High School Summer Academic

Overview

High School Summer Programs
Academic Classes (9th - 12th Grade)

High School Sessions:   Summer Registration will open February 18, 2020, at 7am. 

Register here

All courses meet Monday through Friday (excluding July 3rd observed holiday) 

High school level courses are offered in academic subjects for female and male students grades 9-12. Courses are are offered in 3 week sessions. Year long courses require attendance of both sessions.

Session 1:  June 8th-June 26, 2020
Session 2: June 29-July 17, 2020

 

Additional Information

Chromebook Information for Current/ Incoming St. Francis Students

All current and incoming St. Francis students enrolled in an academic summer course will receive a Chromebook prior to the start of summer school. Each Chromebook is school property; therefore, use of the device is governed by the guidelines of the Acceptable Use Policy (AUP) and Student-Parent Handbook. 

Distribution will take place June 4 – June 7.  Please see dates and times on the school calendar.  

Those not able to pickup these devices on the dates noted will have to pick them up the first day of class after 7:30 AM.

We will only distribute to those attending Summer Session Academic Courses, not Sports Camps.

Textbooks

The summer book store will open on May 15, 2019.  Students may purchase books from any site, but the ISBN must match the one posted on the SFHS website.  To view our online bookstore, click here.

Bookstore FAQs

Off Campus Summer School Credit

We encourage St. Francis students to remain on-campus for any academic classes they may take in the summer. This is the only way we can guarantee alignment with curriculum in subsequent courses. However, we also understand there may be instances in which a student wishes to complete a summer course at another Catholic high school.  In this case, a St. Francis student will need prior approval from an Assistant Principal in order for a non-St. Francis course to be applied towards her graduation requirements, transcript, and GPA. With prior approval, non-St. Francis courses will be included on the student’s St. Francis transcript and factored into her on-site GPA. See your Guidance Counselor to obtain an approval form

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Math Courses

Integrated Math 2

June 8 - July 17, 8:00am-1:00pm

Integrated Math 2 will culminate the conceptual standards of traditional Algebra 1 and Geometry courses, preparing students to matriculate into Algebra 2. The focus of Math 2 is on quadratic expressions, equations, and functions, and comparing their characteristics and behavior to those of linear and exponential relationships from Math 1. In addition, it will introduce complex numbers, explore the link between probability and data, the relationships of right triangle trigonometry, and prove basic theorems (using a variety of methods) about circles, similarity, congruence, and triangles. Integrated Math 2 is comprised of standards selected from the Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability conceptual categories. UC A-G approved – c Mathematics. NCAA approved.

Price: $750
Book Required
Required Supplies: Texas Instruments TI-84 plus graphing calculator. NO school bus yellow calculators allowed
Prerequisite: B- (second semester) in Integrated Math 1

Open to all.  Priority given to current St. Francis students.

Level: 10-12
Credit: 10

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Non-Credit Courses

Troubie Prep

June 15 - July 10, 2020
*Open to St. Francis students only

8:00am – 1:30pm

Cost: $500

This enrichment course is designed to provide support to incoming freshmen.  The course focuses on fundamental math concepts, reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, and research.  This course also emphasizes the academic and study skills necessary to succeed at St. Francis and gives students the tools they need for their four years of high school. The goal of this course is to empower and inspire students as they transition to a new academic environment. This course is by invitation only.

College Application Workshop-For Rising Seniors (2021)

Aug 3 - Aug 6, 2020
Workshop: 3:30pm to 5:30pm
Location: Guidance Center on campus
*Open to St. Francis students only

Workshop Fee is $200

St. Francis High School is offering a one-week college application workshop for rising seniors.  This is a small class setting being taught by the SF College Advisors, which means that each student will receive extensive instruction on tasks such as:

*How to develop an individualized college application list

*Creating a draft of the college essay and/or UC Personal Insight Questions

*Navigating the college application process at St. Francis High School

*Understanding the Common Application, UC, CSU, and other University applications

This course will guide and help each student in understanding every stage of the college admissions process, including the scholarship search and applications.  At the end of this workshop, students will have a significant head start on their college application process.

St. Francis 101

Course ID: S030

June 8-June 19, 8:00am-11:00am
*Open to St. Francis students only

What does it mean to be a Troubadour?  This class is a perfect way to prepare yourself for life at St. Francis High School.   Utilize your school-issued Chromebooks and traditional methods to develop high school  study skills, organizational tools, and techniques for success.  You’ll meet members of the St. Francis community and have fun getting to know your fellow classmates. Students will also complete a selection from the freshman summer reading list.

Price: $250
No Book Required
Prerequisite: None
Level: 9
Credit: 0

Drivers Education

Course ID: S070

June 8-June 19, 1:30pm-4:00pm

This course is designed to help the student become a responsible driver who is well aware of and better able to manage the risks of distracted driving. With this goal in mind, responsible driving also addresses such issues as resisting harmful peer pressure and social pressure, exercising emotional control, and developing social responsibility. Course includes 25 hour class time and 5 hours of independent study; 30 hours total for course completion in compliance with DMV regulations. No absences or make-ups allowed. Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate of completion and will be eligible to take the permit test. You must be 15 ½ years old to take the CA permit test and 15 to take this class.

Price: $250
No Book Required
Prerequisite: This course is open to boys and girls who are at least 15 years old.
Level: 10-12
Credit: 0

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Other Credit Courses

Health

June 8-June 26 (First Session) 8am-1pm
June 29-July 17 (Second Session) 8am-1pm

*Open to St. Francis students only

Registration for both sessions of this course is initially open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders only.  If there are available spaces, rising 9th graders will have the opportunity to register beginning February 20, 2019.

Health is a one-semester required course for graduation. The course focuses on helping students understand and develop healthy behaviors. The student will assess her current lifestyle choices and set personal goals aimed at improving her quality of life. Students learn to identify teenage health risks, and investigate women’s health issues and health-related careers. In addition, the student will research health risks created by poverty, domestic violence, child abuse, and war.  

Price: $420
Book Required, Field Trip – Team Ride ($20 price included in tuition)
Prerequisite: None
Level: 9-12
Credit: 5

Computer Programming with C – C-STEM 

June 8-July 17  8am-1pm

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge of computer programming for solving applied problems in C. Students learn how a computer works and structured programming in C for software development. The topics include programming constructs, data types, and declaration of variables, expressions, and operators, selection statements, repetition, flowcharts for algorithm development, functions for modular programming and applications in math and science. The emphasis of the course is to introduce the students to software development concepts. Considerable attention is devoted to program design, task decomposition, testing, debugging, and software reuse. Through problem-based projects, students develop critical thinking, problem solving, computational thinking, effective communication, and teamwork skills. UC A-G approved – g College-Preparatory Elective. NCAA approved.

Price: $750
Book Required
Prerequisite: Completion of Integrated Math 1 or equivalent.
Level: 9-12
Credit: 10

Open to all.  Priority is given to current St. Francis students.

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Science Courses

Chemistry

Course ID: S730

June 8-July 17, 8:00-1:00pm

This course is designed to teach the fundamental principles of chemistry and to prepare students for physical science classes on the high school and university level. The class stresses basic problem solving techniques and understanding the major theories in chemistry through written and laboratory work. Since chemistry is an experimental science, time equivalent to one period a week is spent in the laboratory. UC/CSU approved in the d – Laboratory Science category.

Price: $750

Book Required
Prerequisite: Biology or Honors Biology; Algebra 1
Co-Requisite: Geometry or Integrated Math 2 
Level: 10-12
Credit: 10 

Open to all.  Priority is given to current St. Francis students.

Physics

Course ID: S750

June 8-July 17, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

The central theme of this UC approved lab science course is the inter-relationship between matter and energy.  Students will develop an understanding of the basic concepts of physics and how they relate to our everyday world.  Activities and projects will drive the learning of physics concepts.  One of these activities is a trip to Six Flags in Vallejo to study the structure of roller coasters and the effects of riding them. The cost of the field trip is included in the price of the course.  The time equivalent to one period per week or more is spent in the laboratory. UC/CSU approved in the d – Laboratory Science category.

Price: $795
Book Required
Prerequisite: C or better in Integrated Math 2 or Geometry
Level: 11-12
Credit: 10

Open to all.  Priority is given to current St. Francis students.

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Social Studies Courses

Historical World Geography

Course ID: S810

Session 1: June 8-June 26, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
Session 2: June 29-July 17, 8:00 AM-1:00 PM
*Open to St. Francis students only

This is a beginning social studies course for secondary level students. Students develop geographic literacy and the ability to link geography and its effect on human culture, with an emphasis on global history from the ancient through the medieval eras. Students learn map reading as well as research and writing skills.  This course develops basic analytical and presentation skills. There is a special emphasis on the interpretation of history as a universal discipline: a field of study which requires familiarity with the entire range of human behavior, including politics, diplomacy, economics, social relations, technology, science, religion, literature, and art. UC/CSU approved in the a – History / Social Science category.

Price: $400
Book Required
Prerequisite: None
Level: 9
Credit: 5

Incoming SFHS freshmen wishing to take Historical World Geography must complete a form to be considered for the course lottery. The lottery form will be open from February 15th to February 22nd at noon.  The course lottery will be held at 2:00 pm on February 22nd. Students will have until 5:00 pm on February 26th at 5:00 pm to complete their online registration.

Economics & Civics

Course ID: S840 & S845

Economics: June 8-June 26; 8:00 AM -1:00 PM
Civics: June 29-July 17; 8:00 AM-1:00 PM

Civics and Economics is a six-week course that analyzes government and politics in the United States and enables students to use economic concepts in a reasoned and careful manner in dealing with the personal, community and national economic issues students confront or will confront. The course examines the philosophical and constitutional bases of U.S. government, economy and the beliefs and behaviors of citizens. St. Francis students must complete both sessions of Civics and Economics in the summer to receive credit.  This class fulfills the senior year Social Studies requirement. UC/CSU approved.  Students must take both courses.

Price: $750 
Books Required
Prerequisite: United States History
Level: 12
Credit: 10

Open to all.  Priority is given to current St. Francis students.