High School Summer Academic

Overview

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

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All courses meet Monday through Friday

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

Academic courses will run in-person.

 

Additional Information

Chromebook Information for Incoming St. Francis Students

Chromebook handout for incoming Freshmen or transfer students attending summer school will take place June 9, 2- 6 PM and June 11, 8 to 1 PM.  Please check the school calendar for more information.

Textbooks

The summer book store will open in early May 2021.  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
This course is offered in-person only

Integrated Math 2

June 14 – July 23, 2021 from 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: $800 (includes a $50 registration fee)
Book Required: ISBN-13: 978-1680330717, ISBN-10: 1680330713

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
These courses are offered on-site only

Troubie Prep

June 14-July 9, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:00pm
*Open to St. Francis students only

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.

St. Francis 101 

Registration opens March 3rd at 9:00 am!

Dates & Times:
June 14-18, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
June 21- 25, 8:30 am to 11:30 am
July 12-16, 8:30 am to 11:30 am

*Open to St. Francis students only; registration opens March 3rd.

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. 

Price: $75
No Book Required
Prerequisite: None
Level: 9
Credit: 0

Drivers Education

Course ID: S070

June 14 – June 25, 2021 from 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
These courses are offered onsite only

Health

June 14-July 2, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:00pm
Only first session is offered this summer. 

*Open to St. Francis students only

Registration for both sessions of this course is initially open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders only. Priority will be given to rising Seniors, then Juniors.

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: $450
Book Required
Prerequisite: None
Level: 10-12
Credit: 5

Computer Programming with C – C-STEM 

June 14-July 23, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:00pm
This course is offered onsite only. 

*Open to St. Francis students only

Registration for this course is open to rising 10th, 11th, and 12th graders only. 

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: $800 (includes a $50 registration fee)
Book Required
Prerequisite: Completion of Integrated Math 1 or equivalent.
Level: 10-12
Credit: 10

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Science Courses
This course is offered onsite only

Chemistry

Course ID: S730

June 14 – July 23, 2021 from 8:00am – 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: $800 (includes a $50 registration fee)

Distance learning Required
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.

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Social Studies Courses
This course is offered onsite only.

Early World History & Geography

Course ID: S813

July 6 – July 23, 2021 from 8:00am – 1:00pm

The thee-week long Early World History and Geography freshman course will allow students to develop the fundamental historical-thinking skills of chronological reasoning, evaluating cause and effect relationships, identifying historical significance, as well as examining various perspectives and historical interpretations in order to provide students a more diverse and inclusive view of the world. The course will focus on primary and secondary source analysis to promote critical thinking and writing skills, and will also incorporate geography and current event presentations throughout each unit of study: Muslim Empires, Medieval Africa, the East Asian World, Pre-Columbian America, and the Age of Exploration. This class will cover approximately from 500 C.E. to the late 1700s C.E. and is designed as a precursor to the sophomore level World History course. UC/CSU approved.  

Price: $450 (includes a $50 registration fee)
Books Required
Prerequisite: None
Level: 9 (Incoming SFHS students only)
Credit: 5

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