High School Summer Academic

Overview

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

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Before signing up for summer academic courses, please check with your counselor regarding which semester you are remediating or let them know you are looking to advance into an upper level course prior to the fall semester. They will help you determine if you are required to take 3 weeks (Semester 1 or 2) or all 6 weeks. Each “semester” is referred to as Session 1 or Session 2 respectively. For additional information, refer to the student-parent handbook, page 27 for “Retaking a Course policy”.

All courses run Monday through Friday, 8:00am – 1:00pm, with the exception of June 19th and July 4th in observance of federal holidays.

Additional Information

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, taken at another Catholic high school, to be applied towards her graduation requirements, transcript, and GPA. See your Counselor to obtain an approval form or to set a plan to remediate specific courses prior to registering for any off-campus courses.

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English Courses

English Summer Remediation

Session 1: June 10- July 19, 2024
Time: Due dates/Check-ins need to be arranged with the instructor,  Mrs. Jennifer Ferrara
Location: Students may be required to attend campus or complete their assignments via distance learning. This is determined by Mrs. Ferrara and students/families.

This course is for students of St. Francis who are rising 10th-12th graders. Depending on the course that a student is remediating, there will be specific assignments to complete per the agreement and arrangements made with the instructor. Upon successful completion, students will move on to their next level course in the fall. Please check in with your counselor and Mrs. Ferrara for approval to remediate English over the summer. Students will need regular access to their Chromebook and assigned reading.

Price: $250 per session, $500 for 6 weeks

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Math Courses

Integrated Math 2 (IM2)*

Session 1: June 10 – 28, 2024 from 8:00am - 1:00pm
Session 2: July 1 - 19, 2024 from 8:00am - 1:00pm

Integrated Math 2 will culminate the conceptual standards of traditional Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 and Geometry courses, preparing students to matriculate into Algebra 2. The focus of the course is 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 consists of standards selected from the Number and Quantity, Algebra, Functions, Geometry, and Statistics and Probability conceptual categories. UC/CSU A-G approved – c Mathematics. NCAA approved.

Grade: 10-12
Mathematics Credit: 10

Prerequisites: Integrated Math 1 (Required) 
Required Supplies: Texas Instruments TI-84 plus graphing calculator.

Price: $800 for 6 weeks, $400 per session
Priority given to current St. Francis students for remediation or advancement to Honors Chemistry

*This course meets 6 weeks from June 10th – July 19th. Students may remediate Semester 1 (session1) June 10th – June 28th, Semester 2 (session 2) July 1st – July 19th or take all 6 weeks to advance into an upper level course in the Fall. Please check in with your counselor prior to registering for summer!

Math Summer Remediation

Session 1: June 10 - July 19, 2024

Time: Due dates/Check-ins need to be arranged with the instructor, Kore Zimmerman
Location: Students will be required to attend campus to complete their assignment. This in-person schedule is determined by Mrs. Zimmerman and students/families. 

This course is for students of St. Francis who are rising 10th-12th graders. Depending on the course that a student is remediating, there will be specific assignments to complete per the agreement and arrangements made with the instructor. Upon successful completion, students will move on to their next level course in the fall. Please check in with your counselor and Mrs. Zimmerman for approval to remediate Math over the summer. Students will need regular access to their chromebook, notebooks and calculator. 

Price: $250 per session, $500 for 6 weeks

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Science Courses

Chemistry*

Session 1: June 10 – 28, 2024 from 8:00am – 1:00pm
Session 2: July 1 – 19, 2024 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 A-G approved – d Laboratory Science. NCAA approved.

Grade: 10-12
Science Credit: 10

Prerequisite: Completion of Biology or Honors Biology with a C or higher in both semesters. Completion of IM 1 with a C or higher in both semesters.

Cost: $800 for 6 weeks, $400 per session

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

*This course meets 6 weeks from June 10th – July 19th. Students may remediate Semester 1 (session1) June 10th – June 28th, Semester 2 (session 2) July 1st – July 19th or take all 6 weeks to advance into an upper level course in the Fall. Please check in with your counselor prior to registering for summer!

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Non-Credit Courses

Troubie Prep* BY INVITATION ONLY

July 1 - July 19, 2024 from 8:00am to 1:00pm

*This course is by invitation only to St. Francis students

This enrichment course examines 3 areas; English readiness, Math readiness & Study skills. The English readiness course focuses on reading comprehension, writing, vocabulary, and research. The math readiness focuses on fundamental math concepts, test prepardness, learning tools & tips. This course also emphasizes the variety of study skills necessary to succeed at St. Francis and gives students the tools they need throughout 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.

Required Supplies: Texas instrument  TI-84 or TI 84 Plus or TI-84 Plus CE.

Cost: $400

Drivers Education

Session 1: June 10 – 21, 2024 from 10:00am – 1:00pm

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 27 hour class time and 3 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

Prerequisite: This course is open to boys and girls who are at least 15 years old by the start of the summer session. No Book Required.

Level: 9-12, male and female students
Credit: 0

Cost: $250

Auto Maintenance Class

Session 1: June 17th – June 21st (No class on June 19th in observance of Juneteenth)
Time: 8:00am – 12:00pm

Location: On-campus, in person instruction. Classroom location will be emailed 1 week prior to the start of the course. 

Have you ever thought about what to do if your tire goes flat? Do you know how to check or change your car oil? If you are interested in learning more about auto maintenance, come experience a 4-day course with Mr. Reyer and learn all about taking care of your car. This life-long skill is a great way to boost your confidence and independence for the future! No supplies required.

Level: 10-12

Cost: $175