2018 Summer courses
ONLINE June 4-15, ON CAMPUS June 17-22 | Course Fee: $1150*
*Includes all meals, course materials, trips, and lodging
Mr. Mike Heffron
0.5 Social Science credit
Economics is the study of money and business behaviors with an ultimate goal of understanding the processes necessary for an exchange economy to function.
Throughout the class, we will examine both theoretical and real-world applications of economic behaviors and systems. Due to the fluid nature of economic policies, we will spend a great deal of time exploring current global economic issues. The study of economics will develop students’ critical thinking and reasoning skills as well as foster research and writing abilities.
Mr. Will Lingle
0.5 Creative Arts credit
Required Materials: DSLR Camera
The Photography course aims to teach students to appreciate the images around them and create their own works of art using their cameras. Students will learn the technical aspects of manually controlling a camera (aperture, shutter speed, white balance, ISO, and focus).
After learning the basics, students will apply their skills in a variety of domains, including cityscape, landscape, portrait, candid, food, and sport photography. The final assessment for the course will be creating a web portfolio of student work.
Mrs. Dettey Bielizna
0.5 Social Science credit
This summer course seeks to foster an understanding of the purpose, structure, and operation of the national and state governmental systems. Students will be exploring the constitutional foundations of American politics, the nature of the American political process, and the institutions of governance.
The primary content of study is the Federal system and its underlying principles as they are related to national, state, and local levels. The course examines the development and composition of the Declaration of Independence, the United States Constitution, the three branches of government, political parties, and interest groups within the framework of the historical, economic and social context. The final project for this course will be researching and presenting on a seminal Supreme Court Case, offering a summary of the court proceedings while examining how the judicial decision has shaped history and impacted law-abiding citizens today. Overall, students will analyze, engage, and research the basic underlying fundamentals of American democracy and governance.
Mr. Jonny Schult
0.5 Theology credit
This class begins and ends with humanity’s big questions: What is the meaning of life? Is there a God? What happens after you die? Is the Universe moral & just? What does it mean to be human? During the course of this semester we will explore together how different world religions and cultures have answered these questions. Major religions explored will be Hinduism, Buddhism, Judaism, Christianity and Islam. The goal of this course is to assist students in the exploration of these questions by looking at how different religions and cultures have approached them.
Online June 4 - August 3 | Course Fee: $950*
*Course fee includes all books
Mrs. Melanie Groves
Required Materials: Graphing calculator and iPad
Honors Geometry is an accelerated examination of the properties of two- and three-dimensional figures, and the application of algebraic reasoning to find lengths and measures. Topics include: points, lines, planes and angles; measurement; constructions using a compass and an iPad application; proofs; congruency and similarity; polygons and polyhedrons; transformations; perimeter, area, and volume; and circles. This course emphasizes application and enrichment in order to develop a deeper understanding of topics.
Students must have approval from the Mathematics department. The final exam will be taken during orientation in August.