Summer Academic Program
Students entering the 9th grade at SI
in August 2017
Last updated: 3/7/2017
Preparing you for high school
This program is for incoming St. Ignatius Freshmen only
Enrollment: This program will be limited to incoming SI 9th graders
Get ready for high school with this prep program for students entering 9th grade at St. Ignatius in the fall of 2017. You will be one step ahead of the crowd by improving and advancing in your math and English skills. In addition, you will have the opportunity to learn and practice additional skills that all students need for a successful high school academic experience. All students will be enrolled in three classes.
Dates: June 19 - July 21, 2017
Time: 9 am - 12 noon
All students will take our 9th grade English course called English for Success, HS Algebra or Geometry, and Advanced U.S. History.
High School Algebra
Students will review and master essential algebra concepts such as: domain, range, absolute value, factoring, graphing and systems of equations and inequalities. Students will study and solve linear, quadratic and radical equations. By the conclusion of this course, the students should be well prepared to begin their high school math experience.
For students who have been successful in their current math classes and want to explore a new math topic. Some knowledge of algebra is helpful for students taking this class. In this class, students will explore the relationships of plane figures using traditional Euclidean postulates and theorems. Conventional symbols and vocabulary will be used to describe geometric relationships of objects in the real world. Some hands-on activities will be included.
Students will polish their skills for the English classroom before high school begins. The course will cover all the essentials: vocabulary building, basic grammar skills, paragraph writing, short story and poetry analysis. The students will also be reading The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon, the required reading assignment for incoming frosh.
Did you know you can earn college credit while you are only in high school? Advanced Placement classes teach students college level curriculum to help them pass a test at the end of the year. This class is a Pre-AP US History class. Students will examine primary documents, exercise critical thinking skills using historical scenarios, and practice test taking skills using modified AP History tests. Assignments will hone research skills to make the transition to high school level work much easier. Go beyond your middle school historical understandings and try something new. Some topics we may study include: WWII, The Great Depression, and The American Revolution.
Also check out Cat Camp for Incoming 9th Graders
Summer Sports Camps
SI is offering a wide variety of sports camps this summer including a new Nike Baseball Camp with Morning, Afternoon and All-Day Options
- Nike Baseball Camp (morning, afternoon and all-day options)
- SI Boys' and Girls' Basketball Camp
- Nike Basketball Camp
- Crew Camp
- Cross Country Camp
- Field Hockey Camp (Girls)
- Football Camps (3 levels)
- Boys' Lacrosse
- Nike Soccer Camp at SI
- Softball Camp
- Coed Strength & Conditioning Camps
- Table Tennis Camp
- Tennis Camp
- Track & Field Camp
- Girls Volleyball Camp