June 11 - July 20, 2018
July 4, 5, 6 Wednesday, Thursday and Friday are school holidays

Time:

 

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


$1,875
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 17-18) Note: Students may not be absent on the last day of summer school and must take the final as scheduled on July 20, 2018.
Required textbook: Bring your iPad, a notebook, pens and pencils.