Academics + Summer High School

SHC 2017 Summer High School

Updated 3/20/2017

DATES: June 12 – July 14

  • Honors Biology: June 5 — July 14
  • Honors Chemistry June 5 –July 14

COURSE FEES:

  • One five-unit course:  $550
  • Two five-unit courses or one accelerated or honors course $1100

REGISTRATION

Accelerated – worth 10 units of credit
Honors – worth 10 units of credit
Preparatory – worth 5 units of credit
Preview no credit
Credit Recovery – making up credits.  

All students (excluding Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry students) are required to attend the summer school orientation which will be held on June 12th at 8:00am in the Student Life Center.  Student schedules will be distributed after orientation, prior to a special schedule for the first day of summer school.  

ATTENDANCE
Due to the nature of summer school and the class time needed for obtaining course credit, no absences are permitted. The summer school session is 23 days long and it is expected that a student will be present all 23 days. NOTE: Honors Biology and Honors Chemistry are 28 days long. No allowances can be made for any family vacations or other activities that will prevent a student from attending school. July 3rd and 4th are school holidays.

Please contact your counselor or SHC Summer School Principal, Mr. Phil Freed, with questions at: pfreed@shcp.edu.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

ACCELERATED COURSES

Accelerated Geometry 1,2
7:55am-12:00pm

This course is designed for double math students. Double math students are those who either 1) received an A in Algebra 1,2 with teacher recommendation or 2) received a B in Algebra 1,2 Honors or Advanced Algebra/Trig 1,2 with teacher recommendation.  

HONORS COURSES

Honors Biology
7:55am-12:30pm

This course is designed for rising 11th graders who have a cumulative 3.5 GPA in Chemistry 1,2 or a cumulative 3.0 GPA in Chemistry 1,2 Honors and concurrent enrollment or successful completion of Advanced Algebra Trigonometry 1,2.

Honors Chemistry
7:55am-12:30pm

This course is designed for rising 10th graders who have a 3.5 GPA and A’s in physics and B’s in Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry or A’s in Honors Algebra with a science and math teacher recommendations. The course will have a blended format where the students will be required to do lesson modules online a couple times a week and attend class the other days of the week to do labs and take assessments.

PREPARATORY COURSES

Literature and Science (English)
7:55am-10:10am

Literature and Science seeks to define what it means to be human by examining classic and contemporary literature that explores bioethical issues. As people of faith, as emergent voters in the biotech Bay Area, and ultimately as human beings, what kinds of choices might students be asked to make in their lifetimes? Though it will not manufacture answers, this course will stimulate ethical inquiry through narrative as well as hone literary and writing skills.  This course is designed for rising 11th and 12th graders.

A note on the blended format:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will meet in person on campus. The class will meet virtually on Tuesday and Thursday-participants are welcome to come on campus during these days to work in the library or some other supervised space. Students are expected to work for two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The instructor will offer online office hours for support and extra help on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Specific times will be announced during the first class.

Rhetoric and Composition
7:55am-10:10am OR 10:40am-12:55pm

Rhetoric and Composition:  This writing intensive summer class will help students refine their abilities to discern writing tasks and situations.  Students will study both rhetoric and composition, focusing on synthesizing various perspectives to both effectively craft and evaluate argument.  Additionally, students will examine the cultural contexts for critical thinking and writing and will engage in close reading of the myths that dominate American Culture.

A note on the blended format:

Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will meet in person on campus. The class will meet virtually on Tuesday and Thursday-participants are welcome to come on campus during these days to work in the library or some other supervised space. Students are expected to work for two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Poetry (English)
10:40am-12:55pm
Poetry, seeks to explore how sound, sense, and sensibility shape and stir us. Students will engage deeply with a broad expanse of poems, building upon knowledge and skills learned in previous English courses. This course will examine the elements of poetry — images, figures of speech, tone, symbol, allegory, sound, and rhythm. Students will read diverse poets and various genres to glean patterns, style and approaches, and will engage in myriad activities involving sound and sense.
This course is designed for rising 11th and 12th graders.

A note on the blended format:
Monday, Wednesday and Friday we will meet in person on campus. The class will meet virtually on Tuesday and Thursday-participants are welcome to come on campus during these days to work in the library or some other supervised space. Students are expected to work for two hours on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The instructor will offer online office hours for support and extra help on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Specific times will be announced during the first class.

PREVIEW COURSES

Advanced Algebra Preview
7:55am- 10:10am

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who want a preview of the Advanced Algebra course they will be taking in the fall. This course is for enrichment only/no credit will be given.

Geometry Preview
7:55am-10:10am

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who want a preview of the Geometry course they will be taking in the fall. This course is for enrichment only/no credit will be given.

Chemistry Preview
10:40am-12:55pm

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who want a preview of the Chemistry course they will be taking in the fall. This course is for enrichment only/no credit will be given.

Biology Preview
10:40am-12:55pm

This course is designed to meet the needs of students who want a preview of the Biology course they will be taking in the fall. This course is for enrichment only/no credit will be given.

CREDIT RECOVERY COURSES

MATHEMATICS

Algebra 2
7:55 am-10:10am

A second semester course in elementary algebra. Topics: factoring, rational expressions, linear equations with two variables.

Advanced Algebra 1/2
10:40am-12:55pm

A one semester course in second year algebra. Topics: linear equations, rational numbers, complex numbers and polynomials.

Advanced Algebra/Trigonometry 1/2
10:40am-12:55pm

A basic one-semester course in trigonometry. Topics: trigonometric functions of scalene, obtuse, and right triangles. Students will also be introduced to pre-calculus topics such as advanced conic section problems, trigonometric laws and identities, and exponential and logarithmic functions.

Geometry 1/2
10:40am-12:55pm

A one-semester course in plane geometry. Topics: lines, angles, polygons, with stress on inductive and deductive reasoning.

SCIENCE

Chemistry 1/2
7:55 am-10:10am

A one semester course in chemistry.  Students will execute, classify, predict and quantify the products of chemical reactions. They will perform calculations involving mass, moles, and concentration of types of matter and they will also describe the model of the atom and the placement of elements in the periodic table.

Physics 1/2
7:55am-10:10am and 10:40am-12:55pm

This course satisfies the requirements for either first or second semester physics

Biology 1/2
7:55am- 10:10am

A one semester course in biology.  Students will explore various biological topics that will include principles of genetics, cell biology, DNA replication and energy utilization.

SOCIAL STUDIES

World History 1/2
10:40am-12:55pm

This is a course covering the various stages of World History. The subject matter includes Prehistory, the Early River Valley civilizations, Egypt, Greece, Rome, and the Empires in India, Africa, and the Americas, the Middle Ages, the formation of Western Europe, the Renaissance, the Muslim World, empires in East Asia, Africa, and European History through Modern Times.

U.S. History 1/2
7:55am-10:10am

A review course in U.S. History. This course surveys America from the reconstruction period to the present.

ENGLISH

English 1-4
7:55am-10:10am  and 10:40am-12:55pm

This lower division writing course is geared for students who have taken 9th or 10th grade English. This literature based course emphasizes clarity and correctness in paragraph and composition writing. Students will learn to write more effectively under pressure and will polish their timed based essay skills. Students will understand basic story terms as they apply to literature and will increase their vocabulary through literature.

English 5-6
10:40am-12:55pm

This upper division English course focuses on the history, structure and composition of the novel.

L.O.T.E.

Spanish 1-4
7:55 am-10:10am

A review course for first and second year Spanish students.

RELIGIOUS STUDIES

Ethics
10:40am-12:55pm

This course examines general ethical principles and applies these to specific ethical situations, the formation of a personal conscience and moral reasoning.  This class is primarily for those who received a poor grade during the regular school year.

Scripture
7:55am-10:10am

This course examines the history of the Hebrew people and the development of their faith as they discover the nature of God and man through the successes and failures of their patriarchs, prophets, priests and kings. This class is primarily for those who received a poor grade during the regular school year.

Church History
7:55am-10:10am

This course begins with the New Testament infancy of the church and traces its development through the centuries to the present day.  This class is primarily for those who received a poor grade during the regular school year.
Please contact SHC Summer School Principal, Mr. Phil Freed, with questions at: pfreed@shcp.edu or call (415) 775-6626 ext. 737.